Interview

Michelle Griffith Robinson

Michelle joins only a handful of women in the UK to have jumped over 14 metres.

Michelle Griffith-Robinson is a former Olympic athlete who represented GB for over two decades in the Triple jump.
Michelle joins only a handful of women in the UK to have jumped over 14 metres.
As a wife and working mother of three, Michelle knows how hard it is to maintain control and balance in her life.
Having set up a successful personal training company in 1999, training many celebrities including Mel B, and Gail Porter to name a few, Michelle naturally followed her passion of ‘helping others’ by coaching and mentoring.

“My fitness routine
consists of training at least 4 times a week.
I will do a 5km run, around the North Devon hills, circuits and weights but unfortunately no jumping, I leave that to my daughters nowadays!!”

You have certainly inspired us during the lockdown to get up and go, not just with your motivational words, also with your colourful wardrobe! How did you evolve to becoming a life
coach?


I started PT in 1999 and started mentoring in 2009. I still mentor for the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust. Their mission is to help young people get back into Employment, Education and training utilising the skills of their world class athletes. I started Coaching 6 years ago, I love to see people unlocking their potential and watching them turn their goals into reality.

What does a typical day look like for you?


A typical day for me starts with me giving thanks for another day then my husband bringing me a cup of tea or coffee. If it’s a school day, I will take my son to school then jump online to give PT sessions or coaching sessions plus juggling paperwork.
Preparing dinner is always part of the daily routine and then I go through my non-negotiable list for the day. Depending on the day I will go and do a training session.


Do you have fitness routine and mindset routine?


My fitness routine consists of training at least 4 times a week. I will do a 5km run, around the North Devon hills, circuits and weights but unfortunately no jumping, I leave that to my daughters nowadays!!

What are your greatest achievements so far?


My greatest achievements are my 3 children, marrying a great man and becoming an Olympian


Do you have any other ambitions in life?


My ambition in life is to help and serve others and my ambassador roles are very important to me. I want to be a role model to my children like my mum was to me.
You are an ambassador for a jewellery brand,


Diabetes Uk and The Meno Charity, please can you tell us more about your roles?


As an ambassador for Diabetes UK, The Meno Charity and most recently Women’s Aid, my role is to spread awareness about each charity and how beneficial these charities are to society. I often say ‘use your voice and your platform to impact positive change’.
Kit Heath is a brand that I am extremely proud to be associated with. Apart from the jewellery being fabulous quality and a local brand to me. Their values align with mine. It’s essential to align yourself with brands that reflect who you are.


“My secret to happiness is a positive outlook on life, don’t dwell and don’t hold grudges and lastly give daily gratitude.”

What words of motivation can you give to our FRANK readers?


My words of motivation to the Frank readers are always pursue your purpose and passion and remember it’s your PASSION, OWN IT! Don’t be scared to change your plans, ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’ is a famous quote. Lastly, DO YOU, a dream is nothing if its left on a pillow.


Where do you see yourself in a few years time?


In a few years I see myself as a well established global motivational speaker and life coach living in Usk in South wales in my barn with my family.


What advice would you give to someone who wanted to become a life coach?


My advice to someone who wants to pursue a career in life coaching would be, what’s stopping you and remember your WHY!!!
My secret to happiness is a positive outlook on life, don’t dwell and don’t hold grudges and lastly give daily gratitude.

michellegriffithrobinsonoly.co.uk

My words of motivation to the Frank readers are always pursue your purpose and passion and remember it’s your PASSION, OWN IT!

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