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Robert Eyler
Robert Eyler

Robert Eyler


New York, NY USA

"Whenever I feel fear or discomfort, I sprint towards that. Fear is just a compass directing you where you need to be going."

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Day In The Life

Manager and Health & Wellness Lead

I perform audits and consulting, and lead the firm in it's health and wellness efforts for employees.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Mira Mesa High School

  • Bachelor's Degree


    University of Redlands

  • Bachelor's Degree


    University of Redlands

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Physical Education

    University of Redlands

  • Certification

    Certified Public Accountant


  • Certification

    Certified Personal Trainer (NASM CPT)

    National Academy of Sports Medicine

  • Certification

    Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS)

    National Academy of Sports Medicine

  • Certification

    Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)

    National Academy of Sports Medicine

  • Certification

    Behavioral Change Specialist (BCS)

    National Academy of Sports Medicine

  • Certification

    Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)

    Yoga Alliance

Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    Grew up playing football and I wanted to continue playing by any means possible—decided to go to whichever college would pay the most in scholarships.

  • 2.

    I attended the University of Redlands, where I earned my bachelor’s degree in business and accounting.

  • 3.

    I have always struggled with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) but when I discovered accounting, it all clicked—I realized I could use my love of numbers and analytical thinking to my advantage.

  • 4.

    Began pursuing auditing as a career path and by the first year out of college, I was already on my third job.

  • 5.

    Early on, I struggled to find a company that fit me—then I got a job in auditing at RSM US and their core value of pursuing your passion really resonated with me.

  • 6.

    After three years, I left RSM briefly to pursue accounting for the cannabis industry, but it didn’t fulfill me, so I took two months off and traveled the world teaching yoga.

  • 7.

    After returning to the U.S., I contacted RSM US and they gave me my job back—in addition to auditing, I worked on their health and wellness initiatives.

  • 8.

    Now I'm Senior Manager at Baker Tilly US and owner of a health/well-being enterprise specializing in educating, elevating and liberating body and mind via professional speaking, teaching and coaching.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    You will never get a job with tattoos. You should just stick to accounting and drop your passions of health, wellness, meditation and yoga. You don't have the intelligence to make it past staff level at an accounting firm.

  • How I responded:

    I didn't listen. I trusted myself, my passions, my drive and my purpose in this life. I cancelled out the noise by meditating, working out, journaling and focusing on myself. I stuck to the plan, exuded self-discipline in the toughest of times, and knew/know my worth.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • When I began working in the cannabis industry, I was making more money than I had ever made, but I was miserable. I made the decision to leave and not work for 2 months in order to travel and teach yoga. I needed some self-reflection.

  • I had severe O.C.D. growing up and that was challenging for me to deal with. While it held me back in a lot of ways, I learned how to spin it into a positive and use it to my advantage when it came to my love of numbers and analytical thinking.

  • I've struggled with addiction and dependence on various stimulants. I had to take time to get myself back on track and start living the values that I espoused as a wellness advocate. It was also a matter of getting out of the "do, do, do" mentality.

  • 1 year out of college, I was on my 3rd job! I struggled trying to find the right company that fit for me and where I felt comfortable and useful. At RSM, they accept and even encourage my uniqueness! The Power of Being Understood is REAL!