There is a powerful story that you need to be telling.

And once you find this Signature Story, along with an airtight media package, and share it with the world?

It leads to more clients, more sales, more media coverage, more opportunities, and a bigger impact on every person you meet.
Join us for Strength on Stages in New York City and leave with everything you need to tell your story.

What is Strength on Stages?

Strength On Stages is a masterclass on storytelling, public speaking, pitching, and selling from the stage. 

If you’re afraid to tell your story, come to NYC and we will coach you through your fears.

If you don’t know which story you need to be telling, come to NYC and we will help you uncover it.

We teach you how to feel confident when speaking to an audience—whether it’s an audience of one person, ten people, or millions.

MORE THAN just a class. THIS EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

Your lead coach is Robert Hartwell—Broadway performing artist, award-winning director, television host, and Inc 5000 List entrepreneur who has appeared on Good Morning America, pitched to Oprah, and collaborated with Jay-Z.

YOU've seen ROBERT on:

WHO SHOULD COME To this masterclass?

Do You want to improve your speaking and storytelling skills? Strength on Stages is for you.

For a Limited Time Only!

Watch the Tell Your Story Replay for Free

SEPT 22 + 23

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OCT 27 + 28

Only a few spots left!

NOV 10 + 11

// Sold Out //

DEC 1 + 2

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In a nutshell

Strength On Stages is a masterclass on storytelling, public speaking, pitching, and selling from the stage. 

Location

New York CIty

Details

Meet Alum Dr. Lauren Powell

President and CEO of The Equitist

“Robert is truly amazing! He’s very thoughtful and very personable. He is truly in his gift and his superpower is storytelling. Thank you for giving me the space to tell this story.”

Lauren's Story
Brand + Media Kit
Speaker Landing Page
VIP ONLY
Headshot + Lifestyle Photos
Personality Piece
VIP ONLY
Strength on Stages Testimonial

“Robert is truly amazing! He’s very thoughtful and very personable. He is truly in his gift and his superpower is storytelling. Thank you for giving me the space to tell this story.”

Dr. Lauren Powell

President and CEO of The Equitist

“To make a story come to life that was hard to tell is just so beautiful. Thank you, Robert, to you and your team for what you have given me. I am so grateful.”

Kristina Italic

Founder of Evoke Body

“Robert is the most amazing artist! Just the talent and ability to shape a story and pull it out-  he’s able to access it in such a way and it’s just magnificent to watch.”

Dr. Sabrina Crouch

Founder of F*ck Being Stuck, Psychologist, Author, and Life Coach

“My experience with Robert Hartwell has been nothing short of amazing. He comes across as this huge personality, but really he’s very soft and very gentle;  you can feel his energy. He is very caring and just really in tune; he makes you feel seen.”

Dr. Shenelle Dubose

Founder of Agile Design Services
SCHEDULE

Prep WOrk

You get 4 weeks of online prep work before the Masterclass in NYC. Each week includes 1:1 attention and coaching from the Strength On Stages team. Clients will need to devote 2-3 hours per week to their self-paced prep work.
WEEk 1
VISIBILITY

What kind of visibility do you want to create for yourself and/or your company? What’s holding you back from going after it?

WEEK 2
Your Signature Story

What is THE story that you need to be telling at this moment in your career?

WEEK 3
Writing Your Story

What is the best way to craft your story so that it has a clear message and call to action?

WEEK 4
Rehearsing Your Story

 Practice sharing your story aloud to build confidence.

SCHEDULE

Masterclass in the City

Spend two transformational days in NYC with Robert Hartwell and his team. Learn how to tell stories like a pro and clear the emotional blocks that cause you to play small. More than just a class—this is a mindset renovation.
Day 1
Rehearsal

Rehearse your story in a small, supportive setting. Get 1:1 in-person coaching from Robert to make it even stronger.

Day 2
Production

Today is the big day.  Celebrate the incredible momentum you’ve created over 4 weeks by sharing your story on camera.  You will have expert hair and make-up, videography, photography,  as well as the 1:1 support of Robert on the stage.

SCHEDULE

After the Masterclass

4 weeks of post-production to package you with confidence and clarity. Each week includes 1:1 attention and coaching from the Strength On Stages team. Clients will need to devote 1-2 hours per week to their self-paced post work.
WEEk 1
Brand Intake

What do you want to be known for and how do you want your brand imagery to help shape your narrative?

WEEK 2
Writing Your Powerful Bio

What’s the best way to describe your skills and impact?  We will workshop, edit, and complete this together.

