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About Heather Penny

Dr. Heather Penny is a professional coach, trusted advisor and engaging speaker. She encourages individuals to step into their best life as they recognize the unique strengths they have to offer. Heather draws out fresh ideas and actionable goals to focus on forward momentum. She holds a Ph.D. in Human Services, with extensive global experience in consulting as well as an M.A. in Educational Leadership. As a professional coach, Heather serves her clients by drawing out their natural strengths and motivated direction. She guides her clients into clarity, confidence and courage through the professional coaching process and believes the world needs the gifts each person has to offer. The highlight for her, is a life well lived. Heather enjoys life in Northern California with her husband and two children.

No, Seriously. What’s your SQ?

Spiritual Intelligence? Is that really a thing? Absolutely! Intellectually, you may assess a situation, opportunity, action or structure based on fact or experience that’s supported by your IQ, or Intelligence Quotient. Emotionally, your judgment regarding the same situation, opportunity or action might have a strong, “Yah, but …” based on your EQ, or your Emotional [...]

Embracing Your “No” Voice

We’re often reluctant to say, “No” or offer some other form of polite decline to another’s request, in part because we are unsure of the response we’ll receive, or out of fear of hurting another’s feelings. But in our efforts to live intentionally and purposefully, ground zero is embracing truth; our own and that offered [...]

What is wrong with me?

Frustration, a sense of detachment in your personal or professional life (or both!), and the inability to see a path forward can cloud your perspective and thus, make the world in which you exist feel smaller and darker with each passing day. Your thoughts and actions, and more importantly, your reactions begin to come from [...]

By |November 16th, 2017|Categories: Coaching from the Heart|1 Comment

What is True? Stepping into a Life that is True

I was out for my typical New Year’s ‘kicking things back into gear after eating my way through the holidays run’ and thinking about the big blank slate of the new year in front of me. What did I want out of 2017? Besides wanting to run more than 10 minutes without huffing because I [...]

Confronting 3 Fears Keeping Us Anxious

Confronting 3 Fears Keeping Us Anxious Our reactions to certain fears can create a frenzied self-talk that keeps us spinning. Here are 3 consistent fears I see not only in my coaching, but experience in my personal life as well. See if you can relate… Jenna is finishing up her graduate studies, and with lingering [...]

RESTorative Rest

RESTorative Rest “The story of your life would be too small if it was just about managing fear, anxiety, and self-doubt. “ I recently heard myself say this to a woman. For the first time, she was daring to believe that her life could be filled with peace. We had been talking about her depleted [...]

Be. All. In.

Honoring Your Relationships  Welcome to February…the month often associated with love, romance, hearts and chocolates. The buzz of romantic gifts, valentine cards, true love, and special dates hums louder as the 14th approaches. But what next? What happens after the exciting romance stage? What does it truly mean to step wholeheartedly into a loving relationship? [...]

#7 – Choosing to Engage Joy!

What choices are we making to engage joy? Tis the season to be joyful…but sometimes… Sometimes we are frustrated about how much we can’t get done. Sometimes we are overwhelmed with our responsibilities that pile up around us like dirty laundry. Sometimes we treat ourselves like our own worst enemy by creating impossible lists and [...]

Where is the Off Ramp? Resolving Inner Conflict

Talking with people and listening to their inner thoughts has revealed to me how we each carry around with us some amount of inner conflict. And if we don’t find ways to resolve these conflicts, they grow. What’s worse, we turn to false comforts such as overeating, overbuying, addictions….anything to give us the distraction we [...]

The REAL Question We Ask During Transition & Risk

  Hello Friends~ I have come to believe a universal truth regarding how we enter this world and the question we all ask. This identity question reveals it self most acutely (and sometimes painfully) when we are transitioning or daring to risk. This is the question: ”Do I have what it takes?” Here’s some personal [...]