Success is not something to be pursued. It’s something that happens because of the person you become.
Hey, I’m Robin. Many people know me from my past life, as a senior leader working in technology. I was known for creating change and challenging the status quo, daring people to think bigger and to believe in themselves. I’d help people see other perspectives and find simplicity on the other side of complexity. I made change happen and I was good at it, but I had this voice in my head that wouldn’t go away.
Life & Business // Coach
My story goes back a long way. It’s not all milk and honey and I’ve over come some serious challenges. When it comes to high-end life coaching I believe that’s really important.
I struggled at school. I didn’t feel stupid but the lessons didn’t seem to go in like they appeared to for others. I felt self-conscious and didn’t want to ask for help because I knew it would draw attention. I had to go to college to get better grades, I was embarrassed and it stung.
I had a rock climbing accident when I was 18 and broke my neck. I thought my life of adventure was over, but it wasn’t. I learnt to pivot!
I’ve been married and divorced. I’ve gone the whole 9 yards through court, running out of money to pay for legal representation and having to represent myself. I’ve fought through court to see my children more, because my ex-wife and I see the world differently.
I’ve had to deal with guilt over my choices around marrying the wrong person and then the impact this has had on those I care about, specifically my children.
I was diagnosed with arthritis when I was 30 and I’ve had to come to terms with this and learn to manage it, even though it meant overcoming my fear of needles to give myself weekly injections.
I had a skin cancer scare that knocked me on my arse with health related anxiety for 18 months. Though my heartbeat still quickens whenever I visit the doctor, I’ve learnt how to control my anxiety, so it doesn’t impact my life.
I’ve had the corporate life, leading teams of over 100 people. I’ve led through seriously difficult times, having to make people I care about redundant, moving their work to other countries. I’ve been made redundant myself and navigated all the emotions and fears that this can invoke. Over many years, I pushed myself to climb the corporate ladder, only to realise my ladder was against the wrong wall.
I’ve run a business and learned to surf the ups and downs of this life, not to mention managing that ‘oh shit’ feeling, that makes you want to be sick and run away when you’ve no money to pay yourself and you have responsibilities.
The Best Coaches
The best coaches don’t just have skills and techniques, but a wealth of real life experience. There is a misconception that coaches have to be perfect and have the best lives… but that’s bullshit.
When you work with me, you’re getting the years of training from my corporate and coaching life, but most importantly, you’re getting the real me, with a heap of real life experience. I coach using tools I’ve put into practise across a whole myriad of life experiences and that have served me well. That’s how I know this stuff works.
If you’re serious about being successful in ways that you don’t yet know…if you‘ve been conventionally successful….but underneath it all, have the sense that you’re an imposter, you’re not being your authentic self or that you’re meant for something greater; if you’re asking the question ‘what next?’ or ‘what’s the point?’, then you and I should have a conversation.
Level Seven Coaching
I created Level Seven with a goal of helping people live a better, more authentic life, to reach their full potential and tell their perfect story, whether the focus be personal or professional because there is no such thing as work/life balance, there is only life!
If you’re serious about being successful in ways that you don’t yet know…if you‘ve been conventionally successful….but underneath it all, have the sense that you’re an imposter, you’re not being your authentic self or that you’re meant for something greater, if you’re asking the question ‘what next?’ or ‘what’s the point?’, then you and I should have a conversation