WEEK 3
Unlocking Your 3 Speaker Topics

What are 3 topics that you’d love to speak about on podcasts, radio, TV, and onstage?  We will ideate and execute together.

WEEK 4
Writing Your Media Kit

Let’s package your copy so that journalists, producers, and event bookers look at your Media Kit and think, “I need their story.”  We will workshop, edit, and complete this together.

/////// 4 week break ///////

This is to give our PR experts, web developers, and editors an opportunity to edit your deliverables.
And then finally...

The Reveal Party

The big moment! 4 weeks after we complete our post-production work your new PR materials are ready. We do a reveal party and present to you:
Classic Participants
VIP Participants

Now you are ready to go pitch yourself to the media, get booked for interviews and speaking engagements, lock in sponsorship deals, or talk to a client or investor and make a big ASK.

–See the full breakdown to choose if you will be a Classic or VIP Participant–

Classic or VIP

When you get professional training on public speaking and storytelling, this means you:

Choose the experience that best aligns with your goals.
We only accept 15 Clients per session – 10 Classic and 5 VIP

SEPT 22 + 23

// Sold Out //

OCT 27 + 28

Only a few spots left!

NOV 10 + 11

// Sold Out //

DEC 1 + 2

Only a few spots left!

Meet Alum Arlena jackson

Founder and CEO of Elevation Ally

“Robert is highly trained and he takes his craft very seriously.  He is someone who really cares about those who he serves.”

Arlena's Story
Brand + Media Kit
Speaker Landing Page
VIP ONLY
Headshot + Lifestyle Photos
Personality Piece
VIP ONLY
Strength on Stages Testimonial

“Robert is highly trained and he takes his craft very seriously.  He is someone who really cares about those who he serves.”

Arlena Jackson

Founder and CEO of Elevation Ally

“After working with Robert, it’s such a joy to experience somebody’s true craft.  Robert truly is a storyteller. I have not experienced that before and to witness him work with us in such an intimate way was such an honor.”

Jordan Gill

CEO of Systems Saved Me

“Very much feels like I know what the next thing is.”

Kirsty Mac

Coach, Leader, Podcast Host

“Robert, I’m just overwhelmed and thankful that you got me to a place to tell this story. This is the authenticity and transparency that I want in the next season of my life and I am so grateful.”

Chelsea Williams

Founder + CEO of Reimagine Talent Consulting

What is the ROI?

When you walk out of this Masterclass,
you will understand how to:

After the masterclass, we send you:

These PR materials are expertly crafted by a team of pro videographers, photographers, and copywriters.

Take these materials and go share them with clients, investors, journalists, event bookers, and more. These deliverables, alone, are valued at more than the price of attendance.

What clients say about working with robert

Meet Your Coach, Robert Hartwell

Robert Hartwell is an award-winning Broadway performer, choreographer, director, producer, and entrepreneur. He is the host and executive producer of Taking Back the House, a television show presented by OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, HGTV, and Scott Brothers Entertainment.

From stage to screen, Robert creates jaw-dropping moments that leave audiences awestruck and inspired. You’ve seen Hartwell in Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals and featured in Pharrell and Jay-Z’s hit music video, “Entrepreneur.”

You might know Robert from his viral social media post. After purchasing a 200-year-old colonial mansion (which was built back when slavery was still legal Federally in the US), Robert inspired millions with his message of reinvention, liberation, and hope. As a Black gay man, he vowed to fill this home with love, honor his ancestors, tell their stories, and say their names.

Robert is the founder of The Broadway Collective, a musical theater education company for  teens. The company made the Inc 5000 List for its rapid growth: 440% revenue increase in 3 years. He’s a seasoned educator who understands how to bring out the greatness inside each client – whether they’re a teenager or grown-up.  After working with Robert,  97% of his students get into the top musical theatre college programs in the country—with scholarships. 

As a director and choreographer his work has been seen at Lincoln Center in NYC, the Kennedy Center in DC, and numerous theaters across the country.

Robert’s work has been featured in countless media outlets including Good Morning America, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, People, and more.

Robert divides his time between New York City, Los Angeles, and his new home in Massachusetts.

SEPT 22 + 23

// Sold Out //

OCT 27 + 28

Only a few spots left!

NOV 10 + 11

// Sold Out //

DEC 1 + 2

Only a few spots left!

Meet Alum Tivi Jones

Founder and CEO of Hey, Awesome Girl Creative Studio

“Robert Hartwell has a gift and you have to experience it to really understand it. Obviously you can see that he’s such a talented person and a bright, amazing human being. But once you get in his presence, once he works with you directly on your story, you start to realize how truly transformational his gift is.”

