Robin Mladinich CPCC, PCC

Senior Consultant

Using an individualized personal approach, Robin Mladinich guides leaders in clarifying and achieving their goals. As an award-winning coach, she has 20 years of experience in global leadership development. Her expertise is in coaching and growing high potential executives; developing leadership programs and competencies to evoke transformation; engaging and developing teams; managing interpersonal/team conflict; and developing cross-cultural competence.

Robin helps individuals and organizations to increase leadership capacity and effectiveness to produce sustainable, high-level performance. In her past leadership role as director of Georgia State University’s (GSU) Executive MBA program, Robin coached a wide variety of leaders, from mid-level managers to C-suite executives across a range of industries. Robin’s clients consist of Fortune 500 companies, small- and medium-sized firms, non-profits, entrepreneurs, educators and more in the USA and abroad. She has a track record of success in building strong leaders and teams, leading programs and leading others.

Robin has held leadership roles at GSU, Georgia Tech and University of Georgia as well as corporate and bilateral government positions. Robin brings a multicultural perspective that includes 4 years working in Belfast with the Northern Ireland Peace Process, directing a global program delivered on 4 continents and developing more than 20 study abroad and work programs around the globe. She is an avid international traveler having been to over 60 countries for work and pleasure.

Career Highlights

  • For a Fortune 500 Company: Coached high-potentials through senior executives to include 360 debrief and creating and implementing a leadership development plan.
  • For Executive MBA Program: Received the 2020 PRISM award for excellence in coaching in the education category from the International Coaching Federation – Georgia Chapter. Created a leadership exchange mentor program.
  • For Academic Institutions: Designed a 12-month Executive Leadership Academy for Women that has seen 10 years of graduates. Provided individual and group coaching to new IT managers after a merger. Developed international internship and work abroad program. Launched a global MBA program delivered on 4 continents.
  • For Non-profits: Facilitated strategic growth plan workshops for leadership team. Developed and consulted Board of Directors.
  • For Entrepreneurs: Coached new entrepreneurs on building business development plan

Areas of Specialization

  • Leadership and Executive Coaching
  • Team Development
  • Career Development and Transition Coaching
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Leadership Development
  • Conflict resolution
  • Board Development
  • Leadership Workshop Facilitation
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Cross-Cultural Competence
  • 360 Assessment and Feedback

Unique Attributes

  • Master’s degree in international business from Georgia State University
  • Master’s degree in higher education administration with a specialty in career coaching from Florida State University
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism/public relations from the University of Georgia
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and an International Coach Federation (ICF)-credentialed coach (PCC)
  • Certified in various assessments including: The Leadership Circle Profile (360), EQI 2.0, EQI 360, and DiSC
  • Hogan Certification and Five Behaviors Partners Certification
  • Lived and worked abroad in London, Dublin and Belfast
  • Hobbies

    Travelling – 60+ countries and counting. All outdoor activities. Watching and playing sports. My favorite teams include Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta United, Braves, Hawks, Falcons and Patriots

  • Food

    Anything Italian

  • Band

    80s bands - U2, Journey, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Sting

  • Movie

    Bridesmaids, Love Actually

  • Super Power

    Navigating challenging situations with humor

  • TV Show

    Schitt’s Creek

  • Book

    The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way you Lead Forever

  • Quote

    A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are for.

Consultant Insights

  • My ideal client is someone [an organization] that:

    is ready for change and seeks to transform their leadership skills and effectiveness for maximum impact in their professional and personal lives.

  • The highlight of my career so far has been:

    having the ability to do what I love and be a partner in my clients’ transformation.

  • My superpower as a coach is:

    being an empathetic listener and using my intuition to help clients see a new perspective.

  • My philosophy on life is:

    If it is for you, it won’t go by you

  • I hope my legacy is one of:

    adventure, laughter, and positive impact on others