Who I am Born to Be
Anna Stephenson

Who I am Born to Be
Anna Stephenson
I help on-purpose women and men who are ready for inner exploration launch into your most successful and satisfying work by discovering the raw talents, drives, and purpose wired in your DNA –

– a.k.a. the work you can naturally excel and prosper in, teamed with a supportive, empowered inner voice.  

You are truly empowered to be confident, successful, satisfied, and step into leadership when your work draws on your innate strengths and interests.  With the whole of your authentic self in the driver’s seat you gain:

  • Competitive advantage in the job market, aka ability to stand out and make money,
  • Career Longevity
  • Satisfaction and Fulfillment, and
  • Confidence!

Highlands Certified Consultant

MBTI Certified Consultant

Experienced Coach

12 years research and highly effective practice in gold-standard tools

BS Business Management

Certified Life Coach

MA Cultural Anthropology

Decision Making in Global Culture

I was once in your shoes!

I faced the same wake up call.  But I did it the hard way.

Here’s a bit about my own struggle, rock bottom, and transformation:

As a college student, I was a high-achiever driven to make the world a better place while making good money.

Not having a clear picture of my career, I did everything to be prepared for the most opportunities.  I changed my major 3 times searching for the right one, then piled on 22 credit hours per semester to graduate on time.  I frosted the cake with multiple leadership roles, 3 jobs, summer internships, and travel abroad.

After graduating I hopped through several jobs looking for the right fit and learned the hard way that I wasn’t -

  • Developing cohesive skills or experience
  • Making the money I knew I was worth
  • Contributing in ways that felt satisfying
  • Able to recognize whether a job was a good match for me
  • Confident in my job security
  • Happy at work

On the outside it looked like I was busy and achieving.  On the inside it was costing money, energy, and health.  Eventually this led to a dark night of the soul – depression, anxiety, and wondering why I wasn’t happy with all I had accomplished.

With dissatisfaction building inside, I took a natural ability assessment that pinpointed the specific work my brain is wired to be good at.  And I LOVED everything about me!

It hit me.  We are all born with explicit gifts in our DNA from which we grow to support our tribe’s thriving in specific ways that only we can.  When we know and use our gifts for their purpose we are filled with peace, satisfaction, and SKILL MASTERY.

I launched a 10 + year quest to discover the DNA of the woman I am born to be and how to make choices that create work (and play!) in my community, and wider world, congruent with my gifts and deep meaning.

I uncovered 5 aspects of body, mind, and soul each individual is uniquely wired for that I call your Authentic Core Self.  This includes natural abilities, best modes of operating, drives, purpose, and more.  Together, they point toward your most fulfilling and successful career.

+Natural career abilities,

+Best modes of operating,

+Values, Interests, and Purpose

+Deepest Drives

+Bottom line messages of your thoughts and feelings so you don’t get stuck.

Together, they point toward your most naturally fulfilling and successful career and contribution.

Today, I utilize all 5 aspects of my Authentic Core Self at work every day!  My clients receive gold-standard assessments and whole-person coaching to help you quickly uncover your Authentic Core Self so you can confidently step into work that suits and satisfies you.

It is my privilege to serve those in career transitions, such as:

  • College
  • Graduate School
  • Returning to work after raising children
  • Returning to civilian life from active military duty
  • Second Career
  • And More!

Giving Back

From my success, I am honored to support women and families around the world. 14 years ago I was introduced to Women For Women International, a group who helps women survivors of war “create sustainable change for themselves, their family, and community“ through education and entrepreneurship.

I raised money to sponsor one woman’s business education by trail running in the Run for Congo Women fundraiser, and have supported their quality work ever since.  Sustainable success is for women everywhere!