I’m Robert Kennedy III (RK3) and this is my personal site. While I have many interests, ultimately, what I love is helping people create hope, generate excitement and belief in their capacity to change lives, starting with their own. I’m a speaker, trainer, author and a guy who helps people with their ideas. Sometimes, people call me Coach. But, for some reason, when they call me that, I feel like I should have a whistle.
I write on leadership, communication and relationship-building and anything that intersects the three. Sometimes, I may just tell you what I’m thinking about on that particular day. But, the mission will remain the same.
This site will be useful for you if you are interested in determining how you can perform at a high level in your personal life and business, as well as learning how to increase your skills in communication, relationship and leadership. I often turn to technology in my pursuits. If I were to translate that into a thought or a commercial, I would simply say that my mind automatically wonders, “Is there an app for that?”
I will typically post 2 times per week, however there will be spurts of excitement where I am thinking a bit more and have a bit more to say. I hope you’ll allow for those inspired moments.
I’m an educator/trainer/coach at heart. I started a career out of college in the field of human services and worked there for 6 years. I learned a lot and even moved up to the position of Director in my last human services company but eventually learned that I was not ready for a long term career in that field. So, I moved in the field of teaching (strange story: my parents saw a video that I had done in my senior of college and felt that I would make a great teacher but they didn’t tell me this until about 8 years later. They felt that if they had told me, I would have just done the opposite anyway. Was I THAT rebellious?). I taught middle school English for about 5 months and then got a full time position as a high school science teacher. I did that for 7 years. I was nominated for the Who’s Who Among American Teachers by some students but I’m pretty sure that award was received by most of the teachers in the school since you have to PAY to be included. Maybe I should have paid.
While I was teaching, I started a web promotions company, Kay3Music.com, and a web design company, Kay 3 D-Zynes. I was great at interviewing and getting into places. I stunk at marketing so ultimately, the promotions company didn’t make much money. I was great at learning new code and new designs but was just really learning about managing projects and people. Oh, by the way, I stunk at marketing too, so while we had some great clients, the web design firm didn’t earn enough to continue growth.
I was an online college faculty for two years but eventually got into instructional design and elearning development. I started my 3rd company, RKCS Learning Solutions in 2009. I’m still not great at marketing but I’m learning that I don’t have to do it myself. There are actually people that get paid for this. Imagine that! As a part of my work with this company, I was able to complete my first book in 2012, Articulate Studio 09 Cookbook. This book was more technical in nature and related to a specific software.
In May 2013, I released 28 Days To A New Me: A Journey Of Commitment. I was working on the audiobook but for some reason I stopped. It may be released at some point but I am much more wrapped up in working on my next three books:
- 7 Ways To Know You Were Meant To Lead
- Purpose, Power & Profit: How To Create Impact Through Your Story
- Shut Up & Do Something: An Action Manifesto
I have been married to my wife, Nadia, for 16 years and we have 3 awesome kids. We currently reside in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Some people say that they have free time, but I prefer to say that I make time to play basketball, softball, golf, as well as my keyboard and guitar. I have been a musician and music lover for as long as I can remember and currently serve as a Worship Leader in my church in Ashton, Maryland.
CONNECT WITH ME
In addition to this site, feel free to get in touch with me for speaking engagements, personal and business consulting through the following places: