098: Penny Zenker on Succeeding Through Big Transitions

TransitionsEntrepreneurs and executives seek the business coaching, training and keynotes of Penny Zenker for her strategic thinking and ability to transfer these skills to others. Penny is one of the very few business and entrepreneurial coaches that merges her own high level success with extraordinary coaching skills to offer motivated individuals an exceptional resource.

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Playing Small Moment

Penny’s moment of playing small was after she sold her IT company and got into a much bigger situation to manage, much bigger than she anticipated and she wanted to quit. She under estimated her skills and abilities and was dripping with fear and felt like she was over her head. Her boss made her realize she was focused on the wrong things. He shifted her focus ton what was most important to achieving the success. She was so caught up in her story and that is what was really creating he overwhelm. That shift in perspective made all the difference.

The Wake Up Call

One of Penny’ wake up calls was when she ended up in a big fight with her 3-year-old. She realized she wasn’t giving him the attention and the presence he needed, because she was focused more on her work.

Style of Leadership

Penny has a coaching style of leadership. She comes from a place of curiosity and uses a collaborative way of coaching.

What Are You Excited About?

She is excited to announce that at the end of February, she is launching her new TV Talk Show, called “Accelerate Success”.

Leadership Practice

Penny’s leadership practice is viewing the big picture and the whole picture by stepping back and getting perspective.

Book to Develop Leadership

Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz

What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

Penny would tell her younger self to compare herself to the best version of herself. She has a book coming out next year called Compared to What, which speaks to this idea.

Inspirational Quote

“Stop managing your time and start managing your energy.” ~ Penny Zenker

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