I once delivered a keynote in my bathing suit to 120 professional women to demonstrate that happy change is found when you learn to get comfortable with discomfort. I can honestly tell you public speaking doesn’t get much more uncomfortable than that! It went viral on LinkedIn with over 75,000 views, drove a global media frenzy and created a global movement called #NakedForChange where people around the world felt they now had permission to be courageous and lean into happy change they’d longed for!
Don’t worry I won’t be doing that again. I now use this story to demonstrate the power of vulnerability, adaptability and leaning into the things we fear most in order to unlock our potential and our happiness.
Why not take a moment and watch one of the videos below to get a feel for how I roll?
I have had the privilege of sharing my programs around the planet with amazing clients including:
“I had the honor and the pleasure to host Penny as a Keynote speaker at our Booking.com annual meeting in Amsterdam. She delivered a great experience and an extremely inspirational speech in front of thousands of people. The content of the Fear Is Your Future talk and the way it was delivered caused a great impact and her interaction was awesome.”
– Angel Llull Mancas, Senior Director North America at Booking.com
“Penny was passionate, articulate, dynamic and added a lot of value to our panel discussion at the Salesforce World Tour Sydney. We would love to work with her again – and suspect we will!”
– Katie Dufficy, Director Communications Salesforce Asia Pacific
“We were looking to drive some “outside the box” conversations this International Women’s Day - and Penny certainly delivered! Her Fear is your Future keynote was both inspiring and informative. It helped to move the conversation beyond the traditional conversations about gender, and into the realms of creating a future one success (and mistake) at a time. Our employees left feeling motivated and asking themselves the question “What can I do to prepare myself for the future, today?”
– Nigel Davis, Organisational & Sustainable Development Lead, Medibank
“All of the feedback I’ve received from our 300 plus conference attendees was positive. The conversation of busy-ness, happiness and impact is now on the table and we are set for action.”
– Kaylene O’Brien, Managing Partner Deloitte Consulting Australia
“The ’Fear(less) Masterclass’ with our senior team was invaluable. We gained significant insight into each other and the traits needed to thrive in an engaged, high-performing team. The two days presented the perfect platform to learn, realign and continue on our journey as a team.”
- Richard Harry, General Manager Coca Cola AmatilEnquire Now