Our team of incredibly talented, thoughtful and accomplished trainers will work with you to achieve your biggest goals and dreams.
Robinson Lynn is a respected thought leader, motivational speaker, and life coach. He specializes in proven, effective experiential learning techniques with an emphasis on advanced learning through moment-to-moment, forward-thinking processes. Robinson has trained thousands of people throughout the United States, and draws on his vast experience and training to deliver Momentum's signature Advanced Course Training.
He leads Momentum Education's exceptional growth and expansion nationally with trainings occurring in Los Angeles, Seattle, Washington D.C., and New York under a singular vision: to impact the maximum amount of people in having their goals and dreams come to fruition. Drawn to this work at an early age, Robinson is a graduate of Momentum's Teen programing, which inspired him to declare contribution as his life's work. Today, he serves as an executive board member of Momentum Teens For Leadership. He’s led dynamic adult programming and trainings with such organizations as NYPD, YMCA, DOE, and GSA.
In 2008, he was instrumental in his efforts with the Executive Committee of the Federal Election Commission as part of the general presidential election. He is an inspiring visionary and notable New York City resident and community leader. In 2016, Momentum Education was able to feed over 1 million+ people across the globe.
Sylvia High is an author, trainer, coach and motivational speaker who inspires clients and audiences to get from where they are to where they want to be. She is a powerful speaker and trainer who has consistently demonstrated her ability to empower others to take actions that mirror their personal and professional goals.
Sylvia’s 20 years of extensive training, consulting and business experience has assisted her in providing staff development to a broad base of clients and organizations, both internationally and nationally. She delivers workshops about dimensions of leadership, teamwork, effective presentation, conflict management, diversity, selling skills, effective management, effective communication and change management. Some of her clientele include Intel, Bank of America, American Heart Association, United Way, VISTA and AmeriCorps programs.
She has a degree in communications and has been trained by one of the nation’s largest training companies. Sylvia is a participant of the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) as well as Toastmasters International. She is certified by Mandil Communications in effective presentation skills and viewers were able to experience her dynamic personality as host of the motivational TV show called YES YOU CAN!
Sylvia concentrates on helping people turn their visions into reality. Her exposure and ability to help employees within major organizations has forwarded many in their own personal and professional development.
Francisco Roque is an inspirational speaker and life coach. He is an award- winning writer and activist who holds over 15 years of community organizing and social marketing experience. Known for his leadership in the development of several local and national marketing campaigns, as well as large-scale community events, Franciso has taught thousands of clients effective strategies for behavioral change. As a visionary and critical thinker, he succeeds at creating buy-in and trust from social networks and communities through authenticity and bold frankness. At Momentum Education he supports the delivery of the Advanced Course while conducting individual results coaching and managing the organization's overall communications.
In addition, Francisco is a stimulating leadership coach with an expertise in team building and results-driven action plans. He and his work have been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, NY1, PBS and in The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Los Angeles Times, The NY Blade, POZ Magazine, and The Advocate. He was also featured on PBS's “In the Life: "Mobilizing Hope".
In recognition of his unique results-driven approach to behavior change, Francisco was invited by the Obama Administration to participate in numerous strategy sessions at the White House in the development and implementation of the U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy.
Melvin Britton-Miller is a recognized trainer, coach, preacher and creative artist, who has extensive experience designing and delivering programs and workshops concerning a variety of topics; particularly around the distinctions of leadership, diversity, social innovation, corporate responsibility, personal transformation and healing, contribution, radical inclusion, social justice and youth/young adult development. Mr. Britton-Miller consistently challenges audiences and participants to critically reflect and creatively respond to issues facing our society with actions that make a sustainable difference.
Mr. Britton-Miller previously served as senior consultant for Nike on their regional, national and global programming for social innovation and corporate responsibility. He has delivered presentations and led workshops and trainings for NGOs, corporations and government organizations. Some of which include Google, Mattel, The U.S. Office of the World Council of Churches, The NYC Mayor’s Office, Columbia, Princeton, Harvard and New York Universities, The United Nations, The American Heart Association, and The Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America.
