Meet Robert Picart.

Robert Picart is an emerging non-fiction writer, cultural explorer, former missionary, community volunteer, and city explorer.

Born in the vibrant and diverse Toronto, Canada, Robert identified early his affinity for culture, music, and the company of good friends. Forever the people watcher, he spent his early days hopping on and off the subway, discovering new frontiers, new flavours, and new friends.

As a young adult, his love for community translated into serving as a missionary in Majuro, a south pacific island where he taught high school. A great music enthusiast and collaborator, he co-founded the exceptional Faith Chorale, a Juno award-winning choir that produced three albums and countless recording and film credits. Robert carved his professional standing as a supply chain practitioner and sales professional in the manufacturing, mental health, and software sectors. His ability to articulate value and improve process expanded his exposure to various industries and geographies including Eastern Europe, Brazil, South Africa, and Asia.

Recently, Robert completed his debut non-fiction novel, Goddie. The story explores what happens when our lives get interrupted and how one puts the pieces back together. The book is based on valuable lessons learned through the migration and trauma of his own mother.

Robert holds a graduate level degree from the University of Maryland. Beyond the Zoom calls and writing activities, Robert can be found spending time with his family, enjoying coffee and a good book outside, or getting into some West Indian food in downtown Toronto or Atlanta, Georgia.



The Gathering Spot is home. I can’t name one thing. It’s a vibe. It’s a safe space where I can be me. Just walking through the door changes how you think. Sure there’s the food, the fellowship, the networking, and the actually workspace. But most importantly, it’s where creators can create, writers can write, technology ideas can soar, and the soul can rest.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

My biggest accomplishment must begin with my family. Beyond that, writing my first book GODDIE was a big moment for me. I literally didn’t think I had a book in me. I just started writing. Life is strange. You take one step and the world opens up.

What is one piece of advice you’d share with your younger self?

Fear is a lie. Just try. All things are possible.


My biggest motivation is knowing that there is a calling of excellence on my life. I’m a child of an immigrant and with that I’m clear many have sacrificed and prayed so I can have this moment. I have a duty to do my best everyday.

You can connect on Robert’s Website, Instagram, and Twitter.