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Sean McKay - Customer Experience & Technology Leader, Paypal

I can’t express enough gratitude for my personal and professional growth while partnering with Anna. If you are looking to tap into potential you likely aren’t even aware exists, and open to exploring the whole you, I highly recommend a coaching engagement with Anna.

I started my coaching engagement through a corporate sponsored program focused on leadership principles. Entering the program, I made some assumptions that it would be a very cookie cutter experience. Even during the first several sessions I questioned the value. This quickly changed as each week I began to think more and more about the prior session, spend more time contemplating our conversations, and looking forward to our next discussion.

Anna has a unique ability to partner, challenge and provoke deep introspection that open you up to a powerful reframing of your perceptions. Her facilitation and integration of the Energy Leadership Index (ELI) assessment was life changing for me. A personal example is how I realized I was looking at coaching my children’s sports team in a negative light, “If I don’t do it, who will?”. I’m not sure how or when this mental shift occurred, but the realization pulled me back to the real reason I coach. I love it, I love my kids, and there will be a time I wish I still could! This small example made a massive change in my day-to-day mood and energy levels. It’s these types of lessons that are helping me ensure I’m consistently the most positive influence I can be to myself and those around me.

I am a better leader in all aspects of life thanks to this coaching partnership. I’m excited to keep collecting the examples of how Anna’s coaching has helped me influence positive outcomes for myself, my family, my organization, and all of those around me!

Felicia Swartz - Regional IT Director

Anna is a wonderful executive coach. Regardless of the goals I set out, and the pivots that I needed to make, she was continuously able to steer me in the right direction so I could get past the hurdles in front of me. She has been quick to understand the root causes of roadblocks and ready with guidance on how to approach and overcome these obstacles. She is very patient and caring and always had a positive attitude when working with me. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for someone to help them achieve their goals."

Participant - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

“Anna is a masterful facilitator. Her exceptional ability to connect with diverse groups makes each session a memorable experience. The impact through her workshops is truly transformative!”

Baira Dyakieva - Global Head of Marketing @ Google

Anna is a thoughtful, brilliant coach. Anna helped me shape my own authentic leadership style rooted in my values and supported by the best practices in the leadership field. I’ve worked with Anna on a wide range of topics including leadership, team management, talent development and managing my anxiety. Anna has given me very concrete ideas that I’ve been implementing daily at work - and she tailors her coaching to me, my leadership style and my goals. No matter what challenge I bring to Anna, she always gives me the tools that help me think harder, reflect, and lead with intention.

Arunava Sarkar - Participant, MIT Leadership and Innovation

This journey has been incredibly enriching, providing me with profound insights into the latest digital transformation strategies and the critical role of leadership in fostering innovation. A Special thank you to Anna Barnhill for exeptional guidance and inspiring office hours. Her expertise and passion truly made this learning experience unforgettable. The experience not only broadened my strategic vision but also enhanced my ability to lead with creativity and resilience.

Erika Smakula - Executive Director, Event Experience

Anna is an incredible career coach, bringing together sound and strategic professional advice with a high degree of emotional intelligence. She has a way of helping you find the answers that are right for you. It's been so beneficial to work with her.

Alison Wong - Growth Marketing Leader @ Google

Anna helped me to achieve some big breakthroughs in the time that I worked with her. I had held strong limiting beliefs for a long time, and Anna was able to identify and help me to shift them. She did this beautifully with compassion and wisdom, while also holding the space and accountability for me to show up and do the work. I am so grateful to Anna for her partnership and support, and highly recommend her as a coach to anyone who is seeking transformational growth.

Jane Barrion - Director, Global Customer Services @ Venmo

Anna was such a great help for me. She makes the effort to really assess the situation, was spot on with assessments of who I am as a person, helping me understand what I need to do that aligns to my values & principles. I was able to navigate thru my strengths and opportunities. In the end, the support she gave helped me figure out what I need to be successful. She had been an amazing partner in my journey of leadership growth.

Alison - Global Marketing Director

Anna is hands down the best coach I've worked with. She's intuitive but doesn't make assumptions, so her style is one of guiding versus directing. This allows plenty of room for self-exploration, which has enabled me to grow professionally (and personally) in a short space of time. I highly recommend working with Anna.

