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Let’s Pivot – AGAIN!!

Hi everyone, welcome to 2022. I hope you had a great time with family and friends and are well rested.

After a very challenging year I think that most people believed that if they just made it to Christmas and had a break then all would be well. I am sure for some that was the case, but for many, the explosion of Omicron has made us rethink some of our plans as we realise that this is far from over and we are in for another period of pivoting and adapting, albeit differently.

Personally, my Christmas break was met with 9 of my family contracting COVID, 5 of them grandchildren and 4 adults, including myself. All I can say is that it is no fun and would really encourage you all to have your booster shot if you are eligible, because it makes a difference. Don’t put it off!

If you head into any of our capital cities at the moment you will see signs everywhere on café and restaurant doors saying, “we will be back in February.” They have literally written off January and in turn the cities have become ghost towns. One café owner implored one of our team to tell everyone to come and buy their lunch at his café otherwise things were not going to end well.

We didn’t think that this is how it would be, but then that has been the story for over two years. Even though we might have been tossed around, we are still here, learning lessons and growing stronger and we will continue to do that during this phase as well. The important thing is that we don’t just sit and hope, waiting for it all to go away. We need to be very clear about what we can control and what we can’t and work even harder on the things we can.

One of the most important things to consider is what comes out of our mouth and how we speak about the now and the future, because that can have a massive bearing on what actually happens.

So, what are you saying right now?

Here’s my declaration for 2022: I will recover completely from this COVID situation, my business will thrive this year and so will my team. My family will have a wonderful year of celebration, I will learn amazing new things. I will experience even greater happiness and I will again assist thousands of leaders to be better.

Now all that is to be done is to make it happen. The Proteus team look forward to working with you all again throughout 2022.

Have a great week,

Des Penny

Proteus Leadership


Leading People & Culture And Emerging Leaders Programs - New Dates

Both of our first programs have SOLD OUT so, we have scheduled second programs on the same dates – so you can continue to register your team members.

8, 15 & 22 February, 1 March
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Community Projects

In 2022 we had the absolute privilege of working with several charities across Australia to assist in their efforts. Leanne Keillor headed up these projects where we donated vouchers, backpacks, suitcases, sleeping bags etc.

Our attention focused mainly on Family Violence, the Homeless and Children.

We are looking forward to continuing our community work in 2022.


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