Tivi's Story
Brand + Media Kit
Speaker Landing Page
VIP ONLY
Headshot + Lifestyle Photos
Personality Piece
VIP ONLY
Strength on Stages Testimonial

“Robert Hartwell has a gift and you have to experience it to really understand it. Obviously you can see that he’s such a talented person and a bright, amazing human being. But once you get in his presence, once he works with you directly on your story, you start to realize how truly transformational his gift is.”

Tivi Jones

Founder and CEO of Hey, Awesome Girl Creative Studio

“I’ve always had everything I’ve needed, but here I’m getting all the things that I want. I heard Robert speak, and he said: If a door closes, open a window. Robert has shown me time and time again how to find your yes- he’s got a gift in that.”

Takenya Battle

Founder and CEO of Kenya’s Keys

“Robert’s got a gift at bringing out the best in people. It’s been an honor. I feel like a better person. He’s helping to elevate voices of color in ways that just need to happen. There’s not enough voices of color on stages. It’s gonna be incredible, he’s changing the world!”

Sarah Bettman

Founder of Bettman Consulting Group

“Working with Robert Hartwell has been life changing!”

Wendy Petties

Founder of Date Your Money

WE KNOW YOU ARE THINKING…

We have three things to say to you:

1 / As an entrepreneur, success means taking action before you feel completely ready because you will never feel 100% ready.

2 / You can create the time that you need. Two days in NYC? This is doable. 

3 / You can’t afford NOT to make time for this. If you want more clients, more sales, more visibility, more press coverage, then you need strong storytelling and speaking skills to make it happen. Do this Masterclass now to set yourself up for greater success in the years ahead.

If you want to improve your speaking skills…you want more clients and customers…you want more visibility for your work…then you belong in this room. 

This is an opportunity to step it up and GET FANCY. 

Let us coach you and package you like the VIP you are, even if you can’t see it yet.

Because each Masterclass is very intimate 15 clients (10 Classic and 5 VIP), 2:1 client-to-staff ratio) we provide a great deal of individual attention to each person. 

We meet you where you are on your journey—and help you get to the next level.

You started your own business (and want more clients)? You’re curious about doing paid speaking engagements (but haven’t booked any yet)? You’re ready to deliver that TEDx Talk (but nervous to do it)? You’re already a seasoned media veteran who’s been on national TV? Wherever you’re at, there is always more to learn and room to grow.

You can create the funding that you need. This is what entrepreneurs do. We create solutions out of thin air. 

There are plenty of ways to get the money you need for this Masterclass including: ask colleagues, friends, and family to invest in your business,  do a fundraiser, sell services to raise capital, make a big ASK and get a sponsor to cover the cost, ask your employer to reimburse you, and more. 

Don’t decide it’s impossible before you even try.

The value of your work has absolutely nothing to do with what you weigh.

You deserve to be seen and heard, right now, at your current size—and in every season of your life.

We live in a Patriarchal society which means you’ve been lied to—and you’ve been taught that your worthiness is connected to your size. It is not. Reject the Patriarchal bullsh*t and get yourself to this Masterclass in NYC!

This Masterclass in NYC is a 2 day experience (face to face) plus 4 weeks of exciting prep work before you arrive and 4 weeks of post-production support. 

Before and after NYC, the time commitment each week is minimal. Think: 2-3 hours per week in the prep work and 1-2 hours per week in the post-production support. Short time frame. 

You will not get bored or lose momentum. You will not get lost in the shuffle, because we only admit 15 clients per session(10 Classic and 5 VIP)  and each client gets 1:1 attention.

Every human being has a story to tell. (Not just one, but hundreds of stories.)

You need someone to prompt you with the right questions and pull these stories out of you.

Not every story is bold and flashy. Some are quiet stories. Stories about ordinary everyday moments. These stories are very powerful, too.

There are thousands of places where you can go tell your story: meetings, interviews, podcasts, stages, to your clients, to your team.

When you get professional training on public speaking and storytelling, this means you:

  • Get people to pay attention, listen, and remember what you’ve said—because you told them an unforgettable story.
  • Feel confident when selling your services to a client.
  • Impress a VC investor and get funding for your project.
  • Shine during interviews (podcasts, radio, tv) and viewers immediately go to your website to learn more and purchase your work.
  • Deliver powerful presentations on Zoom (and other places).
  • Get booked for paid speaking engagements ($5k to $100k for a one-hour keynote depending on your brand visibility and experience level).

