Hi, I'm Gregory Anne, but you can call me Greg.
And yes, that’s my real name.
Your story contains gems. Together we will find them
That your message is important and now is the time
That every client deserves to be wowed
In delivering on time
In letting intuition work alongside me
Your marketing should sound like you
When I was 5
My report card noted “Gregory Anne has a vivid imagination and entertains her classmates with her fanciful — read untrue — stories of adventure.” Story telling came naturally.
Writing came later.
My first freelance writing job for an advertising industry trade rag paid .25 per word. Even though I had NYC rent to pay, I didn’t care; I had a byline and a monthly column.
I’ve been doing this entrepreneur thing for 20+ years. I’ve had W-2s at times. Creating the first heart healthy, quick food restaurant in San Diego was one, and when I said “Yes” to managing a private island with a Downton Abbey vibe back here on the east coast was another. Food and hospitality were my first loves and my first career.
But it wasn’t all food, all the time.
Consulting for food concepts looking to break into the market, required not just food knowledge but the skill to craft enticing food descriptions, telling the unique story of the concept, and designing strategy to get the word out and drive growth.
In short, I’ve been at this marketing and writing thing in one form or another for a very long time.
The other thing I’ve been at, is living a life of my own design. My soul craves experiences over security. There are days I question the sanity of that but I believe that all of the flops, near misses, and amazing successes have all been in service of my full expression and my ability to help others. And damn, it’s been a ride.
When we work together, you get to tap that spirit, smash the cookie cutter, crush the market-y marketing mindset they’ve brainwashed you into, and free your creative soul.
I wouldn’t be telling the whole story if I didn’t include my detour away from writing into the world of health and lifestyle coaching. On the day I woke up and realized I couldn’t cook another meal I had no idea what else to do. Coaching showed up, I eased in, learned from the best, and hung out my shingle.
These are my brands…
Along the way I followed a dream and learned to speak and sell from stage. For me, whether I have 5 minutes or 50, it’s all about the story and connecting with the people in front of me. I’ve sold out offers and had stampedes to the back of the room.
backyard fire pits
I have walked across a fire
But would rather eat fire than S’Mores.
The ocean is my happy place and my muse. A bay will do, large lakes are nice to look at but don’t ask me to swim in one.
I’ve been involved in personal development since I was in college where I experienced an E.S.T. workshop. Since that didn’t scare me off I figured I should stick with it. No one ever told me my person was going to need so much development or I might never have started.
I’m thoughtful but willing to say what needs saying to move the thing forward because squishy, squid like language moves no one. If you want to learn more about squid syndrome, head over here.
Not on my resume
I was arrested at 17 in an English castle, said “No thanks” to a job offer from a zillionaire famous person in the name of sanity, worked for a dozen zillionaire famous people on my own terms, written and published 2 books, made and lost lots of money, spent a day in Scotland as a beater on a pheasant shoot, never read Harry Potter or seen Hunger Games, enjoyed the ‘80s with rigor and still wonder what in the world needed ironing before I headed out to Studio 54 that night.
Oh, and I own a disco ball… and know how to use it.
If it’s time to talk to someone besides the voice in your head, I invite you to speak to me.
Grab a spot on my calendar for a confab. That’s a casual talk where we discuss what you need — or figure it out if you’re not sure — and if I can help, I’ll let you know. Either way you won’t leave empty-handed.