Joe Robinson | Speaker/Writer | Work to Live | Los Angeles, CA
Joe Robinson is a work-life balance and stress management trainer and speaker, journalist, and a dedicated samba and travel fan. He has been featured on CNN, NBC Nightly News, and All Things Considered, and in many other media outlets, discussing how to break out of the burnout trap, work smarter, and start working to live. Joe shows how to use the latest science to improve our work and our lives.
HIs research into self-determination theory and optimal experience led to Don’t Miss Your Life. “My goal was to tell the missing story of life satisfaction that comes from a participant life,” Joe says. “We’ve lost touch with the skills that activate a fulfilled life. We’re raised to be spectators these days, staring at screens all day and night, when the research shows the magic is in our experiences. The science shows that it’s participation that unlocks the life we want.”
Joe founded the Work to Live Vacation campaign and is a board member of Take Back Your Time, whose efforts helped get the first minimum paid-leave law introduced into the U.S. Congress. He’s a former reporter for the Los Angeles Times, and his articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, National Geographic Adventure, Utne, Entrepreneur, and many other publications. He blogs regularly for the Huffington Post and is author of Work to Live, on how to escape the burnout trap.
Joe conducts work-life balance trainings for organizations from IBM to Homeland Security. He shows how we can be productive and have a life through “sustainable performance,” a program of adjustments to the reflex behaviors behind stress, burnout, and overwhelm. If you or your company or organization could use a more effective way to work and less stress, visit Joe’s training site, Work to Live: http://www.worktolive.info. Contact: 310-392-9580; email@example.com; twitter.com/worklifeskills
An outdoor enthusiast, Joe likes to hit the trails of Southern California or ones further afield, from the Sierras, to the Cook Islands and Burma. He’s written stories on his adventures in places from Bagan, Burma (pictured in the photo), an alien landscape of ancient temples, to a tour of Rio de Janeiro through its music, a labor of love. Joe’s passions range from samba and salsa dancing, to jazz, world music, hiking, and track and field.