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Robyn Parks is a certified Life, Parent, and ADHD Coach with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Post-Baccalaureate degree in Elementary and Middle School Education from Point Park University. Robyn is presently working on an M.A. in Special Education.
Robyn has extensive ADHD training and expertise. She completed her coach training from IPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence In Coaching), an accredited coaching program recognized by the International Coach Federation. She earned a graduate certificate from JST Coaching, LLC, a specialized coach training program focused on teaching methods for teens and college students with ADHD. Most recently, Robyn completed Professional ADHD Parent Coach Training with Cindy Goldrich, Parenting Specialist.
Robyn understands what it’s like to raise a child with ADHD. Her oldest son has ADHD and she has been instrumental in helping him function better in both social and academic contexts.
Robyn is a wife and a mother of three teenagers. She combines her education, passion, and real-life experience to help her clients reach their goals and live happier and more successful lives.
What Clients Are Saying
Freshman College Student
"As my ADHD Coach, Robyn Parks has been influential in my success through the first semester of my freshman year of college. Robyn is patient, encouraging and insightful in every interaction I have with her and I always leave feeling better about myself and what I am capable of after speaking with her. She expresses genuine interest in me and my accomplishments and failures as a student and as a person. Robyn is knowledgeable about the tools and actions necessary for my improvement but she always leaves decisions up to me so that I am equipped to handle situations on my own in the future. Robyn has been an invaluable resource for me this semester and she is an exceptional coach."
"The support, tools, advocacy and relationship that Robyn provides is invaluable! I remind him… what/how would Ms. Robyn want you to do that?"
Danielle Boone Brown:
Mom of an 8th grade student
Leslie Meek: Parent of a Teenage Son
Robyn’s coaching made a tremendous difference in my son’s life. She helped him to set goals and achieve them, and enforced the importance of being accountable for his actions. As a result, my son functioned more effectively at school and had less conflict and stress at home.
I participated in a class lead by Robyn Parks to better learn strategies for assisting my ADHD son. The class was fantastic thanks to Robyn’s clear explanations and thoughtful examples to highlight her instruction. I thought I knew a fair amount about ADHD given that my son is 18 and a senior in high school, but I learned so much more usable information about ADHD and Executive Functioning through this course than I had from books alone. The highlight of the class for me was the instruction on using key guiding thoughts to influence your parenting decisions and behavior, especially the instruction on collaborative problem solving. I feel I am now better equipped to have calm, problem solving discussions with my son instead of arguments. The skills I learned in this course can greatly benefit parents and their young, adolescent, or adult children. Robyn is a highly effective communicator which added so much to the class and enabled participants to openly share experiences with each other. I am grateful to her for all that I learned in the course of a few weeks. Take the course; you will not be disappointed!
Mom of a Teenage Son With ADHD and Executive Function Disorder
Parent of a Teenage Girl
Dad of a Son With ADHD
As a Dad, taking the course was instrumental in not only learning how to better parent a child with ADHD, but also gaining skills that applied to our entire household. Robyn and Jill were excellent instructors, at both presenting material and eliciting real-life examples from the participants that served as work exercises for everyone to practice these skills.
Calm and Connected is a course that every parent of a child with ADHD needs. The wisdom conveyed through the handouts and discussion is simple yet powerful. Each session features new tools that can be applied immediately. Parents and children will experience a calmer and happier home as the principles are practiced. Give yourself and your family this gift.
My son has struggled with organization and focusing each school year. I contacted Robyn when I saw that his school refused to give him the tools and accommodations he needed to succeed. We were on the brink of failing the 8th grade school year and his acceptance into the Baltimore School for the Arts was definitely in jeopardy. Robyn jumped right in and gave him those tools. She was absolutely fantastic in helping and supporting me as an advocate for my son to get the accommodations he needed in school. With her help, my son grades and his attitude towards school improved. He knows now that he can do it!
Robyn has been a tremendous source of support for my son and myself over the last several years. As a college student struggling with ADHD, anxiety, intermittent depression and uncertainty about his future plans, he had a difficult couple of semesters. Robyns caring manner and expertise in assisting people with ADHD have been tremendously valuable in helping him stay on track, improve his grades and along the way…boost his self-esteem. She has been very responsive to keeping in touch when needed, or when concerns have arisen. My son has come to value her opinion and suggestions, making it easier for me to step back and let him handle his life more independently. I would highly recommend Robyn as a thoughtful, caring and professional coach who truly wants the best outcome for her clients.
I contacted Robyn because she has established an excellent reputation as being a very knowledgeable and excellent coach. She is well-read on the vast materials and studies regarding ADHD. Robyn helped me by providing concrete strategies and answers to so many unanswered questions in parenting a child with ADHD. The thing I really liked was seeing immediate results on how these tools can work for your child and your family. The experience was very positive. I looked forward to every Tuesday night and always felt better than when I came in. I would recommend Calm and Connected to people who want to gain a solid perspective, concrete facts, and excellent tools in assisting them in parenting a child with ADHD.
Pamela Forchheimer: Mom of a Rising College Sophomore
Robyn, I want to thank you for your professionalism, kindness, and ability to connect on a personal level with our daughter Julia. We knew her first year at The College of Charleston was going to be a real challenge due to Execution Function Deficits. The “Seeing My Time” program that she worked on with you during the summer before her freshman year, in addition to the weekly coaching sessions throughout the school year, ensured that she followed through and gained the confidence she needed to succeed. We are so appreciative of Simply Positive Coaching and all your hard work to ensure Julia’s year was successful! I know many student
will continue to benefit from your dedication and priceless advocacy.
Julia Forchheimer: A College Student
"Thanks to Robyn, I was able to successfully get through my first and second semester of my freshman year in college. Not only did Robyn help me with organization, she also helped me when I was stressed about the work. I was able to confide in her when I wasn’t getting the work done, and she helped me get back on track. I admire Robyn, and the help and support she provided me was invaluable. Any student who struggles with organization, getting things done, or is having a hard time adjusting to college should definitely contact Robyn. She is reliable and really understands her clients needs."
A College Student
After being placed on Academic Probation as a Sophomore in College, I realized there needed to be a change. I struggled with time management and confidence in my education. I felt as if I were not good at certain subjects and I would never be. Robyn has helped me learn how to manage my time better as well as believing in myself. After joining Simply Positive coaching, my GPA has been over 3.0, and A’s and B’s in my college courses, every semester. This semester after switching remotely to online for the rest of the semester, I was very nervous and overwhelmed. My Life Coach provided me with helpful tips such as meditation, to-do lists, and managing my time well. I am also happy to say that I made the Dean’s List this semester after switching to online school. I would recommend Simply Positive Coaching/Robyn to people who need help with time management, organizational skills, and simply someone to remind and support you that you are capable of making the right changes in your life.
An Adult Client
Working with Robyn has changed my life. I started with her when I was looking to go back to school, and she has helped me every step of the way as I progressed through starting classes again to starting a business. Her guidance has helped me deal with the challenges of being an adult with ADHD and she has taught me strategies to deal with the everyday challenges at the moment.
She goes above and beyond to help her clients and is an excellent resource for anyone struggling with ADHD or the parents of a student
struggling. I highly recommend her services and classes.
Robyn’s help with my son with ADHD and executive function challenges was invaluable. She helped my son by providing him the tools to be more organized and successful with the completion of his homework. Robyn is patient and kind and she helped me to step back and be a mom, not always micro-managing homework assignments. Robyn always made time for us as well. I would highly recommend Robyn and Simply Positive Coaching to help students to be both better students and also to develop important life skills.
Mom of a high school junior