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.

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|

Is Your Personal Brand Future-Proof?

First we had IQ. Then we had EQ. Now we have AQ. AQ, if you haven't come across it yet, is your Adaptability Quotient. It measures how well you adapt [...]

By | October 26th, 2017|

For All Intensive Purposes

Growing up in peri-urban suburbia, the neighbour behind us was a man called Vasco. My father, trying to tame the patch of veld we called a garden, was often outside, [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|

Ageing Is Optional

Blow-drying my hair at the gym this morning, I overheard a menopause conversation between the three thirty-somethings standing at the mirror next to me. There was the brunette, trim, groomed, [...]

By | August 10th, 2017|

Do You Self-Care?

The first time I considered self-care as an option was in a workshop about hormones. Hot flushes, uncontrollable peevishness and a refusal to pop a pill to fix it, saw [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|

What’s YOUR Personal Leadership Brand?

By now you know that personal branding is not about changing who you are, but doing more of what you’re already doing right. It's about discovering your unique talents and [...]

By | June 16th, 2017|
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