Speakers play a significant role in motivating others, whether it’s a conference to boost employees’ spirits or to inspire others to reach great heights. Shawn Fair is one of the most sought-after speakers in the United States today. His Leadership Experience Tour is a platform that turns others from great speakers to great paid speakers. Shawn personally selects speakers with great potential, and among his chosen speakers is Robin M. Wilson.
Robin M. Wilson hails from Inkster, Michigan. She is a teacher, poet, motivational speaker, and the author of the children’s book, “Mama Got Rhythm and Daddy Got Rhyme.” She has written articles that have appeared in several publications. In 2011, Robin was one of several local children’s authors selected to participate in Panera Bread Family Fun Days, a Panera Bread partnership with Early Learning Communities.
Growing up, Robin had reading challenges. However, she pushed herself to learn and grow. Today, her passion for reading has contributed to her success. Robin earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. In 2018, she became the first-ever African-American woman from the University of Michigan-Dearborn to advance and be selected as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Alternate Candidate to teach in Senegal, West Africa, by the United States Fulbright Program.
When she was 23 years old, Robin became the youngest Leanna Hicks Public Library commissioner appointed by the Inkster City Council to serve two consecutive terms. Additionally, she is the founder of an Inkster-based adult literacy nonprofit organization called The Josie Odum Morris Literacy Project. Robin named the organization in honor of her late grandmother, who was an educator.
For more than ten years, Robin’s work experience revolved around Inkster, Michigan, and surrounding communities, focusing on literacy initiatives. She has worked directly with people from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds, teaching English as a second language and training adults to become community leaders, literacy tutors, and responsible citizens.
People look up to Robin because she is a resolute strategist who supports individuals and organizations in developing strategies for success in their programs and lives. She speaks, consults, and trains on topics that involve youth development, literacy program development, literacy learning, diversity and inclusion, and diversity in cultural immersion programs. Robin can intentionally and intuitively listen and respond compassionately. Most people listen to respond, but she seeks to find common ground with people so that she can effectively serve them.
Today Robin Wilson teaches first grade at a foreign language immersion school in Detroit, Michigan. She also serves as a citizen diplomat for Global Ties Detroit. She is actively pursuing a second degree in French Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Ultimately, Robin’s goal is to consult national organizations on literacy and youth development programming. She also hopes to publish more books and, in collaboration with Shawn Fair, aspires to speak regularly on national and global platforms. More than anything, Robin Wilson hopes to guide youth, young adults, and organizations to create a more educated tomorrow.
To learn more about Robin M. Wilson, you may visit her website.
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