Robyn Cohen is an accomplished professional with 15+ years' experience specializing in operations, business development and strategic partnerships, having worked with startups, medium-sized businesses, as well as large corporations.
She has been in the women's advocacy space for over a decade as well, working with organizations such as Girls in Tech, Womenpreneurs, as well as starting her own initiatives Girls On It and W Collective.
Originally from Toronto, Robyn has lived in two continents, three countries, and seven cities, including New York City, Los Angeles, as well as Sao Paulo, Brazil, over the course of 25 years, bringing a unique and dynamic perspective to managing and growing businesses.Currently, she's consulting with women-owned businesses, helping them with strategy, business development, and marketing.
In her spare time, you can find her in the gym, in her Airstream travelling the country, or spending time with her furry daughter Asia and husband Todd.
We took a moment to ask Robyn some questions to get her insight into mindfulness!
What keeps you motivated?
Exercise, meditation, reading, listening to podcasts such as "How I Built This" by Guy Raz, and adventures in my Airstream.
What does your daily routine look like?
I usually get up between 6-7am and on the weekends it's closer to 8am. If it's a workout day for me, then I'm up between 6-6:30am, grab a smoothie or a banana and some water, and get to my workout.
For my workout days, I go between doing the Tracy Anderson Method, HIIT & strength training classes on the Peloton app, or Yoga/Pilates classes with Boho Beautiful on Youtube. My new favorite is the Tracy Anderson Method. It moves your body in ways you wouldn't normally do for any other type of exercise. From there I make coffee and have breakfast, then I'll shower and get ready.
Right now I go between working at a coffee shop, usually Ritual in Park City, or at Kiln Park City, which is a beautiful coworking space, or from my Airstream. I also make a point to go to as many events as possible to support the community of Silicon Slopes and network to meet new people.
Then I'll get home, make dinner, watch some Youtube or Netflix, meditate and go to bed.
How do you work mindfulness into your day?
I actually believe exercise helps with mindfulness, because it makes you so much more aware of yourself, your health, and general wellbeing. Especially when you do something like Yoga.
If I'm having a bad day, then I'll take a moment to remind myself what I'm grateful for, because that helps me to be mindful about my life, what's working and what's positive, rather than focus on the negative.
Finally, I try to meditate every night, especially during the week. It doesn't always happen, because you know, social media scrolling can sometimes get the better of me, but it's usually part of the routine.
Do you have any go-to selfcare rituals or skincare tips?
Again, exercise is definitely one of my most important self-care rituals.
Also, I'm obsessed with those exfoliating shower gloves, so I give my body a good scrub down everyday.
Taking a moment to read often or even just listen to a book on Audible or a good podcast is also an important self-care ritual, because in that moment you're relaxed and doing something for your mind.
As for skincare tips, I usually exfoliate my face twice a week and do a face mask once a week. For SPF protection and a little dewy glow, I use Supergoop's Glow Screen. Everyone always asks me why my skin looks so dewy, especially at my age, 48, and that's the secret my friends! My new night ritual is with Khalm's oil elixir. I love using it on my neck and decolletage.
Another important part of having good skin is what you drink and eat. Obviously water, at least 2 liters a day, also coconut water, lots of green tea and turmeric tea with honey. I also eat a plant-based diet and stay away from junk food. Finally, sleep is so important, at least 7 hours a night. And little to no alcohol. I think people don't realize how bad alcohol is for your skin and it also ages you, so I try to limit it to a couple of drinks a month.