Involuntary Exit is Available Now

A fast-paced, savvy book that takes readers through the emotional roller coaster of dealing with being fired, seamlessly integrating practical advice and women’s experiences into a narrative of resilience. Involuntary Exit is a must-read for all professional women, because—let’s face it—it could happen to any one of us. Click Here to get your signed copy.

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Robin Merle has been a senior executive for billion-dollar organizations.

She is a veteran of the power, value, and identity wars at the top ranks and has raised more than a half-billion dollars in philanthropy during her nearly forty years working with nonprofit organizations. She has served as a board member for three nonprofits in New York City, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals, New York City Chapter; the New York Women’s Agenda; and Women In Development, New York (WID).


She also has been a vice chair of National Philanthropy Day in New York. In 2017, she was named Woman of Achievement by WID for her leadership in fundraising and commitment to supporting women in the field. She has had the privilege of interviewing and coaching countless women who have faced unexpected job loss.


Through these experiences, she’s discovered that shattering cookie-cutter advice is her passion. She has had the honor of speaking at Rutgers University, Johns Hopkins, Chief, Parlay, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (her industry). As a frequent webinar host and guest on radio and podcasts, as well as an active blogger and contributor to LinkedIn, she’s driven by the pressing need for guidance on navigating career transitions.

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If you’d like a signed copy of Involuntary Exit for yourself or a friend or colleague, please click here. Robin will personally sign and send you a copy at a reduced shipping cost.

Involuntary Exit has been described as a group hug and survival guide rolled into one. It includes more than 40 life hacks (a.k.a. featured Pieces of Best Advice), 15 inspirational quotes to carry with you, and 6 practices that women can apply to chart their own journey to more meaningful success. Don’t forget to check out the free Involuntary Exit Playlist on Spotify curated for each phase of your journey.

A personally signed copy of Involuntary Exit is a gift that anyone can use who is navigating the emotional roller coaster of job loss, divorce, and any separation that wasn’t in the original plan.




The Involuntary Exit playlist is curated for each phase of your journey. For Part One: The Loyalists’ Guide to Betrayal, you can feel the truth with tracks like “Hearts a Mess” by Goyte. For Part Five: Your Brave New World, you can revel in your victories with “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. When You’re Preparing for Your Next Role in Part Four, pump up your confidence with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “I Won’t Back Down.” Trust me, you’ll listen to these tunes again and again depending on where you are in your journey.

If you have a favorite Involuntary Exit anthem, please let me know by emailing me at I’d love to add your recommendations for our community to share.

Part One: The Loyalists’ Guide to Betrayal

New Rules – Dua Lipa
Run – Nicole Scherzinger
Narcissus – Alanis Morissette
Mad Woman – Taylor Swift
Hearts a Mess – Gotye

Part Two: Being Faux-Fired and Other Involuntary Departures

Cruel Summer – Bananarama
Don’t Come Around Here No More – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Nobody Seems To Care – 16 Bit Lolitas
Work B**ch – Britney Spears

Part Three: Leaning Out: Going Public, One Surprise at a Time

Galvanize – The Chemical Brothers
Keep Holding On – Avril Lavigne
Don’t Give Up – Chicane, Bryan Adams
The Right Life – Seal

Part Four: Preparing for Your Next Role

No Tears Left to Cry – Ariana Grande “
All or Nothing – Dirty Vegas
I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Broken Glass – Rachel Platten
Light Me Up – The Pretty Reckless
Good Feeling – Flo Rida

Part 5: Your Brave New World

Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
I Can See Clearly Now – Jimmy Cliff
Newborn Friend – Seal
Confident – Demi Lovato
I’m So Excited – Pointer Sisters
Keep This Party Going – The B-52s
Firework -Katy Perry
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Vivir Mi Vida – Marc Anthony