Penny Tremblay

Penny Tremblay

North Bay, Ontario
Workplace Relationships, How to PLAY NICE in the Sandbox, Conflict Resolution Expert, Trainer,Author
Penny Tremblay is an expert on human resources issues including building solid relationships, conflict resolution & workplace respect & relationships. Penny Tremblay inspires the audience while boosting their confidence to be more productive, restore damaged relationships, and improve communication with her captivating style & authenticity.
  • Change Management
  • Communications
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Employee Management
  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Peak Performance
  • Business Management
  • Conference
  • Education & Teachers
  • Event Hosts & Moderators
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Healthcare
  • Inspirational
  • Lifestyle & Health
  • Managing remote employees


Penny Tremblay helps people learn to play nice in the sandbox…and when they don’t, she helps them fix broken relationships.

As we approach 2021, it is more important than ever for workplaces to inspire collaborative teamwork. Moving through conflict to cooperation fosters more productivity and profit. Engaging and retaining top talent is a significant investment. People rarely quit jobs; they leave managers or toxic cultures for something healthier.

Penny Tremblay had been teaching audience members and participants practical ready to use skills while boosting their confidence to be more productive, restore damaged relationships, improve communication and develop strong leaders for over 20 years. Penny Tremblay’s advanced mediation certificate from Harvard, combined with years of conflict resolution facilitation, brings stories, experiences and guidance to enhance learning and shift minds.

Penny Tremblay is passionate about helping individuals and organizations succeed. Her unique approach leaves a strong impact on the audience member as her highly interactive and contains the right mix of ‘edutainment’ which inspires better human relations, self growth and commitment to one’s work for performance and team synergy. Her captivating style is authentic and swings like a pendulum from the depths of human emotion to hilarious. Audiences are taken on an unforgettable journey of possibility, realizing the value of relationships, and how the one we have with ourselves is foundational to our relationship with others.

Penny Tremblay can deliver keynotes, workshops and training sessions. She enjoys taking a deeper dive into each organization, event and industry to customize her presentations for each client. She looks at each event as a chance to shift mindsets; with relevant tools to approach difficult conversations, negotiate win/win outcomes, build rapport and improve relationships immediately.

Tremblay lives in Northern Ontario and enjoys outdoor activities. Penny Tremblay travels regularly to serve clients across the vast province of Ontario. She has a big heart for First Nation communities and the Indigenous peoples that face a variety of challenges and requires assistance to promote stronger collaboration with neighbouring communities and municipalities for equal treatment and access to social programming.



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Penny Tremblay Topic Presentations

increase your sandbox factor - maximize performance with productive, peaceful and profitable relationships

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Suitable for all audiences including managers and senior leaders, these keynotes and workshops offer current trends and techniques for dealing with our most essential assets … our people!  Not usually taught in technical education, people skills and conflict resolution, when mastered help team members gain promotions, lead harmonious and profitable teams and engage long-term clients. Increase your ‘Sandbox Factor’

    Maximize performance with peaceful, productive and profitable relationships

    Workplace conflict will always arise, but the financial burden is avoidable.  Retain employees and clients long-term with the PLAY NICE approach, especially when the going gets touched.

    • Understand conflict: why we’re attached to it, why we fear it and when to embrace it
    • Lead yourself first, then others
    • Navigate through challenging times and complex behaviour

    Years of corporate training and conflict resolution combined with mediation studies at Harvard bring real life stories and examples to inspire listeners to want to move through conflict to peace.

what’s in your suitcase? - unpack your authentic self

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Audiences are inspired to take responsibility for their presence, performance and inner peace for best practices in workplaces and beyond.  The playful and hilarious suitcase metaphor invites us to take a personal inventory of what’s worth keeping and what unresolved issues need to be unpacked or let go.

    • Discover what’s in your suitcase
    • Why you’re so attached to it
    • How to detach, unpack your authentic self and find peace

    Penny Tremblay delivery style is captivating, raw and honest with stories, examples and research about how resolving conflict from the inside out leaves very little for others to get entangled with.  Unforgettable with actionable tools and advice, this transformational piece fuels positive and lasting change.

give and be rich in workplace relationships -tapping the human side of business

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Workplace and business culture rooted in human connection is more challenging than ever in this digital era.  Add physical distancing and remote work teams to that and you’ve got a great reason to be giving and receiving more. In our multi-diverse workforce, strategies to leverage the power of human connection, inclusion and strong relationships that are in alignment with corporate purpose engage both employees and clients.

    Give and Be Rich in Workplace Relationships

    • Giving Simply to Give
    • Being Open to Receive
    • Tapping the Circle of Abundant Business Relationships

    Penny Tremblay message is backed by her best-selling book, Give and Be Rich, which invites us to look deeper into our own authentic inventory and find more within to give.  Giving is the new sexy.  Giving is where we become rich in self-worth, confidence, humility, respect, love, social grace and all of the currencies of life.  Her dynamic stage presence and message delivery are entertaining, interactive and memorable.  There is laughter and depth to inspire long lasting change in perspective, service, attitude and gratitude.

play nice, winning in the new workplace sandbox

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

    Inspire participants to:

    • Lead themselves by taking responsibility for their career success
    • Understand conflict resolution, performance and productivity from the inside out
    • Lead others with best practices for respectful communication and positive influence

managing in the new workplace sandbox - relationships and conflict management

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Workplace conflict left unresolved festers has a huge cost and is avoidable.

