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
Momentum Basic Workshop Trainer
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
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. His expertise is in the area of
leadership, diversity, social innovation, corporate responsibility, personal
transformation and healing, radical inclusion, and youth/young adult
He has delivered presentations and led workshops and trainings for NGOs,
corporations and government organizations. Some of which include Google, The
U.S. Office of the World Council of Churches, The NYC Mayor's Office, Columbia,
Princeton, and New York Universities, The American Heart Association, The
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America, and The Office of the First Lady,
Melvin is an ordained minister and formerly served on the staff of The Riverside
Church in New York City. He was also a senior consultant for Nike on their
regional, national and global programming for social innovation and corporate
Currently, he is The Minister for Social Justice and Congregational Care at The
Fort Washington Collegiate Church and has presented and collaborated
professionally with artists, activists and theologians such as Debbie Allen,
Andre León Talley, Alice Walker, Dr. James A. Forbes, Archbishop Desmond Tutu,
and The Dalai Lama.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in American History and Dance from Columbia
University, a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in Systematic
Theology, and completed his residency in Clinical Counseling at Hartford
Momentum Advanced Course Trainer
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.
Momentum Leadership Program Coordinator
Vallori A. Thomas
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
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.
Masters Course Trainer
Bettie J. Spruill
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
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
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.
Momentum Leadership Program Coordinator
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.
Momentum Leadership Program Coordinator
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.
Momentum Leadership Program Coordinator
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