Robin S. Rosenberg is the CEO and Founder of Live in Their World. Robin is a clinical psychologist and textbook author. She has had both psychotherapy and executive coaching practices in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City. She is board certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco. She has taught psychology classes at Lesley University and Harvard University.
Robin has been interested in virtual reality (VR) for years, and was the lead author of a study to investigate using “VR for good.” She has combined her interest in immersive technologies with her coaching and clinical experiences to foster in employees a deeper understanding of how and why other people may feel slighted or marginalized, and how to approach such interactions differently.
Robin is the author of both college-level psychology textbooks, and books for a general audience about the psychological underpinnings of (other people’s) fictional characters, such as Harry Potter, Batman, and the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. After decades with successful psychotherapy and coaching practices, she founded Live in Their World, which enables lasting change in organizational civility and respectful engagement. The program applies the science of psychology to combine emotional and cognitive learning, using both immersive virtual reality and online learning. Robin also started a “Dear Robin” column, addressing people’s questions about civility and respect in the workplace.
Author of both college-level psychology textbooks, and books for a general audience about the psychological underpinnings of (other people’s) fictional characters
Founder & CEO of Live In Their World
Board-certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology
Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California
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10 QUESTIONS THAT ROBIN CAN BE ASKED
1. What got you interested in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)?
2. How does your background as a psychologist influence the work you’re doing with Live in Their World?
3. Why are you interested in civility?
4. Why does your company use virtual reality as part of its program?
5. What are three things leaders can do to promote DEI?
6. Why do you have a Dear Robin column?
7. What have been some sustaining moments since you founded Live in Their World?
8. What was the impact of COVID-19 on your business?
9. Do you think remote work will remain feasible after the pandemic is over?
10. What are likely to be the most challenging aspects in having a remote or hybrid workforce?
8 TOPICS THAT ROBIN CAN DISCUSS
1. Civility in the workplace—what’s that?
2. The psychology behind inclusive team meetings
3. Why diversity without inclusion is doomed to fail
4. What are leadership skills for civility and why do leaders need them?
5. The hybrid workplace: its pros and cons and what we can do to mitigate the cons
6. Virtual reality in the workplace—for soft skills training
7. Virtual reality to understand bias
8. Best Practices of giving and receiving feedback