ESG and employee engagement consultant with many years of experience in corporate reporting, strategy, training and coaching.
As an expert in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters, I bring knowledge of a broad range of financial and non-financial reporting frameworks, understanding of sustainability-related risks and opportunities, and powerful written, visual and verbal communication skills. Prior to becoming an independent consultant, I worked for thirteen years at Moody's Corporation, as ESG Analyst focused on sustainable finance markets, and as a credit analyst in charge of a portfolio of companies in industries pressured by significant social and environmental concerns. Earlier in my career, I spent almost a decade at KPMG LLP, as an Audit Manager in the U.S., and as a member of their International Standards Group in London, U.K. This diverse experience gave me a multi-faceted perspective on ESG risks and opportunities facing companies, as well as exposure to a variety of financial and non-financial reporting frameworks, including U.S. GAAP, IFRS, GRI, SASB, CDP, TCFD, UN Global Compact, and SDG alignment. I have also served as a litigation consultant, working with attorneys and other experts on disclosure-related cases. This experience gives me a nuanced perspective on corporate governance and litigation risks associated with poorly executed disclosures.
As an employee engagement consultant and leadership coach, I help individuals and business teams overcome communication barriers and reach full potential. I'm a certified practitioner of the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and I use this personality typology tool in my coaching work with individuals and teams. I spent several years running an individual coaching practice alongside my corporate ESG employment. As a personal coach, I focus on career transitions, entrepreneurship, creative expression, work life balance, and stress management.
I am a Certified Public Accountant and a professional coach certified by the International Coaching Federation. I hold an undergraduate degree in business, and a Master of Social Work degree, covering social policy, human rights, corporate citizenship, leadership, and mental health.
I hired Anna on a contract basis to help me assess, understand and integrate the ESG movement into our business. As part of the engagement, Anna was tasked with honing our mission, vision, and company values, shaping our sustainability reporting process, and helping us better manage our relationships with the communities within which we operate. I must say, I am extremely pleased with Anna’s work. She is diligent, articulate, and clearly passionate. I believe Anna possesses a rare combination of intelligence, emotional awareness and high degree of creativity. Anna took the time to understand the unique aspects of our business while applying intricate care in order to help guide us responsibly for the benefit of all our stakeholders. This is particularly true with respect to our global workforce, many of whom are located in developing communities. Anna is absolutely committed to making the world a better place for all; she is conscientious and passionate about her work. She adds real value and is a pleasure to work with.
- Darren Kirk, President and CEO of Exco Technologies Ltd.
Anna is one of the most brilliant colleagues I've ever worked with. She makes an impact with every facet of her work and it shows with the way she's admired throughout the company. I hope I am fortunate enough to work with her again in the future.
- Terry Thornton, ESG/ Sustainable Finance Education Expert
I worked with Anna in the past as a client and continue to work with her now as a business partner. I can't say enough about how great it is to work with her. She is an excellent coach and holds herself to very high standards. Anna is very knowledgeable, creative and passionate about her work. She truly cares about doing what is best for her clients. When working with Akadia Tax Recruiting, Anna delivered group coaching as well as one-on-one coaching for me as a business leader and for several members of my team. Everyone she worked with expressed that the sessions left them feeling refreshed, energized, optimistic and inspired. Her work contributed greatly to our success as individuals and as a team. Anna is a great listener, who also offers insight at perfect times. She made great use of metaphors, analogies, and examples that stayed with me. Sessions with her are always productive, and her clients benefit greatly from her depth of knowledge, education and experience.
- Matthew Blaine, Career Coach and Founder of Akadia Tax Recruiting