He holds the Bachelor of Arts in American History and Dance from Columbia University, the Master of Divinity in Systematic Theology and the Master of Sacred Theology in Psychiatry and Religion from Union Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister and formerly served on the staffs of The Riverside Church in New York City as the Minister of Youth and Young Adults under the Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes Jr. and as the Associate Minister for Social Justice, Congregational Care/Counseling and Communications at Fort Washington Collegiate Church in New York City. Mr. Miller completed his internship in Clinical Pastoral Education at NYU-Medical Center and his residency at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Psychology and Religion at Union Theological Seminary and serves as Master Trainer and Partner at Momentum Education.
Mr. Miller has presented and performed nationally and internationally and collaborated professionally with artists, producers, activists and theologians such as Debbie Allen, Andre León Talley, Alice Walker, John Hope Bryant, Reginald Yates, Cissy Houston, A. Curtis Farrow, Dr. Hyun Kyun Chung, Alice Walker, Bishop Desmond Tutu, and The Dalai Lama. He continues to deliver trainings, workshops, speeches, sermons and lectures nationally and internationally.
Federica Baldan offers over 20 years of experience delivering spiritual and experiential trainings designed to uplift and inspire people around the country. She is also a prominent life coach and corporate trainer.
Federica's style of coaching supports people in shifting away from ego toward a life of purpose, grounded in forgiveness, gratitude and contribution. She has worked with world-renowned trainers and coaches such as Jim Zarvos, Bettie Spruill, Stuart Gelles, Dr. Carolyne Fuqua, Robin Diane Lynn, and Jim Hellam.
In her role at Momentum Education, Federica supports the delivery of the Basic Workshop, Advanced Course, Leadership Program and Masters Course. Federica contributes at several community-based organizations such as Project Sunshine, GMHC, Habitat for Humanity, Holy Apostle Soup Kitchen and the City Kids Coalition impacting young people throughout New York City. Recently, she traveled to Egypt with Circles of Light, where she studied Egyptian Theology and its practical application through the delivery of motivational workshops.
Vallori A. Thomas has a distinguished reputation as an enthusiastic and indefatigable facilitator, trainer, fund-raiser and entrepreneur with expertise in a wide range of disciplines. As Momentum’s Leadership Coordinator, Vallori facilitates the weekly team meetings, providing both one-on-one and group coaching. She is responsible for ensuring that the leadership curriculum product is consistent with Momentum's quality measures, and that the curriculum delivers the promised results.
Vallori joined Momentum’s staff shortly after the company was formed, and was a protégé of Momentum's founder, Robin Lynn, a trailblazer in transformational trainings. With Robin as her mentor, Vallori honed her coaching and training skills quickly, and in 2003 formed her own nonprofit organization, Take Higher Ground, Inc. Vallori founded the organization out of the practical need to revitalize underserved communities and her commitment to create a world that works for everyone. THG provides personal effectiveness and performance training to women seeking to re-enter the mainstream workforce following an institutional hiatus.
THG's workshops have helped thousands of women turn their lives around, provide stability and unprecedented opportunities for themselves and their families. The organizational conduits for Vallori's work include WIN (Women In Need), HELPUSA, The YMCA of Greater NY, The Dome, Lincoln Hall and Greenhope Services for Women.
Bettie is a Certified Management Effectiveness Coach, management consultant, entrepreneur, public speaker and writer with 30 years experience in the field of transformational technology. She is also a certified Master NLP practitioner and a leader in the field of ontological and ecological coaching.
She has successfully trained and managed seminars leaders who now facilitate workshops, trainings and seminars for thousands of people all over the world. A dynamic and inspiring woman, she has led experiential effectiveness seminars and workshops in the domains of leadership, purpose and vision, and high performance, for more than 20,000 people in Russia, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Chili, Mexico, England, Hong Kong, Canada, Ghana and the United States of America.
She was Senior Vice President for Lifespring, Inc., one of the largest training and seminar companies in the world. Her leadership responsibilities included product design, the development of trainers, city managers and coaches and balancing million dollar budgets.
