Ann is a multi-potentialite guide who channels grace for others.
Roots & Home
American born, raised in Upstate New York. I call many places home; with permanent address is Cincinnati, OH.
IN ONE WORD
I am highly intuitive and sometimes can channel a spirit guide or spirit/loved one who has crossed over. They always bring a message for the situation so it is immensely helpful when I am coaching.
Top 3 Influencers
Dalai Lama, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, and Nelson Mandela
Most impactful book/podcast
Leadership and Self Deception
For SHITS & GIGGLES
Being with my son and daughter and our dogs
I used to BE scared OF...
Playing BIG in the world
F*ck this shit moment
I said "NO" to patriarchy after my very last straw with a situation that morphed into patriarchial energy. Within two weeks I found myself in India writing my first Peace Leadership book and feeling as though I had simply been parachuted into the country. Everything felt so familiar and so comforting! People even commented that I looked Indian. Later I learned that meant that I looked Parsi. Although, I must admit I didn't know what Parsi was either until I did a google image search and saw a face that looked almost like mine! I quickly did a DNA test and lo and behold, am 13% Parsi!
Advice to 13 year old self
DO NOT CARE ONE IOTA WHAT ANYONE ELSE THINKS AND NEVER EVER CENSOR YOURSELF!
Best advice received
Don't marry your life's work.
Mostly we live off of income streams from: coaching, consulting, and conference/retreat organizing. Sometimes I trade stocks, sometimes we utilize money generated from my husband's investments.
I say RAWFEM, you say...
Spiritual Peace Warrior
One of the Hardest moments in your life?
My last break up – full of life lessons and teachers!
How did you overcome it?
I went deep and discovered the attitude of gratitude
Who’s your tribe?
Conscious Women Warriors and family
What do you wish you stopped doing a long time ago?
Trying to control outcomes!
After A shitty day/month/year, How do you keep going?
who/What changed your direction forever?
Former President of Finland, Martti Ahtisaari and the Peace Leadership Affinity Group at the International Leadership Association
Hardest part about being a trailblazer / first generation?
People think you are CRAZY because you are 10-15 years ahead of the group or the idea!
Sacrifice made to get here? Sacrifice NOT willing to make?
I sacrificed living in an area that nurtures my soul. I will NOT sacrifice my family for success because they are part of the success.
Growing up, money was _____. Now, money is _____.
Evil / Freedom
ABOUT HER BUSINESS
What is your business about?
Bringing about deeper consciousness through personal leadership for peace.
What stage is your business at?
10+ years expert AND the business has completely morphed over time.
Where do you get support? Or do you do it all yourself?
I am working on this but my husband supports me, my accountant supports me and my housekeeper definitely supports me!!!
Do you have employees? If so, What do you look for?
I do not now have employees but I have approximately 20+ international affiliates.
How did you overcome your fear of selling?
I did not have a fear of selling, I just didn't understand that it was necessary. I still resist "selling".
What should you do less / more of, but don't?
I know I should spend more time networking but I am a big ol' introvert! I should spend less time on the particles and should hire a VA.
biggest high and most challenging low in your business?
The biggest high in my business was being chosen to speak at the Oslo Urban Peace Week, a division of the Nobel Institute.
My biggest low was dealing with the new patriarchal Exec Director for an organization I was volunteering with, only to be fired as a volunteer. Of course, this was ultimately a high.
Your advice for new / growing / peaked entrepreneurs?
If you are starting your business, then start a BUSINESS, not a hobby. This includes if you are expanding your business, make sure you have a clear plan and a set of advisors! If you have peaked, innovate!
Networking, how do you?
Thank goodness for social media so I can sit in my pjs with a cup of tea and network from my keyboard and screen!
biggest leap of faith you’ve ever taken in your business?
In 2008 I "knew" we were heading for a financial crises and I still quit my job and started my business. I saw an opportunity to trade stocks while I was getting my website and business up and running so I trusted myself to do two things I had never done before: trade stocks and start a business.
How many hours a week do you work on / in your business?
That really varies; I spend on average 60-70% on the business, especially as it has been morphing and 30-40% In the business.