Michaela Smith, Area Director of Sales & Marketing, InterContinental Osaka, Japan.
I would recommend Anna without hesitation to anybody who works in the corporate world and is expected to deliver under constantly high pressure.
Being a leader in today’s Corporate world is a challenge. The old ways of leading teams are no longer relevant. Anna helps me to stay connected to myself so that I can keep inspiring my teams – and, in particular, understanding what they need in order to perform at their best.
To give an idea of what’s possible in working with Anna: last summer after we finished yet another Budget season, which was a particularly intense period due to a change in the senior leadership, I felt burnt out. Totally lacking in focus and energy. In previous years, if I found myself in such a situation, I would normally have to take at least a week off to completely disconnect. This time Anna got me back on track in one session – lasting just one hour, over Skype. The next morning, I woke up feeling full of new energy and positivity, really as though I’d hit a re-set bottom. Many coaches promise this; Anna delivers it.
Since then – and this was almost a year ago now – I haven’t even got close to burn out despite the considerable pressures of my job. Through my work with Anna, I feel deeply connected with what I want to achieve, and I am balancing myself and my energy to ensure I’m consistently dynamic and performing at my best.