Robbie Samuels joined the ACES team as a Coach because he believes relationships are the answer to any business (or life) challenge and he feels very aligned with the mission and values of Mirasee.
Robbie is a TEDx speaker, keynoter, and relationship-based business strategist who has been recognized as a “networking expert” by Inc., Harvard Business Review Ascend, and Lifehacker.
He helps associations inspire life-long membership by creating welcoming and inclusive first-timer experiences. His coaching program has helped entrepreneurial women in their 50s and 60s increase their impact and income through relationship-based business strategies.
He is the author of the best-selling business book Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences and has been profiled in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company. His clients include associations, women’s leadership summits, and corporations including Marriott, AmeriCorps, Hostelling International, and General Assembly.
He has been featured in several books including Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It by Dorie Clark and The Connector’s Advantage: 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact by Michelle Tillis Lederman. He has guest lectured at many leading educational institutions including Harvard University, Brown University, Cornell University, and Northeastern University.
Since 2016, Robbie has been the host of On the Schmooze, a weekly interview podcast which features talented professionals sharing untold stories of leadership and networking.