I'm Robert Roots, founder of INNERSTANDING™ and HYPED U™. I am also a life coach, business coach, speaker, entrepreneur, adjunct college professor, former New York City and Coral Gables, FL Police Officer and best-selling author of multiple books including Prepare for the Wolf, Success Secrets from The Three Little Pigs and Child Support is more than Money.
My signature program, INNERSTANDING™ - is a life and business transformation system based on the Practice of Awareness, Appreciation, Purpose and Possibilities. INNERSTANDING™ empowers people and organizations to shift their mindset and perspective to one that empowers them by building them from the inside out. People and organizations be, do and achieve more when they embrace a new Awareness and Appreciation for their Purpose and Possibilities.
Dedicated to continuing my efforts to empower and transform youth and educational institutions, I found HYPED U™ - a motivational leadership, entrepreneurial and character development program for academia where students and staff are taught to "Honor Your Purpose Every Day". The foundation of HYPED U™ are the principles and practices of INNERSTANDING™.
While serving as a NYC Police Officer, I attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice full-time where I pursued a BA/MA degree in Criminal Justice and Public Administration. During this time, I also became a New York State Certified Police Instructor and Field Training Officer where I trained active duty police officers how to conduct themselves as professional police officers, effect lawful arrests and survive on the streets while operating within the laws, rules and regulations.
I have more than 30 years of cumulative business and entrepreneurship experience in sales, marketing, real estate investing, mortgage brokering, publishing, life insurance and artist management. In addition, I am a SAG Eligible actor and have been an international model.
I have provided speaking, training, consulting and educational products to academia, profit and nonprofit organizations for almost 20 years.
In 1998, I authored the first of it's kind "Career Day Training Manual" for Miami-Dade County Public Schools to provide standardize Career Day programs throughout the 340 schools. The Career Day Training Manual provides strategies and best practices for screening speakers, provides guidelines on how to conduct successful Career Day programs and gives a series of resources to make the event effective for the school, students, staff, speakers and parents.
In 2003, committed to student achievement and to combating illiteracy, crime and failure, I found an award winning after-school program, "Writer's Playhouse." Funded by a $70,000 21 Century Community Learning Centers grant and corporate sponsors, Writer’s Playhouse provided tutoring, leadership and character development programs for up to 100 students daily from school year 2003 - 2009 at Charles Drew Elementary School in Miami, Florida. As a result of my partnership with the school, the school went from a grade of "C" to an "A" for the entire five years of my program's existence.
As a freelance writer, I have written articles for newspapers and various websites on the subjects of real estate, personal growth and development, marketing and spirituality.
I am contributing writer to the acclaimed anthology, Souls of My Brothers, along with Congressman Gregory Meeks, Grammy artists Howard Hewett and Kenny Latimore, music mogul Bryan Williams of Cash Money Records, actor Oba Babatunde, radio personality Lenny Green, sports agent Glenn Toby and the late musician, actor and producer, Isaac Hayes.
I have provided programs, products and services to fortune 100 companies including Office Depot, Burger King, Miami Herald, Miami Dolphins, Monster.com, New York City Public Schools, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Jusuru, Primerica Financial Services, Arbonne International, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, FAMU, Bethune Cookman College, Youth Crime Watch of America, 21 Century Community Learning Centers, American General Insurance, Sandals Resorts, Palm Beach Community College, Broward County Library, Title 1, Miami-Dade Community Action Agency, Coral Gables Police Department, NYC Police Department, Blackville School System, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Lauderhill Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Coast Guards, to name a few
On a personal note, I am blessed to have four amazing children, a beautiful daughter-in-law and two precious grandchildren.
I have two incredible teenagers, Michael and Darren. A brilliant daughter, Janara, who is a second grade teacher. Robert, my eldest, is a music producer, speaker and author of "Falling Isn't Failing"- an inspiring motivational book for youth based on his experiences.
I do what I do because I want to make a difference in the lives of others while I build a successful business. I have spent my entire life in service to others and only create products and programs that help others achieve more, do more and be more.
I know from personal experience how to overcome both inner and external obstacles which lead to failure, low self-esteem, a lack of confidence and self-limiting beliefs.
I also know the importance and power of INNERSTANDING - having an awareness and appreciation for your purpose and possibilities. With INNERSTANDING you discover that winning starts within and as the African proverb states, "If there is no enemy on the inside the enemy on the outside can do you no harm."
If you want an experienced, engaging and animated speaker or coach who has real life and business experience with a passion for results, contact me, Robert Roots at 305.209.0907 or RR@RobertRoots.com