About Robyn

Robyn Young is a marketing and personal branding strategist. Her goal is to help you get to know and love who you really are, and then use it to increase your confidence, your visibility and your personal and business success.

Be soft like water

My foray into the underbelly of kimura shukokai karate holds surprising contrasts. The latest instruction hurled at me from across the tatami was to be ‘soft like water’. For those [...]

By | September 11th, 2018|

10 Communication Tweaks to Help You Sound More Assertive

It’s time to banish tentative verb phrases like “I think”, “I feel” or “I just thought” so that you sound more confident and assertive at work. Here are 10 common [...]

By | August 2nd, 2018|

Living under a coat of bright, shiny nail-polish

Yesterday, a client and I spent 20 minutes discussing nail polish. I’ll let that sink in for a minute. Bright and shiny on the outside, but gosh, what’s all that [...]

By | July 19th, 2018|

Missing from your daily habits

1.     Offer to help 2.     Look behind you and fix what’s not right 3.     Eat something nutritious 4.     Breathe 5.     Find the gaps between your thoughts 6.     Say something nice [...]

By | June 1st, 2018|

What’s your weird?

My first real job was PR & Promotions assistant in the fashion industry. It involved sponsoring pantihose for fashion shows, gift wrapping a few ‘one-size-fits-all’ pairs for the lucky, lucky-draw [...]

By | May 24th, 2018|

Scared Silly

I have two big fears in life. Fear 1: Not getting to the buffet table in time Yes it’s a privileged fear. It’s also irrational, because there’s usually plenty of [...]

By | May 11th, 2018|

Why your weaknesses are hard to spot

As part of my Brandheart personal branding process, I take each client through a 360 reputation survey. The client supplies me with names of people who know him or her [...]

By | April 19th, 2018|

Your Cherries Are In The Wrong Place

Have you ever stood in a fuggy dojo with your hand in a vice grip while your knuckles are being examined by a sweaty Sensei? No? Me neither. It was [...]

By | March 1st, 2018|

No Excuses

No Excuses. That’s the line on my running partner’s What’s App profile. Which makes thinking of a reason to pull out of a 5am morning run impossible. Or at best, [...]

By | February 8th, 2018|

Unconscious Bias Could Be Holding You Back

Think about something you’re attached to. Let’s say it’s your reputation for being a great speaker, or the results from your banting diet, or your love of cats. You work [...]

By | November 16th, 2017|
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