Making connections. Building relationships. Solving problems.

It’s what I do best. In both strategic and operational roles, I’ve advanced mission-critical goals inside and outside some of Minnesota’s finest public and nonprofit organizations. Now, my experience, capacity, and connections are focused on helping leaders and organizations leverage opportunities and advance their mission. You can learn more here.

I’m a trusted thought-partner who brings executive judgment and execution capacity to the table. Through my relationships with strategists, planners, designers, askers, and doers, I can build a team with the talents, insights, and commitment to complementing your organization. I am especially excited and honored to be affiliated with HunterSage for Nonprofits and the Excelsior Bay Group.

Here’s my commitment to you. When opportunities emerge, I will help you assess the upsides and the risks, frame strategy, define the strongest position for your organization, write the story, and build operational agreements so you can get done what you need to do. You can turn to me, as other leaders have and, like them, I think you’ll find someone you can rely on to offer empathy, candor and practical solutions as you map the pathway forward.

“I reached out to Ann for help with an editing project, and I got so much more. She is helping me think about the specific questions before me now and how to imagine my leadership capacity throughout my career. We’ve worked through both strategic and operational questions about how my business might unfold, and I know I’ll continue to turn to her as I build Let's Talk. ”

Abyan BashirMSW LGSW Let’s Talk Therapy

“We faced a CEO transition as we were launching a capital campaign, and Ann helped us continue to tell the great story as we navigated our way into a well-organized search. As board chair, I valued and relied on her strategic counsel, operational advice and strong writing.”

Ann RogersChair, People’s Center Clinics and Services Board of Directors

“Ann helped us launch our most ambitious enterprise to date, North Market. She brought both strategic thinking and executive capacity to our communications, fundraising and community engagement work on the project. It occurred just as I was transitioning in my role from interim to permanent CEO, and I appreciated her perspective and candid counsel during that time.”

Adair MosleyCEO, Pillsbury United Communities

“Ann is exceptionally skilled at anticipating the opportunities and the challenges faced by an organization, bringing ideas and people together in creative ways to position them to make an even larger difference.”

Kathleen HansenVP for Institutional Advancement, College of Saint Benedict

“Ann is outstanding at walking into any situation and quickly assessing what’s going on and what people need – then tying their needs to a larger purpose or mission. People are clearly drawn to Ann because of her exceptional ability to build relationships.”

Sean KershawVice President, Wilder Center for Communities

“One of Ann’s greatest strengths was that she considered what was best for the whole, and what that meant for how we best served. Her thinking about positioning and the design of services was helpful and inspiring to me.”

Jodi HarpsteadChief Executive Officer, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

“Ann was a great partner. Our teams shared a passion for delivering effective solutions that met core business needs and provided positive end-user experiences. Ann understands the possibilities and challenges of bringing humans and technology together, and adeptly crosses functional lines to create consensus.”

Will MayhewSenior Director, IT, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

“Our work required good planning, well-coordinated information and a quick response. You need solid judgment, the ability to translate for your audience, and nimble reflexes. Ann has it all. ”

Donna PetersonRetired AVP for Government Relations, University of Minnesota System

Ready to navigate forward?  I can help.

From providing just-in-time strategic counsel to writing the story, or from managing executive level projects to filling a transitional role, let’s start with a conversation about how I might help you make the most of pivotal moments.