Vessel Strategy and Consulting…

helps dreamers and doers follow through, get their work done and live a life they truly care about.

We provide direct, immediate project planning for creative nonprofits, savvy businesses, and clear problem solving for individuals ready to live and work a different way.

Vessel can help you:

  • Find clarity and direction in the midst of overwhelm

  • Gain insight so you can see the clearest path in the direction you want to go

  • Discover new strategies and systems that help you make the most out of professional growth and personal change

  • Complete your next big project without stress and worry

  • Connect with your team, so you can work together in a healthier, more productive way

Happy Clients

Working on business strategy with Annie is equal parts cocktail party and rocket science. She’s one of those rare people who can deliver incisive, actionable insights (including, ahem, the occasional criticism), in a way that makes you feel you’re just the right person for the job–even as she’s helping you figure out what the freaking job is!
Scott Squire, Owner, NonFiction Media
Annie challenges us to think more globally and to make sure all voices are heard. She is an amazing facilitator that brings out the best in everyone present.
Janet Schmidt, Network Director, SOWA
Annie’s ability to discern the dynamics of group work and process are invaluable. Annie goes above and beyond to produce results that matter. She adapts to unanticipated change and every challenge that arises.
Amanda Thomas, Director of Community Partnerships, Tacoma Public School District
Annie gets results. She has the ability to synthesize multiple pieces of a complex project and produce cohesive outcomes.
Jackie Jainga Hyllseth, Quality Initiatives Director, SOWA
Annie brings a positive outlook, she reminds us that we have more in common than we do different. She draws us back to what we are working on without people ever feeling shut down. Annie kept us moving in the right direction and focused on a goal so we could accomplish what we set out to do.
Kim Reeves, Customer Service, GLi
Annie is a creative communicator and she is very clued in to organizational dynamics. Annie’s kindness, personal integrity and thoughtfulness make working with her a joy.
Yael Falicov, Executive Director, EcoViva
The way Annie facilitates meetings is excellent. She would help us figure out what we needed with a positive energy that you just don’t see every day. This led to a lot of synergy which helped us drill-down on some key issues resulting in excellent solutions that worked well for the various teams involved.
Tye Walker, Customer Service, GLi
Since we’ve been working together, I’ve reached past the borders of my comfort zone and acquired new clients. Anna’s a gem!
Kathy Paul, Owner, Messagecraft Marketing

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Tacoma Public Schools Partnership Office

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Schools Out Washington

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  • Maybe it’s time to start something new

Maybe it’s time to start something new

  • October 26th, 2015

I know I often write about de-stressing by taking things off your plate, but maybe it’s time to try something new.
Whoa! If your schedule is packed and you do not know how to fit in one more thing — or you don’t even feel like thinking about new things — this may seem like a very unhelpful suggestion.

Hear me out.

I imagine there is something you’re wanting to try. Something new that you’ve been thinking about, but haven’t shared with anyone. Maybe this new thing does not even require extra time in your schedule.
Trying new things is how we spark and light up. It is how we learn and grow.
New things can make us smile and giggle. New things can make us almost brim over with fear, and then experience the glorious release of saying, “Well, screw it!” and jumping in with both feet.

It’s like trying a bite of an unfamiliar new dessert at the bakery. It can be a sugary surprise and it is [...]