About Ann

Flowers smilingDo I contradict myself? Very well then, I contradict myself. (I am large, I contain multitudes). 

~Walt Whitman

Well, let’s hope I don’t contradict myself too much, but it could happen. Our collective understanding and my personal understanding of the brain is an unfolding process. And things can arise here, as they do in any field of study that requires depth, which may appear paradoxical. And it’s also possible I may not fully understand or accurately reflect the complexity of what I am referencing.

I’ll also probably repeat myself because I’m a far better processor than I am an information storage device, at least at this point in my life. So be assured I’ll bring in the same research under different topics and may not recall I’ve mentioned it before.

All this is by way of asking for your forgiveness in advance. My goal is that this blog be relevant and helpful. All I want is that it point us in the right direction, towards greater growth and development, more fulfillment, and deeper connections.



Ann Betz, CPCC, PCC, CNTC, is the co-founder of BEabove Leadership and an international speaker and trainer on the intersection of neuroscience, coaching and human transformation. Ann served as the neuroscience consultant to The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) for many years, and provides neuroscience, leadership and coaching consulting to many other corporations and non-profits.

Ann is also the co-developer/leader of BEabove Leadership’s popular training program for advanced coaches: Neuroscience, Consciousness and Transformational Coaching, which has been offered in the U.S, Canada, Mexico, Turkey, China, Norway, and the United Kingdom.

A certified professional coach for over 15 years, Ann is the author of a groundbreaking white paper on brain research and coaching. She contributes to Choice MagazineCoaching at WorkCoaching World, the ICF and CTI’s blogs, and other coaching and HR publications.

Ann is the lead author of Integration, the power of being Co-Active in work and life,an exploration of consciousness and the future (John Hunt Publishing, 2015), as well as a ground-breaking white paper on the neuroscience of the International Coach Federation coaching competencies. She is also a published poet, using her understanding of the brain and consciousness to bring to life the wonders of the human soul. Ann speaks internationally  on neuroscience, leadership and coaching (and occasionally poetry as well), and she excels at making the complexities of the brain come to life with depth, humor and simplicity.

Ann lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her two very enlightened cats, Paz and Luz.

2 responses

  1. I am new to CTI but have been studying self help, empowerment, positive psychology and neuroscience for years. Like Ann, I too use poetry to enhance awareness and personal growth. I would like to share my work with Ann and was wondering if I could request her email address. I have written and self-published two life-changing books of inspiring poetry. I look forward to meeting Ann at her CTI Neuroscience course in February. I have registered with a friend. I sincerely hope that we can connect beforehand.
    Thank you,

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