Anu Anand , CEO of Inner Springboard, assists her clients to make success a habit! Using measured accountability and a coaching relationship built on trust, she makes taking action easier, so her clients reach their desired results sooner.
Anu has over 15 years of experience in organizational development, strategic planning, performance management and measurable assessments. Her areas of expertise include: curriculum/program design and development, needs analysis, facilitation (either instructor led or train the trainer), professional development workshops, performance improvement and assessments. She is also skilled in individual, organizational, and management development.
She is a constructivist leader with expertise in leadership development, root cause analysis and goal setting. Through personal and executive level coaching and leadership development, she works to help her clients define their goals and work towards achieving them. Anu also works with small to mid-size companies or organizations and schools to empower professionals and students alike to tap into their full potential, discover their inner leader, define success for themselves, and ultimately balance their personal and professional/student life in order to enjoy greater success.
With a degree in business/economics and a background in multiculturalism and curriculum development, Anu has professional experience in small business consulting, marketing and sales, strategic planning, business development, career transitions, and early learning initiative. She is also a SCORE-Mentor, Coach, and a Certified InnerMetrix Consultant. Anu speaks at events and has offered workshops at the Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, Local Entrepreneur Groups and has upcoming sessions scheduled at the Pyramid Club, WOMENomics® Forum 2017 and the Business Resource and Innovation Center, Philadelphia.
Anu began her career working as a Curriculum Editor and MIS Program Associate at Eastern University before moving on to become the Director of Program and Staff Development at The School in Rose Valley. She has also worked as an Assessment Specialist at the Delaware County Intermediate Unit and was the Regional School Improvement and Data Specialist for the School District of Philadelphia: Education Center.
Anu earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Delhi University, New Delhi, India in 2000, an Associate in Science degree in Multimedia and Web Design from the Art Institute of Philadelphia in 2002, and a Master’s Degree in Multicultural Education from Eastern University in 2005.
In her spare time, Anu enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, travel, playing with her labradoodle, visiting museums, and cooking healthy foods.
…openness, relatability, understanding and support…
I got value in discovering my natural and adaptive styles. Based on what Anu shared about my WHAT-WHY-HOW, I have been using the information to support my personal growth in public speaking and also in my client relationships. As a result of the AI process, I have been creating more balance in my week/day to honor my authentic happiness. Anu made me feel very comfortable, there was a feeling of openness, relatability, understanding and support. She has great insight in helping me gain more clarity on my WHY. Through the behavioral assessment process, I was able to confirm that I’m on a path that is in support of my goals and my happiness. I will continue to seek support from Anu to help me dig deeper in defining my goals with an action plan. I am looking at ways to live more into my strengths to be the catalyst for my financial health and the future I wish to live.
Consultant – Life Coach and Beauty Industry
…a true professional, knowledgeable, and passionate…
Anu helped me discover and taught me to be more aware of myself professionally and personally. I was able to identify my strengths/weaknesses. I have been focusing on my preferred way to behave and communicate. Working through the process with Anu, I was able to uncover how to communicate the value of my services, and focus on how I can help my clients without “selling” them anything. Adapting my 30 sec. commercial and being able to prequalify my prospects more effectively, were valuable insights I gained from Anu’s coaching. Anu takes the time to explain everything so simply and with great examples. Anu is a patient coach, a true professional, knowledgeable and passionate about her work and her clients.
Business Owner – Health and Wellness
Playful, very bright and a delight to work with…
Anu asks the right questions that has helped me to focus and prioritize. I have been more goal-directed and intentional in my actions as a result of this experience. Not only did I achieve the professional goals, but also experienced the balance and satisfaction in my personal life as well. Playful, very bright and a delight to work with, Anu has helped me keep things in perspective and helped grow my confidence that has contributed to the success in this new leadership position. I felt frustrated and uninspired in my career and now I have a sense of confidence, clarity and enthusiasm for what I am creating for the future.
Executive – Information Technology
Anu makes you feel like you are the most important person she knows…
I needed to develop a course of action/plan to help me overcome my fear of taking a courageous step to utilize my talents and actualize my dreams. Anu’s session seemed more like discussing ideas, plans, and creating action with a thought partner. It was very respectful of who I am and what I know while also being informative in helping me move forward. Anu makes you feel like you are the most important person she knows. She took as much time as necessary and by the end of the session I felt inspired to take action.
Senior Executive – Education and Training
Anu was an excellent speaker and teacher….
Anu was an excellent speaker and teacher. Based on the how to network workshop I took, learning how to communicate without using your business card or business as a clutch was very valuable. I continue to improve on my techniques that I learned at my network events. I stop and think about how I can engage in the conversation and build a relationship and trust. I loved the hands on approach and the break-out sessions that Anu did during her presentation. The break-out sessions allowed myself and fellow attendees to practice the new techniques. I highly recommend Anu and encourage everyone to attend one of her workshops.
Business Owner – Professional Organization Services