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Anne Bonney

I came home one day from a fun day at second grade, and my parents sat my brother and me down. 

“We’re moving to Saudi Arabia this summer.”

I listened to my parents process this with my brother, wondering what the big deal was.  We had already moved 4 times in my short 7 years. I was used to packing and making new friends.  I wasn’t sure what Saudi Arabia was, but from the sounds of it there was a lot of camels and sand, which was pretty cool.

They finally turned their attention to me.  “What do you think, Annie?”

I looked at them, puffed up my little kid chest and said… “I’ve got places to go and people to see.”

And that has been my philosophy ever since.  After moving 27 times, attending 13 different school from K-Masters, living on 4 continents, and having 6 distinct and successful careers, change has become my comfort zone, and embracing the discomfort that comes with it has helped me lead a fun and fulfilling life.

I’ve studied the anatomy of habit and change, and our reactions to change, and thrive on igniting people’s courage to deal more effectively with change, because as Heraclites said, “Change is the only constant in life.” So we might as well get good at it.

Imagine what you and your team could accomplish if you were
More Courageous

“I had the pleasure of collaborating with Anne at Breaking My Boundaries – Women’s Empowerment Conference.  She was our Master of Ceremonies and the role fit like a glove – she is dynamic, engaging, funny, intelligent, flexible, relatable, and thinks quickly on her feet. She was the glue that held our day together! I highly recommend Anne and look forward to partnering with her on future projects!”

Sharon Wilson

Leadership and Development Consultant, Align TC.

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SHORT BIO:

Anne Bonney is a fun, energetic speaker and workshop facilitator.   After 20 years in highly successful leadership positions, Anne founded Different Shoe Enterprises and now uses her experience, education, and expertise to ignite her audience’s courage to embrace the uncomfortable; in change, in communication and in becoming influential with others.   She shares fun and relevant stories, time-tested knowledge and immediately applicable strategies for action.

e-mail: Anne@AnneBonney.com
Phone: 443-253-2634
Blog: www.igniting-courage.com
Podcast: http://igniting-courage.buzzsprout.com

LONG BIO:

Anne Bonney is an energetic and engaging speaker, workshop facilitator and creator of Floor It: Power Principles to Accelerate Your life.   After 20 years in highly successful leadership positions in various corporate settings, Anne founded Different Shoe Enterprises and now uses her experience, education, and expertise to ignite her audiences courage to embrace the uncomfortable; in change, in communication and in becoming influential with others.   She shares fun and relevant stories, time-tested knowledge,  immediately applicable strategies for action, and by sharing her belief in everyone’s ability to be stronger, to be better, and to live the successful lives they want.  

A key asset Anne brings to her keynotes and interactive seminars is her wealth of varied experiences. Personally, and professionally, Anne has done a lot, from international marathons, animal training, winning a figure competition, volunteering at an elephant sanctuary and singing opera at a performing arts school.  Through engaging and entertaining storytelling, Anne makes strong experiential connections to her points, planting seeds that remain in the minds of her audiences, igniting courage well beyond their time together. 

She is proud to have worked with many companies including Under Armour, The New England Aquarium, the CFDA, Marriott Hotels, several government agencies, Ecolab, Shell Oil and Wells Fargo as well as many entrepreneur, women’s and human resource associations and conferences.  She is the assistant director of the longest running Rotary high school leadership conference and is the co-founder of a life changing women’s empowerment conference called Breaking My Boundaries. 

Anne has enthusiastically and passionately spoken with large and small groups both nationally and internationally.  She is a proven leader, educator and motivator, and empowers people to catalyze powerful change in their lives by embracing those uncomfortable moments people might have turned away from in the past. 

e-mail: Anne@AnneBonney.com
Phone: 443-253-2634
Blog: www.igniting-courage.com
Podcast: http://igniting-courage.buzzsprout.com

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