I’m Anna, an independent consultant based in Warwickshire. I worked in communication, people management and leadership roles for big global companies ahead of starting Jester Consulting in 2013. Now I enjoy working with individuals, teams and organisations, nationally and internationally, both virtually and face to face, on primarily leadership development (including executive coaching), fulfilling potential, change management and every aspect of communication.
I’m a big believer that human connection trumps all, effective communication behaviours form the foundation of everything else that follows, fun is essential and how we make people feel is first and foremost. This understanding forms the basis of everything I do – virtually and face to face.
“I am a newly promoted business leader in a large global manufacturing business. Whilst being ambitious and capable, I asked Anna to help me in developing my leadership style and improving my self-confidence. Working with Anna enabled me to recognise my existing values and strengths and build on them – it has transformed my perception of leadership and myself.”
The most effective approach to landing a business strategy, creating a high performance culture, being a brilliant leader and communicating with impact is one which engages the audience emotionally. After all, ‘we are creatures of emotion, not logic’ (Dale Carnegie). It’s the reason I take a Felt Consultancy© approach to every business challenge. Find out more about that here.
“Anna is one of those special kinds of people who gets it first time. She drives ideas to successful completion and has a unique ability to connect with people at all levels. She does what any trusted advisor does – thinks strategically, challenges, then delivers her promises.”
Vision, mission, values, purpose got you all in a spin? We’ll reinvigorate your ambition, bring it to life in a way your people love and most importantly transform behaviour
Stories are such a powerful way to connect, inspire and learn. Available as individual, team or company wide development, virtually or face to face, activate the power of stories in your world
Skilled leaders inspire, engage and motivate. Through leadership development, executive coaching and communication skills, we will ensure your leaders are doing just that – virtually and face to face
Think of it as facilitation for one. Unlock the best of yourself with an executive coaching experience you’ll never forget (virtual or face to face). It’s about thinking differently – but doing differently too
Perhaps the most essential ingredient to be a leader in today’s world, Emotional Intelligence Profiling will help you understand yourself and how you interact with others in a whole new light
Whether it’s a strategy session, employee workshops or a creative ideas session, effective facilitation allows you to focus on the important stuff
Successful change management is based on simple principles. We will use these to maximum effect to help you change behaviours and develop your organisational culture
Great communication will change your career – but it will also change your life. Perfect for people managers to business leaders, this will change how you think about comms for ever
Engaged employees = improved business performance. From leadership behaviours to cracking internal communication, we’ll crack your unique engagement code
A clear, agreed point on the horizon that we are trying to reach – what will success look, and critically feel like, when we get there?
I’ll always take the time to get to know you, your business and what makes your heart beat before we start – you are unique and our success depends on it.
How will we know we’ve achieved our ambition? And what will our checkpoints be along the way? We’ll get the road map sorted.
I’m passionate about living and working in the Midlands and service clients across the region. I also work with organisations in London, Birmingham and across the UK (and sometimes the world!), on a short or long term basis, in both a consultant capacity and as an extension of the in-house team.
I’m totally set up for virtual working and am able to deliver executive coaching, leadership development, communicating with impact sessions, emotional intelligence profiling – and all my other services in this way.
I’m not an agency – if you hire me, you get me. I don’t claim to be able to do everything. Instead I work with a network of tried and tested individuals and agencies, who I’m really proud to recommend, if we need them, to help us deliver your programmes on the ground.
“Anna delivers real value to the organisations she works with, with unlimited energy and enthusiasm plus an eye for quality and detail. An ability to engage at all levels of an organisation is a rare quality but one that Anna genuinely posses and uses to great effect. A true professional with intellect and truly great people skills.”
Emotions (whether Emotional Intelligence, managing emotions, or emotional engagement of others) forms the foundation of my consultancy approach. I call this Felt Consulting©.
We don’t always remember exactly what people say to us but we always remember how they made us feel. In fact, it is that, above all else, which directs how we react, what we do next and how we pass it on to others. This is why connection is the bedrock of leadership development, communicating with impact and wider life skills.
“When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic but emotion.”
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Whether it’s in the context of culture reform, change management, leadership development or communication, Jestology is an integral part of my consultancy approach. Successful companies are fun to work for and companies that are fun to work for enjoy happy, engaged, productive employees too.
“Laughter establishes a positive emotional climate and a sense of connection between people.”
Hara Estroff Marano
“There is little success where there is little laughter.”