Beth is going Behind the Spotlight with Michael Robison to find out what it’s like when you mix entrepreneurship and breaking the rules on traditional family values. Michael Robison is a former Senior Pastor and Faith Leader, a veteran strategic consultant and brand development innovator with a diverse background in finance, sales, development, marketing, communications and staffing. He was recently named one the Top Leaders of 2020 by Yahoo! Finance.
After spending nearly 20 years married to his wife Allison, and creating a beautiful life built on adoption and adventure, Michael was compelled to finally share his truth. What Truth? That he is Gay. Michael has made the transition from a traditional family to a beautiful modern family and faces the reality of the conversations of race, sexuality, faith, family and more.
Beth and Michael discuss:
- How Michael grappled with coming out
- Reactions from his wife, kids, parents, and grandparents (all apart of a very faith based background)
- His journey of entrepreneurship (the highs and the lows)
- The importance of self-acceptance
- And so much more
In Michael’s journey he has nearly 20 years in senior leadership and growth focused organizations. He has served as a CEO, Tech Startup Founder. Senior Pastor and Non-Profit Executive Director. All of these years of leadership, life and learning have become a resource of beauty and understanding.