Anna holds a B.A. in Communication and is a Certified Transition Guide through Liminal Space. Seven years in social work settings have informed Anna’s approach with those who desire to increase their quality of life and employability skills. Partnering with co-workers and supervisors from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, Anna has served adults with developmental disabilities and youth experiencing homelessness and sexual exploitation (the majority of whom identified as LGBTQ+), in pursuing their goals. She worked alongside youth exiting street life at Street Bean Espresso, an employment training program in Seattle, WA. In her former work, Anna participated in monthly all-staff meetings focused on Undoing Institutionalized Racism. The outcome of those meetings equipped Anna to engage in challenging conversations surrounding DEI topics. Anna has created and facilitated several half-day trainings for men and women in the construction industry focused on leadership, team building, collaboration, CliftonStrengths and the DiSC assessment. Provisionally (soon to be fully) Certified to teach the Community Resiliency Model ®, developed by the Trauma Resource Institute, Anna co-teaches the biologically based, evidence-informed set of wellness skills to support individuals to increase their resiliency. She embodies a growth mindset, is a voracious reader of HBR and Psychology Today, and applies best practices, approaching client work from a trauma-informed and resiliency-informed lens. Anna owns and operates Choose Kindness Daily.