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About Robin

“Coaching allows me to recognize in people what they may not yet recognize in themselves. This is my passion…”

With a master’s degree in social work and an honors degree in sociology, my life’s focus has always been to help people. My career as a certified coach came from a love of helping people succeed and reach their full potential. It is deeply gratifying to see the pure joy and satisfaction in my client’s eyes when they have attained their goals and surpassed any obstacles in their way.

When my son was diagnosed with ADHD, I remember feeling overwhelmed and wishing I had someone who knew the particulars of ADHD to support my husband and I in finding the best way to help him. What I needed was a coach familiar with what I was going through. Without one, I turned to doctors, specialists, books and courses and began to educate myself in depth on the subject.

I learned the importance of creating a circle of support for not only the child affected but for the family as well. I learned how to work with the school, doctors and specialists and how to advocate for my son. Most of all, I learned that there are ways to manage ADHD successfully and help my child realize his potential. Through this I gained strength and became a strong leader and advocate for my son.

With this strength came a new passion, I did not want other children and their families to struggle the way our family had, and I and took my already established coaching practice in a new direction. I now specialize in working with families impacted by AD(H)D.

Examples of how I can help through coaching:

  • clarify questions
  • navigate and support you through the process of diagnosis and beyond
  • provide support to your child or teen in their every day life through goal setting, etc.
  • teach your family productive ways of communicating and resolving conflicts that arise

Through coaching my goals are to support you in creating a new reality that is both workable and positive and to build on your child’s strengths and work with their weaknesses so they can experience success and accomplishment academically, socially, and personally.

“Throughout this journey my son has taught (and continues to teach) me valuable lessons about patience, differing perspectives, appreciation, gratitude, and taking nothing for granted.” From what was a daunting beginning of this lifelong journey I have witnessed him ‘take flight’ and travel farther than I could have imagined.”

Relevant Qualifications

Masters Degree in Social Work, New York University
Honors Degree in Sociology, The University of Western Ontario
Adler Certified Coach (ACC), Adler International Learning
DISC Certified, Thomas International
BarOn EQ-i Certified
Coaching kids with ADHD ages 8-12 Certified, JST Coaching
Coaching teens and college aged students with AD/HD Certified, JST Coaching
Member of the International Coach Federation


Testimonial

“The day we found Robin is the day our family found respite. We would go to each appointment full of the frustrations of life with our ADHD young adult and walk out calm, informed, re-centred and with practical strategies to keep us going.  Throughout our time with her she remained caring, supportive, accessible and a consummate professional. With Robin as one of his supporting cast members, our son has managed to complete his post-seconday studies, a seemingly impossible undertaking previously.  She provided him with a place to chat, vent, dream and be held accountable.  She provided my husband and I with a place of refuge.  We are and will remain forever grateful to her and highly recommend her services to anyone living with a young adult with attention deficit.

Wishing you all the very best…”

~ Yvonne


Professional Affiliations

Member of Canadian ADHD Coaches Association

Member of Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada

Credentialed Member of the International Coach Federation

Member of ADHD Coaches Organization

CHADD Member

2013 – 2014

heartWhat the ADHD Experts Say about Coaching for ADHD

We recommend that you hire an ADD coach to assist you in the process. Get yourself a coach to help you stay on track- Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo. Authors of You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!
Coaching, it turns out, is one of the most powerful and effective ways for people with ADHD to achieve success.- Thom Hartmann. Writer of 7 books on ADHD who has ADHD.
Coaching is the single most effective tool in ADD self-management.- Dr. Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. Author of several books on ADHD who has ADHD
Coaching intervention can make a real difference in how people with AD/HD negotiate their own particular deficits and cope with life on a daily basis- ADDA - Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Quick contact

(p) 416.487.5964

(e) contact@takeflightcoaching.ca

About Take Flight Coaching

The name "Take Flight Coaching" was inspired by travel as a metaphor for living. Travel encourages and expands skills and qualities such as exploration, discovery, self-reliance, recognizing strengths, planning, awareness, and an overall openness to following what might be a completely foreign path in order to get where one wants to go.

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