PEACEFUL MIND. HEALTHY BODY. NOURISHED SPIRIT.
CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL CO-ACTIVE COACH (CPCC) THE COACHES TRAINING INSTITUTE (CTI)
ASSOCIATE CERTIFIED COACH (ACC) INTERNATIONAL COACH FEDERATION (ICF)
CERTIFIED FACILITATOR OF THE WORK OF BYRON KATIE INSTITUTE FOR THE WORK (ITW)
CHOICE IN COACHING MASTERS PROGRAM ARBINGER INSTITUTE
REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER (E-RYT 500) KRIPALU CENTER FOR YOGA & HEALTH
MOTHER ~ DAUGHTER ~ SISTER ~ WIFE - FRIEND
WHO IS ROBYN?
I am a woman who strives to walk in peace, love and compassion.
I've had the privilege of growing up overseas which allowed me to experience many different cultures, personalities and lifestyles. I currently live in Northern Virginia and have also lived in Korea, Thailand, Iran, and the Philippines and traveled throughout Asia, Europe and the United States. As a result of living in and visiting so many different states and countries, I've been fascinated by what leads people to growth and what, in their mind, makes them do what they do.
I've been studying and living a life of personal and spiritual awareness the majority of my life and more intensely for the past 30 + years. Some of my influences in that quest have been Thich Nhat Hahn, Pema Chodron, Tara Brach, Byron Katie, Eckhart Tolle, Wayne Dyer, The Dalai Lama and the principals of the 12-Steps to name a few.
I believe that every experience I have and every person I encounter has something to teach me. I am a student of life.
I am a Certified Professional Co-active Coach and received my training from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). In addition, I completed CTI's Co-Active Leadership year-long Program. I also received training from Arbinger Institute to fulfill my Master Choice Coaches certificate. In 2010, I completed training with the Institute for The Work and am a Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie. I am a 500 E-RYT professional level Yoga and Meditation Teacher and received my training from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and Shakti Initiation in Bali, Indonesia.
As part of my ongoing commitment to mindfulness, I received the Five Buddhist Precepts derived from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. These trainings are guidelines to living a mindfully peaceful life. My commitment to you is to help you find your voice and speak your truth.
I was attracted to the Coaching profession because of its strength-based and forward focused approach and The Work of Byron Katie gave me the peace that I knew in my heart was possible and seemed out of reach. My personal and professional experience includes divorce, parenting, family alcoholism, panic and anxiety disorder, abuse, dissociative disorder, dealing with an “ex,” and the death of my parents.
My expertise includes coaching tools and techniques that empower clients to discover the answers within, creating clarity and thus taking action to achieve their goals as they evolve and enhance their lives. I believe that people are naturally creative, resourceful and whole. I appreciate and am honored by the opportunity to guide people to their own innate wisdom.
I welcome an opportunity to help you identify and refine your goals; develop effective strategies for reaching them, and to inspire you to create your life with passion and excitement. As your coach/facilitator I will help you move beyond self-limiting thoughts and behaviors by asking the hard questions and empowering you to find those answers within yourself.