Name: Robyn Henry
Job Title: Life and success coach for women in their 20’s and 30’s, Dietitian.
Meet Robyn: Robyn Henry coaches and mentors women in their 20’s and 30’s to boldly and bravely go after their dreams. She is a registered Dietitian and is passionate about supporting others to improve their health and wellbeing through eating better. She loves to encourage and inspire others through writing, singing and playing the guitar. Robyn is a leader of the young women’s ministry at her home church and sings on the worship team. Her faith in God is of central importance in her life. Her desire is to see other women equipped and empowered to live on purpose and to fulfil the call that God has placed on their lives.
Who is Robyn Henry?
I’ve always been a big dreamer with a huge imagination! From a young age, I loved to write. I had notebooks, filled with ideas and plans for what I would do, what I would create and what I would be. I grew up being told that nothing was impossible. I still remember my mum sitting my brother and I down when we were little, asking what we wanted to be when we older. She told us that we could do anything we put our minds to and that the sky wasn’t even the limit. Those words of encouragement have never left me. It hasn’t always been rosy though. Going into adulthood I paralysed by fear, self-doubt and depressive thoughts. My faith in God was central to me overcoming this difficult time in my life. Now that I am completely free, I know that part of my life’s purpose is encouraging, and supporting others to overcome their limitations on the way to making their dreams a reality.
What does sisterhood mean to you?
Sisterhood is togetherness. It’s linking arm in arm with the women and girls in our lives and moving forward together. Sisterhood means pouring encouragement, wisdom and support into those who are behind us, and it means being poured into by those who are ahead. I believe the key is to never underestimate what you have to give because no matter where you are there will always be someone just a few steps behind who will benefit from the pearls of wisdom you have gained on your journey.
When you look at your journey so far, what was the hardest situation you overcame? How did you do it?
It was in my late teens that my battle against fear began. I went from being the girl who believed she could do anything, to being the girl who questioned herself about everything. I was completely consumed with self-doubt, anxiety and self-consciousness. I felt I couldn’t be myself, even around the people I knew and loved. Suddenly all my hopes and dreams for the future were clouded by the fact that I was completely paralysed by fear.
My breakthrough came when I learnt that the mind is like a battlefield. I learnt that potent (poisonous) negative thoughts, feelings and emotions can only be overcome through omnipotent (all powerful) words of truth and love –The word of God. Once I learnt this, I began to combat these negative emotions daily by speaking the word of God out loud. It was a process, but before I knew it, the transformation had taken place. Now I am completely free! –The person I was back then seems completely unrecognisable.
What inspired you to be a life and success coach?
I believe it started at a young age. I have always loved to encourage and uplift others. Even as a child at school, I remember feeling a deep sense of compassion whenever I saw anyone who looked sad or upset. I always wanted to give an encouraging word to cheer them up. It’s quite amazing to consider the character traits that are built in us from such a young age! I always knew I wanted to do a job that involved helping others. When I became a dietitian, one of my favourite aspects of my role was (and still is) using counselling skills to support someone to make positive changes in their life.
What advice would you give women who want to follow the same career path as yourself?
Commit to investing in your own personal development. Supporting others requires you to do the most amount of work on yourself to grow and develop as a leader. The person you become in the process is as much an integral part of the journey as the work itself. It’s the most transformational, and rewarding work you’ll ever do!
My favourite quote is from the bible and it says: ‘For with God, nothing shall be impossible’ (Luke 1:37)
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