Anju Kakkar - MIT Leadership & Innovation Program Participant

Our instructor, Anna, was absolutely delightful and highly professional. She ensured that we maintained good time, promptly beginning and ending the sessions. She confirmed that everyone had an opportunity to provide input and engage. She wonderfully attempted to get feedback from participants who were not immediately ready to jump in with comments. Anna was keen to listen to the needs of the group and invited several special guests. To me, that was one of the most intriguing aspects of the live discussions as we got to hear from innovators and leaders in several different roles across several different programs and projects.

Mohana G. - Participant to MIT Leadership and Innovation Progr

Anna Barnhill's expertise and engaging style made the learning experience enjoyable and effective. Her ability to create a supportive environment fostered active participation and encouraged meaningful discussions during office hours. Her prompt feedback and evaluation of assignments and forums were greatly appreciated. Overall, her commitment to our growth and development as learners was evident and had a positive impact on our learning outcomes.

Navneet Sachdeva - Pharmacy Director

Anna is a phenomenal coach. I have worked with a couple of coaches in my professional life. I felt her approach was more insightful and non-judgmental. She gave me time and space to speak out what I am trying to resolve or work towards. She listened carefully and pointed out what the overarching message she was hearing. I felt like she helped me self reflect and self resolve many issues. I resonated better with the outcomes or decisions because they came out from my explorative process with Anna. She helped me align my personal and professional goals with my values and principles.

In addition, she had tools and resources needed for anything I wanted to work on, either in my personal or in professional life. Highly recommend Anna. It will be self exploratory journey !

Anthony Randle - Data Analytics & Compliance Leader, Federal Reserv

Anna Barnhill is highly recommended. I was paired with her as my executive coach as I transitioned into a leadership role at my organization. My personal change coincided with organizational changes as well that posed a dual challenge. The executive coaching I received from Anna was indispensable during this time. She’s very approachable and open which allows for the level of conversation that leads to deep insight, action planning and course correction. I’ve also taken cues from her specific approach to coaching and applied it forward with great results. Highly recommended!

Participant - MIT Leadership and Innovation Program

Attending Anna’s program was a pivotal moment in our team’s development. Her insights and methodologies have been invaluable.

Ariana Finlayson - Global Marketing Leader @ Meta

Working with Anna, there was no doubt she was completely invested in my success. She takes a highly personalized approach to coaching and is a terrific listener—always helping me to uncover those lightbulb moments for me. I came to her to work on professional development, and I finished with having a clearer understanding of myself, which benefitted me beyond just my career. She is a trusted partner who is motivating, patient and asks the right questions to move you through your journey. I have so much gratitude for Anna!

J.P. Peralta - MIT Leadership and Innovation program participant

Big thank you to Anna Barnhill for all the support during the Leadership and Innovation program at MIT. Anna's attentive and thoughtful responses to my comments and questions were invaluable. She is not only an outstanding teacher but also a genuinely kind and caring person.

Oscar Contreras - Participant to Leadership and Innovation @ MIT

Anna went above and beyond expectations, she made the difference in making this a great and comprehensive learning journey.

People Resources Leader - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Anna is a masterful facilitator. Her exceptional ability to connect with diverse groups makes each session a memorable experience. The impact through her workshops is truly transformative!

Harpreet Sandhu - Sr Architect Applications @ SaskTel

I am writing to wholeheartedly recommend Anna as a professional coach. Throughout our time working together, Anna has been an exceptional mentor and guide. Her extensive knowledge and expertise in leadership development have been invaluable to my growth.
Anna possesses a unique ability to identify and nurture the potential within individuals. She has helped me to not only recognize areas for improvement but also to excel in both my personal and professional skills. Her approach is both personalized and strategic, making the learning process engaging and effective.
Moreover, Anna’s commitment to her clients’ success is evident in her dedication and enthusiasm. She has been instrumental in helping me to evolve as a leader, and I am confident that she will continue to inspire and empower many others.
I eagerly look forward to the opportunity to engage with Anna in future endeavors and am confident that she will be an asset to any individual or organization fortunate enough to work with her.

