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Robin’s transformation talk, The Wisest Investment, brings her award-winning book of the same name to life. Audiences will be entertained as they learn why it’s important to teach kids about money, how to go about it and what to talk about. You will leave feeling empowered and inspired to teach your kids to be responsible, independent and money-smart for life.

The Wisest Investment can be delivered as an in-person or virtual keynote, breakout session or workshop. Another popular format is a one-hour virtual fireside chat. Please contact us to put a date on hold.

In September 2021, Mercer’s Edmonton and Winnipeg offices hosted Robin for a virtual fireside chat about Intergenerational Money Conversations.

View highlights of Robin’s keynote speech, The Wisest Investment.

Robin is a sought-after panelist on most any personal finance or investing topic. As a woman in a male-dominated industry and a mother of two, she also enjoys sharing her experiences managing work-life balance, and her passion for advancing women to positions of leadership in the world of business and finance.

The biggest audience Robin has addressed to date was at the Walrus Talks Philanthropy, where she had to take the stage right after Margaret Atwood – a Canadian living legend! 

The Wisest Investment: Teaching Your Kids to Be Responsible, Independent and Money-Smart for Life

Most parents know that teaching their kids about money is critical to success in life, but studies show that many parents feel they lack the time, knowledge and experience to do it well. Add the seismic shift towards a cashless, digital society – accelerated in our post-pandemic world – and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.

In this engaging and entertaining keynote, Robin will share:

  • why teaching your kids about money is The Wisest Investment,
  • how to teach your kids using three easy-to-implement strategies, and
  • what to talk about at every age and stage, from young kids, to preteens, to teenagers to emerging adults, using the Five Pillars of Money.

You will leave feeling inspired and ready to take action towards raising responsible, independent, money-smart kids for life.

Speaking Inquiries:

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“Robin knows kids and money. She is smart, passionate and proven.”

-Bruce Sellery, Money Columnist for CBC and Cityline

Robin was a consummate professional – always prepared, engaged, thorough and detail-oriented. Her ability to adapt and tailor her keynote presentation to suit our audience shows how knowledgeable she is on financial literacy matters, and the thought and care she puts into her work. Even with tight timelines and unexpected hurdles, Robin handled everything gracefully and even proactively provided suggestions to make our webinar better. When I talk about attention to detail and how much thought Robin puts into her work, I should also mention that she proactively wore our company colours! I look forward to working with Robin and her team again.

-Jennifer Chen, Manager, Advisor Content & Strategy at Canada Life

“Thank you for being a part of the Women in Action Conference and for an amazing presentation. Even though I don’t have children myself, it was great information to have to pass on to my nephew. The attendees who didn’t have children commented the same and said that they would be teaching their nieces, nephews and grandchildren about it. It was brilliantly done and ended the conference on a high-note.”

-Pooja Loyola, Conferences and Events Specialist, CPA Ontario

“You were absolutely phenomenal on the panel yesterday.  Your wisdom and expertise really resonated with our audience as the chat was lighting up every time you spoke!”

-Kelley Keehn, author, personal finance educator and host of Women Claiming Wealth conference

“Robin recently led a keynote speech at the Canadian Personal Finance Conference on how to raise money-smart kids, which was very well received by the audience. Robin summarized takeaways from her book of the same topic and gave the audience actionable advice for their families. We’d love to host Robin again and would recommend her as a financial expert!”

-Kerri-Lynn McAllister, Tech Leader, Former CMO at Ratehub and Life & Co

“Thanks again Robin for your time and knowledge. I’m continuing to get fantastic comments from clients as they come back to view this discussion for a second time.”

-Cary Williams, CIM, CFP, Private Wealth Counsellor, Mercer

Robin was the featured speaker at our “Growing Up Affluent: Speaking with your Children About Wealth” event last night in Montreal. A crowd of 50 clients and “friends of the firm” enjoyed Robin’s no-nonsense, yet enlightening and entertaining presentation. The audience included parents of kids from 1 to 23, and all took some meaningful suggestions back home. The response was overwhelmingly positive. We got lots of compliments on our choice of topic, speaker and your presentation. Sincere thanks for your great work here.”

-Ronald Mayers, Senior Vice-President, Wealth Management, Blue Bridge

“Robin hosted a financial discussion for our North Toronto Moms Group, over Zoom, during the pandemic. During this time, many families are reviewing finances and planning for their families and education. Robin was active in learning about our group’s needs and executed a highly informative presentation and discussion with participants. Concrete examples were provided and we received very positive feedback. We would love to have Robin back in future and highly recommend her as a speaker on the topic of raising money-smart kids!”

-Caitlin Winberg, North Toronto Moms Group

“Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to share your advice and experiences with the delegates. We appreciated all the support ICAO and you have provided us. The delegates will definitely enjoy the book!”

-Rotman Commerce Women In Business

Robin has conducted financial training sessions to our next generation of family members five years consecutively and I highly recommend her. Robin is able to provide both theoretical and practical financial training, and leverages her strong knowledge of today’s online tools. She has developed an excellent relationship with our attendees, and has established herself not only as a skilled trainer but also as a trusted advisor.

-Kevin Doyle, Executive Vice President at Canada Overseas Investments Limited

“Robin crafted a highly engaging and relevant keynote address at Mt Royal University to stimulate conversation about one of the long-standing challenges – gaps in gender and diversity inclusion – that prevents Canada’s accounting and finance profession from realizing its full potential and impact. The in-depth research and expertise she skillfully applied in her presentation brought a level of critical insight to the topic that deeply impacted her audience’s awareness and understanding. She was instrumental in designing the event and her experience in these kinds of learning exchanges made a significant difference to the success of the day.”

-Nicole Edge, Business Consultant, Writer, Researcher, Educator, Mount Royal University

“Robin is an amazing speaker! I’ve had the pleasure of hearing her speak many times and I am always inspired. She teaches parents how to guide their children through one of most sensitive and important topics in their lives: MONEY! Robin is incredible.”

-Amanda Bassin, CPA, CA, Managing Director, Madison MacArthur

“As a speaker, Robin is authentic and engaging. She spoke to a group of recent and soon-to-be university graduates, and although they lack her life experience, she was able to explain her career story in a way that made them laugh, and understand her key message: that finding some of the most interesting and rewarding work you will do requires taking the risk of saying “yes” to ambiguous situations and working your way through them!”

-Jennifer Davies, Educator, University of Toronto, Scarborough

“Thank you Robin for your keynote address at the recent University of Toronto Financial Conference. It is refreshing to have such a well-spoken and engaging speaker who represents both the accounting profession and entrepreneurial spirit. The students benefited from your advice on thinking strategically and taking risks, and caution from simply taking the first offer that comes their way. This messaging that is often understated during their transition to professional life. Thank you again for sharing your experience with us!”

-Sean Mullin, Recruiter, Career Coach, CPA Ontario

“Absolutely wonderful presentation with such great advice!”

-Anna M, CPA Ontario Women in Action conference audience member

“Thank you, Robin, for presenting so much helpful information on how to teach kids of all ages to manage money wisely. Highlighting pitfalls, outlining strategies, were helpful!”

-Burlington CAPP community members

“Thank you very much for coming to our assembly today. I know our girls will benefit greatly from hearing your story and they will be inspired by what you have achieved!”

-Carrie, Branksome Hall

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