James and Tina

Exceptional Speakers

and Fellow Human Beings

We deliver powerful, relatable, and hysterical speeches and workshops to spark reflection and change.

With a combined 20+ years of speaking between the two of us, we have been able to impact over 200,000 audience members by making each one feel like we were speaking directly to them. Humor and personal storytelling always set the stage for our penetrating learning outcomes personalized to each company and campus that books us. Oh, and we're married!

 
 

Hi! I'm Tina

I’m a professional speaker with a passion and a purpose for working with women. I believe in women. I love women. I love you, even if I don’t know you yet. I learned too late in my life that women need women. To be successful in the workplace. To feel understood. To help us believe in ourselves. To feel less alone in the world. Women need women. Women deserve strong communities full of empathy, kindness, and empowerment at work, at home, and literally everywhere in their lives. That’s where I come in.

 

I help women tear down the walls built between us. My speaking style gives women permission to open up, have honest conversations, and connect. With a combination of authenticity, storytelling, and humor, I’ve been able to help hundreds of thousands of women build relationships with one another, believe in themselves, and take up space at companies, campuses and organizations around North America.

 

My work sets my soul on fire. So does a good nap. An excellent pour of bourbon. A beautiful snow. An episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race. A perfectly green avocado. The skyline of New York City. A warm and cheesy mac n’ cheese. A well-written West Wing quote. My husband, my dog, and a Minnesotan accent, of course.

Friends! I'm James

I’ve been speaking professionally to willing and unwilling audiences for over 10 years and have found that quality humor — not your slapstick, dad-joke humor — is the secret to hosting powerful conversations and making a real impact. My audiences leave feeling happier and ready to take on their responsibilities and the world.

 

I work with corporations, colleges, associations, and coaching clients. I am passionate about authentic leadership, vulnerability, and storytelling. I believe they are the driving forces behind conversations about communication, feedback, rapport building, engagement, increased trust, retention, promoting memorability, and life balance.

My first book, Leading Imperfectly: The value of being authentic for leaders, professionals, and human beings, has been used by university leadership courses and office book reads to spark reflection and discussion. It's also been used by my parents to moderately impress their friends. 

Book us together

to transform your organization!

Bringing us both will guarantee your event is bookended by high impact engaging  speakers. Your attendees' experience will be enhanced because of Tina and James' ability to tie their messages together reinforces  learning goals and creating a seamless experience for the audience. And you get built-in dynamic emcees! 

We also write and deliver curriculum for multi-day retreats for leaders. Let us take your goals for your team and customize a growth-oriented event that will result in your patterns being disrupted, your teams being tighter, your vision being clearer, and community  being created. 

 
 
Let's Connect! 

Fill out the form or email/call our awesome Project Manager, Laura, using the info below! 

laura@jamestrobo.com

507-363-1053

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© 2020 by James Robilotta and Tina VanSteenbergen

730 Washington Ave. N, Unit 523

Minneapolis, MN 55401

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