Robin L. Jarvis

Robin L. Jarvis has worked in many aspects of Human Resources over the past 20 years. She has worked for a Fortune 50 company (Dell), a large privately-held company in Texas (H-E-B), as well as several non-profit organizations (International SEMATECH, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, etc.).

Robin has a Master of Science in Leadership from Walden University.  Additionally, she has been fortunate to learn much about her disciplines through training with the best in the industry.  She is certified to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI.)  She studied for and has maintained her status as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) since 2002.  She has a strong background in multicultural learning environments, as she was responsible for the design, development, and delivery of a corporate learning curriculum for people from 14 companies and 7 countries while at International SEMATECH.  While at Dell, she traveled to Shanghai, Taipei, Singapore, Bangalore, and London and managed a large team that spanned most of those cities.

Robin lives in San Antonio and still considers Austin her Texas home, as she lived there for over 20 years. She is a lifelong learner, as anyone who has seen her business book library can attest! She has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Government from Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois (the “s” is silent J) and is a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan.

In addition to leadership and learning and development, Robin has served as a senior HR business partner to several executives.  In that capacity, she worked with the leaders to develop and execute strategic and tactical initiatives to drive forward their respective businesses.  She always works to make content in her workshops real and does this with opportunities for individual self-reflection, practice scenarios and then chances to practice real-life/work scenarios in a safe environment before trying them out on others!

Although I am a lifelong learner, I am also pragmatic. I love theory—when you can apply it. Anything that I design for you will have the appropriate theory or theories attached, but the learners won’t get bogged down in the theory —they will be practicing its application in real-life situations.