June 26, 2012

How to become more Optimistic and Create a Better Future

Optimism is learned behaviour. Behaviours that come naturally are those we’ve practised over a long period of time. Here are a few key pointers to help you become more optimistic of a positive future: DECIDE WHETHER YOU’RE AN OWL OR A LARK – Notice which time of the day you do your […]
June 4, 2012

Refusing to Quit – Resiliency or Stupidity?

Resiliency to some, stupidity to others; nevertheless I was gripped by Andy Murray’s second-round match in the tennis French Open. He was playing a non-seeded opponent who had never beaten him and he was expected to win easily. Thinking it wouldn’t be that entertaining a match, I had planned to […]
May 15, 2012

How to get over a Bad Experience, and Do Better Next Time

In the aftermath of running the Greater Manchester Marathon I went through a range of emotions, all of which are quite natural for us high achievers! I’ve set out for you here the 6 steps I took to reconcile how I felt about my performance in the race. I would […]
May 6, 2012

Let it go – We can ALL Feel like Winners

They say preparation is half the battle and I had all bases covered to run my first marathon – speed, endurance, stamina, nutrition, recovery – or so I thought.  I had even checked out the official energy gels that would be available on the day and practised using them ahead […]
October 28, 2009

Tim Thomas-Peter’s Story – Executive Coaching (2009)

“I have been working with Robyn for over a year now and I would recommend her superb coaching skills to anyone interested and ready for corporate coaching. She makes individual coaching sessions challenging and enjoyable and always productive. Her ability to tailor sessions to your individual needs almost on-the-fly means […]
July 28, 2009

Alan Jones’ Story – Executive Breakthrough (2009)

“At the point where I first spoke to Robyn I’d had some experience of coaching, but it had been in a context that hadn’t really worked for me, and I was rather sceptical about what value it might offer me now.” Nevertheless, Robyn and I spoke for about 45 minutes, […]
May 28, 2009

Birgit Wilde’s Story – Personality Profiling (2009)

“As part of my coaching work with Robyn, we discussed the merits of personality profiling. Specifically, how it could help me get a better understanding of my motives, values and preferences. Also, it looked at my ‘bright side’ (how I come across to others) and my ‘dark side’ (interpersonal behaviour […]