Penelope Craven is a coach, facilitator and learning and development consultant. She has had an extensive career within the professional services sector both in the United Kingdom and Australia, having held senior management positions in the fields of financial, commercial and strategic due diligence.
Her various roles within professional services included responsibility for project management, client liaison, management, identification and development of internal and external talent and improving the performance of individuals and teams. This provided her with the opportunity to engage with clients from various industries and a cross section of individuals from senior executives to first-line managers. In 2004, Penelope was transferred by KPMG to Australia to establish and develop their Strategic and Commercial Due Diligence Department, which she grew with her team to a $3 million business within a three-year period.
Penelope is passionate about helping people to develop and achieve their greatest potential, and now specialises in executive coaching, career development and developing and facilitating organisational change programs. She has recently completed a Masters in Coaching Psychology and enjoys combining her theoretical knowledge with the practical experience gained during her previous 15 year career which ensures that she provides a pragmatic mindset to all assignments.
Penelope has a Bachelor of Science (Hons), a Masters of Applied Science (Psychology of Coaching) and is a Chartered Accountant and an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. She is accredited in numerous assessment and profiling tools including DISC, Hogan and LSI. Penelope also volunteers as a coach for a number of women’s mentoring programs in Sydney.