“Ann has been essential to me during my journey from employment in design & marketing to owning my own strategic design studio. Because I’m a solo entrepreneur, Ann has functioned in many ways as a business partner. She helped me understand my strengths and when I’m overusing or underusing them, which allowed me to create a work life that causes me thrive. Most importantly, she got me to my WHY – why I do what I do. This had been the missing piece for me to fully commit to my business.
Ann’s influence extended far beyond work when she helped me through a tragic death in my family. I will forever be grateful to her insight and caring during a difficult time. I truly would not be who I am today without the work I’ve done with Ann. The lessons I’ve come to not only learn, but also embrace, make my journey all the more meaningful.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you Ann.”
partner + creative strategist
“I am so lucky to have found Ann Strong as a life coach and business coach. After having gone back and forth for months trying to get my ‘ducks in a row’ and figure out what to do next in my business, I finally realized I needed some advice and input.
Because of some emotional ‘hits’ I’ve taken over the past couple of years, I felt I was spinning my wheels. I realize that many of us cannot see our own situation when we are emotionally caught up in it. Sometimes it takes an outside ‘eye, ear and heart’ to help guide us on our journey. Ann is that person for me.
She is helping me fine-tune my natural skills and gifts and directing those in a way that helps me and my business. She helps to keep me ‘real’ and to see things in their proper perspective. And she does this in a very patient, kind, nurturing and spiritual manner. I feel she really listens to me and does it in a nonjudgmental way. I am so thankful for her guidance and encouragement. Thank you, Ann!”
“Despite a few experiences working with coaches, I had not worked with a coach using StrengthsFinder®. It has been epiphany after epiphany and genuinely changed my perspective, my thinking, and my approach to all facets of my life. I have really enjoyed working with Ann as she is equal part examiner and facilitator. She has helped me better think through my own thoughts, goals and direction. And, she has a subtle way of helping me get out of my own way to activate action. I certainly recommend working with Ann.”
“Ann is a vessel of the Holy Spirit. On many occasions she has drawn out of me simple yet profound insights I was unable to grasp on my own. On one particular occasion, I was struggling with my reasons regarding a decision and she helped me discern it was a call from God. This was a pivotal point in my life which has lead me on a path of greater spiritual courage ever since… thank you Ann.”
San Diego, CA
“Working with Ann has been a life-changing experience. At first, when I did my StrengthsFinder® assessment, my strengths made sense, but I did not fully resonate with them.
Then, during a session with Ann, my life shifted. A light bulb went on, giving me permission to wholeheartedly be ME and to stop trying to fit into everyone else’s mold or to be something I’m not. As I continue to work with Ann and my strengths, my life gets richer and deeper with more appreciation for why I do what I do, and why no one else is like me. It’s beautiful to witness myself in all my glory.
If you are ready for a shift in your life, relationships or career, I encourage you to not only get your Top 5 Strengths, but to consider coaching with Ann. It will be beautiful to witness you in all your glory.”
Gina Garris, The Divine Connector
Facilitating Soul Connections ~ to your own and to others . . .
“I’ve always known I’ve had a different outlook and felt out of place because I was the ‘crazy thinker’ in the room. Ann’s assessment provided huge insight into who I am and helped me embrace my uniqueness. By embracing my strengths I’m more focused and clear on who I am and what I’m supposed to do. I can’t thank Ann enough for such insight and support!”
“Working with Ann has brought clarity and calm to the chaotic and stressful world I live in. She was able to support me in starting my journey of working through my grief and deeply-rooted sadness.
She helped me understand how my strengths can work for me and how they come out in my job, personal life and social life. And sometimes when they’re working against me, bubbling up in the weirdest ways.
Ann helped get me out of my head and separate negative thinking from my true self. She is practical and compassionately understanding at the same time.“
Grant’s Pass, OR
“Ann is the perfect combination of insightful coach and writing/marketing mentor. She has saved me from myself more than once – I love working with her!”
Rolf Evenson, M.A.
Life & Leadership Mentor
Growing Leaders from Insight Out