“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis
This week’s guest on the Rocking Midlife® Podcast is a fabulous lady that I met through the New Zealand Professional Speakers Association a few years ago, and her story is truly inspiring.
Robyn Pearce is a CSP which means she is a Certified Speaking Professional, a certification that only about 6% of the speakers who belong to the world-wide Global Speakers Federation hold. In fact, Robyn was the very first CSP in New Zealand, held the position of NZ President in 2002-3, then went on to hold the position of President of the Global Speakers Federation in 2006-7. New Zealand is known for trail blazing women in leadership and Robyn has certainly been a trail blazer for women in the professional speaking industry.
What I love about Robyn’s story however, is that like me, she is someone who has reinvented herself many times over the years. She actually lists 7 careers that she has held – some of which she juggled while a single mother with a large brood. She has been a librarian; raised six kids on a farm, one of them a foster son with intellectual disabilities; held various jobs while on the DPB, (Domestic Purposes Benefit); been a successful real estate salesperson; worked in network marketing; launched a speaking and training business, (Robyn is known as New Zealand’s time management queen due to her books, workplace training and keynote topics around this subject) and now she is a historical fiction author, with a little bit of speaking and training on the side.
I should also add that this vibrant woman – who has only been writing fiction over the past 2 years – is 72 and has the energy and vitality of someone half her age.
Talk about a fabulous role model!
Robyn’s 3 take-aways for listeners are these:
- Never be afraid to try something new.
- Resistance can be a wonderful motivator.
- You’re never too old to try something new.
Interested in Time Management? You can check out Robyn’s books and resources here: www.gettingagrip.com
Interested in her Historical Fiction? Make sure to follow her here: www.robynrpearce.com
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