Speaking + Workshops

Robin D. Stone is a New York City based psychotherapist, coach and consultant who works to help you achieve your most optimal self. 


Talking healthy habits and healthy bodies at the Essence Fest Empowerment Experience, New Orleans, July 2013.

Talking healthy habits and healthy bodies at the Essence Fest Empowerment Experience, New Orleans, July 2013.

Over the years I've presented and led workshops in a variety of areas. As a speaker and facilitator, I tailor and present interactive programming addressing specific issues, from coping with trauma to reducing stress to healthy eating and healthy living. My interactive writing workshops are inspired by Transformative Language Arts. Whether it's de-stressing or diet, finding language for your experiences or finding balance in a crazy world, my goal is to inspire audiences to take their health and healing into their own hands


selected Past Appearances

  • Workshop co-facilitator, 3rd Annual Mother Wit Conference, Giving Voice to Our Grief Journey Through Creative Expression, Brooklyn, NY, May 2016
  • Presenter and panelist, Delta Authors on Tour, featuring No Secrets, No Lies, hosted by Delta Sigma Theta, Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter, March 2016
  • Presenter, THICK, hosted by Delta Sigma Theta/New York Alumnae Chapter at The New School, New York, NY, November 2015
  • Presenter and keynote speaker, THICK premiere, 5th Annual Black Women's Life Balance & Wellness Conference, Spelman College, Atlanta, September 2015
  • Presenter, THICK, Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont, August 2015
  • Presenter and panelist, Author's Pavilion, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., national convention, Houston, Texas, July 2015
  • Workshop facilitator, One City, One Prompt: This Body of Mine, City College, New York, NY, June 2014
  • Workshop facilitator, Make Your Mark, women's work-life balance, Turner Construction Company, New York, NY, May 2013
  • Panelist, Essence Fest's Essence Empowerment Experience: Being Fearless with Ourselves, New Orleans, July 2013
  • Conference leader, Chicago Children's Advocacy Center, Breaking the Silence daylong workshop for mental health professionals and advocates, Chicago, November 2013
  • Workshop facilitator, Writing from the Heart - 6-session writing workshop for women in substance abuse treatment, Greenhope Services for Women, New York, NY, Summer 2013
  • Keynote speaker, Ancestry.com National Black Genealogy Summit Banquet. "Shaping Our Destiny:" Demonstrated the power of tracing family history, using February 2011 Essence magazine article detailing the genealogy research that traced a 27-year-old Atlanta woman to her great-great-great-great grandfather, who was enslaved on an infamous Maryland plantation. Fort Wayne, Ind., October 21, 2011
  • Workshop facilitatorSaturday Academy Sistah Summit. Led two interactive workshops in a daylong series of sessions on self, sisterhood, sexuality and spirituality. Louisville, Ky., March 27, 2010
  • Keynote speaker, 10th Annual Pathways for Victim Services Conference, for victim service providers and allied professionals, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Office of Victims’ Services. Penn State, College Park, Pa., November 19, 2008
  • Keynote speaker, Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center, Sixth Annual “Women Helping Women” fund-raiser luncheon, Gurnee, Ill. June 20, 2008
  • Keynote speaker, Child Abuse and Maltreatment Conference, New York City Administration for Children’s Services Child Care/Head Start. April 21, 2006
  • Keynote speaker, Sixth annual “Power of Prevention” conference sponsored by the Bellflower Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, Cleveland, April 7, 2006
  • Keynote speaker, National Children's Advocacy Center's 6th national conference on child sexual abuse prevention, a gathering of more than 300 prevention specialists from across the U.S. Huntsville, Ala ., August 10, 2005
  • Moderator, NABJ Author's Showcase: "Books that Heal, Books that Inspire," featuring No Secrets No Lies, National Association of Black Journalists, Atlanta. August 4, 2005
  • Keynote luncheon speaker, VOICES in Action 23rd annual international conference, Cincinnati, July 15, 2005
  • Keynote speaker, Center for Victims of Violence and Crime's second "Black and Blue" symposium, aimed at women of color and their families. Pittsburgh/Shadyside, Penn., April 30, 2005
  • Keynote and panelist at the Chicago Children's Advocacy Center's training for local prevention specialists and mental health providers. April 21, 2005
  • Presenter, Led dialogue on the challenges of writing about the personal, or "staying true to your story while staying true to yourself," at the annual Hartford Writers' Workshop. April 16, 2005
  • Keynote speaker, "The Politics of Silence: Speaking Out on Youth, Family and Community Violence," New Brunswick, N.J., March 11, 2005
  • Keynote speaker, Massachusetts Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Partnership, Marlborough, Mass., March 2, 2005
  • Keynote speaker, Memphis Child Advocacy Center Honor's Day Luncheon. Oct. 5, 2004
  • Keynote speaker Washington, D.C., Children's Advocacy Center's training for local mental health providers: “Safe Childhoods: Building a Community of Clinicians to respond to Trauma in D.C.” Sept. 22, 2004
  • Led discussion and reading from No Secrets, No Lies at the Baltimore Book Festival. Sept. 19, 2004
  • Panelist, “Behind Closed Doors: Sexual Assault, Incest and Domestic Abuse,” Harlem Book Fair, July 24, 2004
  • Moderator, “Intimate Violence: Ministering to the Wounded,” National Black Religious Summit on Sexuality, Howard University School of Divinity, July 15, 2004
  • Read from No Secrets, No Lies as part of a performance/dialogue series "My Soul To Keep: Black Women, Art and Spirituality." Brooklyn, June 7, 2004
  • Led “Healing and Hope,” a dialogue on facing the past and moving on from sexual abuse. Brooklyn, May 14, 2004
  • Keynote speaker, National Children’s Alliance; annual leadership conference for directors of Child Advocacy Centers, Washington, D.C., May 5, 2004
  • Led “Healing the Hurt,” a dialogue on facing and fighting the stigma of sexual abuse. Washington, D.C., April 29, 2004
  • Moderator, “Sexual Abuse: What Every Parent Must Know,” a conversation of local experts on sexual abuse prevention. Harlem, April 20, 2004
  • Grand Rounds speaker, presented No Secrets No Lies to psychiatry and social work departments, Harlem Hospital Center. March 31, 2004

PRAISE

"We were delighted with Robin Stone’s daylong symposium for Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center. She is an engaging speaker and facilitator who blends deep knowledge with warmth and candor that resonates with her audience. In developing our breakout session, Robin was responsive to our specific needs and led distinct groups with varying perspectives toward actionable solutions. As one participant put it, 'The group work was like a launching pad.' We were thoroughly pleased and hope to work with Robin again!"

— Char Rivette, Executive Director, Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

"Robin led a lively, interactive Stress-Busting workshop for our Make Your Mark women's group at Turner Construction Company in New York City. Focusing on work-life balance issues, Robin was informative, entertaining, empowering and responsive to our group's unique needs. Our participants left with concrete strategies to reduce stress in their lives in order to be more productive and fulfilled in their jobs and at home. Robin was great to work with and I highly recommend her for corporate wellness initiatives."

— STEPHANIE BURNS, NYS DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, TURNER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY