Dr. Laura Penn is a passionate advocate for disrupting the status quo for how we speak in front of audiences. Professional speaker coach, award-winning speaker, author, dancer and Founder of The Leadership Speaking School, based in Switzerland, she specializes in transforming leaders, teams and change-makers from the world’s most well-known companies and organizations into speakers who are authentic, accessible and memorable. She empowers them to be themselves, to take up space and to enjoy the experience of speaking so that they can meaningfully connect with their audiences and bring their messages to life.
Dr. Penn is a sought-after keynote speaker trusted by global brands to deliver messages that inspire teams and individuals to better communicate the value of their company, their products and their individuality through leadership speaking. She is a four-time TEDx speaker, featured on the prestigious TED.com platform and a contributing author at UN Today, the official magazine of the United Nations Community, where she shares practical and inspiring insights about effective communication for leaders and change-makers around the world. She is also a prolific thought-leader and hosts her own podcast series called Leadership Speaking Radio.
Dr. Penn lives in Switzerland with her husband and her two teenage children. When she is not traveling the world speaking, she can usually be found dancing to 80’s soul music in her living room, with her hands in the dirt in the garden, or in the kitchen (trying to) cook Japanese food.