Mali Phonpadith interviews Robert Clancy.

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Robert Clancy is a gifted technology entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, author, minister and spiritual teacher from the heart of upstate New York.

Through his passion for exceptional design & innovative technology, he co-founded Spiral Design Studio ( over 27 years ago to lead an award winning creative team in the evolution of major corporate brands, marketing & web development. Balancing his corporate commitments with his lifelong compassion for humanity, Robert supports ongoing volunteerism within his business and everyday life. His dedication to community inspires his team and encourages professional leaders to step up and give back.

At 19, Robert had a divine spiritual experience that greatly altered his life. In 2012 he started “Robert Clancy – Guide to the Soul” Facebook fan page ( where he shares his divinely inspired thoughts, now followed by nearly a half million people worldwide. Robert is also a regular contributor on KABC Radio’s syndicated Late Night Health Radio.

Robert has volunteered for the New York East Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) seminar for nearly thirty years. He is the only volunteer in New York State to attend and volunteer for the New York East HOBY seminar for the past twenty-seven consecutive years. The New York State Junior Chamber of Commerce honored Robert’s service to youth with the prestigious New York State Humanitarian Award among other honors for his volunteer work.

Robert is the author of the acclaimed book, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Soul, an evocative collection of inspirational stories and transcendental journeys that will transform the way you think about community service while bringing deeper meaning to your career path and your life.” His second book, Daily Downloads & Fortune Cookies from the Universe, offers inspirational thoughts within nine uplifting categories to help to center your spirit and encourage your compassion for humanity.

As early as age six, Robert committed his life to assisting others, whether volunteering, helping them to succeed or even just offering a friendly smile. Robert is a husband, father and 5th degree master black belt martial arts instructor. Robert Clancy is a dedicated volunteer who completely embodies the spirit of service—a selfless commitment to helping others make a positive difference in the world.

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