Elaine Penn, M.Ed. Condensed BIO


Elaine Penn is an executive coach, motivational speaker, and business and life strategist who inspires people wherever she goes. She has worked as an adviser for business executives, organizational leaders, government officials, entrepreneurs, and individuals, helping them unlock their potential to be their best selves. She has also been a featured speaker on numerous university and college campuses throughout the United States.

Elaine’s focus is on professional success and personal growth. She offers coaching programs, keynotes addresses, retreats, workshops and national and regional conferences to transform your business and life. Her programs include topics such as: Strategic Visioning; Leaving Your Leadership Legacy; Living Your Mission; The Power of Positivity; Building an Engaged, Happy and Successful Workplace; Mind/Body/Spirit Wellness; Overcoming Stress; and Living and Unlimited Life.

Elaine is also a singer-songwriter and has “co-created” 3 CD’s of original music with Nancy Pitkin that inspire you to achieve your dreams and overcome perceived limitations. Growing up in her family band, Elaine has been performing professionally most of her life. Today, she performs her original music (pop/country/folk,) as well as sings jazz with several bands. She weaves her music through her keynote talks, workshops and retreats.

A former executive in higher education, Elaine has held several university leadership positions, including: Chief Fundraiser and Executive Producer of 5 award-winning television documentary projects, Division I Assistant Volleyball Coach, and Director of Campus Recreation.

As a college athlete, Elaine won numerous athletic honors, including All-American in Basketball and All-Conference in Volleyball. She was inducted into the Greensboro College Sports Hall of Fame in 1996, when her basketball jersey was retired.

Elaine is an avid believer in caring for the mind, body and spirit. She teaches visioning, meditation, affirmations, healthy eating and movement for enhancing your well-being and success. Elaine has been on a personal development quest for 30 years, studying positive psychology and human potential.

Her clients have included major corporations, businesses, universities, colleges, government agencies and non-profit organizations.

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