The Robot-Proof Recruiter MastermindCertification | Virtual Delivery

Creating Human-First Recruiters

Recruiters: Do hiring managers fail to give you their time and commitment so you end up with unrealistic job specs that list too many ‘must-haves’ or stuck in a poor working relationship? Or do candidates fail to engage or even ghost you? Do you want to be extraordinary at what you do?

Talent Acquisition & Recruitment Leaders: Imagine if your team had more success using the tools and technology they already have. Imagine if they created better engagement with both candidates and hiring managers, to improve time-to-fill, candidate experience and other common recruitment problems.

The mastermind helps you solve your recruitment woes!

Rather than energising human connection, technology has made it more difficult for recruiters, talent acquisition and HR professionals to connect, engage and successfully recruit the people they need for their company or clients.

Now recruiters fight the noise and resentment that has been created by recruitment spam and poor candidate experience.

The Robot-Proof Recruiter Mastermind is a 12-month certification programme for people who want to future-proof their careers by developing the skills that recruitment technology cannot replace and those skills that are critical to their future success.
Next pod launch: September 30, 2020 3pm UK (last for 2020)

The mastermind is a new way of learning

Each mastermind pod consists of just 15 people from across the world, who come together virtually each month to grow from discussion and debate, and to participate in challenges that develop their ‘human-first’ skills. Katrina Collier leads each mastermind pod and brings in experts where needed to give you extra oomph! You will be held accountable by your pod peers and, importantly, be supported in a safe space.

It is:

  • a 12 month certification programme to develop skills that ensure your future success because they cannot be replaced by technology! 
  • a commitment to 1 hour per month together in the pod and monthly challenges that can easily be incorporated into your work routine.
  • a safe space to try, possibly fail, definitely learn, and always grow in.
  • interactive: you’ll be part of a team with the expectation that you will speak and be heard.
  • a private space for check-ins and inspiration.
  • virtual – you can join us from anywhere.
  • your own copy of The Robot-Proof Recruiter & the opportunity to work closely with its author, Katrina Collier!


Liz DowlingThe Robot-Proof Recruiter Mastermind is one of the most innovative and interactive learning experiences that I’ve seen in the talent acquisition space. Now, more than ever, recruiters need to focus on the skills that enable them to develop better relationships and experiences for candidates and hiring managers. Knowing your craft, having a global growth-mindset, and putting people first is paramount, and ensures that you can’t be replaced by technology or automation.

Liz Dowling


Reach your potential

At the end of the 12 months you will be a certified Robot-Proof Recruiter. The future-proof skills you develop will ensure your success as a recruiter by amplifying those qualities that energise human connection with both candidates and hiring managers.

*click the wording on each skill to see the full detail and a video explaining more

Recruiters play with people’s lives. If you take someone out of a job and place them into the wrong one and you could irreversibly damage their career or worse. Without trust you will never get the information you need from your hiring managers, information which ensures you are sourcing the right person, or be able to woo a candidate away from their company when you do find them! Hence it is essential for recruiters to know how to develop trust and look like a recruiter worthy of someone’s time and trust.
People change, things change. Whether working agency side or internally, recruiters deal with people who have wants, needs and emotions, who are influenced by family, friends, colleagues and circumstance, and who can change the parameters unexpectedly. As demonstrated by COVID-19, there has never been a greater need to be adaptable. By being inflexible or resistant to change you are setting yourself up to fail. By being adaptable you will be ready to handle any situation both now and in the future.
Curiosity is key. The best recruiters look further, delve deeper, ask more questions, listen for the unspoken, question the status quo and strive to do better. They ask the ‘silly questions’ just in case, they source where others do not, and they know their marketplace and their company or client’s needs inside out, because they ask so many questions and look for answers. Without curiosity you are hindering your recruitment but get curious and watch your recruitment transform.
Active Listening involves fully concentrating on what is being said rather than just passively ‘hearing’ the message. You’ll hear from an expert for this one! Roderick Lambert is ex-HR and a talented Executive Coach, in fact he’s Katrina’s coach! By actively listening you’ll know what your candidates and hiring managers are not saying, which will save you time and frustration connecting the two for a successful placement.

Put yourself in their shoes. Humans are sentient beings with the power to perceive, reason and think. People perceive more than your words, they feel your energy. Empaths are incredibly good at reading energy, hence empathy is defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Couple empathy with compassion, which is when you want the best for another person, and you will be able to provide true consultation to both your candidates and your hiring managers.
Self-awareness leads to self-responsibility. A recruiters role is so important, we are the face of our company or our client’s company. Understanding our internal stress, thoughts, emotions, and beliefs, helps us to understand how we are being perceived in any moment. This skill is crucial to ensuring the success of all parts of the hiring life cycle. Self awareness will help you develop throughout your career.
To influence is to woo. In many ways hiring is a lot like dating, we are looking for the perfect match. Influence is defined as ‘the power to have an effect on people or things, or a person’ and you will need the right kind of influence to persuade hiring managers, convert candidates and even to get HR to onboard well. You will also use influence in your career to get ahead.
Fearlessness used well is power. It’s the one that will make you say no, because sometimes, you simply have to say no! It’s the one that will make you contact people even if they scare you. It is also the one you’ll use to deliver feedback when you’d rather not to candidates and your managers or clients! It is the one that will push you to strive for the very best for you and your organisation, when the inner voice is naysaying.

