Who is Penny Holburn?
Throughout her whole life Penny has had a passion for, and commitment to, understanding human thinking, emotions, and behaviour, human potential, and personal change. She spent 25 years working in the fields of psychology, industrial psychology, neuroscience, personal and business change, leadership development, training, counselling and coaching, and individual and organisational assessment as an internal and external consultant. The past ten years she has run her own business as a full-time professional Life, Career and Business Coach.
She matriculated in 1982 from the Holy Rosary Convent where she was Deputy Head Girl and Athletics Captain.
After high school she received a bursary as well as scholarships to attend university where she completed a BSc Hons in Psychology (Cum Laude) from Wits and an MSc in Psychology (Cum Laude) from UNISA (part time). She also completed a major in Industrial Psychology Cum Laude) through UNISA (part time). From 1984 - 1987 she received awards for achieving A's in Psychology, Industrial Psychology, Mathematics, Physics, Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at university. After completing her MSc part time in 1992, she was awarded an International Doctoral Exhibition Scholarship from UNISA as one of the top masters students. However, having had enough of writing theses at the time, as well as having been in full time employment since 1987, she decided not to take this up.