INTRODUCTION

As an international swimmer, Penny Heyns established herself as the world’s greatest female breaststroker of the 20th century by becoming the only woman in Olympic history to win both the 100 and 200 meter breaststroke events and by breaking 14 individual world records during her career.

Her experiences, both while training internationally while in US and Canada with some of the most successful athletes in those respective countries, and while competing at the forefront of international competition, have given her unparalleled insights into what it takes to get to the top, and more importantly, how to stay there.

Not only has Penny widely addressed South African audiences but spoken internationally as far as abroad as the USA, Canada, Australia, Sri-Lanka, Dubai, as well as in neighboring African countries like Zambia, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland.

For all people, regardless of race, creed, colour, age or gender, Penny brings a dynamic, powerful message of hope, inspiration and upliftment which empowers people to take complete control of their lives, realise their untapped potential and fulfill their material and spiritual destiny.

Mark Twain Once Said, “It takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.”

While even the most gifted presenter has to work at it, some are naturals at the podium, quickly capturing the crowd’s attention and leaving a lasting impression on every listener.    Penny is one such speaker!

To find a short summary about Penny, download this document: Short summary of Penny Heyns. If you want to see her complete CV, please click here

KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

presented by Penny Heyns

Swim Your Own Race

The art of unleashing your own potential

Who Is It For?

This talk is specifically applicable to business people in industries where individual goal setting, personal responsibility, self discipline and focus are key elements required for success.

What This Presentation Will Do For Delegates:
Swimming is an individual and often very lonely sport. Much like life, it requires certain key elements in order to attain success, elements such as sacrifice, perseverance and single‐minded focus. This presentation will shed light on what it takes to make it to the top of one of the world toughest sporting disciplines, how to stay there, and how those same principles relate and apply to life in business and general. This presentation will inspire the listener to believe in his or her own potential, show you how to turn disappointment into victory and most importantly, live a life in pursuit of personal excellence.

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Mental Power Workshop

Inspire and Empower

Omni Share is a Neuro-Link licence holder to offer the LRP Brain Profile as part of our program.

Our product has been designed as a half day Workshop (4 – 5 hours) encompassing:

– ‘Swim Your Own Race’ Inspirational Talk by Penny. Highly acclaimed both in corporate and academic circles.

– Workshop session where participants receive back their own ‘LRP’ Learning Receptiveness Profile (23 page Personal Profile) which Penny then proceeds to interpret and explain. Each delegate will be required to complete an online LRP profile assessment prior to the workshop. We would require for the 23 page profile reports to be printed prior to the seminar.

– Penny’s Mental Power talk which further enables the delegates to understand themselves and their potential based on the profiles as well as Mind Body Connection, How the Brain works, Visualisation, Champion Mindsets, Power of Words and Winning Attitudes.

We often present this specific content to groups beyond swimmers, such as other local and international professional sporting codes & corporates.

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Custom Presentation

Presentations according to your needs

Should you have specific requirements Penny can customize her presentations to meet the exact needs of your delegates / group:

  • Corporate / Keynote Presentations
  • School / Learner Motivational & Guest Speaker
  • Church and Non-Profit Organisational Talks

TESTIMONIALS

  • Penny was invited to speak to our Corporate Sales team, one week before the London Olympics. It was the perfect timing for a double gold medallist to address our team, as they were at the starting tracks of an incentive competition. We received rave reviews about Penny’s talk. She was absolutely captivating with her sincere reflections of her successes and her journey. She connected with the team through her humility and her effortless style of sharing profound messages through relating stories through her eyes. Penny, is not only a hero to our most recent Gold-medallists; Cameron & Chad but she has provided our sales team with the jewels of wisdom and motivation. Our sincere thanks to Penny and Zelda.” Sharon Rao-Farista Marketing Manager| Large Corporates & Resellers| Business Marketing| MTN SA (Pty) Limited|

    Marketing Manager| Large Corporates & Resellers| Business Marketing| MTN SA (Pty) Limited|
  • I was fortunate to hear you speak at the Bidvest conference this week. Your talk was so gracious and honest, I felt quite inspired afterwards. I have taken many things out of it to apply to my personal life and my work life, and to pass on to my family and staff. Keep up the great work, and I wish you every success for the future. Ava L Roberts – Regional Operations Executive Bidvestfoodservice

