What to say about Robert Kirby? The first thing that comes to me is creativity and passion. When I first came to Australia to teach in his school I was blown away by the energy of the place. His students were on fire, inspired by Robert’s teaching and the heart behind his knowledge. When he came to teach at my school I saw again how much he knows, how deeply he cares about what he is doing, and the unique style with which he brings forth his knowledge. He is exciting and steeped in his subject, and he touches all he meets with his gifts. Don’t miss a meeting with Robert, you will most certainly be changed by it. Ann Bradney

Director, Core Energetics Institute Los Angeles

I have been witness to Robert Kirby’s work as a psychotherapist, teacher and mentor on many occasions. Each time, he has remained present, focused and committed to his clients’ needs and aspirations. His breadth of experience, and years of training in various modalities, has clearly afforded him the ability to creatively, safely and effectively work experientially with numerous presenting complaints both acute and chronic. Robert’s knowledge, intuition and passion as an integrative body-mind psychotherapist has remained palpable throughout my time as his student. He has always been demonstrably supportive of the client and, notwithstanding this support, still actively challenges one to slowly but safely step deeper into a core issue. Robert’s ability to hold such a space for the client remains one of his greatest attributes that, when combined with his awareness of both mainstream and alternative modalities, allows for a diversity of therapeutic options hard to find amongst his contemporaries. Given this range, he has remained dynamic in his various approaches to treating presenting issues that find their way into his consulting and training rooms. This has proven to be useful for those clients already well versed in the healing arts. This eclectic skill set of Robert’s also transfers uniquely into the corporate sector as it allows for him to bring, through a process-driven approach, a fresh set of ideas and problem solving strategies. As a result, organisations are provided with opportunities to laterally improve workplace dynamics and increase productivity. I would have no hesitation in recommending Robert for anyone, or any company, who is looking for a dynamic agent of therapeutic change that is action-oriented, experiential and intuitively driven. Simon Thatcher


Robert Kirby is one of finest business coaches and personal development experts in the world. Robert has a strong business background and has achieved great personal success in corporate structures. He is an internationally acclaimed psychotherapist, and educator who has an unprecedented capacity to guide individuals and groups in confronting blind spots, and limitations, and in realizing their full potential. Robert’s understanding of interpersonal and group dynamics comes from his keen intellect and highly developed intuitive skills. His cutting edge presentations offer tools and information, which enable individuals to achieve excellence in all areas of life. I have had the opportunity to observe Robert work with individuals and groups since 1993, in both the United States and Australia. Time and time again I have witnessed his students step from the shadows of mediocrity into the brilliance of realizing their true potential. Robert is a gifted psychotherapist and educator he is dynamic, courageous and tireless in his commitment to supporting others in living their dream. Donna Hamilton

Marriage and Family Therapist, M.A. M.S.

When I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease I became angry, resentful, and fell deeply into victimhood. After finding and working with Robert Kirby I was able to own and experience the many ways my painful childhood had settled in my gut and I had closed off my heart. I was filled with trauma from the past that hadn’t been addressed or acknowledged. Robert used techniques that led me to release beliefs, emotions, and feelings that were at the core of my illness. With his help I healed from a disease that I had been told repeatedly was incurable. I am eternally grateful for Robert’s wisdom and his determination for me to recognize and listen to the language of my body and live from my heart. Holly Riley

Author of Allowing, A portrait of forgiving and letting life love you

Robert Kirby has been a part of a major change in my personal life which has ultimately impacted on positive changes in my work life. When you have reached a high level of management within a company it is not often that you are inspired by training and coaching techniques that have major changes in both your personal and work life. Through Robert Kirby’s techniques I have been fortunate enough to unravel issues that I did not even know that I have kept deep inside me from many years in the past. By focusing on these issues and understanding the different types of people that we are surrounded with in our day to day life I have been able to increase my productivity and also increase productivity of my team. Understanding people and their needs assists in creating a positive work environment which equates to reduction in sick leave. Working with people’s attributes and understanding their insecurities creates a workplace where staff genuinely cares about the company success. The bottom line is that company profits are related to the environment at work and Robert Kirby has the tools to make positive change in organisations. Con Katsinas

CEO, International Hotel Services

With his decades of experience, the blunt directness of a New Yorker, and the deep insight of an experienced meditator, Robert possesses the uncanny ability to cut through my “crap”. He and his community of amazing therapists have guided me to deeper places of self awareness, self acceptance, and love than I could ever achieve on my own. By learning to face my demons and own my Truth, I am now a more confident, heartfelt, honest and insightful leader, father, and lover, all thanks to this remarkable man. Paul Harvey

