Pennie Murray | Keynote & Learning Topics
The strategies to achieve the higher consciousness of self-permission was developed by Dr. Pennie Murray for those whose life purpose has been marginalize or suppressed by learned inhibitions and limitations, and are open to exploring unconventional strategies to gain the confidence to live your truth.
Law of Allowing, The Power, Giving Yourself Permission, finding purpose, emotional awareness, spiritual practice, higher consciousness, living your truth, Neuro-linguistic programming, Law of Attraction, Spiritual Enlightenment, Live Your Truth, Speak Your Truth, Self-awareness, Courage, Confidence
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Keynote & Learning Topics

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Dr. Pennie Murray spent a large portion of her life struggling to understand why she related more to a “poverty mentality” than a “wealth mentality”.


During the course of her 16-year academic research and travels as a corporate trainer, she found that many others were experiencing the same internal struggle. So her intense desire to find the pathway that would help her make the mental and emotional shift became bigger than her own desperate pleas for emotional freedom.


Describing herself as more of an activist of self-truth and teacher, Dr. Murray blends her life lessons and innate spirit of activism, with her spiritual and psychological studies, professional development, and coaching interactions, to give your audience an experience that will reawaken them to their unique power of self-permission.



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No Hooks; No Gimmicks… Just Straight Talk

Dr. Murray truly has the insight, life experience, and dynamic personality to bring the most valuable, yet highly uncomfortable, frequently ignored discussion of emotional self-sabotage to the forefront. With her unique ability to connect with people from all lifestyles, Dr. Murray encourages others to recognize their possible self-betrayal carryout by the unconscious resistance they have toward their success experiences.


Dr. Murray believes in encouragement—not co-dependency, so she’s not interested in catchy hooks and gimmicks. In her frank, but conversational way, she brings the warmth and connection experienced in intimate, small gatherings to groups of any size. For her, every keynote is like talking with a trusted confidant or old friend. She is dedicated to sharing insights and techniques that will help each person uncover their unique, yet unconscious resistance that’s keeping them from achieving long-term successes. And her passion for the Power of Self-Permission is contagious.



Micro-Learning and Keynote Topics:

Each keynote is like a micro-burst learning session. All topics can be customized as 2 – 6 hour seminars, breakout sessions, or self-empowerment retreats.


The Power of Self-Permission

At its purest state, the higher consciousness of self-permission, as used here, does not fit into a neatly wrapped definition. While its deepest meaning is based on an individual’s unique journey, Dr. Murray will give you a peek into the basic principles of coaching your mind toward a higher consciousness of self-permission; and how it can help you liberate your voice and life to live in your truth. She’ll also share her perspective on the language of resistance toward success; how it’s created, and how fluent we are in speaking it.


You Have Two Roads to Follow

Growing up, Dr. Murray recalls her mother frequently telling her three younger sisters that they had two roads to follow: Pennie’s road in life, or her oldest sister’s road. The intent was to point out that our choices could either damn us or reward us.

In a way, her mother was right. But like many today, her admonishments were focused on our outward experiences. What is often left out of the conversation is “every choice has two roads it must follow.

Since these two roads are intertwined—Dr. Murray shares insight on harmonizing these two roads, while also offering some cliff notes on what to expect along the way.


Stay Woke: A Conversation Beyond the Hashtag

In the 70s Gil Scott Heron released a poem laid to rhythm titled The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. In 2007, then Senator Barack Obama spoke of a “quiet riot” that has been building up within the Black American community for years. A quiet riot rooted in discontent and waning hope that has grown in the psyche of individuals.

Using these two prophetic views, Dr. Murray points out the meaning, cost, and responsibility of awakening our higher consciousness. She moves beyond the hashtag dialog to discuss the importance of galvanizing our inner-resources and reawakening our inner-activist to rise-up against our greatest adversary — ourselves.


The Monopoly Theory: Pre-Conditioned to Self-Sabotage

An African proverb gives these words of wisdom, “When there is no enemy on the inside, the perceived enemies on the outside can do you no harm.” The historical pre-conditioning of social and economic inequality has caused an achievement moratorium on black success.

Using the rules of the Monopoly game, Dr. Murray reveals how our resistance toward this society’s monopoly on success has turned inward, causing many to feel stuck in their efforts towards success. Using a blended learning approach, she facilitates an open discussion to explore practical pathways to self-sufficiency.


Navigating the Emotional Side of Success

“When you understand the ‘whys’ of life, you can endure any ‘how’.” As individuals, we often misinterpret the “why” of our emotions—or what they may be telling us. We rarely explore why we are so hell bent on sabotaging our own efforts toward success. So, we damn our emotional experiences, and the wisdom they hold. This lack of knowing is at the root of our unconscious apprehension or doubt, and cause us to sabotage our efforts in achieving success.

To help you change the relationship you have with your emotions, Dr. Murray introduces you to the 5 characteristics that factor into the emotional side of success. She also shares how the higher consciousness of self-permission can help you decipher the inevitable emotional interaction experienced in your journey toward success.


Dr. Murray is available for speaking engagements with associations, public/private events, cruises and retreats. CLICK HERE to learn more about our group sessions.


Dr. Pennie Murray Bio

Dr. Pennie Murray is an I/O Psychologist, experienced speaker, author, an activist for self-truth, and inspirational teacher. She is dedicated to her work on the success fearing personality, and a passionate voice for the power of self-permission. Her own struggles with self-betrayal, fear, and doubt is the catalyst that has driven her over 16-year quest to decipher the human romance with the victim mentality and self-sabotaging behaviors.


Dr. Murray’s expertise has been shaped by her own life-lessons and innate spirit of activism; her academic research and studies on the success fearing personality, her professional career as a corporate trainer, a certified NLP coach, and spiritual practices. In her engaging, yet frank and inspiring way, she exposes the real culprit that keeps us stuck in the shallow end of the success pool.


From executive leaders to the labor force, she has worked with thousands of professionals nationally and internationally—to include Canada, Australia, and New Zealand—on various topics of personal and professional achievement. Because she shares her insights and knowledge from the perspective of both a student and a teacher, she resonates with her audiences on a deep and personal level. Dr. Murray prides herself on moving others beyond short-lived “aha moments”. Her focus is on cultivating life-changing knowledge, action and commitment to one’s truest life purpose.


To inquire about Dr. Murray speaking at your next event, please contact her at or 469. 525. 1156.


Pennie; keynote speaker at the celebration of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in San Diego, CA.