Clarity saves time! Providing transparency should be easy but so often you are relying on information from other people but if you aim for clarity your recruitment will run efficiently. Providing clarity will convert passive candidates into applicants and convert those knee-deep in your hiring process, into new employees. Offer clarity and watch your reputation grow as a recruiter worth their weight in gold.
Certainty = reliably true. Not something that seems realistic in an unpredictable recruitment process but it’s what humans crave so it’s essential. By providing certainty of the expected process and outcomes, you will keep both your candidates and hiring managers confident in your ability. It doesn’t mean things won’t change; it’s about providing certainty to the best of your ability to ease the recruitment process for you, candidates and managers.
Personal development is a lifelong process. Over the previous 10 modules you will have gained the willingness and ability to flex your knowledge muscles and as well as gained new perspectives. But let’s really ensure your career remains future proof and expansive by ensuring you continue to experiment and develop.
Working together for a common purpose. By the end of the mastermind you will have developed this one naturally! But in this our final module, you will leave with some final tips to refine your approach because the future of work is collaborative and project based, whether you stay in recruitment or talent acquisition, or move onto a new career. You will also receive your Robot-Proof Recruiter Certification! 🙌🏻 

If the information under each skill has left you with questions, see the FAQs below or contact Katrina.


What Pod Peers are saying

June Agrawal Mastermind

Katrina’s Mastermind sessions and challenges are thought-provoking. They have made me think about why I have some strong relations, while some are loose ends. They help me think about inner me, my past and present decisions, and my personal and professional values.

Mastermind has even helped me face some difficult past times; remembering how I felt, how I managed the situation, why I did what I did, and how I would do it differently now. It is helping me identify my strengths and weakness, and making me stronger every day. In our busy lives, I feel we all need this Mastermind to discover who we really are, what we could become and how can we get better through learning. I am in constant learning and thinking mode Katrina, thanks for making it happen!

June Agrawal, Talent Acquisition Leader


Invest in your career

Just 15 places are available for the next pod commencing on September 30th 2020 at 3pm UK time! (Not available? See FAQs)

When you join, you are committing to the full 12-month programme. You can pay either £49, €55 or $65 per month using the Stripe payment gateway below.

Alternatively pay upfront and receive 1 month free & Katrina will also donate 1 month to Hope for Justice. You become robot-proof while paying-it-forward.🧡 Ask Katrina for info..




There is a synergy of energy, commitment, and excitement that participants bring to a mastermind pod. The beauty of a mastermind pod is that participants raise the bar by challenging each other, brainstorming ideas, and supporting each other with honesty, respect and compassion.
Of course, technology will always play an active role in our careers but it’s all about how you use it. Think of this as learning how to play a concerto on a piano! Technology works best when it’s in a supporting role and we are ‘playing’ it beautifully.
Each pod meets once a month for an hour via Zoom – then each week you receive a challenge that takes 10-15 minutes to complete over the course of 7 days. Some pod-peers are chattier than others so invest more time but that is a purely personal choice.
Groups and channels are great but they can be incredibly noisy and even negative. Sometimes asking what could seem a silly question to another person can lead to ridicule and the reluctance to participate in the future. Your mastermind pod is a group of a maximum of 15 people, who are all there to learn from and support each other safely. We will agree upfront to a ‘circle of trust’ so no question is left unanswered and everyone is heard.
Training, even with the best intention, can be too much to implement and often gets left behind. Each challenge in the mastermind leads to continuous practical application, meaning it becomes second nature. Plus you’ll receive regular reminders to keep going and be held accountable by your pod peers.
Technically it is possible but there is a level of honesty, freedom and collaboration that comes from working with people outside of your organisation but let’s have a chat and see what is best for your people and team.
You will have a log in to your pod on MastermindManager and be able to access the recording and ask questions there.
Certainly, let’s chat. It’s possible to add another currency or be invoiced for the full amount, please contact Katrina. If you pay upfront, you will receive 1 month for free and 1 month will be donated to Hope for Justice, the most incredible charity.
Please contact Katrina. She’s happy to answer any questions you have.


Scholarships & Grants

In these trying times, it’s incredible to see people paying-it-forward by sponsoring a place for a HR or recruiting professional whose role has been made redundant or is struggling for another reason. The hugest heartfelt thanks goes to Adam Gordon and:

Massive thank you also to Skillsmax for the technology grant that is enabling the mastermind to reach further and help more people.