All of this translates into millions in revenue for your company. Speaking is a skill that leads to money.

Yes! Here’s the entire experience from start to finish.

PREP WORK

You get 4 weeks of prep work (online) before the Masterclass in NYC. Each week includes 1:1 attention and coaching from the Strength On Stages team.

Week 1 – Visibility – What kind of visibility do you want to create for yourself and/or your company? What’s holding you back from going after it?

Week 2 – Your Signature Story – What is THE story that you need to be telling at this moment in your career?

Week 3 – Writing Your Story – What is the best way to craft your story so that it has a clear message and call to action?

Week 4 – Rehearsing Your Story – Practice sharing your story aloud to build confidence.

 

MASTERCLASS IN NEW YORK CITY

Spend 2 transformational days in NYC with Robert Hartwell and his team. Learn how to tell stories like a pro and clear the emotional blocks that cause you to play small. More than just a class—this is a mindset makeover. 

Day 1: Rehearsal – Share your story in a small, supportive setting. Get coaching to make it even stronger.

Day 2: Production – Practice being in front of a camera. We capture a few clips of you looking and feeling your best. 

 

AFTER THE MASTERCLASS

4 weeks of post-production to package you like the VIP you are (even if you don’t realize it yet). Each week includes 1:1 attention and coaching from the Strength On Stages team.

Week 1 – Brand Intake – What do you want to be known for?

Week 2 – Writing Your Powerful Bio – What’s the best way to describe your skills and credentials?

Week 3 – Unlocking Your 3 Speaker Topics – What are 3 topics that you’d love to speak about on podcasts, radio, TV, and onstage?

Week 4 – Writing Your Media Kit – Let’s package you so that a journalist looks at your kit and thinks, “I need to interview you ASAP.”

 

REVEAL PARTY

The big moment! 4 weeks after we complete our post-production work your new PR materials are ready. We do a reveal party and present to you:

Classic Participants

2 minute edited Signature Story video

5 edited headshot and lifestyle photos

Brand Guide 

Media kit 

 

VIP Participants

2 minute edited “Signature Story” video

2 minute edited “Personality Piece”  video

10 edited headshot and lifestyle photos

Speaker Landing Page 

Brand Guide 

Media kit 

Now you are ready to go pitch yourself to the media, get booked for interviews and speaking engagements, lock in sponsorship deals, or talk to a client or investor and make a big ASK. 

See the full breakdown to choose if you will be a Classic or VIP Participant.

The first step is to apply to become a client. In the app, tell us about yourself and your goals. 

We’ll review your info. If you’re a good fit for Strength On Stages: the Masterclass in NYC, we will email you a registration link and you will have 48 hours to complete your registration.  If you don’t secure your spot within those 48 hours we will go to the next participant on the list. 

Classic Participation is $15,000

VIP Participation is $25,000

Thanks to our partnership with Wizebank, we offer a variety of flexible payment options including a 12-month payment plan with no added interest or fees. 

A note from Robert

Every day of your life, you’re going to step onstage.

Your personal ‘stage’ might be meeting with a client and asking them to hire you, coffee with a potential investor, a keynote presentation, giving a pep talk to your employees, or something else. 

I want to help you step onto that stage feeling completely prepared—knowing what you’re going to say and how you’re going to say it. 

I want you to feel poised, powerful, and strong. Looking and feeling your absolute best. So that you can seize that moment and absolutely nail it—and get whatever result you want.

I want you to know, ‘I did everything possible to prepare for this moment and I gave my all’.

 Join me in New York City for Strength On Stages. 

This is a masterclass where you learn skills that you’ll use every single day of your life.

–Robert Hartwell

We use our voices For Change.

I think storytelling is one of the most vulnerable decisions we make as business owners.  I find it deeply important to know who you are working with and what our company stands for.  

We believe that Black lives matter.

We believe that Black trans people must be protected.

We believe a woman has the right to make decisions regarding her own body.

We believe in science. 

We believe in equality.

We believe in kindness.

A portion of proceeds from Strength On Stages goes to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute which supports Black transgender people. 

They are our most vulnerable community. Our stories must help protect them. It’s our duty. 

See you in New York City!

Here’s the big question: whose life will be changed because you found the courage to tell your story?
If something inside of you is calling you to be at Strength On Stages: The Masterclass…then you are supposed to be there.
Follow the call, take the leap, go apply.
We can’t wait to work with you.

SEPT 22 + 23

// Sold Out //

OCT 27 + 28

Only a few spots left!

NOV 10 + 11

// Sold Out //

DEC 1 + 2

Only a few spots left!

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