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About R Robinson Raquel
“Lighting the Way”, is the mantra for Gary, IN native Raquel R. Robinson. With a heart to encourage others, Raquel uses speaking, writing and coaching to help clients gain clarity and insight lighting the way to their goals and purpose. Trained as a co-active coach at the Coaches Training Institute, she works with individuals and groups to improve their personal performance to live powerfully and profitably. She is the Co-founder and CEO of Making a Change LLC Coaching and Consulting. Robinson is the author of Renew, Refocus and Recover! A Road Trip to the Life You Deserve. Her newest book, Managing the Mama Hustle ™ is scheduled for release in 2016.
Her passion for personal development and expression began as a student at Emerson Visual and Performing Arts School as a middle and high school student. As an awkward teenager, Raquel was surrounded by mentors and teachers who encouraged her to become comfortable with herself, interests and talents while cultivating them. She began a professional modeling career as a teenager.
While enrolled as a freshman at Indiana University, Raquel continued her professional modeling career based in Chicago, IL. The balancing act between school and career resulted in a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication and national ad placements in Elle, Essence, EM and Vogue magazines. Robinson was Miss Gary in 1988 and placed 4th in the state competition for the Miss America Pageant. Her own journey of fulfillment and personal growth inspired her to begin conducting workshops to facilitate the spiritual and emotional growth of girls and women.
Following her retirement from the runway, Robinson earned a Master’s degree in Communication Studies at Purdue University and a Master’s of Education in Instructional Technology Human Performance Improvement and Training at Wayne State University. Raquel has twenty years experience in both nonprofit and higher education administration. In executive leadership roles, she has helped nonprofits, churches and universities facilitate strategic planning, raise funds and implement organizational development strategies to increase capacity and efficiency. Gleaning from her diverse professional background and executive level management, Raquel helps audiences embrace the inevitability of change and maximize the resulting opportunities. She works with clients to:
• Make inspired and purposeful change
• Renew their commitment to reaching their goals
• Anticipate and overcome challenges to their plans
• Maintain a sense of purpose and fulfillment on their journey
Raquel’s individual clients range from entrepreneurs, corporate executives to pastoral staff and missionaries. Corporate clients include the National Association of Women Business Owners Detroit, and Flowers Communication Group on behalf of Miller Coors Urban Entrepreneur Series.
While an accomplished professional, Raquel’s greatest work is that of wife and mother. She and Henry L. Robinson are partners in business and life. They have been married for twenty years and are the parents of Alexandria and Michael. They are active members of Brightmoor Christian Church. Raquel has facilitated Women’s Bible studies, served in the Children’s Ministry and as a Prayer Partner during worship service.
Titles By R Robinson Raquel
Rediscover who you really are in Christ.
Renew your commitment to pursuing your dreams.
Refocus on the things that really matter most.
Recover when things don’t go the way you planned.
There is no comfort in your discomfort zone. So pack your bags and get ready for the road trip of your life. You deserve it!
As co-founder of Making a Change LLC Coaching and Consulting, Raquel R. Robinson is an executive/personal coach, speaker and freelance writer. She is the author of the book Renew, Refocus and Recover: A Road Trip to the Life You Deserve which includes endorsements from Pastor, Dr. Myles Munroe, author and speaker Valorie Burton and former NBA Hall of Famer Dave Bing. Her passion is helping women manage the “Mama Hustle” which is the working title of her current writing project. She coaches clients around prioritizing and navigating the goals and roles of womanhood. She helps audiences put their faith into action. Raquel assists clients by helping them identify God’s purpose, unleash their passion and develop strategies to manifest their vision and goals.
In addition to extensive training as an Executive Coach with the Coaches Training Institute, Raquel holds Master’s degrees in Communication and Educational Technology with an emphasis in Human Performance Improvement and Training from Purdue University and Wayne State University respectively.