Lead From Within
As we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.
Annalise has an easy, joyous energy that instantly makes you feel comfortable. And it doesn’t take long to get the sense that she’s going to accept and support you unconditionally. She has an openness to new perspectives and a flexibility to her thinking that come from the curiosity of a lifelong learner.
But! She’s also very tough – physically, mentally, emotionally. From competitive sports to Army training to grueling backcountry adventures, she’s always pushing into those uncomfortable and scary places where growth happens. As a consultant and a coach, Annalise is committed to being with you in hard places, and asking the questions you need to be asked. Working with her, you are prone to being gently blind-sided by her insights.
Based on who she is, it won’t surprise you that Annalise’s individual clients are capable, intelligent, open-minded and highly motivated. Likewise, she works with organizations that value authentic leadership, a growth mindset, and constant evolution. When working with her, you can expect grace, empathy and courage, as well as clear systems thinking and incisive questions. Annalise is known for her skill in helping clients navigate difficult conversations, leadership challenges, and the everyday struggle the human condition.
Last week, I was mentioned in a newspaper article. Or, rather, I wasn’t mentioned.
The article talked about me and one of the worst experiences of my life, but described me only as “the wife of a fellow soldier”. I had a really strong response to this. I had to go for a hard run before I could begin processing it. I slept on it and received support from…
The Battle to Deliver Aid into a War Zone
In a war zone, it’s hard to deliver aid to people who need it most. Same as with a natural disaster – earthquakes and floods – the donations pour in, but it is very difficult to effectively use those funds on the ground. When you donate money to an NGO, some of it is eaten…
I’ve been asked what I would like to hear in the apology to survivors of Military Sexual Trauma tomorrow
Just a couple of weeks ago, the official date was set for the formal apology to survivors of Military Sexual Trauma. Since then I’ve been asked, and thought a lot about, what I hope to hear. What I’d like to hear is a fullsome and accurate understanding of the harm that has been done to…
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.