Open to Create

“All of us have an ability to be open to fresh experiences and be flexible to change.”

My silver-fox 70plus-year-old mother went to our hairdresser recently – because we go to the same one now –  to discuss the option of doing something different with her very long hair.

She came over to my home directly following her appointment to show me. It looked amazing – she kept her long locks but now she has different colours peeking through – turquoise, pink, green and blue – strikingly fabulous.

My mother has an open, creative spirit to new experiences.

It may be a natural and significant part of some people’s personality to be open to change and the new but I have come to believe all of us have an ability to be open to fresh experiences and be flexible to change.

We can all create and embrace new ideas, even though there may be times when we don’t feel like an open creative spirit.

Each opportunity I come across; whether at work, with friends or family to be open to change, I ask myself; in what little way can I move towards being a bit more open and flexible in this situation?

Whatever ‘way’ comes to mind, I move towards it – rather than move away.

Let’s have an open and creative spirit.

No Regrets


About Penny

Penny was born in England, raised in New Zealand, lived in America and settled in Perth, Australia. Together with her husband Mark, she is raising a teenage daughter and has twin twenty-something sons. "Coming home at the end of a solid working day to family and friends is my delight" says Penny, Co-author of the book – She’s Not Your Competition. She is a heart-felt communicator who believes in the power of a person’s story. Penny has over 25 years experience as a high level leader and spokesperson in both the private and non-profit sectors with significant public relations experience. She is currently the CEO of South Coastal Women's Health Services, and prior on the Leadership Teams of Rise Network and Riverview supporting people in areas of mental health, domestic and family violence, and children overseas at risk of exploitation. She holds an MBA and MBL, and is a Board Director for the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia. For the past 15 years she has provided pro-bono support as a mentor for leaders and consultant to not for profits. Penny’s personal life endeavour is a determination to "make life better not bitter".