I graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in both Economics and Political Science.
I have 20+ years of business experience which includes working with The John Maxwell Team (JMT) as a leadership trainer and coach. I taught transformational leadership, internationally, with founder John C. Maxwell, as well as serving as a member of the JMT President Advisory Council. Traveling to Paraguay connected me to a new level of understanding of how we are all so truly connected no matter what country, nationality or other labels we use to define us.
I have been grateful to have my own TEDx talk and I truly enjoy helping other leaders find their unique speaking style and confidence to make an impact.
I have had the privilege to train leaders, helping them see the grand vision for themselves and those they lead. I will use these proven leadership skills to create a collaborative and an open relationship with you.
Anna teaching in Paraguay
I often get asked the question “What is the anchor tattoo mean on your arm?” I am the proud daughter of a commercial fisherman, private pilot and entrepreneur. I certainly learned the importance and pay off of hard work and sacrifice. I lived in Alaska until I was 11 and when my dad started skippering the first catcher processor in this region, we moved to Washington so he could be closer to the headquarters of Arctic Alaska in Seattle. Fishing and all that surrounded it was a huge part of my experience growing up.
Two weeks after I graduated from college in 1995, my dad passed suddenly from a freak accident. My dad always told me “Being a woman doesn’t define you, who you are and how hard you work defines you.” For years I wanted to get a tattoo to honor him. When I finally did, I chose an anchor. He was and continues to be an anchor in my life and showed me how to be an anchor in my own.
My husband of 24 years and I have had the privilege of raising our kids into young adulthood. Harrison (21) is entering his fourth year of college at Cal Poly. He will graduate next spring with a Mechanical Engineering degree. Ella (18) just graduated from Vista Del Lago High School. She will be attending Cal Poly in the fall. I believe Ella might miss her dog more than her parents! Hanalei is our 5 yr old yellow lab and she shares her time with our 13 year old mini-poodle bichon named Ozzie. Hana can often be seen on the trails with her toy along for the ride. Nothing brings more joy to our family than the wags of their tails and their unconditional love.
A few moments between my dad and I on his ship.
HighSchool Grad Night
Vista Del Lago Graduation