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Robin Rise

Robin Rise


(904) 731-9933


Dr. Robin Rose started her professional career in the aviation industry in 1976 as a United Airlines flight attendant. Throughout her aviation career she rose to the ranks of Station Manager for Northwest Airlines in Norfolk, VA, and as the Vice President of Inflight Services for United Parcel Services (UPS). She left the airline industry in 2000 to begin her career in the non-profit arena where she was the Executive Director of A Season for Nonviolence, the non-profit agency founded by her friend and mentor Arun Gandhi, the 5th grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, the Executive Director for NCCJ, the National Conference of Community and Justice, the CEO of Frameworks of Tampa Bay, the CEO of Girls Inc. of Sarasota County, and currently, the new Executive Director for Girls Inc. of Jacksonville.

Dr. Rose has her own company through which she provides organizational speaking, experiential trainings and consulting services in organizational development and conflict, developing emotionally intelligent employees, leaders and workplaces, team-building, board governance, employee coaching, and creating sustainable and high performing organizations.

Dr. Rose has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Colorado Christian University, a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution from the University of Denver, and a PhD in Conflict Resolution from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Her research interests include emotional intelligence, organizational conflict, 21st century leadership, indigenous methods of conflict resolution, nonviolence, and youth and family violence prevention.

She is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina though her father was an Air Force officer and she has lived all over the world. She is married to Wayne Ziskal, a retired American Airlines captain and an aviation professor at Jacksonville University, and they have three grown and married daughters and four grandchildren. Robin is also a Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul author, and she is published in the areas of aircrew training and nonviolence and peace studies.