Even though I had read the syllabus (so I thought I knew what was being covered) I found that Anne was able to pull apart a lot of projections and assumptions that I’d been making. By the end of each session, I remember feeling like I understood the content in a more nuanced way, and also had an idea of how to start putting new ideas into practice—rather than just rejecting management outright. In retrospect, a lot of the management lessons feel like common sense, but Anne gave me the start of a cohesive framework for putting it all together towards running more effective organizations.
– Developer, Program Leader, NYC
I’ve known and worked with Anne for more than 15 years in a wide range of venues, from when I was CEO of a venture-funded startup, to consulting to a for-profit company. Anne has an unerring way of cutting through all the BS and seeing what is really important, and marrying it with her knowledge of our strategic vision to get us back to true north. Her insights are particularly critical when it comes to people issues, which are (honestly, for me) the most difficult to deal with on a regular basis. That in and of itself would be enough – what really distinguishes Anne is her understanding of how to leverage people and culture to accomplish organizational objectives, to great effect.
– President, Executive Benefits firm
Working with Anne was a journey that allowed me to grow as a leader, manager and person and helped me create real tangible results at work.
When we first began to talk, I wasn’t even certain where to begin or how to tackle the massive culture change project that had landed in my lap, and I didn’t really even know how I was going to use Anne’s services. My CEO felt it important for me to have external support, and I can see now how valuable that viewpoint was.
Her very personalized approach gave me all the tools I needed to develop and launch a multi-year performance management process into a business that had never even talked with employees about performance.
Anne is one of those people who can provide ideas and help you see things that you cannot see, and figure out what the heck to do about people problems that seem insurmountable. Using her services was a great investment of our resources and my time.
– President, Real Estate Firm
Anne was a great help in getting us to formalize roles and responsibilities in our growing company so that we, and our employees, could measure employee performance. Once we began a dialogue, we realized the strain it caused employees to not have defined roles; they were never sure what was expected of them! This is still an ongoing process, but recognition of the problem soothed employee relations. Thanks Anne!
– COO, Continuing Medical Education Start-up
“Many people claim to be ‘experts’ in management, but lack the experience to be able to provide true support in the form of tangible resources and ideas. Anne was an invaluable resource to the members of my team during a difficult restructuring. She consistently delivered insight and advice that was both powerful and effective. To say she was instrumental in the success of our transition would surely be an understatement. It was my pleasure to work with her I would highly recommend her services to others.”
– Executive Director, Early Stage Not-for-Profit