A note from Robert

I open my schedule once per year to offer these special Story Discovery Sessions to a limited number of applicants. These sessions are at no cost to you. 

This is a special time for us to connect, share your challenges with visibility and storytelling, and learn how we can put your story out into the world. 

Story Discovery Sessions are a safe container to explore your fears, struggles, hopes, and dreams.

“The team at Strength On Stages are committed, dedicated professionals. We were well taken care of throughout the entire program. My experience with every member of the team was excellent.”

Renee Benson

CEO and Owner / V2F Coaching & Development LLC

“Working with Robert is easy, comfortable and fun. Robert has a way of putting you at ease. Meaning he distracts you from your doubts and fears with his quick wit, infectious laugh and most of all his empathy and compassion to make you feel seen and heard.

Sequieta Whitfield

CEO/Owner / Simply-Tantra

“The Team at Strength On Stages is super helpful, available, and encouraging. Every individual on the SOS team brings a certain essence that helps to create the best story and materials needed for you to reach your next level. Not to mention, you will for sure have some good laughs with everyone!“

Tamika Carlton

CEO + Founder / Couples Experience

Meet your coach, robert hartwell

Robert Hartwell is an award-winning Broadway performer, choreographer, director, producer, and CEO of Strength On Stages in NYC. 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 premiering in 2023.

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 founded The Broadway Collective which made the Inc 5000 List for its rapid growth: 440% revenue increase in 3 years. He’s an intuitive entrepreneur who understands how to bring out the greatness inside each client.

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. 

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