Who is Penny Holburn?
Throughout her whole life Penny has had a passion for, and commitment to, understanding human thinking and behaviour, human potential, and peak performance. She has spent the past 25 years working in the fields of psychology, industrial psychology, neuroscience, personal and business change, leadership development, training and coaching, and individual and organisational assessment. She began coaching clients more than fifteen years ago and specialises in life coaching, leadership coaching, and business (especially SMME's) coaching.
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.