Success Stories

See what my clients have to say about working with me in their own words:

“Anna helped me though a tough period at work where she forced me to take a hard look at myself and realize that I wasn’t in the right place.

She gave me a lot of tough love and I never got any free passes on our homework, but it was all done in a supportive way, doing what needed to be done to keep me accountable in a busy schedule and life. 

By biggest takeaway from working together was how my increased clarity on where I’m going has helped me set boundaries in my life.

Before, I was more reactive, saying yes to projects in a frantic way, thinking that the more I did the better it would be for my career. 

These days I try to only take on things that serve me on my path, which has also given me more time for myself and the things I like to do”. 

-Marie, 32, Consultant

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A few months ago, I was in a place where I really wanted to take the next step, and I wanted coaching and support. 

I found Anna online and the message she shared really resonated with me, so I scheduled a strategy call. 

We clicked right away and I really felt like Anna understood where I was trying to go in my career and that she knew what I needed to do to get there.

I definitely had doubts when it came to making the financial investment.

It was the first time I invested so much money in myself I had to come over that financial fear that it would be worth it. 

But I knew that I owed it to myself to invest in something I felt would move me forward.

I got a new job offer just a few weeks into working with Anna and this was the first time I was properly negotiating a salary. 

I didn’t even believe that I deserved the money I was going to ask for, but with Anna’s support and coaching I ended up getting a 30% raise. More than I had even imagined!!

Just getting to that point mentally and emotionally… 

To professionally believe in my value and worth and knowing that I can ask for something in a certain way is amazing. 

It was a life changer. 

And super applicable to many situations that I know will arise in the future. 

I’ve also worked through a lot of insecurities I had about myself. I have a less fear and more assertiveness… 

I’ve had to question a lot of the beliefs that I had about myself and started changing those into beliefs that are more positive and aligned with what I’m working towards. 

And a lot more confidence that whatever my next step is, I KNOW that I can achieve it if I put my mind to it and use the right tools.. I really feel like the future’s bright. 

It’s just been amazing to have someone to share the journey with of a starting a new role. 

Whenever things came up and I needed to learn and grow, having Anna there to talk to and get advice from has made a huge difference.

Every single piece of advice Anna gave me was effective, from handling difficult male colleagues to how to make sure you do the right things the first weeks in new role. 

She enabled me to have answers and tools with a high success rate that I didn’t have access to before.

If you’re thinking about getting a career coach, it’s probably a good timing. If you know you need it or want it, you should go for it. I wish I could have Anna all of the time it’s been an incredible and helpful experience.  

It’s great to go through this with somebody who has been in your shoes, in order for them to have empathy as well as knowledge of what the next step is.

It really feels like you’re not going through all of this craziness on your own. You have someone on your side helping you as you fight the battle.

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“Anna helped me though a tough period at work where she forced me to take a hard look at myself and realize that I wasn’t in the right place.

She gave me a lot of tough love and I never got any free passes on our homework, but it was all done in a supportive way, doing what needed to be done to keep me accountable in a busy schedule and life. 

By biggest takeaway from working together was how my increased clarity on where I’m going has helped me set boundaries in my life.

Before, I was more reactive, saying yes to projects in a frantic way, thinking that the more I did the better it would be for my career. 

These days I try to only take on things that serve me on my path, which has also given me more time for myself and the things I like to do”. 

-Marie, 32, Consultant

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Over the years, it’s become apparent to me that a great career isn’t something that just happens, just like you don’t just go to the gym and hope that you’re going to get fit. 

Working hard isn’t going to get you a great career. It takes planning and knowing what to do and what to develop and knowing your direction and why you’re there in the first place. 

By hiring a coach, I was looking to speed up my process with an understanding of how the system work and who could see me from an outside perspective and help me understand what areas to work on. 

When I started researching career coaches, Anna caught my attention by her style being action driven and no-nonse. 

I found it unique that she has proper business and management background and doesn’t come from a psychology or HR background. 

It felt like she had experiences smilar to what I was going through and saw ahead of me, which turned out to give a further depth to our conversations.

When we started working together, I initially wanted her to help me push towards my future, but our relationship ended up being more supportive that I had expected it to be. 

I didn’t realized how much support I actually needed in my day to day work, handling office politics, change in job description and scope and the negative thoughts that I tend to spiral into when that happens.

Some things I’d done in the past were clearly not working since some things I have in the present are not what I want. 

