January 12, 2013

Want to Make an Impact this year? Here are 12 Pointers to Help you on your way

If success were guaranteed, without any fear of failure, how would your plans for the coming year be different?  Consider this question in light of the following 12 suggestions, designed to make you think about things from a different perspective: MAKE PLANS, TAKE ACTION: we all start the New Year […]
October 1, 2012

Leadership Development, a Contradiction in Terms?

One of the biggest misconceptions about leadership in my experience is that once you’ve made it into a responsible position you’re supposed to know it all – not only the technical requirements of the role but also the skills to lead a team of people and to know how to […]
September 17, 2012

Leader or Follower? You need to be good at both!

Are you the person who always ends up taking the initiative, whether it be on team projects, in staff meetings or even at family gatherings, when really you’d prefer to follow someone else’s lead? The reality is that whether you consider yourself to be a leader or a follower, you […]
August 28, 2012

Charlotte Gallagher’s Story: Executive Breakthrough (2012)

“I want to thank Robyn for a truly inspiring Executive Breakthrough day. I had been putting this off for some time as there was always something more important than my own development to focus on. Now I wish I had done this ages ago!” I learned a lot about myself […]
July 28, 2012

Shane Tickell’s Story – Executive Coaching (2012)

“I’m so inspired that I’ve now engaged Robyn to work with 8 of my Executives and some junior people as well who I think have great potential in the organisation.” I know so much more about myself now than I did six months ago. When I entered this arrangement it […]
July 15, 2012

Competition, What Competition? How to make an Impact and Eradicate your Competition in the process

There are a lot of people out there who share your job title; working for organisations that are selling similar products and services. What they don’t have is YOU and your unique way of doing things. So, what can you do to make an impact and eradicate your competition in […]
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 […]