Robin’s Personal Story
How does a person become a transition & self-care expert?
I can’t say I had a specific plan to be an expert in caregiving or that I even imagined the life that would unfold before me … but here I am!
Unexpected disappointments in life occur and when they do, the sometimes-debilitating results can show up EVERYWHERE - at home, at work, within your circle of friends, and within your family … even at the grocery store.
When life throws you a curve ball, it’s easy to feel as if your mojo has gone missing… as if it’s buried beneath a heavy load of overwhelm, frustration, and disappointment, with great resentfulness, victim mentality and indifference.
I have been there and I have done that!
As the unexpected caregiver to my husband, who, in 2012, was diagnosed with “FTD” (Frontotemporal Degeneration – an uncommon disorder that primarily affects the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain) and the sole care provider for an aging parent for more than a decade, I was thrust in the caregiver’s world.
Not only that, but I have also been the mom and caregiver for two wonderful children and area manager for a large group of employees (another form of caregiving by all means). I understand first-hand the roles and responsibilities that come with all types of caregiving and have dedicated my life to helping others who find themselves struggling through their journey, as I have.
As a Certified Life Coach, I had to become my own best student and find a way to alter the landscapes of my professional career in order to shift gears and prepare for the changing tide. When my son said to me, “Why don’t you take the thing that’s been most difficult and turn it into something beautiful?” it inspired me to write my first book, 12 Tiny Well-being Tips for Caregivers. This embarked me on a new journey to help others learn the importance of self-care when it comes to CARE giving.
My books, workshops, training programs and speaking engagements will enable you to become more empowered and learn how to take your life back while navigating the complicated journey of caring for others.
ROBIN ALBRIGHT, CPCC
Robin Albright’s professional background is sprinkled with several different highlights, but the core of her career is solidly rooted in both teaching and training. Underneath all of that, however, is the brilliance and unique talent of a visual artist extraordinaire. Robin has been able to merge her absolute love of teaching with her passion for art into a unique and highly successful arts-based learning that offers people new insights and perspectives.
Whether we’re talking about her early career founded in teaching modeling & self-esteem to young women or her experience writing human interest stories for a newspaper, her focus has always been to help other’s shine. As a district manager, in the 90’s, for a retail store, this very trait is what promoted to corporate trainer and motivational speaker. Robin has always leaned toward inspiring and spotlighting the brilliance of others.
In 2007, Robin found a perfect career fit in personal and business coaching. In 2008 she received her certification from Coaches Training Institute and began offering visual coaching to individuals and businesses. Besides helping clients “draw out” new perspectives, conquer negative self-talk, open-up possibilities and attain goals, she expanded her visual workshops by adding topics such as Be Your Own Super Hero, Life & Goal Mapping, “Mister Pissy” Taming, etc. Robin has worked with individuals and teams ranging from manufacturing firms, retail groups, non-profits and educational institutions.
After years of working from her art studio & office located in Peoria, IL, Robin then moved to Florida with her husband after his diagnosis of BVFTD, a rare brain disease. Since then, Robin has been developing Educational Training & Coaching programs and added the title “Author” to her repertoire by writing books on caregiving and the importance of self-care.
Robin recognizes creativity as the force behind positive changes. Whether it’s through facilitating, coaching, creating products, or caregiving, she adds a creative flair to help clients visually connect with their focus and goals.