She’s not your competition; Day twenty one

blog headerOne of the greatest assistants to being more self-aware to our known shortcomings and our unknown dysfunctions, (often call blind spots) is to invite a few people into our ‘space’ that have a different view to the view we have of ourselves.  Here are some guidelines to the type of person to invite in your relational space for honesty:

  • Willing to be honest, but speaks the truth with kindness.
  • Recognise our potential and believes the best in us.
  • Embodies gentle strength
  • Has a humble desire to be helpful and serve us well
  • Is seen as wise and insightful
  • Knows us well and has the ability to be specific in feedback
  • Is trustworthy

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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".