Body Image, Bullying Expert & Leadership, Success Coach
Dr. Robyn Silverman is known for her big-hearted yet direct way of inspiring greatness in professionals, families, teens and children. She has spent more than 15 years researching, writing and working in a variety of key areas: Leadership development, character education, body image, developmental psychology, social-emotional learning and most recently, grit, “strength-finding” and success. Now, as the go-to person to advise entrepreneurs, teachers, families, parents and young people on how to “set and get” goals, she helps audience members develop their gifts, break through barriers and achieve their dreams. Read More >
Understanding and Improving Body Image in Girls
Shaping the Women of Tomorrow
An Analysis on Bullying
In this dynamic presentation on character, leadership and social-emotional development, Dr. Robyn Silverman appeals to educators, parents, law enforcement, legislators and youth workers as the foundational builders of this generation's future leaders. Anchoring her solutions to her personal mantra, "We must regard young people as assets to be developed, not deficits to be managed," she describes how we can create a community of character by cultivating role models in our young people. Specifically, she talks about how we can work with young people to: Read More >
Tailored to your timeframe and needs, Dr. Robyn uses video, activities, stories and audience participation to create an engaging exchange with the participants. Everyone leaves with specific hands-on strategies for creating respectful communities and responsible leaders.
We have all heard the buzz about social-emotional development. At the heart of social-emotional learning is the development of life skills and emotional intelligence — both of which allow children and teens to effectively manage themselves, others and their relationships. The skills and awareness are profoundly important because it affects both the individual and those in their social groups. In this presentation, Dr. Robyn Silverman discusses, how, as adults, we can help young people: Read More >
All of these skills help to create a culture based on respect and dignity. Participants will leave with an action plan and specific ways to help children develop socially, emotionally and positively. Read Less ^
The impact of bullying is pervasive and great. In Bully: An Action Plan for Teachers, Parents, and Communities to Combat the Bullying Crisis, the companion book to the acclaimed documentary of same name, Dr. Robyn Silverman explains, "Bullying doesn't just have legs - it has teeth. The memories hold on tightly even as we leave our childhood behind." We all know that bullying is a complicated and ongoing problem. It necessitates prevention of negative social behavior and promotion of positive social behavior to reduce interpersonal aggression. Read More >
In this frank, multi-media-filled presentation, Dr. Robyn explains:
The layered answer to the bullying problem begins with specific systems of prevention and intervention and is personalized by her interviews with "high-risk" youth - those who could easily have been "victims" who nevertheless were victorious in school. Participants leave with a more concrete understanding of the problem, a new way to look at the young people who make up their communities, and solutions that they can implement immediately. Read Less ^
Presented by Dr. Robyn Silverman, this dynamic, interactive presentation will help participants discover effective methods of how to help children becomes strong, positive leaders among their peers. After mapping out the barriers to success and the challenges young people face today, Dr. Silverman relays specific methods on how to inspire, support and advise children to: Read More >
We want our children to become “gift finders” rather than “fault-finders!” And, just as important, the participants will discover how they, themselves, can be positive, empowering mentors to their children so that they can realize their gifts, thrive despite challenges and ultimately reach their potential. Filled with stories, strategies and straight talk, participants will come away with a specific action plan that they can put into effect immediately. Read Less ^
In this exciting keynote or training program, Dr. Robyn provides powerful yet easy-to-implement leadership strategies that allow participants to emerge as leaders among their peers, colleagues, or workmates. Read More >
Participants will discover specific ways to:
Often named "transformational,” participants come away with an action plan that they can put into effect immediately so that they can make a success of any partnership, group, team, or personal goal. Whether geared towards top executives or teens, those who attend this program will be able to apply these leadership skills in every area of their lives. Ideal for team building, group cohesion, and leadership training, it can also be used in a "train the trainers" format. Read Less ^
Women, especially those who desire to take on leadership roles, walk a fine line when it comes to assertiveness. They don’t want to come across too meek or too pushy. They want to portray an air of confidence while commanding respect. Assertiveness skills for women in the lead can help you get your point across, inspire people to take necessary action and help you command respect at work…and in life. Read More >
Participants will discover specific ways to:
This can be done in a keynote or training format. The program is for any aspiring or current woman-leader who feels she has something to say but doesn’t always feel like she knows how to say it in a way that will be heard in the way she intended. No longer riding the line between meek and pushy or the participant of this training leaves walking the line towards success. Read Less ^
In this powerful presentation, Dr. Robyn provides powerful yet easy-to-implement leadership strategies that allow participants to emerge as leaders among their peers. Participants are encouraged to discover their own strengths while highlighting the gifts of others; thereby becoming “gift finders” rather than “fault finders.” Read More >
Participants will discover specific ways to:
Often named "transformational,” participants come away with an action plan that they can put into effect immediately so that they can make a success of any group, team or personal goal. Those who attend this program will be able to apply these positive leadership skills in every area of their lives; affecting their own outcomes while creating a community based on character and strength.
