Dr. Michelle Robin, who is celebrating 25 years in practice as a chiropractor, is an international speaker, best-selling author, and podcast host. She is the founder and Chief Wellness Officer of Your Wellness Connection, P.A., Kansas City’s first and one of the nation’s most successful integrative healing centers focusing on disciplines such as chiropractic, Chinese medicine, energy medicine, naturopathic medicine, functional medicine, massage therapy, counseling, nutritional and wellness coaching, and movement arts.
Early in her practice, Dr. Robin learned the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine while studying under her mentor, Dr. Richard Yennie. Over time these teachings along with her experience in practice led Dr. Robin to create The Quadrants of Wellbeing as the foundation of her work. The Quadrants of Wellbeing is a simple framework for whole being wellness, inclusive of: mechanical, chemical, energetic, and psychospiritual wellness.
Dr. Robin follows The Quadrants of Wellbeing for her personal wellness, with all her clients, and teaches it to other wellness practitioners from a variety of disciplines and modalities. She shares it when she speaks at conferences and when she’s consulting to companies on corporate wellness. She’s shared it in her books, blogs and podcast over the years as well.
In early 2017 Dr. Robin embarked on a goal to reach 1 Million people with the message that small changes can create big shifts in wellbeing. That makes wellness doable for everyone no matter where they are on the spectrum of wellness. She created this site and video series to more clearly explain each Quadrant and provide access to experts, ideas, real world stories of healing, as well as tools and resources for you. That includes her latest book, Small Changes, Big Shifts: Put the Odds in Your Favor. You can download an interactive eBook version for free HERE (you can also buy a printed version on that page).
She is also the author of The E Factor: Engage, Energize, Enrich – 3 Steps to Vibrant Health, Wellness on a Shoestring: Seven Habits for a Healthy Life, as well as its companion curriculum, The Wellness on a Shoestring Program, and co-author of the bestseller Succeeding In Spite of Everything. She also has a series of four mini-books called “Choose Wellness” that are written for different age groups of kids, ages 2 to 21, and adults. The Choose Wellness series also includes a mini-book for the health of your furry family members, Wellness on a Leash. She also believes that words matter and has created a deck of 52 Inspirational Quote Cards. You can find all of these items in her online shop HERE.
Dr. Robin also consults with businesses and non-profit organizations developing wellness programs. She has spoken on improving individual well-being as well as creating a culture of wellness, to a wide variety of groups and organizations such as: YMCA of Greater Kansas City, Young Presidents Organization (YPO), AMC Theaters, Working Mother Magazine’s Work Life Congress, Speaking of Women’s Health Conference, UMB Bank, Harley Davidson, Vistage, Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program, University of Kansas, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Unity Church (throughout the U.S.), Go Red for Women, and many others.
Dr. Robin holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Washburn University and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College. She has received post-graduate education from a number of institutions, including Parker College of Chiropractic, Logan College of Chiropractic, Cleveland Chiropractic College and Northwestern Health Sciences University.
The Masters Circle nationally recognized Dr. Robin as 2007 Chiropractor of the Year. Other awards include designation as one of the Kansas City Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” (2003); designation by the Kansas City Small Business Monthly as one of the “Top 25 under 25 Small Business” (2002); and the House of Menuha Community Service Award (2005). Most recently Dr. Robin received the Speaking of Women’s Health “Glow” award (2010) and the eWomenNetwork Femtor “Made it to a Million” Award (2011). She is a regular contributing writer to various publications.
As an active member of the community, Dr. Robin has held a variety of non-profit board positions including: YMCA, Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program, KC Free Health Clinic, SAFEHOME, Menorah Legacy Foundation, Turning Point, as well as served on committees for WIN For KC, Speaking of Women’s Health, and Go Red for Women, and many others.