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Oct 2008Present

Career Consultant

Career Partners International, CPI Professional Edge

Anne is serving as a career consultant, inspiring, equipping and empowering people in career transition. She coaches and advises employees in transition and teaches advanced LinkedIn and social networking classes. Career Partners (CPI Professional Edge), is a premier provider of career transition and outplacement services. CPI serves a broad range of clients including Fortune 500 companies, family-owned businesses, private and nonprofit firms, educational institutions, and government agencies.

Jan 2008Nov 2008

VP Business Development

Learning Strategies Corporation

Learning Strategies is a premier publisher of self improvement, professional development and health and wellness products and services where Anne served as the Vice President of New Business Development and Affiliate Marketing.  Products included: Spring Forest Qi Gong, Diamond Fung Shui, PhotoReading, and many more.

Jan 2003Nov 2007

Sr. Director Innovation and Wellness Development

Carlson Marketing Worldwide

Created products and services to help client’s employees feel Significant, Passionate and Confident about their contribution. Developed, launched and sold Health and Wellness Management solution,, partnered with Revolution Health.Developed and launched Innovation Management solution, called think™, www.thinkcarlson.comDeveloped marketing and branding for CONDUIT, channel marketing offering with Hawkeye, www.conduitchannel.comDeveloped and facilitated employee experience programs.Lead cross-functional teams from the development through product launch.Served as new business development subject matter expert for Fortune 1000 clients.Created the business cases, Economic Engagement ROI model tool.Created partnerships for clients including consumer packaged goods, cause-related marketing, sponsorships and licensed programs. Developed sponsorship tools and processes resulting in savings and increased revenues of over $4 million.

Mar 1994Nov 2002

Sr. Director Marketing, Promotions

Lifetouch Portrait Studios

Developed the strategy and directed implementation of marketing, licensing, promotions, creative, public and community relations initiatives. Managed staff of director level reports. Developed and maximized multi million dollar budget.Developed branding, experiential marketing and positioning strategies for portrait studio concepts.Successfully accountable for the marketing initiatives to exceed sales of $100MMDirected all public and community relations efforts, served as media spokesperson.1998-2000 Director of Marketing Partnerships & Licensing, JCPenney PortraitsManaged the JCPenney and Target corporate relationships, and secured cooperative funding for marketing programs. Developed the partnership and licensing departments which resulted in promotions that generated $8 million dollars annually in incremental sales through trade initiatives.

Jan 1991Mar 1994

Marketing, Promotions, Group Sales Manager

First Minnesota employee hired on the grand opening for Knott’s Camp Snoopy. Developed and implemented marketing, promotions and event strategies. Served as public relations and media spokesperson, represented the Mall at national and international media blitzes and tours. Managed crisis communications and community relations plans. Established licensing program and approval processes and worked directly with Charles Schultz and Creative Associates. Designed the organizational alignment for the group sales department including developing processes and plans, hired and managed sales staff and designed sales materials. Designed grand opening promotional, marketing, collateral materials.
Jan 1982Dec 1990

Manager, Group Sales

Developed and implemented sales and marketing strategies which resulted in a 25% increase in group sales. Sold and serviced clients in five Midwest states and Canada. Managed over 500 accounts including corporations, schools, churches, tour operators, and travel agents and meeting planners Managed and hired staff of four account executives and five seasonal team members


Redwood Falls High School

Girl's Basketball team, member first MN High School State Girl's BB Champions, 3-year letterwinner

All-State Girl's Basketball award

Girl's Athlete of the Year Award winner

Girl's Tennis team member, 2 year letterwinner

National Honor Society Member

Rotary Scholarship Winner

American Legion Winner

Girl's State Runner up


Master of Arts

Thesis and studies in Holistic Health and Wellness and Corporate Wellness Programs



Presidential Scholarship for Academics and Athletic achievements

Tennis Scholarship

Women's Basketball, 4-year letterwinner and team captain

Women's Tennis, 3-year letterwinner and team captain

University Newspaper Sales / Advertising Manager / Writer

Forensics Speech and Debate

Business Club




Jodi Davis

“Anne is the quintessential networking and connections consultant. Anne has a depth of insight and a remarkable ability to assess how best to help an individual client achieve his/her goals. She is creative and collaborative and successfully uses meaningful connections to advance her clients towards their vision. Anne is also an excellent instructor and expert on social networking. Her class on Advanced LinkIn Strategies was superb -- fast-pasted, packed full of helpful ideas, engaging and fun! I highly recommend Anne as a networking consultant who will support your desire to build meaningful relationships in your personal and professional life. - Jodi Davis Speaker and Author of "The Promise of Potential" JD Coaching & Consulting” March 19, 2009

Katherine Poindexter

“Anne truly is a master connector. She has helped countless people find the right job, the right contact, the right person to realize their passion. Anne recently stepped in as a presenter for my Breakfast Connections and she was stupendous! Her knowledge of Linked In was impeccable, her delivery was well received and the audience stayed engaged for the entire session. I have had several requests to connect with Anne and I am honored to say that I know her and work with her. The change you will see in your business from knowing and working with Anne is truly remarkable. Please make sure you connect with Anne; you'll be better for it.” January 13, 2009

iThink Innovation Managment

"Living Well" Wellness Solution

Lovitude Women's Press Article


Did you know that 80% of jobs are found through networking? Anne is providing one on one coaching and presenting group workshops for people in career transition & searching for new business development opportunities. 

Coaching includes:

- Creating A Branded LinkedIn Profile

- Leveraging LinkedIn for Job Search and Business Development

- Creating Your Personal Brand

- Networking 101

- Portfolio Careers

"Accelerating Success and Well-Being by Creating Meaningful Connections"

A Master Connector, Anne is passionate about inspiring, equipping and empowering people to help them easily and effortlessly achieve their goals through meaningful connections. 

Anne has a diverse network with some 1,300 LinkedIn contacts. Through her vast connections & sales leadership her network has helped her to generate over $5,000,000 in trackable sales for her previous employers.

As a former business consultant in the employee engagement practice at Carlson Marketing she designed corporate wellness & innovation solutions for Fortune 1000 companies. She spent 10 years directing marketing at Lifetouch Portrait Studios & Anne was the first MN employee on the Knott's Camp Snoopy project at Mall of America.  She was proud to give the first tour of the Park to Charles Schulz. Previously, Anne spent 10 years in sales and marketing at Valleyfair.

Anne is an inventor of a patented employee pedometer, a line of jewelry called Lovitude ( and a certified Nordic Walking instructor.  Anne holds a Master of Arts in Human Development, Transformational Leadership and Holistic Health and Wellness from St. Mary's University.


Quantum Energy Studies, Human Development, Reading, Hot Air Ballooning, Making Jewelry, Meditating, Wellness Activities, Nordic Walking, Fishing, Golfing, Swimming, Hiking, Traveling, Teaching Art to Children, Noetic Sciences Conciousness and Mindfullness


To facilitate meaningful connections to people in career transition through one on one coaching and social media training including teaching tools such as LinkedIn.