About Kristy Robinson, Consulting
Lover of coffee, self- development and personality tests, and founder of Kristy Robinson Consulting
When not working with clients, you will find me living my best life with my family – Willow 9, Zeke 6, fur-baby Chia 3 and hubby of 14 years, Trent. I’m a bookworm at heart and most mornings you will find Chia and I pounding the pavement around North West Brisbane.
My mission at Kristy Robinson Consulting is to help ambitious business owners (that's you) to win in business, so you can live life on your terms! But why do I care?
I've been where you are..
More on that in a moment, let’s back it up a bit first…
I spent my 20s climbing the corporate ladder. I cut my teeth in direct marketing for a national education provider before making the leap into the banking industry, where I spent seven years in business support roles, both in London and Sydney.
When I wasn’t working, I was travelling. I set myself a goal of visiting 50 countries by my 30th birthday, which I achieved just four days before the big day. Lucky number 50 was the USA.
Fast forward a year and just before my 31st birthday I suddenly felt completely disconnected to what I was doing. My life lacked meaning and purpose. So, I decided to leave my very lucrative corporate role, to run my own show.
In 2010, I launched my first business, Wild Basket. It was a gourmet providore and cafe based in Neutral Bay, Sydney. It’s shelves were stocked with boutique Australian products including wine, cheese and chocolate (all the best things in life).
Wild Basket was the culmination of years of dreaming and hard work.
Over time however, my dream became my nightmare.
Waking up at 1 am worrying about all the things.
Wild Basket was the steepest learning curve one could ever imagine. The stakes were high and I was forging my way in a world that (in those days) had very little time and resources for female founders.
From the outside it appeared I was living my best life, but on the inside I was miserable. I felt shackled to my business. I felt alone and overwhelmed. I was suffocating under the weight of it all.
And three years on, I was exhausted, I had nothing left to give. And so, I made the difficult decision to sell up and move on with my life.
I was devastated. I felt like a failure.
So, I spent the next five and a half years working for a well-known European brand. Starting out as a sales consultant, I quickly worked my way up through the leadership ranks, eventually landing on the position of State Development Manager. These years were spent learning, testing and challenging myself like never before. But more than that, I took time to work on ‘me’.
And so, it was during this time that I found myself again.
‘Success is a pile of failure. You're just standing on top of it and not underneath it’. Dave Ramsey
In 2019, my family and I relocated from Sydney to Brisbane, I knew it was time to take everything I had learned (through failure and success) to help other business owners reach for and achieve their big dreams. So, I launched Kristy Robinson Consulting.
You see, you are not alone. I’ve been there. I’ve been in start-up mode – twice. I’ve been at the top of my game and at the bottom. I know the rollercoaster well.
The impact of what I do
Because I’ve been where you are, I get you. I’m experienced and know what I am talking about. And I’ll give it to you straight.
In a nutshell, I'm here to help you get to where you want to be. I know how easy it is to get caught up in "doing the work" instead of focusing on you and your business. Hey, I get it – you're busy and exhausted. But, I also know you need to optimise your business so you can scale and grow.
Together, we will create an aligned strategy, so that your vision, overall business goal, strategic priorities line up and is underpinned by focused action. That's how you're going to get real results!
Check out the work with me page to learn more about how I can help you with your business.