The author believes success is realizing one’s true potential beyond what one thinks it is.
Negative experiences are why many fall down, but it’s not an excuse to stay down. The pages of The Power of Leadership with Penny Vieau (now available on Amazon) share a powerful message: No matter what abuse and negativity one has been through, they can use it to build their potential and achieve greatness. The author’s story is a testament to this message.
Penny Vieau is a fitness trainer and expert and the owner of Penny Vieau Fitness. She earned a master’s degree in fitness and wellness from Hardin-Simmons University and has worked in this field for over 20 years. Penny has written about fitness tips for a local newspaper and even appeared on a local TV show, Tone Up Tuesdays. She also leads fitness classes for college credit and trains members of the Airforce at her hometown’s base.
Seeing her vivacious personality and love for fitness, one wouldn’t know the struggles Penny has been through. Growing up with abuse, she learned to use her pain to carry her amid rough waters: “The poison I talked about would carry me through many tough times. It fueled me through boot camp and my first duty station.”
Penny shares her story with vulnerability — not an easy task. According to her, one won’t get rid of the pain of negativity unless they share their story. And that takes the willingness to be open about it.
“Quit holding yourself back. Yes, it’s totally scary to be vulnerable, but until you do, you will always carry that poison,” says Penny.
Regardless of how easy or tough life has been for anyone, the pages of The Power of Leadership with Penny Vieau have valuable gems of advice that will help readers navigate through tough times and teach them to use negativity for good.
Todd Hamilton, the campus president at Central Texas Allied Health Institute, shares his positive experience with Penny: “Working with Penny was one of the best experiences I could have had. As a young adult, she trusted me and held me accountable for my work, which has carried me throughout my adult life. Her fun-loving and carefree personality is the perfect balance for her grit and determination as she achieves all her goals. Her smile is only eclipsed by her personality. All this is why I call her my friend, mentor, and my Pretty Penny!”
Dr. Rainwater, a professor of kinesiology, explains Penny’s ability to be a strong leader: “When I think of the word ‘leadership,’ two words come to mind: persistent and influence. Penny exemplifies both of these traits. In the many years I’ve known and observed her professional growth, she has ‘rolled up her sleeves’ and out-worked her competition. Once she has determined her goal, she goes to work and does not stop until it’s accomplished. Her persistence allows her to ‘keep her eye on the prize.’ She dreams big and puts in the required work to reach the mountain tops. As a professional educator, trainer, and entrepreneur, she continues to be what I call an ‘influencer.’ She shows, demonstrates, and carefully instructs others. Her ability to communicate and touch the souls of others makes her a leader that produces a transformative outcome in people’s lives. No one is more gifted to write a book on the power of leadership than Penny Vieau.”
The Power of Leadership with Penny Vieau is now for sale on Amazon.