Coaching Philosophy

Successful coaching involves a defined scope of engagement and criteria that accurately reflect the goals and potential of individuals, as well as the organization as a whole.


Dr. Heather Penny works one-on-one with upper management, as well as executive leadership focusing on specific and individual Target Growth Areas. Leaders are engaged to assure personal growth goals that are acknowledged and in alignment with the company’s objectives.


Group cohesion is also furthered through workshops and retreats focused on building team trust and opening lines of communication.

Photograph of Heather Penny

Through Teaching

With her Ph.D. in Human Services (specializing in Coaching) and M.A. in Educational Leadership, as well as extensive global experience in consulting, Heather serves her clients by drawing out their natural strengths and motivated direction. Believing that education is key to all personal and professional growth, her decades as an educator, including over ten years within university systems, provides the foundation of her work as a trusted advisor and leadership coach.

Driven by proven theory and research, Dr. Heather Penny delivers practical, sustainable transformation by:

• Increasing Personal & Team Output
• Assessing & Building Strengths
• Promoting Team Trust & Unity
• Achieving & Increasing Work-Life Balance
• Cultivating Positive Corporate Culture
• Opening Authentic Lines of Communication

Four Cornerstones of Co-Active Coaching

Nothing is Wrong or Broken With You

You have, or can find, the answers. We help you channel self-discovery and support your process of ‘next steps.’

Our Client’s Agenda is the Agenda

In a co-active coaching relationship, the agenda comes from you, not the coach. We’re focused on getting the results you want, so you set the agenda.

Addressing Your Whole Life

The choices you make, no matter how trivial, support or detract from both your personal and professional life. We’ll help you discover new tools that support a more balanced and fulfilling life.

A Designed Partnership

Co-active coaching is one of mutual responsibility; a partnership that meets your needs and fits your style of working and learning.

Authentic Leadership

Your Clarity

Being clear about what you truly
want through RESTorative rest.

Your Confidence

Building knowledge and shaping
beliefs around what you are
capable of becoming.

Your Courage

Taking the necessary action to
go after what you truly want.

Developing high potential within executive and management leadership teams, as well as identifying future leaders within organizations, requires both corporate support and personal commitment, including:

 • Leaders with a fierce desire to learn and grow
 • Strong individual commitment to the development of technical capabilities and people-oriented skills
 • Engagement of high-level training and mentoring


“As a result of Heather’s coaching, I’m able to more readily recognize individual needs of my workers, as well as plan, shift, and reevaluate my expectations.”

“Heather’s process gave me honest feedback of where I stand as a leader, where I want to go and provided a path to achieve my goals.”

“Through coaching with Heather, I gained confidence, clarity, discernment, and learned to trust myself while conquering fear, insecurity and self-doubt.”

“Heather taught me how to identify my values, construct healthy boundaries, and strengthen my personal identity.”

“My experience during conversations with Heather and personal reflection really launched me into a new season, and helped me gain the clarity I needed to move forward.”