I learn from being in life, because I know where to look. -Robin Charbit
In this episode of “Dream It! Dare it! Do it! Live the Life You Want!” I am speaking with Robin Charbit. I initially heard him speaking on Anna Scott’s podcast and later invited him to speak at the 3PGC French Community. As expected, our conversation is inspiring to say the least. The title of my podcast was our starting point, as we reflected on what “living the life we want” can possibly signify. We can live a life in pursuit of something or to construct something or we can just live a life, Robin says. We talk about living with grace. Consequently, he points to the notion that we attain clarity, perspective, empathy, and our birthright capacity for insight as we connect to our humanity.
Robin began his career as a chemical engineer with Exxon in 1981, having received his education at Sheffield University in the UK, and eventually led one of Exxon’s international plastics businesses. He joined Arthur D. Little in 1992 first in Europe and ultimately, in Boston, where he led and managed the North American Chemicals Practice. With a colleague, he left the more classical consulting world and founded Insight Management Partners, to bring an understanding of how the mind works into business. He then met Ken Manning and they joined forces to create Insight Principles. Robin was born in the UK to French parents and met his Belgian wife, Sabine, in Switzerland. They now live in Boston. When time permits, Robin enjoys all things mechanical (cars, woodworking, home projects) and is an avid cinemaphile.