active CEO Podcast #142 Penny Locaso Hacking Happiness

active CEO Podcast 142 Penny Locaso

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Penny Locaso about hacking happiness, her fascination with human behaviour, the busy epidemic, microbravery and leaders transforming from an expert into an experimenter.

We also talk how she overcome imposter syndrome at Shell, human connections, positively impacting the lives of others, being present in a moment and success as a by-product of happiness

Penny Locaso – Hacking Happiness

Penny is an internationally acclaimed TEDx and keynote speaker, educational innovator and creator of The Intentional Adaptability Quotient® (IAQ), A world-first Hacking Happiness measurement tool and educational program. She is the CEO of, one of Australia’s most influential female entrepreneurs, and a passionate entrepreneur who has partnered with prestigious brands such as Google, Microsoft and Deloitte, Penny Locaso.

Her studies have included an MBA in Marketing and Management from Swinburne University and has held numerous volunteer roles at organization’s such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Australia Indigenous Community Volunteers, and the Smith Family. As a manager, Penny has held roles in marketing and commercial at Shell, been a Board Director at Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia, co-founder of the FBOMB show, activator at SheEO, and faculty member at Singularity University.

Penny talks about:

  • Living on a farm and go hiking in COVID.
  • Conversations in nature with her son.
  • Her fascination with Human behaviour.
  • Why do p[people operate in different ways.
  • Each company speaks a different language.
  • Determining what success is.
  • Hacking Happiness.
  • What makes me happy is my compass.
  • Happiness is a practice, mindset and behaviour.
  • Being able to ride the wave of every emotion that life throws at you.
  • Eject more joy into each day.
  • The busy epidemic.
  • Our brain does its best work in default network mode.
  • Leaders must transform from an expert into an experimenter.
  • Intentional adaptability.
  • Busy equals bullshit.
  • Telling yourself that you are busy, makes your mind go faster.
  • Put yourself out in the world.


“My life is full, but I am doing things that I love?” Hacking Happiness with Penny Locaso, on the active CEO Podcast.

“Being able to ride the wave of every emotion that life throws at you, knowing that you can come out the other side just a little bit better than what you were before. Because you have the right skills, the right resources and the right structure around you to make that happen.” Penny Locaso defines happiness, on the active CEO Podcast.

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Hacking Happy
Penny Locaso Instagram
Penny Locaso LinkedIn
Penny Locaso Facebook
Speakers Institute Corporate
Craig Johns
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Recommended Reading:

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