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Stop And Reflect On Your Story. Life Is Great!

Hi everyone,

Every now and then I make a conscious effort to stop and just reflect on how good life is, even if I don’t feel like it. Sure, it is full of challenges, but even then, often challenges are only as big as we make them.

Over the past week I have had the privilege of travelling around the country working with both my team and with clients across QLD, VIC, SA and WA and I met some wonderful and interesting people. Once again, I discovered that everyone has a story to tell if we are prepared to stop and listen, and in every story, there is a lesson to be learned.

It made me think about how I am living my life and how my story impacts others when we meet. I guess we will never really know and that is OK. But it does make us reflect on every interaction we have and realise that as seemingly unimportant as it might seem at the time, it is an opportunity to impact someone’s life, even if it is just through encouragement.

Sometimes people will try to impact us in a negative way, but don’t let them. Life is good!

I know this might sound a bit simple, but life is simple and sometimes we just need to stop and remind ourselves of that.

So, whoever you meet this week, listen to their story and share yours with them, because I believe experiences are meant to be shared, that is how we learn and grow.

Have an amazing week and learn from someone this week.

Des Penny
Co-CEO & Founder

Proteus Leadership


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Co-CEO Des Penny worked with the team from Southern Cross Care in Perth as they completed their Understanding & Managing Behaviour and Moving From Busyness To Effectiveness workshops.

Meanwhile, Jen Bierge (Regional Leader) facilitated The Service Factor workshop for the Department of Education WA, Having Conversations That Matter for Southern Cross Care, and our popular Creating A Positive Culture workshop with the Shire of Mundaring team.

Thank you WA it was an amazing week.


Korrine Jones Works With Boeing Defence Australia

QLD Regional Leader, Korrine Jones ran our Emerging Leaders Multi-session program last week with the Boeing Defence Australia team. A great program, with a great group of people.

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This has been very worth while. Some of the different processes for dealing with the day to day issues in our company has been great.
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This program was a great insight and will help build my team of mainly new staff, by understanding their behaviours, having meaningful conversations and helping my team become a high performing team.
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Very engaging with clear presentation and involvement from participants.
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Practical and inspiring teaching around the art of coaching which includes activities to cement the experience!
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