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tHE relationship expert

Calvin (Cal) has been helping build and restore relationships for 20+ years. Having done graduate studies in theology and post graduate studies in law, Calvin has been able to marry academia with his natural gifting of discernment to (literally) save countless relationships from demise. His unique ability to resolve toxic conflict has propelled Cal into an international platform as the Relationship Expert with major television networks like, A&E, LifetimeTV and FYI. Calvin is currently in his fifth season of Lifetime’s number one (unscripted) show, Married at First Sight. His undeniable talent has earned him expert status on additional shows like, Honeymoon Island, Happily Ever After, MAFS Second Chances, etc.

Cal is truly an expert in all things “relationship,” so it’s no surprise he is also a sought after Keynote Speaker in both the corporate and religious industries.

“Intelligent, charismatic, integrous, likable, relatable…” are all adjectives used by others to describe Calvin N. Roberson. He takes possession of these qualities whether in front of a camera or behind the scenes in private dialogue. Calvin believes that it is possible for us all to live our best lives no matter the circumstances; we are all whelmed with the strength to overcome, overtake, and overachieve, it’s up to us to access and use that strength… Calvin’s desire to activate others into being their best selves drives his passion for public speaking and television.

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THE CORPORATE PROFESSIONAL

Calvin’s (pre television) corporate professional life was as a result of pure tenacity, resilience, and adaptability. His position as a registered NYSE Financial Exec. was birthed out of a cold call he made with no experience in the financial industry. Calvin’s ability to extract and ingurgitate knowledge from his environment, elevated him to executive status in each different industry he entered. After landing his first job as an investment broker with Smith Barney, he moved on as Vice President of investments at First Tennessee Bank (the first black person ever to hold that position), then, as regional Vice President at Allianz Global Investors.

When the financial market crashed Calvin redirected his focus to corporate consulting, where he used all of his expertise to inspire, motivate and activate others. Calvin has always had a love for the arts so when Duke Ellington School of the Arts (alma mater of Dave Chappelle and the likes) hired him as a consultant, and then requested to have him full time as Dean of Arts, he jumped at the opportunity to bring inspiration to the lives of high schoolers. Calvin’s public speaking and consulting business was a natural fit with the Dean of Arts position but in efforts of contributing even more to inquiring minds, he served as an adjunct professor at V.U.L and Washington U, in his spare time.

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The progressiVE Pastor

Truly the definition of progression and vision, Calvin (Pastor Cal) is one of the most relatable, relationship-oriented pastors you will ever meet. Pastor Cal’s approach to life is very unconventional and his view of faith begs deeper thinking. He is the author of the book, The Gospel of NonSense, which, even by it’s name brings intrigue about his thought process. Pastor Cal’s teachings about spirituality are very practical, and his non-judgemental philosophy has afforded him the ability to relate to people of many different spiritual beliefs on a profound level.
Calvin has enriched his life’s calling by dedicating many years to ministry as a lead pastor. “Pastor Cal,” as he is affectionately known by church members, credits his spiritual connection with God for his successful spiritual advisory and life coaching skills. Calvin and his wife Wendy are the proud founders of Progression Church in Atlanta, Georgia, where the motto is, the same as their personal life’s motto, “Relationships Matter.” It was “Pastor Cal’s” desire to help struggling couples and uncanny ability to resolve conflict that led to international television exposure through opportunities with Lifetime, FYI & A&E networks. Although he is always humbled by the added attention that sprouts from his television quests, Pastor Cal understands and accepts that a gift as powerful as conflict resolution cannot be stifled or hidden, rather, it must be shared with the masses.

In addition, Pastor Cal and his wife Wendy, run an organization called, Marriage Ain’t For Punks, and feel blessed to answer the call for relationship conferences and workshops throughout the U.S. and abroad.

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FUN FACTS!

Calvin and his wife, Wendy will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary on January 2, 2019

Calvin and Wendy run an organization called Marriage Ain’t For Punks and they do workshops and conferences

Calvin was awarded the innovation award in D.C. by the Y.M.C.A. for his M.O.N.E.Y. mentorship program

Calvin is constantly told by men of all different ethnicities that they respect & admire his ability to relate

Calvin was born in South Boston VA