What People Are Saying
I am both grateful and humbled by these acknowledgements
I am both grateful and humbled by these acknowledgements
Robyn is one of those rare people you come across from time to time, who is deeply connected to the human condition and how best to create the conditions necessary for effective change in people. She cares about what she does, it shows and it works.
Robyn is not only a consummate professional, but her warmth and generosity of spirit mean it is an absolute delight to work with her. I have known Robyn for some time now and worked closely with her in planning the online component of the 2009 Appreciative Inquiry Conference, which was held in Nepal. I cannot recommend her highly enough as a colleague and co-worker.
She has been an inspiration with her enthusiasm and passion in the field of change management, demonstrating her ample knowledge of many methods and using her superb skills of facilitating meetings and groups. actively involving participants. She is a leader in the field of Appreciative Inquiry, presenting at conferences and facilitating workshops internationally.
The coaching was a wonderful experience, has helped me tremendously get out of the career rut and focus on the things I need to focus on instead of making assumptions about things by not actively asking questions and seeking feedback. I was looking at what dissatisfied me and blamed work and threw my energies at taking on more and more responsibilities so that it became my duty. By focusing on what I do well, my values and my positive contributions I am operating at a different level; I have a bigger horizon.
Robyn facilitated a two day board strategic planning retreat for ACC&D's board of directors. Her skill in all phases was very much appreciated: from careful listening to what we needed, to designing the process for us to achieve desired results, to a light handed, skilled facilitation that helped us reach those goals, to supporting us on outcome documents. Personally I found her generous in her time and easy to work with - a terrific partner.
I enjoyed working with the interview playbook, and the nuances of how to word the questions. I also enjoyed co-creating the guidebook and was very proud of the end result.”
I loved this course! It had the perfect mix of research, common-sense wisdom, and real-life examples to keep me engaged. Robyn perfectly embodies positivity in her delivery style. I thought I knew a thing or two about positivity - but this course gave me so much more to think about AND immediately apply!
Robyn is 100% committed to achieving excellent results and to the people she works with – clients, partners and colleagues. She has tremendous capability in a variety of consulting methodologies and tools (including new technologies) and she is extremely flexible and creative in selecting what's best for the people and situation. Using her open and creative style, Robyn leads large and small groups to the heart of their goals and expertly guides them to think through and build plans to achieve the goals.
Robyn is pure delight in sharing her point of view as you feel her passion and depth of commitment to making a difference in the world through her work. If you have an opportunity to read her book or hear her speak, take it! You will experience a shift in your thinking and feel a greater sense of appreciation in connecting with this inspiring professional colleague. She IS making a difference.
With Robyn's leadership, we co-created and co-facilitated a very successful summit. There was great joy in doing what we did. Those who had been tentative admitted to being ‘converted’. There was great learning and great pride. Based on feedback and the unsolicited emails that are being circulated, the Summit over-delivered.
The experience was amazing. I am so lucky to have gotten the chance to use this positive system. I tell everyone about it! It has changed me and my life in my way of thinking and approaching situations.
You have helped us create a product line as well as help us embrace new practices and ideas that has literally have shown us a new worldview that empowers us as individuals and as an organization to make positive difference with every human interaction…The icing on the cake was the laughter and joy you brought to many moments and keeping us grounded in the fact that life is short and joy is one of its greatest gems.
The summit was an overwhelming success – I think we won’t even see all of the payoffs until way into the future. THANK YOU !!
If you want to create a workshop or upgrade one, I can’t more highly recommend you consult with Robyn, which I’ve done many times. She has not only helped me design workshops of the highest caliber, she has also coached me to facilitate in a way that accesses the best in each participant. On top of that, working with Robyn has deepened my knowledge in her area of specialization, Appreciative Inquiry, expanding my perspective
Robyn's knowledge and passion for the topic were the perfect combination to deliver a fabulous session. I highly recommend Robyn for anyone who wants to learn about AI. Well done and thank you!
Robyn is easy to work with even under pressure. She brought organization to a complex project and quickly came up to speed. Her persistence helped us make very ambitious deadlines. Robyn is an insightful coach.
Robyn is one of those unique people that can blend theory and practice to deliver real outcomes in workshops and presentations. Her deep knowledge of Appreciative Inquiry and many other tools and techniques gives her versatility and adaptability to work with the widest range of people, teams and organisations. Robyn's extensive network allows her to tap into the latest thinking and research. Robyn is a great source of positive energy and I highly recommend all her work; books, workshops and presentations
You’ve put the model in a simple, practical and memorable way … I used it to envision changes in my life, getting clarity on my life’s priorities and put more energy on what matters for me (my passions, my learning and sharing life with others). I used these principles with some of my team members to shed some light on their career path and where their life is heading. Some of them are clearer, happier and have attracted great career moves that changed their life.
I start my day with positivity. With that, I'm actively looking for material that can teach me something, set a frame or reframe my day, add to my toolkit, reinforce something I believe, value, or know, etc. … …I have set aside time in my morning and … take something from what I read and apply to something in my day. Just touching base again with the principles was a massive reboot! Loved the recharge!
What a transformation : Watching the body language and participation of non-believers change from disengaged and defensive to engaged and enthusiastic in less than an hour was mind blowing!