Creating a unique path in life
My Story by Robyn Frank
In the beginning:
My journey has been varied. I have worked in four key areas: performance, natural health, training and coaching. As a young woman I was fulfilling my childhood dream, working in the theatre in England. When my adult self emerged I realised that I wanted to make a positive difference in peoples lives.
Whilst in the UK I became interested in natural medicine and returned to Australia and studied massage and aromatherapy. A few years later I opened my private practice. Later I began working as an Aromatherapy Consultant to improve quality of life of residents in Aged Care facilities.
In 1998 I was given the opportunity to share my passion for aromatherapy as a lecturer for the Australian College of Natural Medicine. I was honoured to be was awarded with an Academic Blue Award for Excellence. During this time I mentored interstate lecturers to deliver a training program I developed.
A new path emerges
It was a natural progression to complete qualifications in Life Coaching and combine my wellness experience with my coaching skills. Essence of Life Coaching was established in 2005 in Melbourne. My coaching practice specialises in stress management, wellness coaching and business coaching for wellness practitioners. I have also facilitated stress management and wellness workshops to support people to improve their health and wellbeing. Recently I offered workplace wellness workshops at NAB Village in Melbourne.
Creating a path for others
In a leadership role for my professional aromatherapy association (International Aromatherapy and Aromatic Medicine Association) I used my coaching skills to create business opportunities for members. It was in this role I developed networking opportunities for members and facilitated business coaching workshops. I also arranged several Melbourne training events and helped to organise the 2012 IAAMA National Conference. In 2014 I facilitated a business coaching session at the IAAMA AGM which resulted in a national marketing campaign: Aromatherapy Awareness Week.
The journey continues
During coaching sessions I help people make simple changes to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. Throughout my career I have coached and mentored people from a variety of industries. Clients have included event manages, professional writers, health care professionals and wellness practitioners. With 20 years experience as a wellness business owner I specialise in two key reas. Wellness coaching for stress management and business coaching for natural therapy practitioners.
In 2017 I launched Coaching in the Park. A range of coaching services are offered in the beautiful parklands in Melbourne. The beautiful natural setting enhances the benefits of coaching. It helps clients to relax and connect with their inner wisdom. Coaching in the Park is offered for life coaching, career coaching, wellness coaching and business coaching.
It is an joy to assist clients to improve quality of life and support wellness practitioners to fulfil their dream of helping others.
I want to plan my future
Please help me improve my wellbeing
My goal is to grow my wellness business
Robyn Frank’s Qualifications:
Diploma of Life Coaching (30968QLD)
Life Coaching Institute of Australia (2015).
Diploma of Aromatherapy
Centre of Aromatic Medicine, Melbourne, Honors, (dux) (1996).
Certificate IV Life Coaching
Life Coaching Institute, Melbourne (2005).
Certificate of Relaxation Massage
Southern School of Natural Therapies, Melbourne (1995).
Cert IV TAE
LIV Training (2013)