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Penny
Locaso

Happiness Hacker

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Voted one of the most influential female entrepreneurs in Australia Penny is the world’s first Happiness Hacker, on a mission to teach 10 million humans, by 2025, how to intentionally adapt in order to future-proof happiness.

Penny Locaso is the Founder of BKindred and the creator of The Intentional Adaptability Quotient®. IAQ®. A world-first measurement tool and education program that decodes the skills required to not only navigate but thrive in complex and uncertain change.

In order to take IAQ® out into the world, Penny founded BKindred in 2015 which is a ‘do tank’ with a core focus on unleashing the power of Adaptability. Since its inception, Penny has grown BKindred from a one-woman show to a tribe of unlike minds, entrepreneurs, pioneers, researchers and visionaries who deliver a selection of keynote presentations, workshops and long-term training programs within corporate and educational organisations.

Alongside Penny's entrepreneurial endeavours, she is a faculty member at the esteemed Singularity University. This position has her working alongside some of the best technology and Artificial Intelligence innovators in the world, enabling her to gain valuable insights into emerging technology in addition to decoding the human implications of rapid change. She has partnered with prestigious brands including Google, Atlassian, Microsoft, Bookings.com SalesForce, Deloitte and KPMG, to name a few.

Today Penny is an international keynote speaker, educational innovator, and author preparing to release her debut book in 2020, titled Hacking Happiness.

On stage, Penny has an aura of authority, born from in-depth research and acquired mastery on the subject of Adaptability. She has a natural charisma and her message will hit a chord with any corporate audience addressing one key question. How do we cease reacting and start intentionally adapting?

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The Busy Shall Inherit The Future The Intentionally Adaptable Will Shape It

This keynote calls bulls**t on the busy epidemic and addresses the barrier it is creating in humanity’s ability to effectively shape the future. Learn why building skill in Intentional Adaptability is critical to thriving in the age of uncertainty and how you can use it to work out what is next? Understand why we need to focus on new ways of being, rather than more doing, in order to realise our potential and possibility.

Leave feeling curious to explore further the concept of IAQ (Intentional Adaptability Quotient®) and how you might use it to drive the change you seek in your life and the world around you.

*Penny also offers a mini-workshop session as an add-on to this keynote experience. This working session will focus on supporting your participants in understanding their motivations for creating a less busy, more positively engaged life, and what they can do to get started.

A New Intelligence For The Human Age

COVID Life has landed, workforces are disrupted, physical distancing and self-isolation are the new norm and uncertainty in our lives has reached new heights. Welcome to the reality of being a professional in 2021! Partner this complexity with a workforce that was already feeling burnt out, anxious and humanly disconnected and you have the platform for a perfect storm.

Whilst the immediate priority is focused on rolling out a COVID vaccine, the long-term critical priority needs to focus on amplifying the mental wealth of our people so that those who survive have the ability to thrive. In order for that to occur, we need to cultivate a new intelligence, an intelligence that enables humans to cease reacting and start intentionally adapting.

This interactive learning experience will explore:

- What it means to be human and why it matters more than ever
- A new intelligence that has been published in the Harvard Business Review and seeks to amplify human potential and possibility in uncertainty
-A framework for thriving in uncertainty and complexity

There has never been a better time to look at the world through a different lens and unlock the true potential of your people and their happiness.

Fear Is Your Future

The current environment has left many of us feeling afraid: afraid of slowing down, afraid of keeping up, afraid of holding on, and afraid of letting go. It’s not only overwhelming but exhausting and it’s standing between your people and their potential.

Fear is the number one barrier to adapting and making impactful change but it doesn’t have to be.
What if fear was the greatest opportunity you had to work out what next and pave the path to possibility?

Uncertainty and change in this new world are constant and many of us lack the skills to adapt and leverage fear to our advantage.

Fear Is Your Future seeks to demonstrate how fear is the greatest lever available to us, in making impactful and meaningful change, in a future of unknowns.

The Busy = Bulls**t Challenge

A one month challenge-based program that teaches your people how to FOCUS in a world that’s designed to distract them, and create the space for more of what matters.

We find ourselves in a busy epidemic and it’s impacting our mental health, our productivity and our ability to thrive. Busy has become an on trend state of mind and its growing exponentially in the professional world. And what does the word busy even mean? My research has exposed that more often than not we use busy as code for something else: anxiety, distraction, short-termism, loneliness, self-validation and FOMO (fear of missing out).

It’s time to call bulls**t on busy, expose the busy codes and bring intentional focus to the forefront of how we work and live.

Learning Outcomes:
Cracking your busy code - Learn why you have to subtract before you can add.
Disable distraction - Learn how to make the time for more of what matters.
Creating the confidence to deliver a guilt-free NO - Learn how to make the space for impactful action.
Thinkology - Learn the practice of Focus and embed it as a way of being.

The Courage Challenge

A one month online challenge-based program that teaches your people how to use fear and failure to shape what’s next.

Imagine the innovation, adaptability and wellbeing that could be unlocked in your business if fear did not hold your people back. Fear is often the number one barrier preventing your people from stepping into impactful and meaningful change, at work and in life. Many temper themselves and their brilliant ideas due to fear of failure, financial instability or the judgement of others. This eye-opening, tactics-based program identifies what’s holding your people back and teaches them how to use fear to positively influence behavioural and organisational change, build confidence and skill in resilience and adaptability.

The Courage Challenge is a powerful way to evolve the culture of your organisation by making fear a positive emotion that is shared, problem-solved collectively, and celebrated, driving more innovative thinking, improved change capability and agility.

Learning Outcomes:
Fear through a different lens - Learn how to define fear on your own terms and embrace it as a lever for change.
The practice of getting comfortable with discomfort - Learn to experiment with fear in a way that ignites self-belief and the motivation to act more courageously, more often.
Permission to fail - Let go of the inner perfectionist and embrace the potential and possibility of the Imperfect Experimenter.
Fear(less) You - Learn a simple process that will enable you to navigate whatever fear comes your way.

The Curiosity Challenge

One month online challenge-based program that teaches your people how to open the door to a world of possibility by unlocking their most curious self.

Many of us have been left wondering what's next off the back of the global pandemic. The only way to find out is by amplifying our skill in curiosity. According to the Harvard Business Review, cultivating curiosity is a critical skill to adapt and thrive. Their research has shown that enhanced curiosity drives:

- More effective decision making
- More creative solutions to challenging problems
- Greater connection amongst teams

Yet only 24% of employees report feeling curious in their jobs and about 70% said they face barriers to asking more questions at work.

The Curiosity Challenge teaches curiosity as a state of being, not something you do in your spare time of which so many professionals tell us they have none. We teach people how to have more curious conversations, ask my curious questions and explore more curious resources.

Learning Outcomes:

Embrace the unknown - Learn why certainty and curiosity don't work together and what you can do about it.
Knowledge vs. Novelty Curiosity - Learn how to invest wisely in your curiosity.
To be, not to do - Learn the practice of curious being.
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