About Robin - Executive Coach
I’m an executive coach in Leeds; an ‘intrapreneur,’ dedicated to empowering individuals and organisations in the pursuit of their goals and objectives.
What I do is bespoke, at times I focus on executive coaching, while on other occasions, I take on the role of management consultant and change leader. It’s about adding value in the way that makes the most sense and has the biggest impact for my client.
I’ve been a senior leader, managing functions over 100 people in the technology and legal industries. I’m known for creating change, challenging the status quo, and daring people to believe in themselves and think bigger.
I struggled at school. It wasn’t that I lacked intelligence, but rather, the traditional approach didn’t seem to resonate with me. I felt self-conscious and hesitant to seek help, fearing that it would draw unwanted attention. However, these challenges led me to a pivotal decision – to pursue higher education, where I not only improved my grades but also discovered how I learned best, ultimately graduating at the top of my class.
Life took an unexpected turn when I had a rock-climbing accident at the age of 18, resulting in a broken neck. In that moment, it felt as if my world had crumbled, but I soon realised that my life was far from over.
A skin cancer scare brought health-related anxiety into my life, a struggle I faced for a daunting 18 months. It was a journey of resilience and recovery.
At the age of 30, I was diagnosed with arthritis, which presented a new challenge. Over the past decade, I’ve had to come to terms with this condition and have come to know effective ways to manage it.
My personal life has seen its share of ups and downs. I’ve experienced the complexities of marriage and divorce, navigating through the legal system to secure more access to my children due to differing worldviews with my ex-wife.
Despite life’s challenges, I’ve remained an adventurer at heart, finding solace and inspiration in the great outdoors. Photography and crafting with leather have become more than hobbies; they’re outlets for my creativity and self-expression.
I’m in a fulfilling long-term relationship, and I’m blessed with three amazing children who bring boundless joy to my life.