In this episode, ex-FBI Spy Catcher and now world renowned Trust and Rapport expert, Robin Dreeke joins Chris Hadnagy and Maxie Reynolds. Listen in as they discuss the importance of mentoring, TRUST and relationship building. – March 8, 2021.


Ep. 141 – Do You Want to be Mentored with Robin Dreeke

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Ep. 141

In this episode, Robin Dreeke joins Chris Hadnagy and Maxie Reynolds.  Robin is a best-selling author, professional speaker, trainer, facilitator, and retired FBI Special Agent and Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program. Robin has taken his life’s work of recruiting spies and broken down the art of leadership, communication, and relationship building into Five Steps to TRUST and Six Signs of who you can TRUST. Listen in as they discuss the importance of mentoring, how to find a mentor and the best ways to teach a mentee. They also go over great principals anyone can use to build genuine relationships. March 8, 2021.

00:09 – Intro 

01:43 – Introduction to Robin Dreeke 

03:35 – The importance of mentoring 

09:37 – The levels of mentoring 

11:05 – How to find a mentor 

14:18 – How to choose a mentee 

18:49 – Building genuine relationships and partnerships 

21:11 – Teaching transparency 

23:29 – Bringing value to a relationship and exercising transparency 

25:45 – Try to understand the reasons behind a person’s actions 

33:13 – Figurout what kind of feedback a person needs 

36:20 – Making empathy a habit 

38:01 – When emotionally hijacked, utilize tactical empathy 

41:17 – Is it better to confront or adapt to miscommunication? 

47:08 – Robin’s current projects and info 

Robin on Twitter 

Robin on Facebook  

Robin on LinkedIn 

Robin on YouTube 

Human Hacking Conference: 

51:51 – Robin’s most respected colleagues 

Joe Navarro 

Jack Schafer 

Jordan Harbinger 

Eric Hunley 

52:55 – Robin’s book recommendations 

Human Hacking: Win Friends, Influence People, and Leave Them Better Off for Having Met You 

Sizing People Up: A Veteran FBI Agent’s User Manual for Behavior Prediction 

It’s Not All About Me: The Top Ten Techniques for Building Quick Rapport with Anyone 

The Code of Trust: An American Counterintelligence Expert’s Five Rules to Lead and Succeed 

How To Win Friends and Influence People 

Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day 

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It 

Extreme Ownership (How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win) 

Insight: Why We’re Not as Self-Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life 

Hook Point: How to Stand Out in a 3-Second World 

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t 

56:17 – Outro 

Robin on Twitter 

Chris on Twitter 

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