Quite a bit about me
Champion of Creativity Ambassador of Wellness
Pursuer of Excellence
Robert is best described by his 3 core pillars which form his identity.
These 3 core tentacle like pillars expand into and across his work, play & home live.
1. Champion of Creativity
Robert works to help others reclaim their stolen creativity by removing the suppression of their ‘creative gene’. This action unlocks your potential to develop and utilize this highly sought after soft skill, allowing you to remain relevant in the face of unprecedented high levels of job automation.
2. Ambassador of Wellness
A lover of nature, Robert has a healthy appetite for adventure. He works to maintain a life-work balance instead of a work-life balance. He believes that one should live a life of purpose and then work in a manner that fulfils that purpose. He promotes wellness by helping others to stop betraying their breath, identify and transform their trauma so that they can learn to won and live the messages of their stories.
3. Pursuer of Excellence
He is a recovering corporate perfectionist (and procrastinator) assisting others to Ditch The Overwhelm to live light. The mantra of having a bias to action and making minor adjustments that yield major improvements (MAMI as he refers to the process by) is what he lives by.
Focussed on guiding those transitioning from a corporate role into entrepreneurship while also working to reduce the high failure rate of small businesses (SMEs).
Ultimately, Robert wants people to think freely, create unapologetically and live abundantly!
Robert A. Belle is a transformational speaker, mentor and ACCA Qualified Accountant. The Managing Director of Smip Consultancy. He helps people who feel stuck in their career or life journey to break away from the “norm” and find new paths that reveal their true value.
He has shared his secrets of creative success at his numerous speaking engagements as well as on Antigua and Barbuda’s ABS TV and Radio, Kenya’s NTV and KUTV. He also spends much of his time mentoring and guiding men of all ages to have a strong, positive impact on their families and society as a whole.
Robert is a winner of the 2019 Advocate of the Year Award (Affiliate) and the 2020 Brand Advocate by the ACCA for his work assisting other accountants embrace their creativity and reach new growth potentials.
Performing experiments was the highlight of my childhood. Formal methods of learning were difficult for me due mainly to my dyslexic position. I studied and qualified as an ACCA accountant mainly due to the melancholic characteristics of the discipline.
However, throughout my professional career rarely did I perform traditional accounting roles and constantly found myself leaning more towards operational type roles where a sanguine thrives. Nonetheless, I would feel more of a a misfit or imposter in each world-in the accounting world I was labelled as too creative and out side of the box thinking, in the creative world “not creative enough to fit in”. I then found myself in a sort of no-mans area. Any move across what seemed like a solid line of separation was done cautiously but at times still result in repulsion.
The question lingered in my mind “Why can’t I be an accountant who is also creative?” I struggled to find the answer to this dichotomy for years until I eventually decided to stop trying to fit in but instead accept this unfamiliar territory as my new home and simply stand out. I resolved to make brainstorming and exploring new territories as my new comfort zone fuelled by my explorative sense of adventure.
This led me to my destiny and objective to dismantle and re-construct “the line” between licensed and creative professionals and form it into a circle, taking both participants around that circle and forming a new movement.