    When leaders have the skills to prevent problematic interactions, delegate, coach and provide feedback along the way, staff thrive.

    When issues arise and are confronted promptly teams become more engaged and productive.

    For Managers, Supervisors and the Entire Leadership Team, this program provides tools to build trust and engagement to influence people to want to perform well.

    Manage Relationships for High Performance:

    • Provide feedback, coach employees, delegate effectively and build relationships of trust
    • Manage Conflict for Peace, Productivity and Profit
    • Confront, resolve or mediate issues as they arise within the team, and follow through on commitments made

play nice for mental health and wellness - a playful approach to resilience, health and wellness

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

workplace mediation & restoration - how professionals navigate conflict, mediate and restore peace at work

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Most professionals weren’t taught how to talk about conflict, disagree or even negotiate their way of working through conflict.

    When staff embrace conflict as an opportunity for change and growth, accept friction as part of their learning journey and use the tools learned in Navigating Conflict and Mediation and Workplace Restoration Techniques, an entire culture can shift, and so can the personal lives of everyone involved.

from powerless to powerful - 7 steps to becoming more influential at leading yourself and others

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • What if you could have more power in half an hour? That’s a bit more than the time it will take you to read this, and you’ll have it for life. What an investment!


    1. Take Responsibility
    2. Stop Avoiding Critical Conversations
    3. Claim What’s Yours
    4. Learn to Say ‘No’
    5. Set Boundaries
    6. Let Go
    7. Embrace Agitation

5 biggest mistakes leaders make when conflict surfaces that costs billions in lost time, productivity, and retention and how you can avoid them

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • There are many mistakes leaders should avoid when dealing with workplace conflict.

    • AVOID

    When I ask leaders to be honest about how they have contributed to their team’s conflict, they most often say that they should have dealt with it sooner. The conflict left unresolved festers and expands into something much larger and becomes more complex to resolve. The best time to resolve conflict is now! Like a fire that requires immediate attention to contain and suppress, managing conflict as soon as it comes to a manager’s attention will prevent it from escalating to unnecessary suffering for all involved. The challenge is that many managers don’t know how to intervene, or where to seek help.


    Trying to resolve issues without all the parties is not likely to produce a good outcome. Oftentimes, a manager feels obligated to hear the complaints of one team member about their colleague and then go to that colleague to somehow convey and convince change. It rarely ever works because the manager ends up bouncing back and forth between the two (or more) parties trying to find common ground, but the reality is that you can’t solve a set of circumstances on behalf of other people. You can’t do their talking for them, and you can’t do their listening, so the entire endeavour ends up being a “he said/she said” game.


    If an employee goes to their supervisor and is unsatisfied with the response, they communicate up the chain. This makes sense if the employee can’t get a resolution, however, how the team member up the chain entertains the complaint is very important to maintain the structure of the organization, and not undermine the authority of the supervisor. For example, Sally copies her supervisor’s manager in an email about a complaint or goes completely around her supervisor to the manager. The manager should ensure that the supervisor is involved in resolving the issue or else they’re undermining the authority and integrity of the organizational structure.


    Accommodating people to work apart is a big mistake over time. I’ve seen many crooked lines on the org chart to accommodate people who can’t get along with their bosses and it is always fertile grounds for conflict. I’ve also seen colleagues separated physically or across departments to avoid conflict and it isn’t the best solution. What is best, is that people seek to understand each other and come to a workable solution, not a ‘special arrangement’ that keeps them from working together when everyone else around them is expected to get along.


    One of the most common, awkward, and difficult situations is managing or supervising ‘friends’. This is common because people get promoted from within, which is a smart way to retain and promote employees who have great corporate knowledge. The challenge is that they used to be ‘friends’ with the team that they now need to have a different relationship. Confiding with team members that you manage is also a common entanglement that makes managing difficult. I know that ‘it’s lonely at the top’ but a good mastermind or network of professionals in similar positions is a safe way to connect and share the challenges of being a leader.


I am in my 33rd year with the school board and have listened to what seems like hundreds of speakers. I’d say that you’re are one of the best we’ve had.

Rainbow District School Board

Captivating, from beginning to end. I was thoroughly engaged. My mind often wanders, but Penny Tremblay was able to keep me and everyone else focused and entertained. After her visit, I felt motivated, enthusiastic, happy, and inspired. I was impressed and felt like I had just walked out of a TED Talk

Our team arrived this morning energized and lighter. They can’t stop talking about how great the session was and how much they learned about themselves.

Penny Tremblay simply rocked the stage! She was energetic, fun and motivating, very open to share her knowledge with us about Leadership. In the past, I’ve attended a couple of different Leadership conferences and workshops, and thus far, she’s the best facilitator I’ve ever had in the field of Leadership. She has become an inspiration for me.

Seneca College Staff Member

Penny Tremblay is a very interactive speaker. Her ability to engage the audience is second-to-none!




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