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Badass Women at Any Age

Apr 14, 2020

Penny de Valk helps women leaders overcome challenges within their career, and declare their ambition with confidence and assuredness. In this episode, Penny and I talk about her transition from corporate career CEO to women’s leadership development coach, how to be skillful in declaring your ambition, and empowering ways to step into authenticity and move your career forward. 


What You Will Hear in This Episode: 


  • Penny grew up as a Kiwi and has been living and working in London for over 20 years.
  • Penny’s experience as both a corporate career CEO and expert in the leadership development space makes her the perfect candidate to help women with both.
  • Penny may have been a badass from even before she could fully talk. Apparently, her family said her first sentence was, “You are not the boss of me!”
  • Badasses are intentional about how they want to live, earn money, and make a difference in the world.
  • Being intentional is not being fake or manipulative when it is done for the greater good, for yourself and others around you. In fact, we need more women leaders to be intentional because it shows the younger generation what is possible, and makes a real difference in the world. 
  • Badasses say yes to things and throw their hat in the ring, even if they aren’t completely qualified.
  • We can fuel our courage with the purpose of our job, and badasses take the time they need to get to know their “why”.
  • Women tend to spend more time in organizations worrying about being liked than men do. We can learn to care both about likeability and advocate for ourselves and our careers.
  • True badasses take control of their lives and who they work closely with, and let in, both personally and professionally.



  •  “How do we fuel one another’s courage?”
  • “You owe it to the people who employ you and the people that work for you to be intentional and deliberate.”
  • “The only person you should be comparing yourself with is who you were yesterday.”



Penny de Valk