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.

When Having A Strong Personal Brand Isn’t Enough

Working with executives and other organisational leaders has brought me to a disquieting discovery. Having a solid personal brand isn’t enough. Take V. At 38, V ticks all the boxes [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|

Why Personal Branding Is Like Big Magic

You never know what giving a gift can inspire you to do. You might want to choose the perfect wrapping, spend some money on yourself, or just tick the chore [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|

13 Things I Do When My Husband Is Away. And How It Increases My Creativity.

Ok, that last bit’s a stretch but the web is full of promises that push it. Earlier this week my husband was up the coast visiting his father. When he [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|

How To Say Thank You

If the thought of composing an official year-end thank you email to your loyal clients makes you groan inwardly, I've got you covered. You’ve already spent your energy racing to [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|

11 Awesome Ways You Can Inspire Others

Raise your hand if you’ve ever wanted to be inspiring. Even just a little bit. Sometimes we’re fooled into thinking only ‘great’ people can inspire, whatever great means to you. [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|

What Squabbles With Old Ladies Can Teach You About Your Personal Brand

I cycle. Or to be more accurate, I commute on a bicycle. I put on a helmet and get onto my 15-year-old Purple Panther (without shocks or clips or cages. [...]

By | November 9th, 2016|

Why You Have To Master Your Craft (in under 150 words)

Let’s face it, the first step in creating a relevant and authentic personal brand is to master your craft. Mastery doesn’t require you to be perfect, but it does require [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|

Damage Control: What To Do If You’ve Blown An Interview

In my last blog post, What Your Boss Really Wants From You, I suggested ways you could impress your boss. I wrote the post as part preparation for an interview [...]

By | October 13th, 2016|

What Your Boss Really Wants From You

“YOU’RE SUCH AN IDIOT!!” My boss raged at a colleague who ordered 500,000 of the wrong size tubes from China. He ranted with high-pitched voice and bulging eyes, while the [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|

Saying ‘Um’ And Other Speaker Slip-Ups

“So, it was like, um, a bit of, uh… you know? And, well, it just got, too…, um, … ja.” At which point I noticed the uneasy shuffling. People politely [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|