Anna is one of those exceptional individuals you meet in your life that each time you have contact with her, you are better off for doing so. She is exceedingly skilled at zeroing in on your situation and giving magnificent feedback, ideas, or simply perspective-changing questions. To invest some time with her and ‘pick her brain’ will most likely enhance your leadership skills and beyond. Anna is very inspiring and has a unique way of helping one see the possibilities every leader needs. She has a real passion for her craft, and her unparalleled energy is contagious. I highly recommend Anna as a subject matter expert on coaching to become a more effective leader.
Anna works with Janssen Cilag, coaching the most demanding directors on our team. I would highly recommend Anna as a coach for any leader who is looking for more balance, more consciousness about the impact of his/her leadership. She has a fantastic intuition and has a sense to quickly grasp and pinpoint at the invisible, unspoken issues. She reaches deeper into your inner self. She shows ways to deal with difficulties on the job, to cope with other personalities, to manage own’s shortcomings, to take a stance, to find arguments which support the stake one has taken and to develop actions beyond the previously known possibilities and boundaries. Her coaching helps one to develop his/her managerial style into that of a balanced, self-confident leader.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.