My Catalysts for Change
What is it that gives Penny the insights and the ability to inspire so many?
It took many tough learning experiences for me to begin to understand some of the principles of personal leadership that have had helped me both to turn my own life around and to create a successful development business that has supported many clients to significantly improve their business performance.
By the age of 50, my life was a catalogue of mistreatment, financial loss and devastating personal tragedy. As you will hear, if you listen to my story I had reached a stage where I felt as if everyone and everything was against me.
However, as a result of a few key catalysts, I was able to completely turn my life around:
1. A challenging question, leading me to examine who I really was.
2. A revelatory book, leading to a realisation that changing our thinking can change our lives.
3. A deep insight into personal responsibility.
These experiences led me to examine my fundamental beliefs and the behaviours they were driving in me, which were leading to a repeating pattern of negative experiences in my life. The words of Einstein also resonated – the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing, whilst expecting different results.
I changed my thinking and quite literally changed my life. I started to concentrate on what I would do differently, instead of wishing others would change.
What did I do? I created a compelling vision and made it my daily focus. I studied my communicating style and discovered how to change behaviours so that I could develop and nurture those around me.
All of these elements had immediate and dramatic impact on my life, both personally and professionally, so I became determined to share everything I had learned with as many people as possible, so that they could experience the same opportunities to improve their performance. The result was my Personal Leadership Programme, which continues to develop and has impacted thousands of lives.