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Robbie Vorhaus is a valued leadership advisor and strategist. Robbie is consistently named one of the top three crisis and communications counselors in the world. As a teacher, speaker and media contributor, Robbie is also the author of the best-selling, critically acclaimed, transformational book, One Less. One More. Follow Your Heart. Be Happy. Change Slowly. (Storytelling, Inc., 2014)

Born in New York City, Robbie was raised in a broken home, flunked out of high school, became homeless, and eventually overcame a several-year drug addiction to become an internationally recognized and trusted strategist and advisor to world leaders, athletes, sports teams, celebrities, entrepreneurs, and Fortune 500 companies.

Today, Robbie lives by the sea in Sag Harbor, New York, with his wife, Candace, and their two children. Visit Robbie at his website, Facebook, Twitter, or WhoSay.

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Less Fear, More Courage

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 1:35 PM

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear." -- Mark Twain

Every day since writing, One Less. One More. Follow Your Heart. Be Happy. Change Slowly. readers are sharing extraordinary experiences of consciously facing and detaching from their fears, and instead, choosing to courageously follow their...

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Danny Aiello Took Me Off the Hook

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 2:15 PM

In 1979, I worked for the producer of a short-lived Broadway play, Knockout, starring Danny Aiello and David Patrick Kelly (presently Da, in Once the Musical). For several months, we became friendly, hanging out together at the producer's office on Park Avenue. Knockout opened and closed within months, and everyone...

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Goodell Must Hand Off His Leadership

(1) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 5:25 PM

National Football League commissioner, Roger S. Goodell, must soon resign.

To save the game, this NFL season, and the reputation of America's favorite sport, Mr. Goodell must quickly accept that his leadership, and what the NFL now symbolizes as, "a culture of violence against women," according to Terry O'Neill, the...

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Restoration Hardware's Bowling Ball

(2) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 3:38 PM

Restoration Hardware (NYSE: RH) has a big problem on their hands.

Actually, the big problem is now in our hands and soon headed to the recycling bin. UPS delivered what my wife thought was a mistake: a towering, plastic wrapped, set of unsolicited catalogs from Restoration Hardware.

"No...

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Say This and I'll Vote For You

(10) Comments | Posted September 6, 2012 | 10:38 AM

Dear President Obama and Governor Romney:

I will vote for you, and work tirelessly in support of your campaign, if you say this:

Dear friend and fellow co-occupant of our glorious planet, and citizen of the great United States of America,

My opponent is a good man with honorable...

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Dalai Lama Advisor, Blake Kerr, Testifies in Trial Accusing Chinese of Genocide in Tibet

(10) Comments | Posted January 6, 2012 | 2:00 PM

Dr. Blake Kerr, an advisor to the Dalai Lama, renowned human rights activist, and author of the book, Sky Burial, An Eyewitness Account of China's Brutal Crackdown in Tibet, recently returned from Madrid, testifying as the last expert witness in Spain's six-year international trial against Chinese leaders accused of crimes...

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Herman Cain Plays Reputational Roulette

(20) Comments | Posted November 8, 2011 | 6:00 PM

Herman Cain is playing with fire.

It may take a few days, even a few weeks, for Mr. Cain's 2012 presidential nomination campaign to unravel, but now that a fourth woman, Sharon Bialek, a former National Restaurant Association employee, came forward with very graphic and disturbing details...

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Intentions vs. Perception

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2011 | 1:30 PM

"I'm paying for this?" was the client's first remark after looking around our beautiful, new Manhattan offices, adding, "And good luck on the overhead."

I was shocked.  We had just completed an expensive, six-month build-out of the 16th floor at 1700 Broadway, directly across the street from the

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Boehner's "Boner" Gaffe

(11) Comments | Posted June 13, 2011 | 5:05 PM

U.S. Speaker of the House, John A. Boehner (R-OH), said in his recent Ohio State University's commencement speech, "When you begin to go out there and ask people to vote for you, they're probably not going to vote for you if they can't say your name. You know,...

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Charlie Sheen's Trapeze Act Without a Net

(69) Comments | Posted March 2, 2011 | 8:55 PM

No one wants to watch a plane crash, but if it's happening in front of us, it's hard turning away.

It's the same reason we go to a bullfight, watch auto racing, or attend the circus. On one level, we delight in the show, eat popcorn, and enjoy a day...

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A Mild Form of Mel Gibson

(25) Comments | Posted July 13, 2010 | 6:42 PM

Mel Gibson is in trouble.

It's easy to focus on Gibson's recent tirade caught on tape, and to speculate on his career and future, because his anger and underlying fear are so obvious. Yet, like most troubled people, it doesn't matter how many times Mel Gibson apologizes, or hires the...

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Dead Man Walking

(6) Comments | Posted May 20, 2010 | 6:46 PM

There is no best case scenario in this current BP Gulf oil spill, and the worst case scenario is unthinkable. Within 18-24 months, BP as the current operating company, will no longer exist, senior leadership will be gone, the assets sold, and the former British Petroleum, will be a black...

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Enough Tiger

(11) Comments | Posted April 8, 2010 | 6:57 PM

Time's up, the news cycle's over.

Someone better tell the news desks and assignment editors, because unless Tiger Woods does something stupid again soon (which he won't), this story is toast.

We've moved on, and no matter how it's promoted, Tiger Woods won't move the audience needle anymore.

Right now,...

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'The Empathic Civilization': Can Limbaugh and Obama Both Be Right?

(83) Comments | Posted February 11, 2010 | 7:30 AM

My father used to say that I was either the nosiest person he ever met, or the most curious. I'm sure it's a little of both.

Over the years, as I've traveled the globe helping people and companies tell their stories, I've learned so much by asking the question, "What...

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Super Bowl Spending

(4) Comments | Posted February 2, 2010 | 11:19 PM

The Super Bowl is sold out.

At close to $3 million per thirty-second commercial -- or approximately $100,000 a second -- CBS announced they've sold every available commercial spot for this Sunday's Super Bowl XLIV in Miami, Florida. Industry analysts believe CBS will reap over $200 million in...

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Tiger Woods, Oprah and a Remarkable Return... Maybe

(5) Comments | Posted January 6, 2010 | 7:27 PM

On pure instinct, and with no inside information, I'm betting Tiger Woods is healing, both emotionally and physically, and will be back soon.

It's fun watching all the pundits continue talking about Tiger Woods. His foibles are a boon for the TV talking heads, and since there's nobody to put...

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Tiger, Letterman, Madoff And More: Eight Lessons From The Decade's Biggest Flameouts

(16) Comments | Posted December 16, 2009 | 12:32 PM




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Icarus, Tiger and Chess: Behind the Scenes of Woods' Train Wreck

(169) Comments | Posted December 9, 2009 | 9:24 AM

Tiger Woods is freaking out.

Like Icarus, the Greek mythological character who although warned, flew too close to the sun and fell to his death, Tiger Woods's reputation, and everything he worked for, including his family, is precariously close to collapse.

Although I don't represent Tiger Woods, based on my...

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Tiger Woods Needs to Tell a Hero's Tale

(127) Comments | Posted December 1, 2009 | 2:02 PM

Tiger Woods needs to tell a hero's tale.

By his silence, Tiger Woods is breaking every rule in PR, crisis communications and reputation management, allowing his story to swirl around in the media ether, fueled by tales of speculation, and whipped into frenzy by anyone with a platform or soapbox.

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Winners Get Up One More Time

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2009 | 6:44 PM

It took me one year to write the proposal for my new book, One Less, One More™, and then after all that work, I didn't sell the book. Did I give up?

Lance Armstrong said, "Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or...

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