Robin Crow is an author, CEO and business owner. Eighteen years ago, he founded Dark Horse Recording which became one of the most successful studio complexes in the world; home to Taylor Swift, Neil Diamond, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Matchbox 20, Faith Hill and many others. Three Years ago Robin founded DHI, a vocational school offering training in audio recording and music production. This year they will be moving to a new 20-acre campus and expanding their curriculum. His expertise on leadership, customer service and change management comes from 35 years in the trenches running his two companies. 2200 presentations later, Robin has authored three best-sellers, including Evolve or Die which reached #5 on USA Today's best seller list. He'll be signing copies in the foyer after the presentation. Ladies and Gentleman, Robin Crow.
CEO - USA TODAY Best-Selling Author - Entrepreneur
Robin Crow has forged a remarkable career on his journey from RCA recording artist to successful entrepreneur, and has built several world-class businesses from scratch. He is an acclaimed public speaker with a client list that is a who’s who of blue chip corporations and forward thinking organizations. Robin doesn’t just talk business; he lives it. His company Dark Horse Recording, a four-studio complex and resort has set the gold standard for customer service and excellence in the recording industry. It is home to Faith Hill, Neil Diamond, Taylor Swift, Matchbox 20, Tim McGraw, Michael W. Smith, Jewel, Alison Krauss, and many others. Robin is also the Founder and CEO of the Dark Horse Institute for Audio Engineering, which began accepting students in December of 2009.
Crow lectures widely on the implications of global issues and their effects on business sustainability. Leadership and Customer Service are always the foundations from which his talks originate. He has given over 2200 presentations. His newest book, Evolve or Die, reached #5 on the USA Today Best-Seller list. His other books include Rock Solid Leadership, and Jump and the Net will appear. He loves hanging out with his four children, throwing large barbecues for his studio clients and friends, and spending as much time as possible in the Rocky Mountains.
1) Rock Solid Leadership – How Anyone in Any Job Can Lead with with Enthusiasm, Passion and Purpose
It happens all the time… ordinary people with extraordinary determinations go on to become great leaders. That’s because leadership has nothing to do with the title on your office door, and it’s not something that can be awarded or appointed… it must be earned. Leadership is not about ability, it’s about taking responsibility. In this keynote you will learn the ten fundamentals that are paramount to becoming an effective leader, and how they can be applied to your life in absolutely any situation. In this presentation, Robin shares the tools and strategies that he has used over the last 17 years to lead his company, Dark Horse Recording, to extraordinary sustained profitability.
2) Evolve or Die – Seven Steps to Rethink the Way You Do Business
With resource shortages, financial uncertainty, and global hyper-competition in full swing, it’s a big scary world out there. Business is changing every day, and those changes are coming faster and faster. That’s why entrepreneurs and business leaders who best adapt to those changes are the ones who will win the biggest. Going forward we must adapt to those changes, because creating more efficient business systems will become the Holy Grail of professional success. In this keynote (based on his new book Evolve or Die), Robin will show you how these problems are actually huge opportunities and he’ll share solid examples of companies that have successfully reinvented themselves by adapting to ongoing events as they occur. Also in this presentation Robin Crow will present his Seven Step Challenge, which will serve as a powerful tool to revitalize your business.
3) The Power of Service – How To Energize Your Business by Developing a Culture of Exceeding Expectations
The difference between businesses that thrive and ones that struggle to keep the doors open boils down to one thing… how well their customers are served. OK, we all know that. But the critical distinction is knowing how to expand your resources, maximize your efforts, and inspire your team to consistently put great service into practice. In this keynote, Robin presents vivid examples of how great companies (including his own, Dark Horse Recording) have applied these principles to achieve sustained success.