Founder, Corporate SEO

A friend invited me to listen to Robert speak and I was sceptical, as I have been to many motivational talks and personal development courses in the past and they all sound the same with a quick fix (crash diet) psychology. I said I’d go along but asked my friend to not be offended if I walked out after 10 minutes. In 10 minutes I was totally sold on Robert’s ‘heart centred’ theory and now 2 years later, I am always inspired by his belief of how to view life. The other fabulous truth is that Robert has created a community that loves and supports each other in a safe and trusting environment. Some people may be scared off by that last comment and think it’s some sort of cult but let me tell you, when it comes to cults I am the biggest sceptic of all. I’m like a solid 6 meter deep steel wall that is impenetrable. Life in Sydney is busy and expensive, we have to be smart, competitive and work hard to pay the rent let alone the groceries and other bills. Sometimes it’s like you have no quality life and if you have no family it can be even harder as there is no support and you feel like you’re doing it alone. I now know I am never alone. After meeting Robert and doing a number of his courses I have evolved into the most amazing confident being. My business has won two awards and I am about to take it to the next level of development. Viva Robert Kirby Helen Fraser

Director, Ultimate Sydney

It’s been a privilege to share Robert’s leadership work. His intention is simple – personal transformation. Our five months together began like the old Zen tale, set in a temple where the aspirants wanted to be like their leader. The leader plants a powerful seed – ‘one of you is actually a great and inspiring leader.’ Each aspirant, in their own unique way, then takes this insight to heart. Robert Kirby, like the Zen master, plants the seed of greatness. Over the Leadership course, through shared intention, resolve and personal example, each of us has come to embody the once ‘lost’ great leader we were born to be. Paul Kininmonth


Hi, my name is Marion Ellyard and I am 39 years old. A month ago, I completed the leadership training with Robert Kirby. It was the most phenomenal experience to behold for an entire 5 months–within a safe container of growth and friendship of the group. I think that plays a big role in the results that this training brings, the connections within the group that develop, and the duration. It was worth every cent, it helped me to retrain my negative patterns into a healthy sustainable flow, and my emotional balance is back to normal, so I can fully be present to my children, work efficiently in my existing business and look after myself. I feel this training has achieved for me what I was so long looking for: balance and the power from within to lead a powerful life, without limits in balance. Thank you Robert Kirby and the wonderful group. Marion Ellyard

Events Coordinator, Taste of Love

Robert Kirby is an amazing facilitator, speaker and teacher. He has an extraordinary ability to see people’s innate brilliance and drill down into the root cause behind why they’re limiting themselves and holding themselves back. When I first came to Robert, I completely lacked confidence and was the quietest one in the room. I was living the “safe life” according to what everyone else wanted for me and even though I had this feeling at the back of my mind that I was selling myself short by living like this, I didn’t know how to change it. I was stuck in a cycle of fear and constant hesitation. By doing Robert’s workshops and his leadership training, my confidence has gone through the roof. I recognise my gifts and talents, I got promoted, and I am sharing my creativity with the world. Robert skilfully creates a safe group space that enables me to let go of the emotional blocks and negative beliefs that I’ve unconsciously held onto my whole life. Life isn’t a fearful experience anymore; it’s effortless and exciting and nothing compares. He’s dedicated, professional and a real asset to the world, and I would recommend his coaching and workshops to everyone. Margaret

Banking and Finance Lawyer, Writer

I am now living the outcome of my training with Robert. I am the person I wanted to become. I am now building my business and, for the first time, I have full access to all my potential. The rest is up to me now. Previously, I have achieved much, even in the face of adversity, but I have also crashed many times, become exhausted and depressed. Unbeknown to me, a lot of anger (that I believed I had laid to rest years ago) was still lingering deep inside, stealing my energy and cheating me out of the fruits of my achievements. Robert has many courses that suit different people. For those with great courage, delving deep into their bodies, where the tension is held, is worth it, with Robert’s support and skill as an experienced group facilitator and surrounded by his experienced support team. It means the difference between saying that you live your life with awareness and living your life with awareness. I never thought I could love the person who was the focus of my anger for most of my life. I even hated the idea of letting go of my anger, in case it would be replaced with regret, remorse, shame or guilt. None of this was the case. If it is ‘Freedom’ you want then choose ‘Freedom’; if you don’t then your ‘limitations’ will choose you. And then, you will have given away your POWER once again! Sabine L.

