Anne Bonney

I work with organizations undergoing change to minimize team resistance so they can move through the discomfort of the transition while maintaining morale, productivity and profitability.

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  • Change
  • Communication
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Leadership
  • Adventurers

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Anne Bonney, CSP® is a fun, energetic international motivational keynote speaker and workshop facilitator. She is also an authority on Change Management, author of 2 books on embracing the discomforts of change, podcast host of Dancing in the Discomfort Zone Podcast, and an experienced in-person, virtual and hybrid workshop facilitator. After 20 years of highly successful corporate and non-profit leadership, Anne, now uses her experience, education, and expertise to ignite YOUR Courage, Confidence and Resilience in the face of the discomfort of change, courageous communication and emotional intelligence.

You’d better turn on the AC because this “ball of fire” will light you up with fun and relevant stories, time-tested knowledge and immediately applicable strategies to make a difference for you, your team, and your organization.

This spunky little redhead shares business lessons from her crazy life experiences, which arms her with relatable and hilariously memorable stories from growing up overseas, running international marathons, animal training, morale building tours to the military in Iraq, volunteering at an elephant sanctuary and singing opera at a performing arts school and yes- there’s more.  You won’t want to miss Anne’s session as Anne is a mindset shifting motivator who fires people up to catalyze powerful change in their lives, their teams and their organizations.

“It is sometimes hard to find presenters that can find a way to engage employees as well as leaders. Anne did exactly that; her fun, energetic nature spread throughout the audience while keeping their attention. She was able to present all the information in a useful manner all while engaging her audience and made the training enjoyable. Anne had the best overall comments of any training we have had. Our employees have requested Anne to return should we do more in-house training.”




Format: ​This can be a 30-60 minute keynote, or a 60-180 minute interactive workshop depending on how it fits into your event.


This program is perfect for:

  • ​Organizations and individuals undergoing transition.
  • Senior to Front-Line Managers who need to lead through change and maintain KPIs and a positive work environment.
  • Professionals experiencing the discomfort of change in their workplaces who want some skills to help deal with it more effectively.


Key Takeaways

  • • Immediately impact your culture to one of acceptance and engagement, increasing productivity
    • Reduce “water cooler” talk that negatively influences attitudes within the workplace
    • Alleviate the burden of stress that change has caused in your organization

Change is hard.  Factor it all in: new ideas, organizational change, industry evolution, technology modernization and even personal changes, business (and life) can get overwhelming. The problem is, change ain’t going away.  The only constant in business IS change, especially in today’s fast-paced business environment. Having the tools to overcome and adapt to the challenges that transitions bring will improve your effectiveness as an employee and as an organization.  

In this engaging (and fun!) presentation, Anne Bonney, Change Management authority and author, will spark your courage with the ground-breaking concepts from her red-hot book by the same name, GET OVER IT!  You’ll have to turn up the AC for this high energy, “bring the heat” keynote.  You’re participants will leave armed with strategies to extinguish the burning inferno that transition has caused in your organization.


Format: ​This can be a 30-60 minute Keynote or a 60-180 minute interactive live or virtual workshop depending on the needs of the event.


Having tough conversations isn’t fun for anyone, and when they go wrong, relationships are damaged, and the problem that’s being addressed doesn’t get solved.  This makes many leaders avoid these conversations, reducing their team’s effectiveness and their own success.  Fortunately, you can quickly learn to rise in these challenging interactions so the problem will be solved, while trust and respect increase.  This workshop will help you get there!

During this rapid-fire skill building (and fun!) presentation, Change Management Authority and Communication aficionado Anne Bonney will ignite your courage in these conversations and have productive difficult dialogue when you need it.  Empowered with the spark to startthe conversation on the right foot, you’ll also learn a structure to keep the exchange moving in a constructive direction, and teach you an approach for rescuing the conversation before it turns into a towering inferno!  Once you put these techniques into play, motivation will crackle, collaboration will sizzle and a culture of positive accountability will blaze hot within your organization.


