CEO, Creative Center of America
A top business coach with an extensive background in business development and strategic planning, Robin Blakely is the CEO of Creative Center of America and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council.
For more than two decades Robin Blakely has helped make professional dreams happen for emerging experts, best-selling authors, renowned artists, and talent-driven brands from across the country. Leveraging publicity to increase business growth, Robin has secured and managed promotional placements for clients at print, broadcast, and live venues that have included HGTV, Book TV, The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, The National Baseball Hall of Fame, Esalen Institute, Omega Institute, the Golden Door Spa, The Hollywood Reporter, ABC World News, Vanity Fair, and more. Robin has coached clients participating in satellite media tours for Crest, Listerine, Huggies, and QVC.
Early in her creative career, Robin was a news writer who became the producer of a live radio talk show that featured guests such as the vice president of the United States; best-selling authors; NY Times bestseller Harvey MacKay; comedians Bob Hope, Jeff Foxworthy, and Steve Allen; newsman Mike Wallace; astronauts, television personalities, movie icons, and others. Robin also produced an educational series in which Los Angeles County schoolchildren were introduced to the behind-the-scenes worlds of award-winning authors, including such luminaries as Madeleine L’Engle, Jon Scieszka, Barbara Park, Patricia Polacco, and more. For seven years, Robin taught and coordinated the Professional Writers Certificate Program at California University Extension Services at California State University, Long Beach.
Robin is the author of four business books, which include PR Therapy and Six Hats. Thanks to SCORE and the US Small Business Administration, three of her workshops are available on-demand for free to anyone starting a business.
CCO, Creative Center of America
Garrett Stroginis is a skilled and creative marketer with a passion for advertising and video production. Garrett's keen eye for design and attention to detail brings ideas to life in visually stunning and effective ways. In addition to traditional marketing channels, Garrett is also proficient in utilizing digital platforms to reach and engage with customers.
As a video producer, Garrett excels at bringing stories to life through compelling visuals and sound. He has a talent for capturing the essence of a brand or message and translating it into engaging content. Whether producing explainer videos, promotional videos, or social media content, Garrett is able to bring a project from concept to completion with ease.
Garrett's advertising work has been featured in national publications such as Commercial Baking, Baking & Snack, Food Business News, Milling and Baking News, Milling Journal, InD'tale Magazine, ePICK Magazine and more.
Garrett's video production work has garnered thousands of views for clients on social media. In 2021, Garrett's production on the life of the iconic actress Donna Reed was featured by The State of Iowa and Warner Bros.' subsidiary brand Turner Classic Movies. He has produced programming for The Baking Hall of Fame, Mental Health Kansas City Conference, Avant Food Media, Amazon Prime films, and more.
Garrett has designed booth fixtures for clients that have been featured at international trade shows in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Miami.