Robert grew up in a family headed by two holistic M.D.’s, so he came by his interest in humanistic psychology honestly. He graduated from Johnston College in 1978 with a Master of Arts in Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology, and subsequently founded the nonprofit Human Potential Center in Austin, Texas in 1986. He is currently Executive Director of the Center, where he leads workshops and works with clients to help them embrace and live into the person they really want to be. He has presented thousands of workshops nationally and internationally, and recently presented a plenary workshop on self-esteem at the annual International Human Learning Resources Network conference, which is based on Virginia Satir’s work.