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Meet the speakers

Penny Power OBE

Business is Personal

"Do we want to see the glossy side or the real side of people?"

Penny Power has a glossy image, her family, her OBE, her business brand; the Founder of three businesses, one global and recognised as the first Social Network for Business, pre-dating LinkedIn by 4 years. and the other a National Education Company that launched the UKs first Digital Marketing Apprenticeship that helped over 1000 young unemployed people into their first jobs. Now on her third, The Business Café. Happily married, three children, holidays, travel… all looks so good. The reality is that there is a lot of pain, challenges, adversity and loss of self-worth in her business and life journey.

In November 2017 Penny realised she was broken and needed to press the stop button and reassess her business mind and decide if she wanted to be as ambitious as she has always been. Penny believes it is time that the human side of business is openly shared and, in her book, she describes herself as a torch bearer on the subject of Emotional and Mental Wellbeing in Business.

In a world of shiny images and the issue of ‘compare and despair’ brought on my our time online, Penny shares her lessons and journey in her new book “Business is Personal”. She believes strongly that we have to have a deep sense of the life we want to lead and an understanding of our own desires and definitions of success.