What Glass Ceiling?
Identify and overcome the obstacles that stand between you and your ultimate potential.
- Personal Branding
- Sales Training and Strategies
- Nailing the Interview
- Embracing Leadership
Anne Leanos graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy when only twelve percent of students were women, and served in high-visibility positions within the Navy’s Public Affairs specialty. An outstanding communicator, from crisis response to community outreach, she served as principal media liaison on a diplomatic team that worked with foreign countries and was selected by the Navy to perform as Master of Ceremonies at Hero Street USA’s Memorial Day commemoration honoring Mexican-American Veterans.
A master at personal branding, who has coached others to do the same, Anne has leveraged the confidence and grit she’s developed through overcoming obstacles facing women in the military for achievement throughout her career. She holds an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and is experienced in marketing, sales, retail management and developing leaders. Anne has worked both as an entrepreneur and as a leader in corporate America.
Soon after leaving the Navy, Anne found success running her own Mary Kay business, and her ability to build high performing teams earned her multiple Pink Cadillacs and company awards. Recognizing unique accomplishment in the speed of her business growth, Mary Kay handpicked her to speak and train at National Conventions.
Anne’s unique combination of military, sales and business development experience lent to success as a Macy’s Inc. Vice President, where she turned a store from last in its district to number three company-wide. Anne has blended her military experience with a love of education, personal growth and business savvy to innovate in her new role as the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Eureka College. Anne maintains her ties to the Navy, where she serves as a Commander in the Reserves, using her public relations expertise to engage with corporate, media, civic, and education leaders to elevate public awareness of the Navy.
Sales & Productivity
From goal setting, to time management, to how to follow up and close, Anne shares how the principles she learned in the military parallel business success traits, and how she implemented them at different organizations across the spectrum of businesses serving customers. Learn how to increase sales from new customers and how to leverage repeat, loyal customers for a constant cash flow stream.
The Art of Networking
Learn how to network yourself into your dream career! Networking is a total person approach involving face-to-face, social media and follow up. Learn proven techniques in relationship building that will lead you to personal and professional fulfillment.
Entrepreneurship/Sales and Marketing
From Grey Hull to Pink Cadillac; Anne will share how life lessons from the military translated into small business success that anyone can achieve-when they are simply willing to do the work.
Coaching and Mentoring – From the Boat to the Boardroom
A Navy Commander shares how life lessons from the military allowed her to effectively coach and mentor several teams through successful turn-around situations.
Learning how to lead doesn’t happen overnight. Naval Academy graduate and Naval Officer, Anne Leanos, shares how incorporating honor, courage and commitment into your interactions with people at your workplace or volunteer organization will help you to develop a reputation as a leader who people trust and respect.
Anne shares how principles and traits learned during 18 years in the military translate into business growth. Learn how incorporating honor, courage and commitment will grow you professionally and lead your organization to successful outcomes such as process improvement, improved customer satisfaction, cost savings and increased top line sales.
Anne Leanos graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy when only 12% of students were women, learned how to navigate relationships through healthy conflict during her military career and leveraged that knowledge for fantastic team engagement that led to improved top line results in the private sector. Healthy conflict is productive! Learn Why and How to channel conflict for improved performance and sustainable results.
Balancing Motherhood, Marriage and Career – Work Life Intrusion, Integration, or Balance?
As a Naval Officer who married a Naval Officer, Anne learned how to balance grueling schedules, solo parenting, a job search and transitioning to the private sector; where she has landed her dream career. Learn how to soar with your strengths, take control and work to live, not live to work.
As a professional, woman military officer, Anne learned the value of diversity first-hand. Hear the business case for diversity and how to build a diverse team with examples from Anne’s military experience as well as her vast experience in sales and marketing in corporate America and higher education.
Workshops & Coaching Programs – Anne offers customized Workshops and Coaching Programs
- Sales and Productivity
- Building your Personal Brand
- Public Speaking and Presentations
- Interacting with the News Media
- Resume Writing
- Goal Setting
- Work Life Balance
- Small Business Development