Ann Fry

I am a Leadership Coach and a Professional Speaker. I help people "ReInvent" themselves.

Ann Fry is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. She has served corporations with training, executive leadership coaching and facilitation for the last twenty years. Ann was a Clinical Social Worker in her previous life. Her therapist’s background gave her the knowledge to work with individuals and teams in corporate settings in the areas of personal development, behavioral assessments, team-building, problem solving, leadership and more. Professionally, Ann was Executive Director of Treatment Centers for Parkside Medical Services, thus giving her direct management skills, responsible for budget, hiring, staff development, organizational change and more. Ann was a tenured University Professor at Governors State University in University Park, IL and taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas, Austin. Most recently, she taught the Master Class in Coaching at NYU (New York University) as part of their Leadership and Human Capital Management curriculum. (She lived in Austin for 20 years, moved to New York City for 9 ½ years and returned to Austin in 2015). Ann is known as a “workplace culture expert” having worked deeply with work groups to create cultures where people have high morale, are productive and high functioning, committed to their organizations, and happy going to work. She ascribes to the belief that if companies take care of their employees, then their employees will take care of their customers. She recognizes that the employee is the internal customer and she calls management forth to honor and develop their management teams. Ann mainly coaches high-level managers and “high potentials” and helps them transition from managing to coaching and leading. She helps them distinguish the skills needed to be great leaders, e.g. empathy, compassion, authenticity, respect, genuineness, and, of course, a sense of humor. As a cancer survivor, Ann is also well-positioned to work with executives who are experiencing major illness themselves or with a loved one. Ann has coached people around the US, in the middle-East and in Europe. Ann is also a widely sought-after professional speaker, delivering keynotes and workshops at association conferences around the country and in corporate training rooms. Her topics are related to her specializations in Workplace Culture and Reinvention, Stress and Change Management, and The ReGeneration Process: How to Re-Energize, Re-Purpose and Re-Invent and How to Navigate Cancer and Major Illness in the Workplace. Ann’s Degrees and Affiliations: MSW, University of Illinois, Chicago Circle Campus PCC (Professional Certified Coach), International Coach Federation Advanced Certifications in: Systems Theory Neuro-Linguistic Programming Certified as a Birkman Consultant (offering Birkman Assessments) National Speaker’s Association Professional Member A few of Ann’s clients are: Fed Ex Ground Ilex Oncology, Genzyme, Sanofi-Aventis KPMG, King Pharmaceuticals Markem-Imaje PacifiCare HMO (now United Healthcare) Proaction Behavioral Health Alliance, McLane Company Pernod-Ricard, Research Pointe, Shell Oil Texas Commission on Environmental Quality W.P. Carey