Michael J. Penney

Spoken Word Artist from Raleigh, NC - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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Michael J. Penney is a Marine combat veteran of Iraq & Afghanistan. He is an entrepreneur, business leader and public speaker.

Hire Michael to keynote your business event and book him for your next leadership retreat to learn how Marines lead and manage teams in remote locations around the globe using simple but effective management tools.

"I would highly recommend Michael to any organization looking for a business leader and speaker."
-Chuck Hester
Keynote Speaker, Sr.Integrated MarCom Executive, LinkedIn Workshop Leader, Content Marketer, Voice Over Talent

"Michael is very driven and has overcome some major challenges early in life, and he's done so with more insight, humility, and grace than you would expect from someone so young."
-Jeremy Knauff
CEO at Spartan Media

"Enlisting him to speak to your team, group, or employees will be money and time well spent."
-James Amato
Trusted Marketing Advisor at Capitol Broadcasting Company

Michael J. Penney is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps infantry and combat veteran of Iraq & Afghanistan. He served with 3rd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment weapons company deploying twice to Ramadi, Iraq in 2005-2006 and 2007. After reenlisting during his second tour, Michael transferred to Quantico and became a weapons instructor. He is certified as a combat marksmanship coach, trainer and instructor trainer. He's a formal school instructor, school trained designated marksman, small arms weapons instructor and foreign weapons instructor. In 2011 Michael deployed on a third combat tour, this time with 1st battalion 5th Marines, leading a section of advisors through Kajaki & Sangin Afghanistan. Having served in two wars over 8 years of service in the infantry, Michael left the Marine Corps as a Sergeant.

Now he is an entrepreneur and public speaker.

In 2015 Mike co-founded Cigars and Sea Stories, a podcast devoted to sharing stories with veterans who are adding value to the world. March of 2016 he presented at TEDx Raleigh, “What's Your IED: How to Add Value During Life's Explosive Situations” - sharing experiences in an effort to bridge the lives of veterans and civilians.

Having successfully navigated the transition from active duty to veteran, Michael now supports fellow veterans seeking the entrepreneurial lifestyle after leaving the military. Recently he developed the “5 Paragraph Business Plan; The Action Oriented Business Management Tool” - taking the Marine Corps operations order format and applying it to business. He currently works as program director for Bunker Labs RDU, calling upon his military experience to assess, train, advise, and assist veterans in business creation, growth, and long term sustainability.

Connect with Michael
LinkedIn: in/MichaelJPenney
Twitter: @michaeljpenney
Facebook: MichaelJpenney101
RallyPoint: Sgt. Michael J. Penney

Cigars and Sea Stories -- podcast
Facebook: facebook.com/cigarsandsea
Twitter: @CIGARSANDSEA
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Spoken Word Artist
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Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fund Raisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Michael J. Penney will also travel to Garner, Cary, Knightdale, Apex, Morrisville, Durham, Rolesville, Wendell, Clayton, Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs, Wake Forest, Willow Spring, New Hill, Zebulon, Youngsville, Angier, Creedmoor, Chapel Hill, Franklinton, Middlesex, Northside, Smithfield, Butner, Coats, Selma, Carrboro, Benson, Moncure, Four Oaks.
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