Robin Cook is a thought leader in organizational development/culture change/organizational innovation. He earned an M.A. in Human Relations at the University of Oklahoma.
Robin began his career with the Chicago Department of Human Services and later established a solo consulting practice working in the areas of organizational development and training.
In 1992, he joined the Planning Department of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago (34 YMCAs in the Chicago area), where he led a massive set of turnaround/culture change initiatives that took the organization from 20 years in the red to 5 in the black and from a legacy organization to receiving the George Land World Class Innovator Award. As a result, Robin received a full scholarship to the Innovation University Fellowship Program. This extraordinary learning opportunity led to his development of the Organizational "Molecular" Model diagnostic tool and his identification of 9 cultural characteristics shared by some of the most innovative organizations in the world.
In 2000, Robin was brought on board by an early stage dot-com startup, charged with creating the internal culture for the organization.
In early 2008, Robin Joined Angarai International as the Organizational Development SME on the restructuring of a Pentagon technology agency. Unfortunately, 8 months later that contract was not renewed. He has been unemployed since.
Robin has had papers accepted by the First International Conference on Human Resources Development in Asia and the Association of Management/International Association of Management and the Organizational Development Network.