ANNA MARIE WAITE

Hey I’m Anna! I’m a facilitator, podcaster, speaker, singer-songwriter & mental health advocate.

For the past ten years I have facilitated a range of social, creative and business networking groups working with people from all walks of life. I’ve also organised several music concerts and spent five years producing and presenting a radio show focused on personal growth and creativity.

I’m passionate about connecting people, personal growth and creativity. This was sparked by some of my own struggles that inspired me to make a conscious effort to learn ways in which I could build my emotional resilience and manage being an imperfect human constantly learning to adapt to change and uncertainty. There are so many wonderful tools out there and its about finding the ones that work for us individually.

Amongst other things songwriting is something I use to express and understand myself better. I’ve been song writing and performing for eight years and I wrote an album called ‘As You Are’ which I wrote during a difficult time after I left my sales career and started again. This led me to being commissioned to write songs for campaigns raising awareness for things such as mental health, dementia and grief.

Gigging and late nights are not for me anymore and although I still write from time to time, do the odd gig and share a few songs on my YouTube Channel my main focus is now in running groups, workshops and events online. These offer you a chance to network, work on your personal development and spark your inner creative.

I also host a podcast called ‘A cuppa with Anna’ where I interview all walks of life about life! It’s a great space for people to come and give us a window into their life and what their passions are. We can be so quick to judge a book by its cover, but there is almost always a reason why we are the way we are. The podcast has really bought that home to me on a new level. I truly believe once we have a true understanding of ourselves we can bring so much more understanding to others.

When I’m not doing all of the above, you’ll find me being a bit of a home bird!  I also love to walk the Devon and Cornish coastlines, dance around the kitchen, explore lots, watch movies, read books, bake cookies and take time to watch the world go by…