Join us for the most anticipated interview of the year with Billionairess Extraordinaire Robin A. Walker……
January 8, 2025
Today I am honored to be invited to the Southern Mansion (known as Eagle’s Nest) of Billionairess Extraordinaire Robin A.Walker. This property spans 100 acres and Ms. Walker has asked to start our interview, on this chilly January afternoon, in her tempered glass enclosed Gazebo.
Ms. Walker shares with me that she calls this unique Gazebo ‘The’Getaway’. The Getaway is strategically located to take in the majestic view of this lush, vibrant land, manicured & bursting with row upon row of colorful flowers. As we approach, I am astonished by the 1300 square ft. structure. Once inside, the peacefulness of the room washes over me. I involuntarily close my eyes & inhale deeply the calming fragrance of vanilla in the air. When I open my eyes, I slowly take it all in. I see the fire-place, a wet bar and I can hear the Bose’ surround sound system playing the smooth jazz sounds of Ben Tankard.
Ms. Walker explains the layout to me. There are beautiful handcrafted plush sofas so arranged to accommodate her ‘Getaway ‘preference. If she is in the mood for listening only, she will sit in the BLUE area. She tells me this is where she produces Liberty. When she wants more understanding on a subject, she gestures to a section of sofas & chairs facing the East, she sits in her YELLOW area. There is a wood carved bookcase holding 300 books in the section. In the southern most point of the Gazebo is her ‘Giving Area’. She notices the slightly perplexed look on my face then adds, this is where she comes to bring forth the details of how she can help others.
This area is RED. It’s a deep, plush & luxurious cranberry red. The sofa here is contemporary in style and a stark white in color, accented with 4 pillows in that luxurious red. There are beautiful hand-blown red colored glass pieces, tastefully placed in this section. There is a chair & ottoman in cranberry red, to the left of the sofa.
As we walk towards the area I focus in on the Panoramic gold embossed picture frame. The images inside are set as a collage and chronicles the first Transitional Life Center, built by Ms. Walker, from the ground breaking to the Grand Opening. Last night was the Gala to celebrate 50 TLCs open, fully functional & ready to help young women across the country.
She invites me to take a seat, offers me a Cran Aloe cocktail, one of her Ardyss International products, and awaits my reaction. I smile and nod my head in approval.
Ms.Walker is now ready to begin.
My first question for her is ‘What started you on this journey?’ She smiles and I can see a sparkle in her eyes. She tilts her head slightly and says……..
She always knew she was supposed to do something extraordinary with her life. In 2013 she took all the bits and pieces she had accumulated over the years and put them together. She says she wants to thank Lee Allen for introducing her to the free training offered by Mark J.
Who is Mark J.?
She chuckles softly, then she sits up on the edge of her seat and starts speaking in the worst Italian accent I have ever heard. She telling me about this Italian guy from Boston, who used to sit in his Boston apartment underneath a plastic palm tree dreaming about living in Hawaii.
What!? I’m thinking is she serious or is she just pulling my leg? She’s looking at me, for what seems to be at least 5 minutes, in silence. What do I say now? I am so relieved when she breaks into a hearty, very happy laugh.
She then clarifies, that Mark J., the Fabulous Davene, Trish the Dish, Heather & everyone in the MKMMA organization helped her to put the bits & pieces together that gave her the insight to make her dreams come true.
Ms.Walker I know that you own several businesses in many different industries. Did you dream about all of them?
Indeed I did.
Forgive me Ms.Walker, but I just can’t imagine you, as a little girl, dreaming about automobile dealerships, manufacturing plants, distribution centers, 24 hour auto-repair shops across the country & owning an NFL team.
Easier for you to picture me owning the retail Boutiques, Health Coaching & Etiquette businesses?
And with that question, she removed her glasses and raised her left brow. Anyone who followed the success of Ms.Walker knew that this simple gesture was powerful. It said ‘Are you ready for what comes next?’ I was.
So I continued. Share with me how all that you have accomplished came to be.
Necessity of financial security, I ventured.
Well, that one is obvious, but there were other necessities & needs to be met. I wanted to position myself to fill some of those needs for myself & others as well.
Okay, you’re saying that owning a National Football Team will help fulfill the needs of others? How?
Well, I only own 25% of the team and I sponsor a state-wide writing contest. I choose 25 young people between the ages of 10 & 18 to see a home game from my skybox. We use the trip as part of a civic assignment so they will need to write a report about the experience. We pick up everyone on Friday morning and head to New Orleans. The entire weekend is about the Saints, facility, the players it’s great! The young people get a great experience at a level that is designed to elevate their own thinking and perceptions.
Wow! That’s awesome! May I come with you next season? I was laughing but I was oh so serious!
Yes, you may join us next season.