Robert Ellis

Singularity Expert: Facilitator, Future of Work, Leadership

With almost 30 years of experience across global companies—spanning startups, mid-stage, Fortune 500 giants, and non-profits—Robert guides leaders to take their impact to the next level at any stage of growth. His proven strength in coaching entrepreneurs and CEOs to become better leaders, think more strategically, create high performing teams, foster future-friendly cultures, and deliver compelling presentations—including several high-profile IPO roadshows—has earned him praise from one client as “one of Silicon Valley’s best-kept secrets.”Robert teaches leadership and coaches entrepreneurs at Singularity University, and developed Level UP, the leadership curriculum for the Global Startup Program.He is also an executive coach and the founder of Futurosity and the Coaching From Essence training program for executive coaches.Robert has worked with numerous clients, ranging from smaller companies and startups to many of the Fortune 500.In addition to his role with Singularity University, Robert has coached entrepreneurs in the Nasdaq Milestone Maker program, helping late-early to mid-stage entrepreneurs grow their businesses to the next level. He has also taught “Facing Challenge, Navigating Change: Leadership and ‘The Hero’s Journey,’” an 8-week course at Stanford University using Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey” as a framework to explore mindsets and skillsets for leading yourself and others on a heroic journey in business and in life.