In the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, it’s so easy to live life in default and get carried along by the tide of have-to’s and should-do’s.
Before we know it, our lives are living us instead of the other way around.
Life feels just plain outta whack, and work/life balance?
Is that even a thing?
Jury's still out.
Ready to step off the hamster wheel and start living with intention?
That’s where I come in.
I'm on a mission to help busy professionals stop feeling overwhelmed and start spending time on what matters most
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I help busy professionals master time management so they can STOP feeling overwhelmed and start spending time on WHAT MATTERS MOST!
Joined the team at Clockwise as Head of Community
Pressed PLAY on the very first episode of It's About Time
Said out loud, "I'm going to be a Time Management Coach!"
Discovered Coaching and graduated from the World Coaching Institute.
Kicked off my career in Crisis Communications and Governmental Affairs
Quit my prestigious PR job and walked away from burnout in search of something better
Managed one of the most hectic calendars in the country as a Congressional Scheduler in Washington, D.C.
All things Southern, traditional, monogrammed, and blue & white!
Hosting a top-rated self improvement podcast about work, life and balance
Helping ambitious women master time management
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You know how they say that the things we do for fun as kids reveal who we’re meant to be as adults? As a grown up Time Management Coach, you might expect that I was the little kid creating detailed itineraries of how I’d spend my weekend, or that I LIVED for scratch and sniff sticker-covered calendars.
Sorry friend, but you’d guess wrong.
I grew up in the piney woods of North Louisiana, pretending to fly around my backyard as Peter Pan. All adventure, all the time.
It wasn’t until I discovered Superman (the TV version played by Dean Cain in the 90’s) that I made the even more important discovery of Daily Planet reporter extraordinaire, Lois Lane.
There were stories to be told, and like Lois, I was ready to tell them.
The next thing I knew, I was submitting press releases about 4-H Club meetings to the weekly newspaper, and competing in speech contests about the future of agriculture.
Storytelling on stage felt natural, and every step up to the microphone was its own adventure.
Fast forward to graduating from LSU with a public relations degree, and my storytelling started taking shape on political campaigns, in the marble halls of Congress, historic government buildings overlooking the Mighty Mississippi River in Baton Rouge and eventually in the sleek offices of a boutique PR firm in the City That Care Forgot (that’s New Orleans, by the way).
From oil spills to droughts. From hurricanes to bankruptcy. Embezzlement, explosions, protests, safety recalls and more.
You name it, and I’ve probably escorted someone down a secret freight elevator and into a back alley to avoid reporters with TV cameras waiting out front.
Every day was a new crisis. Chaos to be organized
As you can imagine, living in constant crisis mode began to take its toll.
I was exhausted, and longed for a change. A new life. One where I didn’t work weekends. Where I didn’t work late nights. I was tired of missing my friends’ baby showers, and sick of stepping out of family dinners to take calls.
In an attempt to create a new life, I said farewell to crisis communications and moved across down to promote a hip museum - but didn’t realize that without changing my habits from the inside, I’d run into all the same problems in my next job.
And the story continues.
Before long, I was so riddled with anxiety that I started my days crying in the stairwell on the way to my cube. Or I’d cry in the parking lot, hiding behind the steering wheel of my Jeep, hoping no one could see me.
My boundaries were nonexistent. My priorities? Whatever someone asked me for in that moment. My progress on projects? Zero.
And that just maybe, I could figure this out and somehow use my communications background, my passion for storytelling and this ability I’d cultivated for creating order out of chaos to help people dig their way out of the dark place I’d found myself in.
So I quit.
I read books. Started a calligraphy business. Took webinars. Read more books. Closed a calligraphy business. Kept reading. Kept learning. Became a Certified Myers-Briggs practitioner (ENTJ, if you’re curious). More learning. Became a coach. Became a speaker. Found my calling.
Messy lives. Lives with deadlines, and bills to pay, and vacations to plan. I’ve got a messy life just like yours.
My husband Scott and I live right outside of Baton Rouge, La. with our girls Camilla and Elizabeth, our pup Penelope and a few piles of laundry at any given moment.
And I’m obsessed with helping you figure out how to spend your time on what truly matters.
What you want YOUR story to look like.
It took me years to learn, and fail, and learn some more that having the life of your dreams IS possible, and it doesn’t start with the blank pages of a shiny new planner. It starts from the inside. Time management is heart management. It’s self management.
Everything I do as a Time Management Coach is rooted in the belief that we are given just one, precious life. And we should absolutely spend our limited days on this earth fully alive, fully present with our loved ones, and living for what’s most important to us.
A life with adventure. With no regrets. A messy life, lived on purpose.
TIME MANAGEMENT IS SO MUCH MORE THAN DATES ON A CALENDAR.
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Whether you call it getting a game plan, doing a weekly planning session or any other number of things, the success of your week can be directly linked to how well you plan ahead.
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These are the five books that I go back to over and over again anytime I need a refresher on habits, energy, attention, recharge - and of course, time management.
I have more confidence in being able to tackle each week. I felt that Anna truly listened and was invested in making sure that got the help I needed.
Working with Anna has given me the clarity and confidence I have lacked to make decisions, prioritize, create manageable boundaries, and force myself to respect myself enough to respect and keep those boundaries. I no longer feel guilty for placing boundaries on work, instead I see their value and can appreciate how boundaries create a better me and a better life experience.
Working with Anna has given me the clarity and confidence I have lacked to make decisions, prioritize, create manageable boundaries, and force myself to respect myself enough to respect and keep those boundaries.
My top takeaways from working with Anna?
1. Confidence 2. Lower stress 3. I learned so much about time management 4. Improved my communication skills 5. Learned that I am not meant to answer emails all day. That's not my job!
My top takeaways from
working with Anna?
2. Lower stress
3. I learned so much about
4. Improved my communication skills
5. Learned that I am not meant to answer emails all day.
That's not my job!
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