Meet   Ana Tampanna, Professional Coach, MFA,PCP
Over 29 Years Experience in Personal Growth and Training Industry

TEDX speaker at TEDXWinstonSalem held at Salem College, 2016


My story: 

 In my early 30's, I married a handsome soldier and settled in for a "happily ever after" in Florida.  But did we ever have crises!

I even dreamed about alligators taking big bites out of me! 

 The "alligators" included:

my  husband suffering from  2 bouts of cancer at the same time our son was born;

3 stepsons, familiar with poverty, abuse, and alcoholism, who ended up incarcerated;

our own two children who deal with ADD, ADHD, Asperger's, depression, and the world of being LGBT.


Still, I trained leaders, wrote a book, and developed a speaking career, then became trained and certified as a coach.


The stepsons  became a calling for me...instead of "writing them off," I decided to BE their real mother, loving them unconditionally and standing for them to find purpose, forgiveness, and inner peace no matter where they are.

The resulting journey has been deeply revealing, inspiring and trans-formative. One of the men is now studying religion in college and mentoring men in the prison. Another is sharing his personal, inner thoughts with another human being for the first time, and the third saved a life, then became the prison's basketball coach. They send me Mother's Day cards and thank me frequently for love and support.

I am convinced that women as leaders can fulfill on amazing possibilities, and that motherhood is actually a leadership bootcamp! I support a talented singer, devoted to being a change agent for educators as she launches a new career path;   I worked with a filmmaker to build a team for creating her dream project that would ignite the women's movement,  and I hold a powerhouse mom accountable as she builds a campaign to run for public office.


MFA Florida State University
BA Maryville College, Maryville, TN
University Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Professional Training & Coach Training

● International Coaches Academy, Certified Graduate 2016 
● Nationally Certified Trainer of Trainers, Girl Scouts of United States of America
● Executive Coaching (Mentored by Master Coach Sande Churchill, PhD)
● Distinguished Toastmaster; state champion contest winner
● Graduate of Landmark Worldwide

Professional Facilitation Work Includes:

■ Cone Health System Executive Nurses’s Retreat
■ SHRM Leadership Development
■ Conversations in Leadership, Piedmont Club, Winston-Salem
■ State of Florida, Cardiovascular Conference
■ Wachovia Management Training

 plus community organizations and non-profits dealing with diversity or service issues.

Keynote Presentation Clients include:

Cone Health System
East Ridge Medical Center, Chattanooga
Levolor Corporation
Lowe’s Foods
Proctor and Gamble
Leadership America, North Carolina
FSU Center for Leadership Development
Rockwood Cancer Clinic, Spokane, WA
Susan B Komen Foundation, Raleigh Affiliate

Publications Include:

● “The Womanly Art of Alligator Wrestling: Inspirational Stories for
Outrageous Women Who Survive by Their Wisdom and Wit,” 2001;
● “Rekindling the Human Spirit” (co-author) 2002;
● “Managing Life’s Difficult Times: 75 Tips for Handling Crisis and Trauma
in a Healthy Way;”
• “Managing with Humor,” Business Life Magazine 1998;
• “Keeping a Workforce Motivated,” Business Life Magazine 1999.


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Meet former client Audrey Fannin Muck

“I increased my organization skills  by over 80%, I was even able to go to Europe for a month while others continued to work on the project! I stepped up my game by 88%, expanding my network, adding assistants, a team, support from the film industry, and a grassroots support base;And I increased my communication skills by 85%.

Devoted to re-igniting the women's movement, Audrey has produced the trailer for her film, increased the local chapter of NOW tenfold, and serves  on the national board for NOW, receiving awards for her dedication to passing the ERA.

 Audrey Fannin Muck