Circle Up Austin Director and Operations Guru
Andy Robson is a mother to two young girls and three giant dogs. Before starting a family, she had a career managing global product launches for Dell, working extensively in Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Andy has an Industrial Engineering degree from Purdue University and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. Before settling in Austin to start a family, Andy lived and worked in Taipei, Taiwan.
Andy has a lifelong passion for horses and has been riding since the age of six. She is immensely excited to be converging that passion and energy with her love of helping others and connecting people. Andy hopes to help others reconnect with their inner selves and find their own true North Star.
Born and raised in Texas, growing up with a love of riding horses, Samantha has 12+ years experience in building partnerships, driving sales effectiveness and establishing learning and enablement opportunities.
Sam holds a B.B.A. from the University of Houston with a major in Marketing and minor in Sales and is a certified Insights Discovery client practitioner.
As a Learning & Development Manager at Google, her passion is helping others through experiential learning using transparency, positivity and impact. Additionally, she seeks to provide an avenue and atmosphere for self-discovery and personal development for individuals, teams and organizations.
Beth Anstandig is changing the way organizations, leaders, and individuals use their power. As a life-long cowgirl, writer, professor, and licensed psychotherapist, Beth has 25 years of experience developing, implementing, and training people in Natural Leadership—a model she pioneered. Natural leadership helps people awaken their innate awareness so they can live and work with more authentic relationships and connection.
Beth owns Take a Chance Ranch in Morgan Hill, CA providing leadership, culture, and well-being programs through The Circle Up Experience. Together with an ever-growing menagerie of animals, Beth works with human herds onsite and online. She’s trained thousands of leaders and teams from some of the most renowned corporations, universities, and nonprofits.
Beth’s fresh perspective and work integrating basic animal practices into everyday human life have been featured in global media including BBC World Service, PBS, and Forbes. She is a frequent podcast guest, contributing writer for MomsRising, and an advisor and content creator for Kahilla: A Basecamp for Women on the Rise.
Beth has an MA degree in Clinical Psychology from Santa Clara University and an MFA degree in Creative Writing from Arizona State University. Beth is the author of A Garden of Forking Paths (Pearson Longman, 2006) and upcoming The Human Herd: Awakening Our Natural Leadership (Morgan James Publishing, 2021). She lives on her ranch with her daughter and an expanding community of animal herds.