Why Partner With Anna: Empower Your Leadership and Achieve Lasting Success

Anna is a highly regarded ICF Master Certified Coach and Executive & Organizational Effectiveness Expert, renowned for her transformational leadership development strategies that empower individuals and organizations to thrive in the new digital era. With a sharp focus on emotional intelligence, behavioral change, and leadership dynamics, she has earned a reputation for delivering powerful insights that drive remarkable results.Recognized for her expertise, she is sought after by senior leaders aiming to thrive in today's ever-evolving business landscape, fostering a culture of innovation, trust, and collaboration.

With a profound commitment to excellence in coaching, Anna's dedication to her craft has earned her the prestigious distinction of being in the top 4% of certified coaches worldwide, holding the coveted Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential awarded by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Notably, Anna stands in the top 1% of MCC coaches under the age of 40, solidifying her position as an exceptional and accomplished professional in the coaching industry.

Drawing on her extensive experience and proven methodologies, Anna empowers leaders to unlock their full potential, equipping them with the emotional intelligence and insights needed to navigate complex challenges with resilience and confidence. Her unique blend of expertise in business psychology and coaching enables her to facilitate profound shifts in leadership behavior, enabling her clients to achieve outstanding results both personally and professionally.

Anna's reputation as a sought-after Leadership Development Advisor stems not only from her impressive credentials but also from her unwavering dedication to each client's success. Her ability to tailor her approach to individual needs and organizational contexts fosters an environment of trust and collaboration, driving meaningful and lasting change in leadership effectiveness.

Whether guiding C-suite executives, management teams, or emerging leaders, Anna's transformative coaching ignites a powerful ripple effect throughout organizations, fostering cultures of high performance, adaptability, and inspired leadership.

Here's Why Leaders Choose to Partner with Anna:

Unmatched Expertise

Anna's exceptional qualifications speak for themselves. She holds a MSc in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, graduating Magna Cum Laude from California Southern University. She is an ICF Master Certified Coach and Mentor Coach, adhering to the highest coaching standards. In addition, Anna has completed the Executive Leadership program based on Marshal Goldsmith's Method of 100 Coaches. She has specialized training in organizational analysis from Stanford Graduate School of Business and is an elected Associate Member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. As an ASQ-trained Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Anna brings expertise in process improvement methodologies. She is also an IOC Fellow at the McLean/Harvard Medical School, staying at the forefront of cutting-edge research and methodologies. With her exceptional qualifications and continuous pursuit of excellence, Anna is uniquely equipped to guide senior leaders and executives to unlock their full potential and drive lasting organizational impact.

Recognitions and Thought Leadership

Anna's excellence and dedication to her craft have earned her recognition as one of the Top 15 Coaches in Phoenix in 2023. As a distinguished Forbes contributor and member of the HBR Advisory Council, Anna consistently delivers cutting-edge insights that empower executives to achieve remarkable success. Anna's infuence extends beyond her individual coaching practice; she serves as a learning facilitator for the Leadership and Innovation program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she designs and delivers engaging and impactful learning experiences that foster leadership growth and innovation.

Extensive Industry Reach

With over 12 years of multicultural leadership experience, Anna serves as a trusted strategic partner for organizations, guiding them in fostering a culture of trust, collaboration, and innovation to achieve remarkable results. Her diverse experiences and international exposure uniquely position her to navigate the complexities of the global marketplace. Anna's coaching expertise extends across a wide range of industries, including software, technology, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, financial services, and law. Notable clients include Google, Facebook, Tesla, Genentech, Pillsbury, NetApp, AMGEN, Morgan Stanley, and the Federal Reserve. She understands the unique challenges faced by leaders in these sectors and tailors her coaching approach accordingly.

Science-Backed Executive Coaching

Anna's coaching approach is grounded in scientific principles and evidence-based methodologies. She seamlessly integrates her expertise in Lean Six Sigma with techniques such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Non-Violent Communication (NVC). Anna stays up-to-date with the latest research in positive psychology, emotional intelligence, and neuroplasticity, ensuring her leadership development engagements deliver impactful and lasting results.

Authentic Leadership Development

Anna is an advocate for emotional intelligence and authentic leadership. Executives seek out Anna's guidance to unlock their authentic leadership potential and inspire greatness within themselves and their teams. Her unique perspective and deep understanding of leadership dynamics enable her to provide valuable insights and strategies for personal and professional growth. Through her guidance, executives gain the tools to cultivate their authentic leadership style and drive impactful change. With Anna as their trusted coach, senior leaders embark on a transformative journey, unlocking their full potential and fostering excellence within their organizations. By igniting greatness, they create lasting legacies that shape the future of their teams and the industry as a whole.

Trusted Partnership

Anna's clients describe her as an insightful and trusted partner who is fully invested in their success. She challenges their thinking, supports deep reflection, and facilitates rapid professional and personal growth. Anna provides a confidential and supportive environment where you can craft and bring your ideas to light, develop positive new behaviors, unlock your true potential, and reach new levels of success.

Remember, true success begins with empowered leadership. Let Anna, a leading expert in emotional intelligence and authentic leadership, navigate you on the path to realizing your highest potential. Embrace the opportunity to redefine your leadership legacy and position yourself as a catalyst for innovation and success in your industry. Take that vital first step and contact Anna today for a confidential consultation that will shape your future.


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"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..."

Felicia S.

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"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..."

Casey L.

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"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..."

Ariana F.

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"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..."

Baira D.

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"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..."

Navneet Sachdeva

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"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."


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"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..."

Michelle H.

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"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! "

Becky McGregor

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"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! "

Christian G.

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"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..."

Chris A.

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"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..."


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"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..."

Laura N.

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"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..."

Mike D.

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"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..."

Daniela M.

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"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..."

Alyssa K

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"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..."

Siddharth S.

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""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..."

Daniel S.

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"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!"


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"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..."

Matt H.

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"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. "

Luke R.

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"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! "

Patricia S.

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"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! "

Katherine M

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"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."


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