About the Coach

Step away from “Cookie Cutter” approaches to leadership development and reap the benefits of a bespoke experience that responds to you and your unique leadership journey


Penny is an experienced Leadership Coach and Consultant who draws her own unique experience in C-Suite roles, including ten years as a Chief Executive Officer.

She coaches and advises leaders and executives across Government agencies, NGOs, Corporate and Business to navigate the complex challenges and demands of contemporary leadership.

Penny sums up her approach in these words:

“When I work with you as a leader or in your capacity as a member of a leadership team, I honour the uniqueness of you and your context. As a result, whether we are developing skills through individual or team coaching, workshops, or through membership of one of my leadership incubators, you can be confident that our work is bespoke to your unique needs.  I have never been a fan of the much over-used “cookie-cutter” approach to “delivering”  training and development in the leadership space.  In working from a bespoke framework, I acknowledge your unique traits, strengths, knowledge, experience, context and challenges.  In my own leadership journey I discovered that “a cookie just won’t cut it”  and when I work with you, I work collaboratively to ensure your unique needs, as an individual and/or, as part of a group are being addressed through our engagement.”

Penny’s own leadership career taught her first hand that all leaders benefit from an objective sounding board that provides the opportunity to:

  • Confidentially unpack issues and challenges
  • View them through a different lens and be open to feedback
  • Explore and deep dive into options and solutions
  • Roadmap that has a focussed, accountable and executable strategy.

Strategic Options is all about exploring all the Options, and pursuing the most Strategic pathway forward in your development as a leader.

Qualifications & Accreditations
  • Executive Master Business Administration QUT
  • Bachelor of Educational Studies UQ
  • Certified Executive Coach
  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC) International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Certified Conversational Intelligence® Coach (C-IQ)
  • DISC ADVANCED® Accredited Consultant & Facilitator.
Board Directorships
  • Non-Executive Director - OzChild
  • Non-Executive Director - Sheldon College
  • Golden Key Honour Society

What our clients are saying

Penny has walked the walk, and brings the power of her experience to her role as Executive Coach and Consultant. I would recommend Penny to individuals or organisations on a path to growth.

Robert van Barneveld
Managing Director
SunPork Farms

Penny’s significant professional experience, leadership insights and practical tools helped me work through some of the leadership challenges and organisational changes that I was facing. I left feeling equipped for the next phase of my leadership journey.

Vanessa Fabre
Executive Manager
MDA Ltd.
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