Solicitor and Life Coach

Attend a retreat (never mind a 4 month Leadership Training course) with Robert Kirby? You have got to be kidding! I knew about these, all that shouting and swearing, not to mention whacking the cube with a wooden sword. Far too confrontational for a reserved person like me, and all in front of a group of total strangers too! Never. But life has a way of bringing events that are needed at exactly the required moment. So with my life spiralling out of control, fears that I was losing my husband, not to mention my sanity I resorted to sleeping tablets, anti-depressants and a psychologist, the best solutions that my GP could offer. The depression that stalked me as my ever present companion was only masked by them to make life bearable so I could function. Reaching the bottom, I agreed to attend a retreat. Nothing else had worked after all so what could I lose? Thankfully as a ‘newbe’ to the work Robert left my process to the last of the 3 days which gave me plenty of time to observe the transformations that were happening all around me in the other group members. Needless to say I was still quaking in my boots when Robert called me up to the ‘hot seat’ for my turn. With some very gentle questioning, and his laser sharp intuition he identified the problem and came up with a solution that would start me on the road to recovery. Everyone’s process was different, but the transformations in people’s lives, faces, body language and energy levels, including mine, were the same – zero to hero! No one else that I know of has the insights, the understanding, the knowledge or simply the determination and compassion to help as many people as possible to be ‘the best that they possibly can be’ unhampered by the wounds, addictions ,disappointments and frustrations that life inflicts on each and every one of us with no exceptions. Robert is a master of his craft, totally approachable, totally professional, and totally reliable. You would be mad not to seek him out to see what he can do for you! Christine

Mother, Teacher, House wife

In August last year, my girlfriend at the time asked me to come with her to see Robert Kirby at one of his events. I was up for it, as I knew I had a problem with love and wanted to be able to love passionately. I also struggled for money my whole life and was tired of the lack of both. I have been to self-development events before, but nothing like this. Robert’s work is very deep and it is not about overriding your system by changing your thoughts. But it is an organic change in the energies and traumas your body is holding onto. So, where many teachers are focusing on changing people’s mind, Robert’s work is about dealing with the blocks that are stuck in our bodies so that you can authentically start living your life in truth from your heart. Since I started with Robert I have finally been able to deal with self-confidence issues, and I realized why I have always ended up in similar relationships. I found the cause of it and dealt with it, and have since been able to claim a relationship that is healthier and full of love and passion. I also found my self-worth and have doubled my income since I started. Before Robert I had been to a psychologist and psychotherapist for countless hours, and none of them could help me. Robert’s ability and gift, is to find the root of every problem and with different tools, and change the energies with processes and energy work. Christian Madsen

I’ve been following a spiritual path and have been committed to self-inquiry for many years. Recently however, some personal issues surfaced which really rocked me. They were issues that went to the core of my being, things that I’ve been holding for most of my life. I knew that I needed support to navigate these issues and to bring the truth of them to light. For me it was crucial that I had a guide who was exceptionally skilled, experienced and of the highest integrity. Fortunately for me, I found Robert Kirby and I’m happy to say that he is all of these things. Over the last 2 years I’ve been working with Robert in his incredible workshops, retreats, courses and one-on-one therapy. I have experienced deep transformation in my personal relationships, with my husband and children, and importantly, in my relationship with myself. Could anything be greater than this? The work of addressing my issues has had the natural effect of giving me a greater self-confidence and I am paving a more authentic and joy-filled life. I can’t recommend Robert and the Heart Centred Living work enough. Robert’s commitment to the Truth is outrageous! He practices what he preaches and he completely embodies what he teaches. This makes him an exceptional facilitator for the deepest personal work. If you have the opportunity to work with Robert – don’t hesitate – go for it! Chloe

Business owner and Mother

I first met Robert Kirby when I went to one of his introductory nights a year ago, after a friend said that he had helped her a lot, suggesting that” I might really relate to this guy and get something from doing one of his programmes” It was not long before I realised that Robert had an amazing skill, passion and knowledge across many fields. His experience of over 25 years work in psychology, kinesiology and his knowledge in the quantum field makes him a very special person. He has access to a knowledge and skill base that I believe only a handful of people anywhere possess. Having done several programs with Robert over the last year, I am even more impressed. The personal development that I have experienced and the results I have witnessed in others in the program have been purely extraordinary. Without exception we are all more focused, self-directed, happier and more in control of our lives. Another benefit of Roberts training are the resources he provides. From health and wellness, to presentation skills or even emotional intelligence, the information and resources provided are priceless. And the down to earth support given in applying this information makes it even more integrated and useful. In an area where many facilitators can be manipulative and egotistical I believe Robert is a standout. He is genuine, very approachable and truly wants the best for everyone. His energy, knowledge, passion skill and good humour combine to bring amazing results for all. David Griffiths

