ANNE SMITH Msc, CPC, RCC
A certified professional coach who specializes in a brain-based approach to facilitating change, I use contemporary neuroscience to help people create new ways of thinking, which in turn opens up new ways of communicating, connecting, and maneuvering through the world. 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 coaching and consulting for 25+ years. While much of my time has been spent in the legal and corporate worlds, including a position as Vice President of Communications for a forensics and engineering firm, my career encompasses working with a wide range of people from different backgrounds: Management to C-Suite, entrepreneurs, non-profits, academics, professional artists, 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, supportive, safe-space promoting self-reflection, insight, action, and ultimately growth.
In 2009 after returning to school to study coaching at NYU, I discovered a deep interest in social and affective neuroscience. I received my training as a coach from New York University and advanced that training, studying a highly specialized approach to behavioral change, via The Neuroleadership Institute and Middlesex University (UK).
I received additional coach 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.
Change your thinking and you can truly transform your own life. "Anyone, so inclined, can be the sculptor of their own brain."