I’ve read that doing the same things and hoping for a change is the definition of madness and if you want to change the outcome you have to change your behavior or habits or whatever it is that is creating the outcome you don’t want.

These days, I feel really positive and excited about the future of career and I have so many tools and exercises to use and continue to work on. I’m working on being more systematic.

Whether you’re hesitating to hire a coach because of the timing, money or if you’re wondering if you cannot just figure it out on your own, I personally thought of it as an investment in a better future and better circumstances. 

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I’ve felt the same many times over. After years and years of struggling with these same questions and without any available solutions, I developed a framework to address the five pillars that an amazing career is built on and have since used it myself to propel my career upwards and onwards, landing me regular promotions, amazing raises, full bonus pay-outs and an international opportunity halfway across the world and to coach other women to get the same results.

So, how did I get here?

This is my story.

Even as a child, I dreamed of being an international business woman. What this woman actually did in her job was of less importance to me, I just knew I had to get there. I envisioned myself in a cosmopolitan European city, wearing a pantsuit and a stylish, yet enormous cell phone in hand (hey! I’m pre-millennial).

The daughter of two engineer CEOs, ambition, hard work and busyness was all I knew.

When I landed my dream job for Scandinavia’s biggest media company straight out of college, the climb began.

I did what I had always done – I worked harder and faster than everybody else, came up with ideas and solutions for my managers, went out for drinks after work and rarely said no to help on a project or a committee.

And the promotions followed. I got record breaking raises and always got full bonus payouts. Head hunters started calling, but I loved my job!

After years of fast paced work in operational roles in the struggling news industry, I started to feel burned out. After a health scare, it was painful (read: for my ego) to realize that I had to take a step back.

Around this time, I started carefully studying successful people (men…) around me and became obsessed with cracking the code of how they handled it all. They landed the right jobs, seemed to bathe in cash, never seemed rushed or out of their depth and were chummy with the right people…

A few months into my new role (and research/semi-stalking!), my health had improved and I was hungering for the pulse of high pressure work and new adventures.

I started looking for international opportunities and after some highly unconventional job hunting, I got a job offer in Singapore.

I said yes even though it was a step down in both title and in pay.

With my new career hacking insights in mind, I started the climb again. And guess what?

Only five months later I was asked to lead an international start-up.

I had a large team, worked across 12 time zones and managed risk capital investments (a responsibility that occasionally kept my mind buzzing all night), while still feeling like I had more to give at the end of the day. And plenty of time and energy to plan for and act on the next steps!

But to be clear, the journey between figuring out what I needed to start doing and actually doing it comfortably and well was not easy.

Having the information was one thing.

Overcoming my fears of rejection, my self-doubt, the unavoidable awkwardness and 100 other feelings I would rather avoid was a completely different ball game.

Especially since I did it all alone, without anyone around me who had struggled with these things herself or figured out how to get to the top.

Over these almost 10 years, I developed a unique framework for getting promoted over and over again, impressive raises and always a full bonus pay-out – without working 24/7 or sacrificing my health. I started to share my insights and ahas with friends and moved on to use it when coaching my team members.

Seeing others thrive and reach new heights in their careers was so fulfilling to me that I eventually left my company and to start up my own business.

Today I use the same framework to help busy, ambitious women like you move up in their careers!

I can help you if….

  • You’re looking for a coach to tell you what to do so you can finally get unstuck on second guessing what you should be focusing on and start taking action
  • You want a mentor to be part of your journey who has been through the exact same situations you find yourself in every day and share what she did to succeed
  • You want advice and action steps based on what has worked for other women

Oh, you want more?

  • I was born in Sweden, but I’ve spent my life studying, working and living on four continents. I am in my happy place when at an airport and I think wi-fi on airplanes should be illegal.
  • I have lived in 9 countries on 4 continents.
  • I’ve done everything from working at a photo agency in Norway to being country manager of the Philippines for an international start-up. I love working in fast paced environments where change is the only constant. I have also learned that the opposite of a start-up is a shut down and that it happens to the majority of them.
  • My ambitions have always had to be balanced with my family. I have two pugs that have always served as an anchor while travelling the world for work. Because let’s be honest – you can always FaceTime your partner, but you actually have to fly home for dog cuddles!

Official Bio

Anna Cosic is a Career and Leadership Coach who works with women to advance their careers.

Anna spent almost 10 years climbing (and figuring out who makes it to the top of) the career ladder, holding several executive positions while managing big teams and budgets alongside her male colleagues before starting her coaching business.

She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, toddler son and two pugs, Igor and Doris.

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