*This presentation can be modified and customized for any audience or age group. Read Less ^
What is the secret of success? Is it talent? Intelligence? Luck? We now know that the reason why certain people rise to the upper echelon of their class, field, team or organization is perseverance, determination, drive or what has been named, GRIT. In this informative and exciting presentation, Dr. Robyn Silverman discusses this secret of success and real-world strategies for how we can help to develop grit, rise above barriers and achieve goals without giving up. By the end of the presentation, participants will have a clear understanding and a strong action plan that will help them develop grit in themselves and in those with whom they work.
In this dynamic presentation, Dr. Robyn Silverman bridges brain science with her signature style of story-telling and strategies to reveal the best practices for working with children when they get unfocused, overwhelmed or disconnected. Audience members will come away with an understanding of what is happening in the brain during challenging learning moments and also with specific take-aways and systems for how to deal with (1) The Distracted Brain; (2) The Overwhelmed Brain and the (3) The Disengaged Brain. Ideal for parents, educators and businesses that work with children- participants with laugh, learn and leave with strategies they can employ the very same day.
"West Essex Middle School had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Silverman. She presented a program to our 7th and 8th Grade students on strong leadership characteristics and developing the personal qualities of a “strength finder.” Dr. Robyn brought a contagious level of enthusiasm, engagement, and relevance to our auditorium. From the moment she stepped in front of our students, she had their undivided attention for the 45-minute program. She truly had the pulse of the audience and was able to connect to them on a group and individual basis. I can honestly say that her program was one of the most impactful presentations I have seen in my 13 years as an educator."
"Working with Dr. Robyn Silverman was an absolute joy. Not only did she ensure that her keynote speech suited the needs of our event, but her energy and excitement delivering it were unparalleled. She brought not only expertise and practical skills to our girls but also warmth and genuine care for her audience. Dr. Robyn’s presentation set the tone for the rest of the day, enabling girls to open up, learn, and have fun. It was clear that they had connected to her message and walked away inspired."
"Dr. Silverman is awesome! She is an incredible speaker, and the sincerity and truth in her words are evident. After the presentation to the students, they expressed their appreciation with a standing ovation--which doesn't happen often in junior high!"
"On behalf of our students, staff, and parents, I would like to say “Thank You” for a wonderful presentation! Several kids expressed their thankfulness to me for having you come and speak to them, and the response from the parents was awesome. We will continue to educate, expect great things from our kids, and build a school of character! Thank you again."
"Dr. Robyn was amazing! Before the workshop officially started, she walked around and warmly welcomed each woman by shaking her hand and saying hello. I loved this…Dr. Robyn’s mix of personal anecdotes, eye-opening statistics, and disturbing images make the seminar funny, warm, emotional, and touching… Attending Dr. Robyn’s seminar empowered me to want to do even more. She empowered us to be the change we want for our girls, and instead of just leaving it at that, she gave us realistic steps we can take to counteract the negative and confusing messages presented to our girls on a daily basis. And I wasn’t the only one who was impressed. Our participants LOVED Dr. Robyn! They lined up in droves to buy her book, Good Girls Don’t Get Fat, have her sign it, and speak with her about their thoughts, opinions, and gratitude…I am working to collaborate with Dr. Robyn in the future!"
"Dr. Silverman has a unique way of making this subject simple and relevant to the particular audience. She is brilliant - her knowledge of the subject, her wit and her engaging style kept our attendees captivated. Robyn's energy, conviction, and the undeniable truth of her message inspired so many to take action - to do something NOW to make a positive difference in the lives girls. The preparation and care that Robyn takes to craft her powerful message specifically for the target audience is a mark of her professionalism and her commitment to girls."
"Wow! If your school district has not invited Dr. Robyn Silverman to speak with staff and parents about bullying, you and they are missing out on one of the best opportunities. Everyone was engaged and left with practical and implementable to use with children. They also learned that they and the school are a team working together to provide a safe environment for all students."
"It was phenomenal!!!! Dr. Robyn did a great job and we touched the lives (and changed the lives) for many young women! It was a very rewarding experience and we will definitely work with Robyn again for our McLean event and our Houston event."
"Dr. Silverman has a unique way of making this taboo subject simple and relevant to the particular audience. She is brilliant - her knowledge of the subject, her wit and her engaging style kept our attendees captivated. Robyn's energy, conviction, and the undeniable truth of her message inspired so many to take action - to do something NOW to make a positive difference in the lives of girls. The preparation and care that Robyn takes to craft her powerful message specifically for the target audience is a mark of her professionalism and her commitment to girls."