About Anne

How I approach what I do...

Anne Preston

My name is Anne Preston and I support other sensitive women in leadership roles to find the clarity and ease they crave, the momentum they’ve been missing and the self-defined success they deserve.

My personal mission: To be a soft, gentle breeze billowing creative expression and a bit of fresh air, so women can, again and again, self-inspire and exhale peace.

My vision: Women no longer need to be caught in the illusion of separateness; can live from authenticity and move beyond the common life paradigms. Women can indeed live from pure awareness and the wonder of each and every moment.

My Method: I work 1-1 and in small intimate virtual groups – to assist women leaders to create a customized personal leadership development plan for themselves. I teach practical mind-body and spiritual techniques so that the leader can draw from within themselves their self-defined success. I teach practical spirituality that is based on the principle of expanding awareness of the meaning and is not based on any dogma or religion.

If you are looking for that perfect blend of practicality and spirituality to help you be better, do better and have better -  Please reach out to me.    

I have been a professionally trained coach since 2001.

I leverage a comprehensive toolkit collected from my path of continued learning in service of my clients. I have studied Neuro Linguistic Programming (Master Practitioner), Emotional Intelligence (MHS) and coaching (CTI, Graduate School of Coaching ) since starting my coaching practice in 2001.

I came to coaching from a 25year history in various leadership roles in the travel industry.

While working in the travel industry working 60+ hour weeks, I burnt myself out sometimes. I learned ways to bring myself out exhaustion cycles each time, yet never felt in my full vitality.

In the past 16 years, I have made similar mistakes as a business owner - putting the work ahead of my health. I was a mess. I gained over 100lbs from the stress of running a business & being a caretaker, dealing with family health issues, addictions, and suicides.

I have now sparked my self-love, found my lightness again - in more ways that one. I have lost over 100lbs, and I turned myself back from a desk-jockey to an avid walker again. I now fully live my values on par with my desire to serve. I am ever more passionate about the benefits of creating a self-leadership development plan implementing small gradual improvements.

Over the past 16 years, my practice has evolved so that I now I focus specifically on self-leadership. I help clients to leverage such concepts as personal leadership, personal presence, personal mastery, flow and living from their self-defined purpose & passion.

A little about my personal life...

at home

I currently live 80% of the time in Richmond BC Canada, just on the outskirts of Vancouver BC and 20% of the time on Vancouver Island near Qualicum Beach.   I am married to my soul-mate Allan. We met the 1st time in kindergarten when we were 5 yrs old, and then again in High School.  I was too busy to notice him then.  Then in 2004, he reached out for a coffee.  He got my attention. We married in 2007.  

Here are the things that I value and that bring meaning to me personally: Ideas, Concepts, Wisdom, Innovation, Learning, Creativity, Joy, Insight, Playfulness, Self-love; Spirituality, Self-leadership, Challenge, Connection, Change, Experiencing, Service, Authenticity, Being an Earth Mother, Integrity, Professionalism, Strategic thinking, Self-expression and Personal Freedom.

About You

I work best with heart-centered women who identify themselves as sensitive and who are looking for a soft, gentle approach with unwavering solid support and structure.

You may be caught in the details right now – but deep down you are looking for more connection with your essential nature. Your essence.

You recognize that working on your personal growth will improve your self-leadership, and you are ready to invest in yourself.

Your first step with me would be to experience a Personal Leadership Break-thru session with me.  It's a complimentary no-obligation opportunity for us to get to know one another a little bit - and for you and I to decide if we should work together now or in the future.

   Regardless if we move forward, you'll receive some great take aways, including a mindmap for your reference.