Octagon Property Services

Having undertaken a lot of personal development work with different organisations in the 80s and 90s with great teachers, I honestly thought I had covered all my basis. I started Robert Kirby’s work with some hesitation thinking it would be more of the above. But I was in for a shock. There was nowhere to hide my excess baggage and Robert took me on a journey that went far deeper than any of my previous courses. During the five months of the Heartfelt Leadership course, I did not once see Robert fail to give a person what they needed to transform a part of them which was stopping their success; going to places with each individual that was so profound—and in a way that no other teacher could. He created such a safe dynamic that enabled all of us to always retain our dignity and power. Never have I experienced such a generous and passionate facilitator, thank you Robert. I feel less defended, more connected to my loved ones, more creative and lighter in my body. If anybody reading this is questioning whether or not they should go for it, believe me– it is the best money you will ever spend. David Moore

Shipwright and Artist

I have found Robert Kirby and his work to be authentic and transformative, getting to the root cause of what is holding people back from living their lives with Heart & Soul. My personal experience has resulted in being open hearted & able to pursue my goals through recognizing & embracing opportunities. Allowing intuition & heart to balance reason. My life still has its challenges and emotional upsets with times that can seem overwhelming. What I am noticing is my response to upsets also has a willingness to accepting the situation. This leads to a new way of Being that brings about a new Vision & Peace of mind to choose a better way.

Don Micallef

Client Manager

I started working with Robert Kirby about three years ago. At that time, I had major depression, anxiety and panic attacks. I was miserable, isolated and felt that life had nothing to offer. I attended Robert’s Life Transformation workshop and had four private sessions with him over five months, after which the severity of my conditions significantly reduced, and I was able to move forward in my life instead of feeling stuck. Robert taught me practices that I can easily use at home- so even with life’s ups and downs I will never go back to how I was. Robert is 100% committed to all who work with him and he has created workshops that transform lives. Since working with Robert, I have been able to gain employment in an area that I’ve only ever dreamed about. My greatest transformation has come through completing Robert’s Heartfelt Leadership training. This intense training has given me the skills and courage to meet life head on and to have faith that my future will be rich and fulfilled. Jill Odgers

Nurse and University tutor

I was in a dark, bad place in my personal life before I met Robert Kirby. I didn’t understand why I had been in so many failed relationships and why I didn’t feel loved by people. A work colleague could see that I was on a downward spiral and told me about Robert and a free Heartfelt Relationships course he was running. I thought to myself: “What have I got to lose?” And so, with fear in the back of my throat, I went to 99 York Street that Friday morning. When I first got there, all I wanted to do was run for my life- I was the one at the very back of the room; one hand on the door, tears in my eyes, one foot ready to sprint. But as the day went on, I started to feel safer and I had a shift where I could see where all my fear and anxiety came from. Robert explained how the dynamics of your family can create a lot of wounding which can hold you back in life unless you heal it. And that was just day 1. Each day, I went—still terrified, with one hand always on the door handle and one foot out the door. But by the third day, my grip had loosened and the anxiety I had about my life had lessened. I came to grips with what I needed to accept within my life; my history, where I come from, and my childhood. I’ve gone onto to do a Retreat and worked on resolving my core wounding of abandonment from my mother and my father (who I’ve never met). I also did a five month leadership course, where I worked a lot of self-love, self-worth and came to see what I deserve to have in this lifetime. I am now living a much freer life within myself. With all the tools Robert has taught me, I can deal with different situations as they arise without running away and hiding from them. I have completely transformed over the last 2 years due to Robert’s amazing knowledge and skill. He is a wonderful facilitator- loving, caring, but he is direct and will also pull you up on your stuff so that you’ll confront it. It has been a rollercoaster ride and I would highly recommend this to people who are completely wanting to free themselves from their anxiety, depression or the negative beliefs that hold them back from just flying and going for it. Dee Duncan


Robert Kirby is a knowledgeable and energetic group leader and therapist. His very astute observations lead people to take the next steps on the path toward health and happiness. His spiritual connections and caring heart are tremendous assets in his work with people. He has an ability to teach and inform in an absolutely fascinating manner. Karyne B. Wilner

PSYD, Licensed Psycholgist, Director, Integratd Psycholgical Services Center