Penny Locaso


Happiness Hacker

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Areas of Expertise

Human Potential  •  Wellness  •  Opener / Closer  •  Leadership  •  Future of Work  •  Future of Learning  •  Facilitator

About Penny

Voted one of the most influential female entrepreneurs in Australia Penny is the world’s first Happiness Hacker, on a mission to teach 10 million humans, by 2025, how to intentionally adapt in order to future-proof happiness.

Penny has created a world’s first pedagogy and measurement tool designed to humanise the future through the amplification of the Intentional Adaptability Quotient™ of individuals and organisations.

Penny is a guest lecturer at the esteemed Singularity University at the NASA Research Centre in Silicon Valley. This position has her working alongside some of the best technology and Artificial Intelligence innovators in the world.

Partnering with corporations like Google, Singularity University, Mircosoft,, SalesForce, Deloitte, KPMG, LuluLemon Athletica and Coca-Cola, Penny is transforming lives and organisations, by humanising the future.

Three years ago, Penny turned her life upside down. In a 7-month period, she left a 16-year career as an executive, relocated her family from Perth back to Melbourne, left an 18-year relationship, and started BKindred. When Penny couldn’t find a global education company, that could skill her to future-proof her happiness, she went out and created one.

Penny advocates fear(less)ness and practices what she teaches. She went viral on LinkedIn (50,000+ views) and created a global movement after delivering a keynote in her bathing suit, to demonstrate the power of getting comfortable with discomfort.

Penny Locaso is an acclaimed TEDx and keynote speaker, having shared the stage with world renowned speakers including Dorie Clark, Gail Kelly, Yossi Ghinsberg, and Bernard Salt.

Penny has been published and quoted in the Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Daily Mail UK, Thrive Global, SmartCompany, Conscious Magazine, StartUp Smart, Smarter Magazine, The Age, Women’s Agenda, The Sydney Morning Herald and NZ Entrepreneur.

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Speaking Topics

  • Fear Is Your Future

    How often do you let fear stop you from pursuing something you really want? Just imagine the happiness, creativity, and innovation, that could be realised, if fear did not hold us back. What would it feel like to be unapologetically you, in any situation? What if we didn’t have to imagine, and as a society, we could cultivate the skills, and environment, to leverage our greatest fears, as a foundation for happy lives and happy work?

    In a world of exponential technological advancement, the only guaranteed constant is change. Yet many of us fear it and lack the skills to leverage change to our advantage. Fear Is Your Future seeks to provoke curiosity and demonstrate how fear is the greatest lever available to us, in making impactful and meaningful change, in a future of unknowns.

  • Human First

    We’ve never been more technologically connected yet humanly disconnected, the rate of loneliness has more than doubled since the 1980s and the mental wellbeing of our society is in crisis.

    Human First is a thought-provoking look at how the way we are unconsciously creating and engaging with technology is impacting our humanity.

    Penny demonstrates why connecting with what it means to be human is critical to our ability to thrive in a world of exponential technological growth.

  • The Busy Shall Inherit The Future, The Intentionally Adaptable Will Shape It.

    Happiness Hacker Penny Locaso seeks to challenge our doing in order to create the space for more being. She will explore how “busy” is the enemy of abundance, curiosity, innovation and fulfilment. Her objective is to support participants in understanding why skill in Intentional Adaptability is critical to humanity thriving in the age of exponential. She seeks to provoke participants to walk out the door curious and eager to explore further the concept of IAQ (Intentional Adaptability Quotient) and how they might use it to drive the change they seek in the world.

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