Pictured: Dr. Anu with Cheerful Hearts Foundation friends and colleagues in Accra, