Anne Robie, principal of Darshan Leadership Consulting LLC, has been practicing the art of maximizing human potential for over 15 years. She founded Darshan Leadership after working with both small companies and large corporations as a senior human resources executive in local, national and global settings. Anne started Darshan Leadership to focus on what she loves to do – help people within organizations become better leaders.
“Darshan means insight, guide or light. There is a participatory nature to Darshan – that is, Darshan Leadership invites individuals to walk fully into their leadership potential. I chose this word for my business recognizing the importance of a mindful, insightful approach to leadership. I became a certified yoga instructor in 2009 after many years of study. While I realize most CEOs are not interested in doing yoga in the boardroom, I have experienced first-hand how leaders can excel by developing a practice of awareness, discipline and self-study. Leaders have a more significant impact when they are mindful of their approach and style of leadership.”
Anne has worked with senior leaders across industries and brings the “people perspective” to the boardroom, encouraging senior management to consider the impact of their decisions and actions on employees. She is skilled at leading transformation, allowing leaders to develop a more mindful approach to achieving strategic goals. Anne expertly coaches and develops senior executives to higher levels of execution and helps drive employee engagement and cultural change.
“No matter what business you're in, the people in your organization are your most important asset. Developing ways to keep employees engaged and creating an environment where they get to play to their strengths creates a positive work climate. You will absolutely see a positive impact on your business results.”
Anne has a Bachelor’s in Political Science from UCLA and a Master’s in Industrial Relations/Human Resources from the University of Wisconsin. A seasoned HR executive, coach and facilitator, she has experience working in diverse corporate environments. These include sales, education, travel, IT, professional services and manufacturing. Anne is especially passionate about and has deep expertise around the "people needs" of a business, believing the people perspective is the key to realizing organizational opportunity. She tailors each engagement to the needs of her clients. Anne is trained in organizational development, facilitation, coaching, Myers Briggs, DISC, various 360 tools and a broad range of HR functions.
Anne lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her dog, Chandi, and can regularly be found hiking the Oakland Hills.