Transmitters of freedom

The pursuit of freedom is both to ourselves and for others.

Nelson Mandela said, “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

I believe whole heartedly that the way we live; the way we interact, work and play with others is one of the most powerful ways we can respect and enhance the freedom of others.

We are transmitters of others’ freedom every moment of everyday.

To my friends I can celebrate their quirky, remarkable uniqueness and be themselves.

To a colleague who comes from a different land I can help them realise a greater freedom in a new land; I can listen, engage and glean into their culture and family traditions, as together we eat our very different lunches! For mine is very boring!

I can support people to own their stories and be true to self.

I can give people a turn.

I can smile at those who don’t expect me to even meet their eyes.

And for those, who for a time, life has crushed them to the ground, I can advocate and speak for them … until they once again find their voice.

We are transmitters of freedom.

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".