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Heather Penny

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.

Forming Your Own Peace Practices

With all the uncertainty growing around us—everything from protesting to COVID— we can all see fear growing.  Unfortunately, fear breeds AND it is contagious. You may have heard me refer to “Peace Practices” before, or maybe you’re new to this idea, but either way they are essential to settling our hearts and minds as we [...]

Loving Well

Choosing to love well really is just that—a choice— and one well worth the effort.    With this being the season of love and celebrating Valentine’s Day, I wanted to write about what I’ve learned about loving well. However, huge disclaimer— Please don’t mistake my desire to discuss this topic as any sort of declaration [...]

Our Beliefs

"False beliefs can escalate the intensity in a challenging conversation because of the fear they bring into the relationship.  Fortunately, this time I heard the belief I was saying to myself and stayed curious enough to check it."   Being mindful of how your beliefs can set a challenging conversation up for success—or tank it—makes [...]

The Holiday Challenge

"Over the years, the way we structure our holidays continues to evolve.  Our days, events and traditions are driven by peace and authentic joy.  We are more intentional about how we engage."   It had been another very full week.  Between neighborhood gatherings, work parties, family get-togethers, and holiday celebrations, we found ourselves congratulating ourselves [...]

ABC’s of Holiday Thriving

It’s not so much about what you do, it’s about how you stay curious with yourself.    Preparing your heart and mind for the holidays is not just about balancing the demands of life and surviving, but it can actually be about thriving and enjoying the holidays. This week I have been asked by several [...]

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