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Meet Anna Oakes
CEO. Growth Strategist. Wife and Mama. Yogi. Music Geek.
Raised by hippies to think she can change the world (without a cape), Anna combines her love for humanity with her 20+years of corporate experience as a leader, coach and strategic business advisor.
Her interactive speaking style lends itself to both comfort and progress with her audiences. Whether keynoting, running a workshop or coaching a group of leaders, Anna brings her business sense, patience and creativity to the table.
Passionate about leveraging your strengths and maximizing your impact, Anna’s work is focused on helping organizations and leaders honor their NOW and get to where they want to go NEXT.
Her Spring 2019 TEDx talk on the topic of INTRApreneurs was a great opportunity to share her message on owning your career – a key attribute of high performers. These are the idea people, perhaps displaying “entrepreneurial qualities,” that are often under utilized within an organization – corporate, non-profits, churches and schools alike! Anna is passionate about helping these individuals reclaim their voice and reengage in their work, ensuring they get the most out of their experience while contributing their maximum impact.
She stays grounded as she combines her MBA, certifications in PROSCI Change Management, Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Resolution, Gallup’s StrengthsFinder and Gallup’s Builder10 entrepreneurial strengths assessment, but also being certified in yoga therapy. Anna’s a wicked combo of hippie and business!
Anna’s amazing twins, Asher and Juniper, are now 8 and keep her and her husband, Scott, on their toes! Together they enjoy live music, playing board games and read daily.
What We Do.
Building powerful connections with self, others and within organizations through strategic advising and coaching.
Workshops & Speaking
Through her signature keynotes and workshops designed with the clients’ needs in mind, Anna shares her energy and passion for restoring humanity through grounded knowledge of self, strengths-based working and living and leveraging those for an aligned future. She’s your growth coach, ready to help your leaders and organization thrive.
Topics have included:
- INTRApreneur: Leveraging Your NOW to Get to Your BEST NEXT
- Leading Through Engagement
- Finding Your Flow and Sustaining It
- Leveraging Your Past, Owning Your Present and Designing Your Future
- Strengths-based Leadership and Living
Anna’s executive coaching focuses on individual and group coaching that provides the tools and resources needed, as well as defining and leveraging their leadership voice for impact. Her individual coaching focuses on founders, C-suite and entrepreneurs and their direct reports, while her group coaching works with groups of 3+ leaders to improve their effectiveness, engagement and leadership management throughout the organization.
Growth & Leadership
Anna loves working 1:1 with leaders as well as designing group coaching and development sessions. Watching someone deepen their leadership journey, reclaim their voice and maximize their impact is her favorite part of this work.
Additionally, Anna is often asked to partner with a team or organization to enhance their culture during:
- The start-up phase
- Times of change and growth
- Manage a specific change that is occurring
Past successes have included CEO and leadership selection, onboarding and transitions, technology selection and implementation, acquisitions, economic or industry shifts and engagement/performance. Anna’s proudest moments are when a leader reclaims their voice and is able to accomplish more with less effort and more impact.
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