Anna has a true passion for helping people achieve their goals. She is an incredibly high energy professional with deep knowledge of what it takes to develop your leadership to its fullest potential. Her support as a coach goes beyond the commonplace motivational speech, providing very practical and useful guidance. Her availability and fast response to requests also add positive energy to push the coachee into taking action towards the goal. She is easy to converse with, yet extremely sharp when comes to investigation. Expect to work hard.
Anna is an astute business person whom I found invigorating and stimulating. Action-oriented and results-driven. She is wise in the ways of the world, and often ‘sound & solid’ leaders reach out to her when having an important decision to make. Anna has on-the-ground, real-world experience in many different industries and knows how to explore the market to fill the needs of her clients quickly. Organizations in transition turn to her because they know they will get sage advice based on a realistic view of how the world works. If you need someone that is polished, culturally savvy, is personable and extremely well connected, Anna is definitely your ‚go to’ person.
Creative, intelligent, and strategic are the first three words that come to my mind when I think about Anna. She’s an elegant coach, a trustworthy adviser, a reliable task-master, and someone who is very professional to work with. When it comes to planning your career next steps, I don’t know anyone who is more qualified than Anna. That’s why it’s my pleasure to recommend her without hesitation.
Anna is an exceptional coach. Being a team leader, I often work as a coach myself, I realize what extraordinary brilliance she brings to the coaching session!!! Anna understands what it is to be a nomad and what it is to work in cross-cultural environments. I would recommend her to any expat wanting to make a difference in their company and in this world.
Top Wealth Management Executive Search firm from Geneva recommended Anna as someone who will support me during a career transition stage. I appreciated Anna’s focus on empowering ideas, adopting change and creating awareness for uncertainties. After 20 years in the banking industry, I was able to recharge my depleted motivation. Thanks to Anna’s rich social capital I was also able to quickly enter a new role.
Mature. Trustworthy. Well-rounded. For me – someone who is objectively a quite conceited and know-it-all executive – Anna is the ideal sparring partner. I can’t imagine what another coach could handle me that effectively.
Consulting industry can burn you out, make you lose sight, shake up long-term perspective. Working with Ms. Schmidt has helped me work out solutions to some tricky issues I have come across as a senior leader, and, with her guidance, I have become more strategic and confident in my own career planning. I particularly appreciated that our formal scheduled meetings aside, she made herself available to me by telephone and email at any time. Thank you, Anna.
For me, Anna is the CEO Whisperer. She is a very demanding executive coach. Has the courage to ask very uncomfortable questions and yet the tact to handle the answers in a way that is extremely building and constructive. I progressed into the role of the CEO thanks to her challenging me.