Paul Penny

Leadership Coach in North Carolina

Paul Penny

Leadership Coach in North Carolina

The world, your team, your customers, your business, and its leaders need Alignment Superpowers. I help build them. That's my why.

You and your team face unprecedented uncertainty and challenges. More than ever, leaders like you need to be at the top of your game. Get there by working with an experienced coach who is focused on your success.

I bring 30+ years of diverse technical, consulting, business-building and leadership experience (including seven startups; two grew to over $100million). My passion is helping leaders and their teams accomplish more.

My specialty is helping inspired technologists become the inspiring leaders their teams deserve. I've been through this journey myself, and I understand the challenges. I want to help you get there faster than I did! I coach new and experienced leaders to grow their capabilities around strategy, focus, decision making, collaboration, empowerment, communication, and other leadership soft skills they need for sustainable success.

I have homes in Holly Springs, NC and Asheville, NC and do most of my face-to-face work in those areas. But thanks to technology, I can coach folks most anywhere!

What makes me tick, you ask? Scientists have been studying that for years!


PMAI: Creator, Sage, Warrior, Jester

DISC: High C/D, Objective Thinker

InstinctiveDrives ID: 7336

Kolbe A: 5474

StrengthsFinder: Ideation, Strategic, Individualization, Learner, Self-Assurance

When I'm not working with clients, I'm probably hiking in the NC mountains. Ask me about that if you really want to get me talking. :-)

Host of the Alignment Revolution Podcast, Author of The P Principles Primer, Blogger at Aligning Us

  • Work
    • Alignment Associates
  • Education
    • NC School of Science and Mathematics
    • NC State University
What clients say about me
Paul's approach is excellent at identifying the true goals and outcomes a business needs to achieve success. If you are interested in turning ideas into actions, I would definitely recommend his approach to achieving better results.
Principal, IT Consulting Company
Paul brought the right processes, tools, and attitude to the table throughout the engagement. He was instrumental in establishing a high level of trust among the team members, setting the right environment and in driving positive results. In addition to his contribution as a facilitator, he very quickly developed a good understanding of our business and exhibited the ability to find the critical point in a complex conversation. I wholeheartedly recommend Paul.
CIO, Global Training Company
Paul Penny recently facilitated a workshop for members of our team, with very good results. His facilitation process drove discussion across a diverse audience, and got ideas flowing for how to address some of our pressing challenges. I recommend Paul and his workshop approach if you need to drive team consensus and actions around strategic initiatives.
Senior VP, Data Analytics Company