Robin Ross, PCC, SIY Certified Teacher
Robin Ross helps organizations develop resilient and remarkable leaders and build healthy, effective and sustainable teams and organizations. Robin’s mindfulness-based approach leverages the latest research in the fields of social and cognitive neuroscience to help senior executives and high potential leaders gain insights into how to enhance employee performance and innovation, strengthen communication and collaboration, and increase employee engagement and well-being. She has coached executives from highly diverse cultural backgrounds across a number of industries, including commercial real estate, financial services, higher education, insurance, non-profit organizations and social enterprise, including organizations in Ghana and Nigeria.
Robin brings over thirty years of experience as a senior executive in the financial services industry to her coaching practice. From 2005 through 2011, Robin served as Managing Director of Interest Rate Products for CME Group, with P&L responsibility for the world’s largest and most diverse interest rate derivatives franchise. During her tenure at CME, Robin and her team were instrumental in creating and delivering industry-leading products and services that capitalized on new opportunities during an unprecedented time of change. Prior to joining CME Group, Ross recruited, developed, and led sales teams for Cantor Fitzgerald & Company, JP Morgan, and Credit Suisse First Boston.
Robin served as Executive Director for the University of Chicago Law School Doctoroff Business Leadership Program from 2015-2019. In addition to supporting the success of her students and coaching clients, Robin conducted customized workshops for corporate and non-profit clients and women’s on a variety of leadership topics rooted in neuroscience, including crucial conversations, emotional intelligence, implicit bias, leading change, mindfulness, negotiation, performance feedback, personal branding and personal productivity.
Education, Certification & Affiliations
Robin holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has received certification as a Professional Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation and in the use of Hogan Development Assessments. Robin has also completed certification in NeuroLeadership, the emerging field of study connecting neuroscience with the fields of leadership development, change management, management training, and coaching. She is a Certified Teacher for the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, the mindfulness-based emotional intelligence training developed at Google.
In 2007, Robin was named one of the 25 Women to Watch by Crain’s Chicago Business and Distinguished Woman Investment Professional of the Year by Women Investment Professionals. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of DePaul University’s Coleman Entrepreneurship Center and is past President of the Board of Directors for Deborah’s Place, the largest provider of supportive housing for women in Chicago.
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