Creating a unique path in life
My Story by Robyn Frank
My journey has been varied, working 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. As 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 and later 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 where I was awarded an Academic Blue Award for Excellence. During this time I mentored interstate lecturers to deliver a training program I developed. In recent years I’ve worked as an online facilitator for the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences, coaching and mentoring students to achieve their learning goals. In this role I also facilitated webinars and worked as a staff mentor to my fellow online facilitators.
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 where I specialise 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. See testimonials of client experience below.
In a leadership role for my professional aromatherapy association (IAAMA) I used my coaching skills to create business opportunities for members. I arranged regional training events and helped of 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.
In 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, including event management, training and development, professional writers, allied health care professionals and wellness practitioners. With 20 years experience in the wellness industry I specialise in wellness coaching for stress management and business coaching for natural therapy practitioners.
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
I'd like to improve my wellbeing
“Thank you so very much for a great afternoon. I thoroughly enjoyed the session and learnt much from your ‘Exploring Wellness’ workshop and I look forward to integrating it into all my life and professional endeavours.
Great insight shared with equally great gentleness and I would recommend her and her events”
“Robyn is a thoughtful and effective Life Coach. I found her sessions to be an inspiring mix of flowing, nurturing creativity plus focused and thorough efficiency…
I really enjoyed the intelligent and intuitive brainstorming in my sessions with Robyn and was very pleased to not only receive new tools to put into practice for better time management, but to also speak my true passion out loud and find regular space in my schedule for that. Thank you Robyn for your problem solving skills.”
“With your wealth of knowledge and perception you made me feel comfortable and empowered. Your sessions were very helpful in many ways and have inspired me to progress my business confidently using very achievable techniques. I also gained an understanding and appreciation to value myself and my skill set as practitioner.”
“Robyn is a professional, nurturing and very knowledgable Business Coach. I was lucky enough to be a part of Robyn’s Business Coaching Workshop in 2014 at the Annual General Meeting of the International Aromatherapy & Aromatic Association . The workshop resulted in members of IAAMA participating in Aromatherapy Awareness week, this is a National Campaign to promote professional aromatherapy to the community.”
Former Treasurer of IAAMA (2012-2015)
I want to grow my wellness business
Robyn Frank’s Qualifications:
Diploma of Life Coaching (30968QLD)
Diploma of Aromatherapy
Certificate IV Life Coaching
Life Coaching Institute, Melbourne (2005).
Certificate of Relaxation Massage
Southern School of Natural Therapies, Melbourne (1995).