Today’s Honoree is Dr. Robyn Odegaard

“Have the kind of gusto you see in the eyes of a 7 year old when you ask them what they want to be. That kind of enthusiasm is what will get you through that scary place when you have to let go of one ring in order to reach for the next.” – Doc Robyn

Doc Robyn has not always been a great communicator. In fact, if you went back and looked at her yearly reviews from her time in the corporate world you would find words like “tactless”, “poor communicator”, “does not manage others well”. On her track and volleyball teams she saw her teammates being gossipy, catty, backstabbing and mean to each other. She looked for answers to help her with her communication skills and to understand why teams were splintered by drama. But she couldn’t find anything that could tell her why women communicated the way they did and what could be done about it.

When she was finally able to go to college and study how people worked together in teams she realized there are answers to the questions about communication and conflict resolution she had been asking for so many years. But they were only shared with very high level executives working in large corporations who could afford to pay the high fees of executive coaches.

Doc Robyn knows that effective communication and the ability to have productive conflict are skills that everyone needs, not just big executives. She believes we are failing young woman by not giving them the skills they need to be successful in life. That is why she started the Stop The Drama! campaign and wrote Stop The Drama! The ultimate guide to female teams.

Doc Robyn is passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of as many young women (and the men who interact with them) as she can reach.

For more on Doc Robyn visit her company website:

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