ANNE SMITH MSc, CPC
A behavioral change specialist, I use a brain-based approach to facilitate change using contemporary neuroscience, helping organizations and communities create new ways of thinking—improving communication, creating connection and driving performance. I do this work because I know people can re-train their own brains to process and develop in new ways, while making lasting, positive, and often profound changes in their lives and communities.
I have been consulting for over 25 years. While much of my time has been spent in the legal and corporate arenas, including a position as Vice President of Communications for a forensics and engineering firm, I have worked and continue to work with a wide range of people, organizations, and communities from C-Suite, to academics, to senior communities, and youth groups.
Profoundly committed to my clients, I believe that each of us brings to the table a unique combination of gifts and skills, while desiring to define our own goals and purpose. I provide a confidential and supportive safe-space, promoting self-reflection, insight, action, and ultimately change.
In 2009 I returned to school. Attending NYU, I discovered a deep interest in social and affective neuroscience. I received training in organizational coaching from New York University and advanced studying a highly specialized approach to behavioral change via The Neuroleadership Institute and Middlesex University (UK).
I received additional training in Neurolinguistic Programming and MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) through The Certified Coaches Federation and UMASS Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, respectively. As a former Medical Advocate through the YWCA, I have provided trauma support for survivors of sexual assault and am a mandated reporter through IL DCFS. In 2017 I re-certified as a HealthRhythms Empowerment Drumming facilitator, as music offers a unique method for mind-body entrainment.
Anyone, so inclined, can be the sculptor of their own brain. ~Santiago Ramon y Cajal