In 1981 Bettie attended her first Ontological Coaching Course with Fernando Flores and since then has studied both Eastern and Western philosophy, biology and cognition and the technology of effective communication – the kind of communication that produces action.
Her work has contributed to personal and organizational breakthroughs in effective communication and sustained productivity in multi-national and American companies such as Northwest Airlines, United Airlines, the Harlem Globetrotters, Honeywell, the Breakthrough Foundation, Petronas, TXU, and others.
Bettie is co-founder of Vistar Integrated Programs and YESS!, and assisted with designing coaching programs for some of the leading coaching academies in the United States and Malaysia.
Currently, Bettie is a student of the Course In Miracles, the practices of Buddhism, deep ecology and global harmony, Universal Law, Egyptian and Christian mysticism.
In April of 2000, Bettie adopted Begoro, a village in Ghana, Africa. Since then, she has along with others, raised thousands of dollars to bring coaching and training to the people of that community to develop vision, leadership, and strategies and practices of sustainability for the individual and community.
Educated in Sociology, Bettie has spent many hours studying and implementing the latest and most effective thinking and practices that contribute to individuals and organizations having a deep sense of purpose, meaning and responsibility.
Bruce Avery is a veteran educator with over thirty years’ experience mentoring communication management, performance and production. Presently, he is the General Manager of the 2015 Marconi Award winning non-commercial radio station, where Bruce also co-hosts/produces “Tender Talk, Tough Topics,” a weekly show about bullying and other forms of abuse.
In addition, Bruce is an AMS certified broadcast meteorologist and has been on the air in the Boston, Hartford and New York markets since 1978. During his television and radio career, Bruce has covered major environmental events including: the blizzards of 78, 93 and 2015; hurricanes Gloria, Bob, Irene and Sandy; and the 2011 northeast US earthquake.
In 2012, Bruce was a “Momentum Honors“recipient from non-profit organization Momentum Teens for Leadership.
Vivian Anderson is a distinguished community advocate who has traveled the world developing programs for youth that focus on social responsibility. Her keen ability and cross-cultural sensitivity has allowed her to lead non-profit startups through business formation, fund development, and operations. A recipient of the Black Achiever in Industry Award and the YMCA Humanitarian award, Vivian believes in creating maximum value and results in individual lives and the world.
Vivian Anderson joined the Momentum Education family in 2005. As a volunteer, Vivian has worked directly with Momentum Education’s founder, Robin Lynn, to develop a family planning curriculum for the YMCA, culminating in several grant opportunities. As Executive Director of Momentum Teens, Vivian achieved the largest enrollment to date at the time of her tenure. Now as a coordinator for Momentum’s Leadership Program, Vivian has provided participants with group and one-to one-coaching creating teams that surpass their expected goals.
Lee Silberstein, combines his 30 years of experience in delivering results-oriented experiential trainings. At Momentum Education he is a communications strategist who supports the Advanced Course, and a Coordinator the Leadership Program. Additionally, Lee is a member of the Board of Directors for Momentum Teens for Leadership. His professional experience ranges from managing community relations programming for some of the city's most ambitious economic development initiatives to providing senior-level, strategic consulting services to numerous large businesses and organizations.
Mentored by some of the original authors of personal empowerment trainings offered today by Momentum Education, Lee's work in this area was elevated through the loving tutelage of Momentum's founder Robin Lynn. Lee's vision of creating powerful results through personal empowerment is the driving force threaded through all the areas of his life; and he has worked with some of the most significant elected officials and leaders of industry of our time. Lee served as a vice president for the New York City Public Development Corporation, where he was responsible for daily press and government relations. He also served as assistant press secretary to New York City Mayor David N. Dinkins and as a special adviser to Rhode Island Governor J. Joseph Garrahy.
Lee has been recognized for his contributions toward empowering communities throughout the five boroughs and across the country. Notable results of teams supported by Lee include the creation of a 90-acre park on the Brooklyn waterfront, tens of thousands of below-market housing for economically challenged families, and thousands of jobs and job-training programs in lower-income neighborhoods.
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