This program is perfect for:

  • ​Leaders who want motivated team members.
  • Professionals who rely on relationships to build and maintain their business.
  • Teams struggling to maintain a positive and collaborative environment.
  • Organizations that need their customers to feel valued so they come back!


Key Takeaways:

    • Immediately impact your culture to one of accountability and engagement, increasing productivity and ultimately results 
    • Reduce problem behaviors and conflict while improving individual attitudes and team motivation
    • Talk in a way that entices people to listen


Format: ​This program can be a 30-60 minute keynote or a 1-3 hour live or virtual interactive breakout depending on the needs of the event.  Program can be tailored for top level executives to front line teammates.  

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a huge buzzword these days, and it’s a good thing, because studies have shown that it is the number one predictor of success on the job.  To develop high potential talent in your workforce, the skill of emotional intelligence can be improved to build up leaders who are role modeling the behaviors of success.    

In this high-energy, interactive workshop, Change Management Authority and Leadership expert Anne Bonney lights up the concepts of EQ in a simple way.  She fuels your employees fire with immediately applicable tactics to ignite the EQ of your team to improve interactions with their co-workers, executives, and your customers.  In this content-rich and engaging presentation, your team will be challenged with techniques to regulate their reactions in the midst of difficult situations so they will want to give you their all!  What follows? Goals achieved and results secured.


  • Uplevel your employee engagement for increased productivity and net results in times of transition
  • Empower your workforce to be even more competent and capable in today’s fast-paced, change-scorched business environment
  • Upgrade empathy and patience for improving the quality of constructive, results-oriented conversations

 This program is perfect for:

  • ​Leaders who struggle with giving feedback to their teams.
  • Professionals who want to be more effective in their communication during difficult times.
  • Teams who wish to build a collaborative environment through honest, tactful communication.

What follows? Goals achieved and results secured.

Uplevel your employee engagement for increased productivity and net results in times of transition

change-scorched business environment

Upgrade empathy and patience for improving the quality of constructive, results-oriented conversations


Fun, funny, energetic and intelligent MC with the ability and focus on making your event a success.  It’s about you, not about me.  Let’s work together to create a memorable experience for your guests.  

“I had the pleasure of collaborating with Anne on a recent transformational event, Breaking My Boundaries – Women’s Empowerment Conference. Anne is a significant thought leader….she is not afraid of the unclear and messy….and instead she creates a calm and safe environment for those she works with to reach their own creative potential! She was our Master of Ceremonies and the role fit like a glove – she is dynamic, engaging, funny, intelligent, flexible, relatable, and thinks quickly on her feet. She was the glue that held our day together! Highly recommend Anne and look forward to partnering with her on future projects!”
– Sharon Wilson, Learning and Leadership Development Manager, Accenture

Audience Activity Educational / Informative Inspirational / Life-changing Humorous / Funny


You need to be savvy to leading teams in today’s modern workplace. You’ve got different generations with varying levels of experience, cultural assumptions and the never-ending change happening in your industry, organization and team.  Your best bet for success is to be the kind of leader YOUR people want to follow. 

In this engaging (and fun!) presentation, Change Management Authority Anne Bonney will ignite your leadership with skills that will heat up your team’s motivation and performance.  Teaching connection, communication and delegation to get even better output from your team; Anne will bring you rapid-fire content to reduce turnover, increase engagement and productivity directly impacting your in a culture so positivity and collaboration catch fire, and create an inferno of goal achievement and satisfied customers.  Who doesn’t want that?


  • Immediately impact your culture with greater engagement, collaboration and motivation, resulting in increased productivity
  • Reduce “water cooler” talk that negatively influences attitudes within the workplace
  • Improve individual performance and reduce unwanted behaviors


I can present any of my programs virtually. My virtual seminar setting is professional, and I have high-quality equipment to broadcast my virtual presentation.  We can use your platform or mine.

Audience Activity Educational / Informative Humorous / Funny