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.

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|

Eat Your Way To Success

Nutrition is one of my ‘things’. Yip. Quinoa, kale and cauliflower excite me. A bowl of lentil and black bean soup is a happy meal. I find gut flora fascinating. [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|

Why Simple Sells

My last blog post, a simple list post, did way better than most of my other content block posts. This is partly because it was unfussy and easy to read. [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|

What To Do When Life Derails You

1.     Take responsibility 2.     Dig deeper 3.     Pick just one thing (to do) today 4.     Get into nature 5.     Seek the truth 6.     Tell the truth 7.     Phone a friend [...]

By | April 13th, 2017|

Do You Speak In Sound Bites?

“We don’t want great oratory anymore, we want sound bites,” says sound consultant Julian Treasure his TED talk 5 Ways To Listen Better. “We’re so bombarded with information, we can’t [...]

By | March 22nd, 2017|

Why We Beat Ourselves Up (And What To Do About It)

Earlier this week I took part in a speaking competition. I knew my lines. I knew where to stand and how to move. I was calm. The topic was original. [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|
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