Hello! I’m Robin–the face and the heart behind Robinality. I can’t wait to connect and reflect with you! Before we polish our shine, how about a little introduction?
My background is diverse, but my mission has never been stronger.
I’ve done a lot of things, but every one of my experiences, from interior design to enrollment management and from research to mentoring, has contributed to what drives me now: the desire to connect women with their stories and empower them in the process of reflection and shared relationships.
As for credentials, I have a few, and each one has shaped who I am in a unique way.
I studied interior design for nearly four years before changing my focus to communication. It was during my studies at Trinity International University that I fell in love with the study of God’s word. From there I continued my education at Barry University. I delved into mentoring, specifically women mentoring women, and found my passion for research. In 2009, I founded an online community for women’s doctoral student support, and I continue to coach and mentor both contemporaries and students worldwide.
These days, I continue investing in the passions ignited in me in earlier years.
I am a passionate servant leader. I love to volunteer, and I am blessed to serve my community. But it’s my family that instills meaning into all of my experiences, offering me a soft place to land, a safe place to process, and a joyful community to celebrate. My husband, Scott, is my greatest supporter, and together we have raised three pretty amazing sons. Although I recently spent what I refer to as my sabbatical in beautiful Chatham, Virginia, I migrated back to sunny Clermont, FL, which is where we call home.
What’s in a name? A lot more than you might think!
I’m a researcher by background and by nature, so I had to smile when I discovered the meaning of my name, Robin, which is German for bright and shining. I love that my name is reflective, calling me to let my light shine for His glory! I’ve also read that people with my name possess a deep inner desire for a loving community and a need to work with others. Yep, that would be me! If I had to sum up my mission, the force that propels me, it would be this: creating a loving community where women are free to let their lights shine.
No matter what your name, age, background, or life experience, this place is for you. I want nothing more for you to step away from Robinality feeling confident, connected, supported, and inspired–inspired to reflect on the light He’s placed inside you, and equipped to let it shine! That’s what I’m here for, and I would love for you to stick around for the journey.
I believe we are all works in progress, being formed and fashioned into the most beautiful, powerful versions of ourselves. Through faith and relationships and our reflection on them both, our resolve and mission will only deepen over time. That’s why this season of life–one in which many might shrink back for fear of lost identity–is prime for us to step boldly forward in discovering ourselves, offering what we find to the world. To blossom. To overflow and share the culmination of our experiences with others.
Robinality is an online community for just that: a space for sharing stories and experiences, a venue for us to learn from one another through inspired connection and conversation. It’s a quiet, nurturing place to reflect and muse. It’s an exchange, a shared learning environment. A place to be challenged and to grow. A place to be you.
You have the power to enhance lives– not just your own, but those around you. I believe in that power. I see gold inside of you. And that’s why I’m here. Will you join me?