Hi, I'm Anna and I am on a mission to empower you by providing a creative outlet for you through the art of painting.
Are you wanting to not only relieve stress, but to also overcome feeling stuck, find a deeper connection, and bring a sense of joy and fulfillment to your life?
My frameworks and resources help you do that.
In 2016, I hit burnout.
I was working full-time in a high-stress environment, caring for my mom who was diagnosed with brain cancer, then looking after our kiddo at night while my husband slept.
It was all too much, and I knew I had to find the balance between my own happiness and well-being, supporting my family financially, and being present for them physically, emotionally, and creatively.
After making the heart-based decision to step away from my career and focus on building a sustainable way of life that brought me happiness and allowed me to be present for others, I turned to painting.
Through this painting practice, I was able to work through my job loss and mother’s death, form a stronger relationship with God and others, and finally develop a true sense of love for myself and my purpose in life.
I now teach others how to use this methodology to get perspective, unpack their emotions, and take action to overcome their struggles and live a fulfilling life.
My background includes 14 years working in the commercial construction and oil and gas industries after obtaining my B.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering and my M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Construction Engineering and Management. I worked as a development engineer, a project engineer and a construction engineer, among other roles. During that time, I had notable career wins, such as justifying a $3 billion program that was announced on the NYSE.
I balance my high-attention to detail with strategic thinking and creative analysis from justifying, developing, and constructing projects and programs (because it is about ideas that solve the actual problem coupled with the desire to change it and implement those ideas in a practical way). I have taken the skills I learned and the experience I've had, both formally and informally, and apply it to developing my programs, workshops and coaching style.
I've spent the last 5 years intuitive & therapeutic painting, and the last 3 helping others to use painting as a tool to enjoy their lives through my workshops and Painting that Connects Program.
I pivoted to offering my workshops, programs and coaching because I saw what a difference my painting practice made in my life and wanted others to have that opportunity in theirs!
"It is very satisfying to me when other people have breakthroughs, when they are able to reduce their burnout or resolve something that has been bothering them and find freedom using painting as a tool."
WHAT LIFE IS LIKE FROM My VIEWPOINT
I love the beach, tacos & great decor in my color palette. And yes, Alaska has beaches!
I am a planner by nature, so of course both my husband and son tend to be spontaneous on the daily, but I have found the value in and appreciate a great adventure. If you are up for a story, I have some doozies.
I love creating, it is something I have done most of my life, I don't expect to ever stop painting and one day I would like to add back in making glass mosaics again.
I paint for a variety of reasons, and I am so grateful for that one conversation with my mom that started me on that path that changed everything.
A day I have painted is better than a day I have not, hands down.
I love the lost art of deep conversations. A day well-lived is a day I have connected with people through great conversations.
Do you have something specific you'd like to address?
Sometimes it is hard to look past what is going on right in front of you to see the bigger picture, come up with creative solutions that work better for your life right now and implement a painting practice that you need to help you enjoy life right now. This is your individual opportunity solution. Have questions and want to know if it is right for you?