Welcome to my life coaching practice, Authentic Girl Coaching. My name is Joy Robinson, and I am a certified life coach with a passion for empowering girls and young women. I am a Southern California native living in Los Angeles, and work with clients across the globe via Zoom, with some in-person coaching in my area. I am a mom to the love of my life and muse, daughter Katie, a college student. I am a fierce mental health advocate, love animals, and in my spare time volunteer at my local animal shelter.
I work exclusively with females because I understand how they think and why they behave the way they do. Girl World is nothing to dismiss – it can be a cruel and confusing place, full of judgment, pressure, and psychological drama. Girls must learn how to navigate it in order to keep their self-esteem intact and minimize the trauma. These days, girls are experiencing more stress, worry, and pressure than ever before. It’s no wonder that anxiety, depression, and self-harm are on the rise. But there’s hope, and my coaching system helps girls navigate it all, as they develop the self-awareness needed in order to set and achieve meaningful goals and thrive.
When I was a kid, my parents experienced personal problems that led them to make choices that turned my once idyllic childhood into one of chaos, confusion, and trauma. I was moved from place to place and changed schools many times. I developed anxiety, and my self-esteem took a nosedive. As the new kid again and again, I was always on the outside trying to figure out how and where to fit in. It gave me a unique insight into how the social landscape works, and why social cliques and hierarchies form the way they do. As I approached my teenage years, I started engaging in risky behavior and making poor choices that would have led me down a dark path had I not figured out how to turn things around halfway through high school. I figured out what was really important to me, and how to live authentically. It changed everything, and was the key to surviving those tumultuous years and eventually thriving in life.
When I became a mom many years later, I was determined to support my daughter and the girls in our community as they navigated their own labyrinth of adolescence. In 2011, I founded a nonprofit with a mission to empower girls through self-esteem programs, mentoring, and educational scholarships. Eventually I discovered personal development coaching and its power to transform lives, and now devote myself to it as my full-time profession. It’s my purpose in life. I do this work because I am now the adult that I needed growing up, and I am passionate about helping others.
Over the years I’ve worked with hundreds of girls, young women, and parents, and I love what I do. I bring a warmth and positive energy that girls connect with, and my relatable and straight-forward style helps them open up like never before. I’ve developed a coaching system that gets right to the heart of the issues that my clients are experiencing so we can get to work creating meaningful change. The adolescent years present very specific challenges like no other time in development, and those experiences will affect you for the rest of your life, so let’s get it right.
I would love to support you/your daughter as you step into your personal power and become the person you truly want to be, and create a life you’re excited to live. You deserve it, and my coaching will get you there. Contact me today so we can talk. I look forward to meeting you!
My Coaching Credentials:
Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
International Coaching Federation
Certified Youth Mentor Coach
Certified Youth Leadership Coach
Trained by Dr. Leah B. Mazzola
Youth Coaching Institute, LLC
Girl Meets World Teaching Certification
Professional Development Training with
Rachel Simmons and Girls Leadership Institute
Founder & Executive Director
Youth Life Coach
Authentic Girl Foundation, Inc.
Member in good standing
International Coaching Federation