Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Robyn Williams is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of ChoiceCenter Leadership University, a leader in the field of EQ, personal development and leadership training designed for people in pursuit of personal excellence who want to take their lives to the next level of success.
Professional Trainer and Master Coach
Robyn is a professionally trained Master Facilitator and a Master Coach who specializes in Leadership and Business development. Robyn designs and delivers custom business trainings for organizations, corporations, and governments throughout the U.S.
She has an coaching clientele that includes an NBA team owner, multiple Fortune 500 C-level executives, resort owners, entrepreneurs, restaurant owners, investment bankers, developers, doctors, and spa owners, to name a few.
Since 1998, Robyn’s coaching clientele have all been generated by referral. The results she creates with her clients are so immediate and lasting, her reputation spreads quickly from one corporation to another. Robyn limits herself to eight personal coaching clients at a time, which often creates a waiting list for her expertise.
Commitment to Philanthropy
Since founding ChoiceCenter in 1998, Robyn has included community giving in the Center’s Leadership Legacy curriculum. Using the same EQ technology she applies to coaching, Robyn has led more than 150 Leadership teams to complete Legacy projects that produce well over $100,000 to charity each class.
Annually, ChoiceCenter Leadership teams collectively donate between $750,000 and $2.5 million to organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Shade Tree Shelter, St. Jude’s Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army, Street Teens, Feed the Children, Child Haven and many other hard working charities.
An Entrepreneurial Background
Prior to opening ChoiceCenter, Robyn was a successful entrepreneur and has owned her own companies since she was 20 years old. Her first business was an insurance brokerage that expanded from San Diego to Las Vegas, and grew to be the largest in Southern Nevada within just two years.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Meet The ChoiceCenter TeamCorrine Clement
President and Chief Operating Officer
Corrine Clement is President and Chief Operating Officer of ChoiceCenter Leadership University, a leader in the field of EQ, personal development and leadership training designed for people in pursuit of personal excellence who want to take their lives to the next level of success.
15 Years with MGM Resorts International
Corrine joined ChoiceCenter as President and COO in January 2008 after spending 11 years as Executive Director of Marketing, Communication, and Partnership Development at MGM Grand, and overseeing communications for 39,000 employees at MGM Grand Resorts properties.
During her career with MGM Resorts International, she was responsible for generating international business press, employment branding, managing executive-level communications, launching an internal television station, creating marketing dashboards, and developing partnerships with Fortune 500 companies.
Corrine also oversaw numerous special projects with MGM Grand during the property’s 5-year $800 million evolution, including participating in the development of a state-of-the-art poker room and reviving the Studio 54 brand. Working with the General Manager of the world’s most famous nightclub (Anthony Olheiser – an LV77 ChoiceCenter graduate), the club’s revenue increased 180 percent.
Corrine was also responsible for MGM Grand being recognized as a best-managed company. Her public relations outreach resulted in the property’s turnaround story appearing in numerous books and business magazines, and the property winning the prestigious Best Place to Work award in Nevada for three consecutive years.
Background in Philanthropy
Corrine is also the founder of Giver Game – a grass roots movement that empowers people to make a difference daily in the lives of others. Philanthropy comes naturally to Corrine as she served as Co-Chair of MGM Grand’s Voice Foundation for eight years, raising more than $11.7 million for Las Vegas charities. Under Corrine’s leadership, MGM Grand held the national record for largest charitable contributions per employee in the United States all eight years.
While now an executive at ChoiceCenter, Corrine maintains her relationships companies who hire her to consult on communications, branding and public relations as they expand their resorts around the world in Asia, India, the Middle East, North Africa, and gateway cities in the United States and Mexico.
Graduate Turned Fan of Transformation
Corrine has been associated with ChoiceCenter since completing the company’s personal development and leadership trainings in early 2007 as Torchbearer of LV74. Her personal results were so powerful that immediately following completion of her 100-day Leadership program, she trained to become an Executive Coach, wanting to pay her learning forward and make a difference in the lives of others.
Background and Awards
Corrine is a graduate of St. Mary's College of California, and holds a B.A. degree in Political Science with a minor in Communications. She is also a graduate of the University of Reno’s Executive Education program, MGM Grand’s Leadership Fellowship program, and the prestigious MGM MIRAGE Leadership Institute.
Throughout her career, Corrine has been recognized for her creativity and prowess in marketing and communications with numerous awards for writing, design, video editing, strategic planning, marketing, and has been honored with 67 Gold and Bronze Quill Awards from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), including three Best of Show honors. For two years, Corrine was also the top-rated speaker at the Advanced Learning Institute’s annual branding workshops in Orlando and Chicago.
Donnell Walston has been a mainstay at ChoiceCenter since 2007 when she took the Emotional Intelligence Leadership courses herself.. In July of 2014, she assumed the role as Executive Director at ChoiceCenter. As such, she oversees the overall operations and administration of the center while providing a solid framework and strategies for the personal development and leadership courses.
Donnell holds a Masters in Business Administration as well as a Masters in Adult Education both from the University of Phoenix. She worked as the Director of Training and Development for MGM Resorts for 14 years, and Wirtz Beverage, a local premium beverage distributor for four years In those roles, Donnell supported employees with their development, expansion of skill sets, and promotion or place within the company.
Donnell attributes her success as a ChoiceCenter coach to her nearly two decodes of experience coaching people in business for what’s next. Now, at ChoiceCenter, she says she has the opportunity to extend that into other domains of peoples’ lives including family and community.
Ahna Stender is the business manager for ChoiceCenter, making certain that all the behind-the-scenes details are taken care of including paperwork, managing team rosters, and facilitating communication between team and staff.
A graduate from University Nevada Reno with a major in English literature and a minor in business, she began her career as a General Manager at an Anytime Fitness in Las Vegas. At the suggestion of her mother, Ahna enrolled into ChoiceCenter for LV117. After experiencing such a powerful environment, Ahna wanted to be in it full time. She has been with the center since 2012 and takes pride in the detail and planning that goes into having it all come together for each new class.
When Ahna is not playing wizard behind the curtains for Choice Center, she’s competing in Spartan Races and other obstacles runs.
Jane Villafuerte, also known as Coach Janiac (because she’s a maniac on a mission), wears many hats at ChoiceCenter. She’s an experienced emotional intelligence senior coach who not only coaches leadership teams, but also gives personal attention and guidance to new students, from sign up to the start of the training. In addition to her coaching responsibilities, Jane uses her previous work experience to manage social media, public communication, and event planning for the center.
Jane graduated from UNLV with a degree in Hospitality with an emphasis in meetings and event management. After working as a marketing manager for Tao Group, she became Social Media Manager for a poker representation agency called Poker Royalty. Her boss at the company enrolled her into the ChoiceCenter trainings.