Hello! I am Anne Webber, founder and director of Living on Purpose, and I have been helping people navigate change effectively and find new direction, meaning and purpose in their lives for many years now.
I have an unusual background of skills and experience, which means that I bring a unique perspective to my mentoring and teaching practice.
On the business side, I have worked as a Change Management Consultant for over fifteen years, the last five with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), acting as project manager, consultant, facilitator and coach to leaders and teams at organisations such as Credit Suisse, Toyota, Hewlett-Packard and the NHS.
On the personal development and spiritual side, I am an Interfaith Minister and Spiritual Counsellor. The result of this calling has been to live a life of service, to express myself with greater authenticity, and to share my spirituality more deeply with others. It informs my mentoring and teaching practice and guides me to work with increased sensitivity and integrity.
I have been through major life transitions myself. I have changed my career several times, including starting my own business. I have lost two dear people very close to me, a parent and a sibling. I have travelled the spiritual and personal development path for many years, culminating in a calling to deepen my spiritual life and become a minister. As part of my personal development and growth, I have worked through issues such as identity, meaning and purpose. Part of that journey has been to integrate the discoveries I made from undergoing ‘dark nights of the soul’ into my life, and to help others struggling with these experiences.
As I have walked this path, I have had the honour of working with clients from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. I continue to make deep connections with people, working professionally, intuitively and respectfully, always sensitive to the emotional impact of change.
My brand of spirituality, if you can call it a ‘brand’, is very grounded and practical. I believe that there are many and diverse ways of living a spiritual life and honouring that part of yourself. I do not believe that ‘one size fits all’. Spiritual practices need to be particular and meaningful to each individual, taking into account learning styles, energetic and sensory presence, and personal beliefs. I respect everyone’s right to follow their own inner guidance and find a way that works for them. I will provide the spiritual mentorship.
Here’s what I believe
Deep personal change is tough. Moving through change and coming out the other side requires great courage and faith. It requires commitment and a holistic approach to being – mind, body and spirit. It is a process of self-discovery and exploration on which to build a platform and framework for coping and living with change as it happens. The road is easier with someone to guide you, someone who has been where you are and has travelled that path.
When I decided to leave corporate life after fifteen years and to start my own business, I thought it would be relatively easy. Afterall, I’d been through change before and, hey, I’m an expert in this area and had taken many organisations through it in the past! So … I made the assumption that it would be hard work but, with awareness of what lay ahead based on past experience and what I knew of myself, I’d be able to cope with it!
Hey, the joke was on me!
What I hadn’t realised was that making the transition from corporate life to running my own business required more than just a knowledge of processes, systems, taxation and legal requirements. It required me to ‘rebrand’ myself, to look at who I was, my strengths, my beliefs and my sense of purpose. Who was Anne Webber now she no longer worked for anyone else? What did I stand for now? What were my values and what did I want to manifest in my new life?
At that time, there was, and still is, loads of great stuff out there - business support and advice - but … there wasn’t a toolkit for looking at identity and purpose, which could support the essential groundwork that needs to be done on a personal level during periods of life transitions.
This is what led me to create my workshops, mentoring and teaching offerings. In particular, I created the Thresholds™ Programme – a programme that I wish had been in place when I was looking for this kind of support and guidance. It is my greatest wish that through my services, I can support and guide you during your times of major life transitions.