About Dr. Robyn MacKillop

I am a Researcher, Author, Speaker, and Online Education Expert. I’m skilled in online presence management and conducting winning teleseminars/webinars. As an Online Business Strategist, I can help you grow your business online.

I hold a Bachelors in Business, a Masters in Business Administration, a Masters in Teaching and a Doctorate in Leadership and Online Teaching. I have been an online teacher for more than 15 years, held leadership positions in retail, government and education for more than 15 years, and was a high school business teacher, curriculum developer, and college instructor. I am now a business owner.

The world is becoming smaller in terms of communication, engagement and connection. Local business has become global, and more people are utilizing the Internet to learn, grow, gain customers, connect with more people and become better known. Small businesses in the United States face a larger competitive field and a larger market. Businesses must be prepared to navigate distance with problem-solving skills, ability to work in teams, decision-making and communication online.

We are a decade and a half into the 21st century and there still is a gap between doing business online, satisfying clients and teaching people. In many ways, businesses are not prepared to work with clients from a distance, utilize social media or run teleseminars.

Business owners do not know how to effectively interact with and engage people online.

Online teaching and learning flattens the playing field for people. Businesses can thrive online without regard to medical issues, demographics, geography or time. Online education speaks directly to learning differences in people, allowing better retention, interest and motivation from clients. The Internet enables people to build networks with others and learn more about the world in which they live. It is a boon to small business.

An online persona allows businesses to engage in meaningful connections with people they may not know personally. One of the benefits of working online is the diversity among clients. Online education helps build communication and community with clients, and ultimately allows businesses to make more money. And since relationships are the cornerstone of strong business transactions, it makes sense that business owners would learn to navigate the online environment to build their personas, reputation and connect with more people.

I started this consulting/education firm to teach teachers how to teach online and provide professional development. As I have grown, a need has emerged among small business owners who need very similar training to gain clients, develop a following, build a reputation and make money.

I have a great depth of knowledge in online teaching and learning. I want to be able to share that knowledge with others who are working with people from a distance. I know I can help them because teaching and relating to people online is not an inherent skill. It has to be taught and learned. I want to help anyone who works with people from a distance to understand and know how to interact with their clients and consumers, which in turn helps them build their own businesses.

Online education has been part of my life for more than 15 years. I have met great friends online whom I’ve never met face-to-face, but interact with as if they were across the table from me. As global connections increase, so do our opportunities for education and business. I know how to connect, engage, and communicate online. I know how to teach online. I know how to teach others to do the same and that is why I am in business.