After graduating from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Management in 1990, Anne Loehr owned and managed international, eco-friendly hotels and safari companies for over 15 years. During this time she also worked with the Kenyan government to create Kenya’s national hotel eco-rating criteria, the first of its kind in Africa.
Frustrated that she couldn’t find top-quality leadership, coaching, and team effectiveness facilitators for her 500 Kenyan employees, she started studying these skills herself. After selling the hotels and safari company, she returned to the US and specialized in executive coaching and leadership development. She helps leaders improve their communication and deepen their working relationships. The impact? Increased employee retention, higher sales and improved bottom line profits. Increasingly known as the “Generational Guru”, her unique insights into effectively leveraging the four generations gives her clients a leading edge in their business.
Anne’s client list includes Facebook, US Air Force, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, American Red Cross, Johns Hopkins University, Booz Allen Hamilton and Merrill Lynch.
Her award-winning book “A Manager’s Guide to Coaching: Simple and Effective Ways to Get the Best Out of Your Employees” was published by the American Management Association in March 2008.
Anne co-founded Kahawa Adventures – Safaris for the Soul™ , leadership retreats that help senior managers find their organizational values and purpose. These trips take place around the world and have been featured in The Washingtonian, Business Traveler and Body+Soul.
Anne co-authored a series of leadership articles for the Washington Business Journal. She speaks regularly at national conferences and on the radio. Anne’s work has been mentioned and/or featured in Newsweek International, Washington Post, National Geographic Traveler, Elle (Canada), Outside Magazine, CNN Money, Sunday Times (UK), Guardian (UK) and other international press.
She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and daughter.