    Regional Operations Executive Bidvestfoodservice
  • I found your talk very enjoyable and entertaining. To have the opportunity to hear someone’s experiences and journey to the top is a real privilege. From a personal note, hearing your thoughts especially ‘where ever you are, put in 100%’ and ‘do your own race’ , amongst others, are great messages to pass on. We will definitely look at using you when the opportunity arises. Dave Clark – Managing Director Océ South Africa – a member of the BIDVest Group

    Managing Director Océ South Africa – a member of the BIDVest Group
  • Thank you for your immensely inspiring presentation of your journey to success. Your presentation was inspirational on a deeply personal note which resonated with each and every delegate. Your grace, poise and passion were refreshing and appreciated. Jane Russill – Bidvest Foodservice

    Bidvest Foodservice
  • Thank you for the amazing talk at our conference. Interesting and inspiring! Be blessed and thank you for your impact on my life! Yolind Strydom – The Bidvest Group Ltd

    The Bidvest Group Ltd
  • It was an incredible talk that you gave us on Monday and everyone couldn’t stop talking about it. The conference was a big success and your contribution made it really special on Sunday and Monday. You really impressed Brian! Laura Pfeiffer – Bidvest South Africa

    Bidvest South Africa
  • ‘We’ve had many speakers over the years and you rank among the top’. Brian Joffe – CEO Bidvest Corporate

    CEO Bidvest Corporate
  • ‘Thank you Penny… Everyone was super impressed with your talk’ Lindsay Ralphs. – CEO Bidvest SA

    CEO Bidvest SA
  • Penny was invited to speak to our Corporate Sales team, one week before the London Olympics. It was the perfect timing for a double gold medallist to address our team, as they were at the starting tracks of an incentive competition. We received rave reviews about Penny’s talk. She was absolutely captivating with her sincere reflections of her successes and her journey. She connected with the team through her humility and her effortless style of sharing profound messages through relating stories through her eyes. Penny, is not only a hero to our most recent Gold-medallists; Cameron & Chad but she has provided our sales team with the jewels of wisdom and motivation. Our sincere thanks to Penny and Zelda. – Sharon Rao-Farista – Large Corporates Marketing Manager, MTN Business, Gauteng

    Large Corporates Marketing Manager, MTN Business, Gauteng
  • “It’s amazing how quickly we forget about our sport stars and their achievements, I recon it’s all a function of our “busy” schedules and the hectic sports calendar on Super Sport. I fully understand why the Nebraska Huskers are so proud of “our” Penny Heyns. I’ve sat through a number of these type of speeches and motivational talks over the last couple of years – some great and some, well interesting. I must admit, not only in terms of the message and the content, or the fact that I can relate being the same age and still remember watching the games on TV the other day, or just the relaxing way that you conveyed the message, I’m glad I was there. Thank you for sharing your life experience and the lessons learned. We’ve all had dreams to succeed in the sport we played and very few of us succeeded. Probably because we did not know what it takes or gave up too early! Well, success in life (all aspects I might add) comes with hard work and commitment and sometimes we need to listen to someone else’s story to gain perspective and understanding of what they had to do to achieve success. Well done and thank you! ” RIAAN CRONJE Commercial Director Broco Transport Consultants

    Commercial Director Broco Transport Consultants
  • Well done yesterday and a special thank you for organizing Penny Heyns. I seldom get moved by motivational talks but yesterday was the exception. She illustrated the idea of giving ones best and personal success in a very practical way. It was great to note that true champions like Penny also do go through tough times when they want to give up. Her illustration of how she managed to set such world records are lessons that I believe we all can apply in everyday life, both personally and professionally. Big thumbs up to her. Regards, Clive Masinga Divisional Sales Manager: IMPERIAL Logistics Consumer Products

    Divisional Sales Manager: IMPERIAL Logistics Consumer Products
  • Dear Zelda A warm thank you to Penny and yourself for the professional way you handled our engagement. Penny has always been an inspiration to me and seeing her last week and hearing of her experiences was truly inspirational. Penny managed to keep our attention, whilst at the same time driving home a key message. Many attendees commented afterwards that they really enjoyed her talk. I will definitely recommend her to everybody around me as I personally received some food for thought. We need more heroes like that and we remain proud of her achievements. NINA-LIZE THEUNISSEN Business Development Manager CONSUMER PRODUCTS DIVISION IMPERIAL Logistics

    Business Development Manager Consumer Products Division Imperial Logistics