Robbie Vorhaus is widely recognized as one of the top three leadership, communications, reputation and crisis experts and advisors in the world. Vorhaus is the best-selling author of the critically acclaimed, transformational book, One Less. One More. Follow Your Heart. Be Happy. Change Slowly. (Storytelling, Inc., 2014) Robbie Vorhaus is also a frequent media contributor, public speaker and teacher on authenticity and the clarity of purpose and vision.
Robbie’s path is fascinating: On the outside, renowned crisis expert and communications strategist, Robbie Vorhaus’ life appeared ideal: a New York City Park Avenue apartment, a home in the Hamptons, two adoring children in world-class private schools, and a thriving PR agency representing world leaders, celebrities, sports stars, entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies. Privately, though, his life was falling apart.
A marriage in trouble, jeopardized health, and financial pressures culminated on vacation when his family asked: “Dad, are you really happy?” Realizing he was in peril of losing everything he held dear, Robbie courageously followed the advice he had given clients for decades: Follow your heart. Choose to be happy. And consciously make everything better than you found it. The result: Vorhaus closed his agency, moved his family to their small Sag Harbor home, started a leadership and crisis consultancy, and began anew.
Now transformed, healthy, happy, and celebrating a marriage of more than 25 years, Robbie drew on his life’s work and experience to write a column for his local newspaper, The Sag Harbor Express, outlining a step-by-step plan for following your heart and being happy, which, after going viral, became the basis for his next seven years writing, One Less. One More. – Follow Your Heart. Be Happy. Change Slowly. (Storytelling Inc., 2014).
Written with the authority of someone who spent a lifetime advising the rich, famous, and powerful on embracing and prospering from change, One Less. One More. (OLOM) is a 280-page manual of sorts for following your heart, having the courage to be happy, and guiding readers to bravely allow significant and sustainable change to happen slowly.
“Do the math,” Robbie says. “One Less, One More, is an ageless formula that when practiced slowly, steadily and perpetually, results in unimaginable, incremental, sustainable success, change, and happiness.”
In OLOM, using many fascinating, real life examples, Robbie explains how we all must go through the process of making the decision to be happy, believing we were born to follow our hearts, committing to the journey, and recognizing that the path to our highest dreams and desires are often filled with conflict and pain, yet if we persevere, our lives will be forever and positively transformed.
Robbie, a former journalist, is a respected leadership advisor, crisis strategist, teacher and author. Advising governments, sports teams, and celebrities, Robbie’s also advised consumer giants, including Citibank, Coca-Cola, Domino’s Pizza, General Motors, H.J. Heinz, PepsiCo, Pfizer, Unilever, UnitedHealthcare, and Weight Watchers.
Robbie is a frequent media contributor on crisis and reputation management, public opinion and current events, featured often on CNN, CNBC, ABC News, Fox News, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and The New York Times. He is also a regular Huffington Post contributor.
Robbie lives in Sag Harbor, N.Y., with his wife, two children, and Yorkiepoo, Oliver.
Follow Robbie on Twitter at @vorhaus.
- “What happens to you is irrelevant; it’s what you do with what happens to you that makes the difference.OLOM, Chapter Two
- “You are complete and connected to the entire universe, and your true nature is to fulfill your life’s purpose and be happy. It’s really that simple.OLOM, Chapter Four
- “Striving for perfection always results in failure.OLOM, Chapter Ten