Casey Low - International Law Firm, Partner

From the beginning, I have found Anna to be an insightful and caring coach with a natural intuition about how to tackle issues that otherwise were not apparent to me personally. Anna has patiently worked with me to think through ways to improve my outlook and actions and has not hesitated to bluntly remind me of when I have not followed through with the plans we have developed. Anna is both supportive and demanding, the best combination I could ask for from a coach. From working on how to rethink situations to how language and actions may be perceived by others, Anna teaches in an exceptional manner that would help anyone. I'm grateful she is my coach!

Tony Youseffi - Executive Director, Commonwealth of Kentucky

I highly recommend Anna as an Executive Coach. Her ability to challenge and reshape my perceptions has been instrumental in maintaining my focus on key goals. Anna’s unique approach involves skillfully redirecting attention to what truly matters, coupled with immense patience and understanding.

Additionally, Anna’s method of integrating educational articles into our sessions provided valuable insights and enhanced my professional growth. She combines intelligence with empathy, making every interaction both enlightening and enjoyable.

Anna is undoubtedly an asset to anyone seeking effective and transformative executive coaching.

M. Kacher - Leadership and Innovation participant at MIT

Anna is wonderful teacher! She is so dedicated and determined to help. I have an impression that she truly cares. She has been going above and beyond to support the class. Thank you so much for the overall experience.

Becky McGregor - K-12 School District

Anna is wonderful! She helped me pick myself up during a difficult time. She gives you the tools to help yourself. I was numb just going through the motions. Anna helped me figure out what I needed to be happy. I finally feel like I am the person I am supposed to be. I highly recommend her. My life has completely changed for the best!

Christian G. - Production Manager

I cannot recommend Anna Barnhill highly enough. As my coach, I can always count on Anna to actively listen and provide meaningful input during our sessions. She has thoughtful responses and makes it a point to ask if there is something she can help with. The tools she has provided me with, will help me for a lifetime to come. I am grateful for finding Anna, and all the progress we have made together!

Anonymous - Product Manager

Anna was a great coach to work with! She listens really well and asks pointed questions to get to the bottom of an issue. She makes me feel challenged … and inspires me to think in different ways. Her mental traps framework is very effective in helping me catching and labeling self-sabotaging thoughts as they occur, and I like the perspective switching to ask myself "what would I say/do to my best friend" to cultivate self-compassion. Thanks Anna!

Laura Novoa - Staff Software Development Engineer @ Tesla

Anna has been the single most helpful voice in my coaching journey. Within only a few sessions she provided me with spot-on good insights. This advice would stick to me, as powerful helpful reminders throughout the weeks to come helping me deal with anxiety. From day one she had an accurate and deep understanding of my concerns, and from there, we outlined action plans that were straightforward and effective. After our sessions, I always feel more joyful and light-hearted. Anna's range of expertise is also wonderful, as she is also providing relationship coaching for me and my husband. She has provided us with a relationship assessment that was complete with regard to every detail. She then provided us with lots of well thought out resources and exercises that we are really benefiting from!

Anonymous - Global Brand Marketing Manager

Anna is an incredible coach and has helped me tremendously on my wellness journey. She’s been able to help me work through my issues on a large and small scale by identifying the root cause and offering concrete solutions. I understand myself in a way I didn’t before, and I am eternally grateful for Anna because of it. I highly recommend working with her!

Patricia S. - Operations Manager

Working with Anna has been so beneficial to my career development and personal life. Her approach to coaching, identification of areas that need to be worked on, and finding solutions to life's challenges is incredibly motivating to me. In addition, she is always sharing helpful resources that I can easily follow through. Her kindness and honesty during our sessions made our conversations feel very comfortable. Thank you, Anna!

Chris A. - Director, Client and Team Success

Anna is an excellent coach, that is extremely results-focused. She has a strong ability to create awareness of what is holding you back, as well as a plan for moving forward. She asks powerful questions that help to create amazing discoveries and helps to build you up to be able to pursue your big dreams in life. She is calm, professional, and committed to your success. As a result of her coaching, I was able to take significant steps in my career and feel extremely good about the future. I highly recommend Anna!

Anonymous - Senior Product Manager

Anna is an amazing coach. She is a great listener and provides useful feedback regarding my career struggles. She is also providing me with effective frameworks that I haven't used before. Which is key to my momentum. I'm making significant progress personally and professionally with Anna as my coach.

