Anne (she/her) is a writer, speaker, healer and artist devoted to inspiring and guiding others to trust themselves, open to their intuitive guidance, and experience the magic of life through ceremony, positive intention, and a creative, curious spirit. Through speaking, mentoring and workshop facilitation, Anne inspires women to connect with their personal power, leading to greater self confidence, deeper awareness, stronger boundaries, and a willingness to speak their truth.
Anne devoted five years to founding and facilitating assertiveness and self defense trainings throughout Western North Carolina. She’s a graduate of IMPACT and DC Model Mugging as well as a graduate of Feminine Power Training with Claire Zammit and Katherine Woodward Thomas. She completed training as a Child Protection Advocate with Kidpower, an international non-profit devoted to keeping kids safe, and has apprenticed with the late beloved Amrita Hobbs, an expert in women’s rites of passage work who lived and worked in Australia.
Much of Anne’s life has been devoted to healing. She has spent thousands of hours studying energetic systems and how our interactions result from how we manage and hold our inner power. She's deeply attuned to energy, is a compassionate listener, and is adept at gently guiding others in the direction of greater balance and flow in their lives.
For over twenty years, Anne served as a volunteer advocate for Our Voice (Asheville's Rape Crisis Center) and has served six years on the Our Voice Board of Directors. She speaks openly about her rape with intent to instill hope in others. In 2012, Anne shared her story on the TEDx stage (view TEDx talk here).
Anne facilitates circles of women and offers individual mentoring. She devoted four years in training to become a Certified Science of Mind Practitioner, and is an Ordained Interfaith Minister with Alliance of Divine Love. A graduate of Tony Robbins' Mastery University as well as his Trainer’s Academy, Anne has served as a Trainer at his live events. She studied Conscious Languaging with Bob Stevens and understands the many ways in which our language reflects and affects our behavior and emotions.
Anne has mentored extensively with Master Spiritual Dowser Joey Korn, and has studied with the late Healer and Dowser Harold McCoy and Nature Mystic Dorothy Maclean who co-founded the Findhorn Foundation Community. Anne utilizes these skills in her wellness sessions and her clearing and balancing of living environments.
Anne sat weekly for six years in spiritual circle with Cherokee elder and Medicine Man Will Rockingbear and later with several of his apprentices. She was called in 2009 to quest for four days and nights for a vision in the loving embrace of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Anne is a Healing Touch Practitioner and has been trained in and/or participated in over seventy different healing modalities--experiences and teachings that are sprinkled abundantly throughout her healing and mentoring practices.
Anne has completed Barb Kobe’s Medicine Doll year-long study, teaches her own healing doll workshops to women and girls and was the featured artist in the 2016 Survivor Art Show in Asheville, NC. She’s passionate about sharing her healing dolls and offers presentations with themes of healing, overcoming adversity, and art as therapy.
Anne participated in Lynne Twist's Soul of Money workshop at 1440 Multiversity in California. She participates in several spiritual circles and has become a mesa carrier under the tutelage of Victoria Johnson, who served for several years as lead faculty for The Four Winds Society. Anne has completed the Game Changer Intensive training with The Pachamama Alliance, as well as the Awakening Women training with Lynne Twist. More recently, she's studied cultivation of compassion through the Compassion Institute which is founded and led by Thupten Jinpa, the primary translator for the Dalai Lama.
In her memoir A Fierce Belief in Miracles, Anne carries a torch to light the way for those seeking their own healing. She teaches that challenges in our lives happen for us, not to us, and she invites us to practice forgiveness, self-compassion and trust. Anne has also published Treasures from the Trail: A Yearlong Photo Journey of the Bent Creek Watershed, Pisgah National Forest and Float on Leaves: Poems Inspired by Nature & Spirit
Anne currently lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with her husband of twenty-eight years and her sweet retriever pup. She can often be found exploring the trails in Pisgah Forest with her dog or meditatively turning her pedals on the Blue Ridge Parkway. When she’s not outdoors, Anne is passionately speaking, leading workshops, writing or making art.
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