About Me

Robin ArnoldI am a fourth generation New Zealander. I am passionate about our country, our people, and our spirit. Aotearoa is my home.

Creativity = FUN in my world. I find beauty in strange places, and joy in simple things. I enjoy photography, crafting, sport climbing, alpine hiking, yoga, and dance.

I love learning. I am particularly fascinated with human potential, interdependant relationships, and wellbeing. Over the years I have trained in Adventure Leadership, Situational Leadership, Youth Mentoring, and Life Coaching. I have gained a Diploma in Training and Development, and become a registered Mentor Trainer for Project K. I have volunteered as a youth mentor since 2004, and have worked as a corporate and community based trainer/facilitator since 1994.

I came across the Virtues Project whilst supporting Youth Mentoring. I was struck by the simplicity and power of the 5 strategies. It instantly improved the effectiveness of my work and I have now integrated the strategies into my parenting, partnering and everyday life. I am passionate and committed to sharing The Virtues Project with others and I am a registered Virtues Project facilitator.


Robin worked with the Blind Foundation to develop and deliver a Peer Mentoring training package to equip Blind Foundation clients to support other clients in a mentoring capacity. As the Coordinator of the program Robin was great to work with, offering her skills and knowledge to best meet the needs of clients and the program. I really appreciated Robins professional and open approach, genuine in her desire to provide a training program that was appropriate and accessible to the audience.  Robin also provided support to me personally, through 1:1 supervision sessions, supporting me in my role in developing the wider program and providing ongoing support to clients. It was great to have Robin as a sounding board for ideas and learn from her wealth of experience in the area of mentoring.  (Heather McGill, Blind Foundation Peer Mentoring Coordinator)


Some quotes from client feedback on their experience of Robin training;


‘Robin was very friendly and approachable. She kept us all engaged and made it a very comfortable learning experience.’


‘Because Robin’s friendly and outgoing personality was so welcoming for everyone, it inspired me to become a mentor with the same sort of friendliness that Robin gave out.’


‘She was fantastic.  She provided some relatability, didn’t pretend to have ALL the answers etc.’


‘She was proactive throughout the course and her positive energies towards the learning made it easier on us and her proactive status meant that she was always there to help.’

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