Caren Robinson, is the owner and founder of Vital Ability, LLC and creator of HOPE TBI (an educational website related to Polytrauma and Traumatic Brain Injury). She has gained international prominence as a medical advocacy consultant, and blogger. As a successful professional speaker, Caren continues to bring awareness to various Life Transitions, Polytrauma, and Brain Injury through her own real-life transitions. Her passion is to assist others in their individual life transitions through the use of practical tools, skills and strategies, while enhancing communication and personal development so they may excel in living the best life they can live, in this ever changing environment.
As a leader in the cutting-edge field of personal coaching, Caren helps her clients develop strategies, restructure their lives, develop/validate self-advocacy skills, self-care skills, and offers individualized support as each client transforms from survivor to thriver. Her company works with the general public, medical patients, caregivers, soldiers/veterans, business owners, executives, public officials, entrepreneurs, and others from around the world by phone, and virtual connections. Caren has been trained as a Certified Holistic Life, Career & Executive Coach™ through Goal ImageryⓇ Institute, International School of Coaching Mastery™. Caren’s training incorporated holistic coaching techniques, traditional coaching methods, Brain Based coaching, Ontological coaching, Emotional Intelligence (EQ) coaching, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) coaching, and Positive Psychology coaching, Caren is an active member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and ICF Michigan. She has completed schooling for her PCC, and is working on completing additional coaching hours to meet the requirements of acquiring her PCC Certification from the ICF.
Caren is married and has had the blessing and experiences of being a biological mother, stepmother, foster parent, and legal guardian. Prior to becoming a Certified Life Coach and Medical Advocacy Consultant, she had a successful and established career as a health care provider, and additionally worked at a Title Company; she has had a wealth of experience as an educator/trainer in the Medical Field, worked/volunteered in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and worked in various Social Service Industries. Caren has been employed/volunteered with mostly grassroots and nonprofit organizations, and held various management, proctor, training, and leadership positions.
Caren, as a daughter of a deceased military veteran (and often a caregiver), has had a wealth of experience in traversing, learning, and living with someone who had PTSD and PTS. She also speaks from firsthand experience regarding managing her own PTSD as a survivor of Polytrauma. She has gone from survivor to thriver and identifies herself as a “HOPEster”.
Caren has been featured in numerous publications from NASCON to Picking Up The Pieces, and is a volunteer monthly co-host on an International radio program through Brain Injury Radio. Caren also continues to hold memberships and/or volunteers across several local and national organizations.
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