Reinvention with Dawn Penfold

From Fear to Fire: Secrets to Overcome Fear, Embrace your Gifts and Achieve Success

This is the place where real people share real challenges. Where you can find a common bond and uncommon wisdom through their stories. Use tips from the breakthroughs of others to jump start your success. Speaker, author, adventurer, and host Heather Hansen O’Neill takes you on the journey from fear to fire. Today we talk about the power of reinvention.

This week’s theme: Reinvention

“I think everyone has reinvented themselves at some point. And if they haven’t, they should.” From our guest expert today, Dawn Penfold. Reinvention is about consciously looking at what you want and how you need to become to get there. The actual definition is ‘the action or process through which something is changed so much that it appears to be entirely new.’  With all the changes in the world, the ability we have to reinvent ourselves and our future is required!

Dawn Penfold, a former meeting professional, started Meetingjobs in 1990 to fill a need for a professional recruitment company serving this industry. As founder and President of Meetingjobs, LLC, she has aided thousands of candidates and hiring officials- connect successfully, economically and efficiently full time or temporary positions. Dawn holds a Masters Degree in Tourism and Travel Administration from the New School for Social Research.


She recently was named as one of the Top 25 Influencers of 2020 by Northstar Meetings Group. Dawn has served as President and executive board member of the Greater New York Chapter of Meeting Professionals International, and is a past Board Member for the New York Chapter of Professional Convention Management Association. She has published articles on the meetings industry for “Meeting News”, “Meetings and Conventions Magazine”, “Successful Meetings” and “Meetings Manager” offering sound and brutally honest advice in career management and job opportunities in the meetings industry.

An exciting reinvention for Dawn

was the recent decision to merge with Cadre. She will now be able to provide a full complement of labor resources across the hiring spectrum, from full-time planners, to project-based contract planners, to on-site event staff.

You’ll want to check out their weekly Cadre Talks- here’s a link to the Cadre talk with Heather.



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Quote “If you’re not where you want to be, do not quit, instead reinvent yourself and change your habits.” Eric Thomas


Check Out Heather’s newest TED Talk HERE