Are you looking for an authentic and engaging speaker with a talent for making personal finance talks both informative and fun?

I’ve spoken in cities and towns across Canada and in the U.S., at conferences, schools, community centres and wealth management firms, to parents, educators and wealth advisors. Known for my engaging and insightful talks about raising money-smart kids, my audiences learn why it’s important to teach your kids about money, how to go about it and what to talk about. They leave the room feeling empowered to get their own financial houses in order so they can lead by example.

I’ve also talked to university students about my career in accounting, business and finance and shared the lessons I’ve learned along the way. And I’ve spoken about gender equity in the CPA profession, another topic I’m passionate about. 

The biggest audience I’ve addressed to date was at the Walrus Talks Philanthropy, where I had to take the stage right after Margaret Atwood!

In addition to doing keynotes, I’m also a sought after panelist on any financial topic, from budgeting, saving and investing, to paying for post-secondary studies.

Below are sample topics; please feel free to contact us if you’d like to schedule a talk or discuss a customized presentation. You can also view videos of my talks, and see a list of my upcoming and past speaking engagements.

 

Parents: Raising Money-Smart Kids

Robin's signature presentation is based on her best-selling book, A Parent's Guide to Raising Money-Smart Kids. In this entertaining and interactive presentation, Robin discusses why it's important to teach kids about money as well as the challenges parents face, including the challenge of being a good financial role model.

She explains how to address age appropriate money-related topics with young kids, pre-teens, teenagers and emerging adults. The presentation is approximately one hour in length, including time for questions.

Robin will also provide specific tips and examples about:

  • earning
  • saving
  • budgeting
  • smart spending
  • virtual spending
  • allowance
  • credit & credit cards
  • family philanthropy
  • investing

High Net Worth Parents: Raising Money-Smart Kids in an Age of Affluence

Robin discusses why it's important to teach kids about money in an age of affluence, in this entertaining and interactive presentation based on her best-selling book, A Partner's Guide to Raising Money-Smart Kids. She also addresses the unique challenges faced by high net worth (HNW) parents, including the difficulty of providing children with the benefits of wealth without raising spoiled or entitled kids.

She explains how to address age appropriate money-related topics with young kids, pre-teens, teenagers and emerging adults. The presentation is approximately one hour in length, including time for questions

Robin will also provide specific tips and examples about:

  • earning
  • saving
  • budgeting
  • smart spending
  • virtual spending
  • allowance
  • credit & credit cards
  • family philanthropy
  • investing

Wealth Managers & Financial Advisors: Help your Clients Raise Money-Smart Kids

Robin discusses ways in which trusted advisors can add value and grow their book of business by helping their clients raise money-smart kids. To set the context, Robin discusses why it's important to help your clients teach their kids about money and what you, the advisor, stand to gain or lose.

Robin coaches you on how to approach financial literacy with your clients, so that they are prepared to teach their kids about money from the elementary school years until they head off to college.

Robin will also provide specific tips and examples about:

  • earning
  • saving
  • budgeting
  • smart spending
  • virtual spending
  • allowance
  • credit & credit cards
  • family philanthropy
  • investing

University Students: Not Your Typical Accountant

Robin shares the story of her career in accounting, business, and finance and the lessons she's learned along the way – some of them the hard way! She talks about finding her own path as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), ways to navigate your own career strategically, how to find work-life balance, and what it's like to be your own boss.

Some of the topics Robin will cover include:

  • deciding to become a CPA
  • working in accounting firms
  • working in industry
  • career transitions
  • solopreneurship
  • work-life balance
Videos
Watch Robin's recent speech at the University of Toronto.
Appearances
Dates and locations of past and upcoming appearances.
Testimonials
What people are saying about Robin's talks and speaches.