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FIND A COACH : Anna Conathan
Anna is rather keen on humans. Talking to strangers has always been one of her favorite ways to spend time, especially back when it was strictly prohibited by her mother. Despite all the adversity and discord in the world, Anna finds the human species to be resilient, compassionate, and wildly likable; which is why studying human behavior and “getting with the people” evolved as her main focus in life.
Through her work as an actress, stand-up comic and screenwriter in Los Angeles and New York, Anna learned to appreciate her species’ spectacular ability to create, connect and transform.
Becoming a mother gave her the opportunity to embrace change, get comfortable with the unknown, dig into her imagination in a new way, and really sharpen her improvisation skills. Parenting, as Anna likes to say, is the longest game of improv ever played.
The youngest of three siblings, Anna was raised in the tiny town of Freedom, NH, where she attended a two-room schoolhouse. Anna studied theatre at Emerson College in Boston, worked in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles and New York for twelve years, and accidentally found herself on Capitol Hill in DC before settling down with her family in Maine. She’s seen a thing or two here and there, and she’s darn grateful for all of it.
When Anna isn’t coaching she can be found hauling traps as a sternman on a lobster boat, working as a standardized patient helping to train future doctors in the ways of empathy, walking the beach with her handsome husband, hilarious son and dingbat chocolate lab, or binging on Marvel movies.
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." Albert Einstein