- With her brother Diarmid, Anna is co-director of Leed Consulting, an Adelaide-based consultancy that works with organisations and leaders to create workplace cultures in which performance – and people – thrive.
- Deep expertise in helping people develop the mindsets, habits and skills required to thrive in the 21st Century (many of which are very different from what was required in past millennia!).
- Whether they’re in high-vis vests or Armani suits, Anna is adept at connecting with her audience, and relishes tailoring both her message and her delivery style to ensure impact, engagement and entertainment.
- A natural performer, Anna has an honours degree in Performing Arts (Acting), a Masters in Professional Education, numerous certifications and a flair for language – a potent combination that sees her simultaneously delight, educate and motivate her audience.
- Anna is one of only three certified Tiny Habits coaches in Australia, based on BJ Fogg's Tiny Habits book, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.
- Want to change for the better? Start small
You’ve probably noticed that changing oneself for the better can be hard. Whether we want to be calmer, or healthier, or braver, or more motivated, all too often our attempts at change are characterised by short bursts of improvement, followed by a (most dispiriting!) return to the baseline.
The solution? Start small. This highly motivational keynote uses the latest research in behaviour design to equip your people with:
- The ability to make small, meaningful changes that stick.
- Tools to get ‘unstuck’ when motivation is low.
- A (realistic!) belief that small changes can transform people, lives and workplaces.
- Reclaim your brain: How to stay focussed in the digital age
For the first time in human history, human attention is the most valuable commodity in the world. It’s no coincidence that we find it hard to resist the lure of the ‘ping’ that alerts us to a new text, email or notification … our devices are carefully designed to distract us – and to keep us distracted.
In this compelling keynote, Anna tells the story of how our brilliant brain is derailed, disturbed and distracted by our digital dependence, and shares science-based strategies to fight back. Take-aways include:
- Practical strategies for managing our digital diet.
- Overcome information overload.
- Eliminate the FOMO (fear of missing out) that drives much of our digital activity.
- How to create a focus-friendly workplace.
- Tiny habits® for wellbeing in the information age
In the information age, staying well – mentally, emotionally, physically and socially – requires owners of a human brain to manage proactively how, what where and on whom they spend their most precious resource: their attention.
Drawing on BJ Fogg’s renowned Tiny Habits® methodology, this keynote illuminates how small – even tiny – changes in our daily behaviours can help us pay attention to the things that matter most. Take-aways include:
- Three Tiny Habits® ‘recipes’ that have been proven to improve health and happiness.
- Strategies for implementing Tiny Habits® for wellbeing in the workplace.
- Tips and tricks for allocating attention wisely throughout any given day.
- Building resilience in time of challenge and change
Australian employers are facing an epidemic of change fatigue. As the world of work becomes increasingly complex and unpredictable, low morale, absenteeism and distrust are rife. The antidote to change fatigue? Building resilience. In this inspiring keynote, Anna will reveal five simple science-based strategies that can take even the most hardened cynic from change resistant to change resilient. Participants will learn how to:
- Build optimism and positivity.
- Take a proactive approach to change.
- Stay calm in stressful situations.
- Find opportunities for growth in challenge and change.
- Hunting for the good: How gratitude can change your brain (and your life)
In this inspirational keynote, Anna explores the neuroscience of cultivating gratitude, an approach to wellbeing that literally changes the structure of the brain. Combining cutting-edge research and practical strategies, your people will learn:
- Why feeling good is critical to health, happiness and performance.
- Three simple, little-known strategies for cultivating gratitude.
- Small steps to create a culture of gratitude in the workplace.
- The inclusion formula: How our brains work against inclusion, and what to do about it
It's great to when all your colleagues think as you do, right? Wrong. Success in the digital age requires innovation and innovation requires diversity of thought.
If we want workplaces in which innovation – and individuals – flourish, we need to overcome our innate tendency to divide the world into 'us' and 'them', and start seeking opportunities to become 'we'. In this uplifting keynote, Anna shares a simple model that can transform how people work together. Participants learn:
- Communication strategies for increasing inclusion.
- How to safeguard against an ‘us’ and ‘them’ mindset.
- Decision-making techniques to improve innovation and inclusion.
- Debug your brain: How to overcome your brain's deceiving ways
As the owner of a human brain, you've no doubt noticed that our most complex organ derails, distracts and deceives us in a multitude of ways. From underestimating how long it will take to empty our inbox, to convincing us that a new job/car/relationship will bring lasting happiness, our brain's shenanigans frequently lead us to sabotage our own best interests with procrastination, poor decision-making, and/or inaction. In this highly entertaining keynote, you’ll learn:
- The three most common ways in which our brains deceive us – and how to overcome them.
- Strategies to move from procrastination to proactivity.
- Techniques to help you make the right decisions - not just the easy ones.
Anna was very professional and worked with us on the day to ensure our group got the best experience.
The Rural City of Murray Bridge
Anna’s charisma, passion and deep understanding of how to engage people draws you into her presentations. Her style is conversational and engaging and with her in-depth knowledge of her subject, she hits a good balance and leaves you wanting to learn more. Anna’s readiness to work with you and adapt her topic and style to suit your audience is a credit to her competence and I would recommend her for any speaking engagement focussed on driving an organisational culture of engagement, inclusion and high performance.
Senior Manager, Local Connection Communication & Connection
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
Anna! I’m searching for ways of making an hologram/avatar of you and your presentation…so I can present it at any/every opportunity. This stuff needs to be taught to everyone, everywhere!
Easily one of the best presenters I have ever encountered (and I’ve seen many!) and her knowledge and enthusiasm are contagious. She literally had all of us in the palm of her hand and hanging off her every word.
Anna's enthusiasm and clarity sets the bar high - her ability to communicate complex ideas in a style that's engaging for a broad audience means that our people remember her key message a year later!
The Australian Wine Research Institute