About Robin Holland

Robin HollandHi — I’m Robin, and welcome to my blog.

I’m going to tell you a little bit about me, so you can get a taste of what I’m about. But first ( a surprise 🙂 ) — I am going to talk about you — because you figure prominently in my story …

If you’re reading this, you’re likely someone who’s created something — a company, a process, a product — to make life better for others. You’ve figured out how to navigate inside the business box to make a livelihood around what you’ve created, and there have been times when that worked really well. But sometimes it’s hard to give yourself enough credit for what you’ve done, to really feel proud, to identify with and feel great about your successes — and I have a notion about why.

“What stands out is how you were able to spot what was really shiny about me and verbalize it, and I was reminded that things I take for granted about my process might be special. You also confirmed my inner questions about marketing with vulnerability.” ~ Kate Pintor, Kate Pintor Coaching & Consulting

You’ve always itched at the constraints, rules, predictability and norms of the business world, but you found a way and made it work. You might consider yourself an “accidental entrepreneur” with a business built on your unique or out of the box ideas or special insights that brought you success.

Lately, what used to work doesn’t appeal to you anymore.

At times, you’ve wondered if you just needed to work on your “attitude,” maybe get out of town for a long weekend. Restlessness and boredom were familiar companions. You may have felt like a misfit and wondered if your ideas really were “unrealistic” — when it seemed like your opportunities had gone flat, and your ideas didn’t seem to have the oomph they used to. You knew you could continue doing things “as usual”– you’ve been doing that for years. At times, projects did satisfy, where it mattered that you were you, because your uniqueness clearly created value.

What you haven’t known, is how to climb out of the rut permanently.

But you know it’s draining you to keep doing what you’ve been doing, and you don’t want to continue as a partial version of yourself anymore. These feelings may even be affecting your relationships at home. They’re certainly dimming your zest, and sometimes, even your belief in yourself.

You long to feel fully alive again, with your excitement, passion and unique vision guiding everything you do.

It’s because in the very core of who you are, you really are a “creative,” who’s been trying to “make it work” in an outdated vision of your work — which isn’t set up to recognize or support your gifts now.

It might have been weeks or months or years, but you’ve found yourself feeling bored or worried that you’re stagnating, doing the same tired thing you’ve been doing. You may feel unready or uncertain about what the next step should be. Or you may feel more than ready, and not know the best course of action –  especially if you have an inkling that the path in front of you looks like nothing you’ve ever done before – maybe unlike what anyone has done before. Then again, you may have a pretty good idea of what’s needed, and need more resources to make things happen.

Whatever your specialty or expertise, whether you are a psychotherapist, CEO of a tech firm, vacation services entrepreneur, or professional anything, at some point, you’re going to be ready– or have the chance — to up your game. You’re going to be called to make a move into that wild zone of fresh creation, to create a new vision — and ensuing program and/or product — for yourself and your business.

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Well, I’m here to tell you that you can succeed in your next chapter, your way, on your terms. I’m here to provide collaboration and support for you to do just that. Whether that chapter is a new spin on your career, an updated platform for your business, writing a book, creating a program, or something a little crazier — if it’s calling you, you’d better heed the call!

Why is this so important? Let’s put it simply. Ignoring the call from within (which can feel like boredom, restlessness or frustration) cuts you off from your greatest source of aliveness. Finding the courage — and the form — for answering this call is the path to authenticity, joy and fulfillment.

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” ~ Lao Tzu

Now I’ll tell you a bit about myself.

My Story

As an avid reader and lover of words and stories, I had myself on a path towards an English degree, yet a plot twist had me graduate with a BA in Kinesiology. While I was headed for a physical therapy career, deeper passion steered me back to language, communications, and creativity, and I took a job in the advertising agency business.  This is how I began my path as a product marketer, taking positions in the bike industry (Fisher Mountainbikes) and in game software (LucasArts), and later grew into my role as CFO in the interactive game studio my husband and I built (Totally Games). I expected TG to last forever, and then, the plot twisted again… leading me to get involved with entrepreneurs wanting to create their own products, their own businesses, their own unique expressions, their own freedom.

And so I’ve put what I refer to as “my personal PhD in business and life” to good use in my own consultancy, and I work with business owners in developing their programs, products, messages and marketing in our digital world.

I’ve collaborated on Star Wars games, Clorox media plans, and business models. And I’ve been shaped by many forces over the years, including Christianity, yoga, Napoleon Hill, Lifespring & Landmark, Tony Robbins, and a host of individuals, thought leaders and organizations who showed up at just the right time to supply me with creative guidance or activate another level of my personal internal wisdom.

Along the way I’ve become a master of reinvention, for myself, for others. I see people’s gifts and envision opportunities. In a partnership, we create clarity about what’s calling from inside of you. And then we collaborate to get it created. 

“When Robin says she helps co-create with you, she does so with the totality of her intuitive heart and brilliant mind. She possesses amazing skill in listening deeply, challenging blindspots, and bringing forth the best in you. Her life experiences, business acumen, and depth of transformational impact allow her to guide with wisdom and discernment” ~ Vanessa Horn, The Signature Series.

About You

I’ve told you that my work is about you — do you see the connection? Do you find yourself in my story?

I’m guessing you’re still reading because you are considering a new direction or new project. Maybe it’s not a well-developed idea yet, or you’re stuck, looking for more clarity. It’s intriguing to think about what you might do … isn’t it?!

What are you thinking about doing? Does it feel like stepping into a void? Are you daring to listen to the quiet, but still relentless, voice inside you? Maybe a little nudge is all you really need to get started…

Would you like some help with that?

I connect best with people who:

  • Sense there’s opportunity in their work or life that they’re missing.
  • Are ready to notch things up in their work and be open to new possibilities.
  • Are willing to go on the journey and be in the process … there might be trepidation, but they’re going to do it. They know it’s time.
  • Have a big expansive ability, a big capacity — like having a giant set of lungs to sing with. They want an expanded, unbridled expression.

If we work together, you can count on me to:

  • See you for who you truly are. I can’t help but see your genius!
  • Deeply connect with the person you are inside.
  • Be committed to your greatness. I will stand with you while you get your sea-legs to show up fully in all that you are.

My intentions for you:

  • Whatever you want to build, whatever you want to author, we will get that done.
  • We have fun in this process, this can feel weightless and be powerful.
  • You’ll create real-world results. Change at this level is felt by anyone who encounters you — your market, yes — but also your family, friends, and the larger world. Your company will get the best you have to offer. You’ll feel the joy of finding more freedom, spaciousness and authenticity, as a conscious creator, and manifesting the gifts you are here to give.

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”~ Martha Graham

Ready to collaborate?

Learn more about how we can work together, starting with a complimentary 30-minute co-creative discovery session.