Daniel S. - Technical Recruiting Manager

"Anna was a wonderful coach - she provided me with tools that helped get my anxiety under control, manage my stress better, and practice mindfulness. Anna has a very thoughtful and caring approach and I found it very easy to communicate with her. She helped me realize that I was frequently falling into the catastrophizing "mental trap" and I am now better equipped to challenge that thinking trap and stop myself from catastrophizing, which has been incredibly valuable to my own wellbeing. I can't thank Anna enough and am so grateful for the tools that she's given me."

Osmara R. - Participant at MIT Leadership & Innovation course

Anna Barnhill was an excellent facilitator. She organized really insightful sessions with guest speakers presenting real live experiences that aligned with the course modules content. She actively listened to our challenges and created a space where all the participants felt confident to speak and share their thoughts.

Matt H. - Chief Engineer

Anna has been instrumental in providing me new tools to increase the effectiveness and impact of my communication both professionally and in my marriage. Anna coached me through various techniques to improve my perception of information presented to me while also improving my approach to connecting and delivering my message with maximum efficiency. All of Anna’s coaching has been backed with supplemental materials and role play scenarios which have been effective in reinforcing the tools she provides.

Mike D. - Director Financial Services

Anna has been great to work with. Her knowledge on the material and how our brain works has been extremely helpful. She has coached me and gave me tools to develop and help me when I run into problems. We have talked about multiple topics and she has found ways to help. How she is different from others is she will make you think and give your homework. She will make sure you are challenged and practice your tools to help develop your skills. It has been a pleasure working with her.

Michelle H. - Director of Marketing and Operations

I’m a professional and creative who typically considers herself to be a highly motivated go-getter. However, at the stage I met Anna, I was lost, angry and stuck. I wanted to blame anyone and everything but myself for my “being off my game”. Under all the layers of shame, guilt and procrastination lived the truth – I was 100% responsible for healing myself. Anna helped me uncover this reality. It felt as if her light gave me the courage to explore my darkness, all the parts of myself I’d put in a box in the basement for another day. She helped me pinpoint self-limiting beliefs that typically led to old, broken patterns both professionally and personally. Her support guided me into more mutually respectful, constructive interactions with family, friends, and colleagues. Anna aided me in discovering new, healthy methods for managing the stress, emotional triggers and blocks that were preventing me from sustainable productivity, as well as balance. Working with Anna was not a quick fix to my problems. It was the beginning of the most important journey of my life!

Alyssa K - K-12 School District

Anna is absolutely amazing at what she does. She has helped me to overcome some very difficult things in my life such as being my worst critic, help manage my anxiety/stress, and giving myself self love. I couldn’t be more grateful for my sessions with her. Dealing with such raw emotions and not having the tools to know how to handle them have been extremely difficult for me. She has changed my outlook on life, I would recommend her to anyone!

Siddharth Sodhani - Sr Software Engineering Manager @ LinkedIn

Initially my goal was to improve Executive Presence under Pressure and I am really thankful that I got in touch with Anna. We have spoken at length at Thinking Traps, Opposite Reaction, Breathing techniques etc. etc. that have really helped me be more mindful, calm & composed. Anna is a great listener and asks very good questions which at-times makes me really & deeply think about the Why! Thank you Anna for your support on helping me improve in this domain!

Katherine M - Entrepreneur

I absolutely recommend Anna as a coach. She is gentle, intuitive, and intelligent. She debriefed my ELI assessment and did an amazing job understanding where I come from and helping me be go through my blocks with compassion. If you are looking to understand you fears and the things that are stopping you to do better at work and life in general, she is the right person! Her work is amazing! Thank you, Anna!

Luke R. - Client Relationship Manager

I have greatly appreciated my time with Anna! She exuded an amazing balance between care and constructive guidance. She met me right where I was at every point in time and did so without judgement or critique. She offered thoughtful advice founded in both personal experience and knowledge. Anna always made sure to communicate prior to our meetings what specifically I wanted to cover, which I always appreciated.

Daniela M. - President & COO

Anna has been an amazing coach. She has given me the necessary tools to allow me to be mentally aware and be as present as possible in order to navigate any situation at hand. Her guidance in how to use these tools and how to navigate mental traps has been fundamental and have helped me reduce stress, approach life with a much simpler outlook, and balance my time in ways I was not able to do before. - Thank you so much, Anna. I was able to learn so much!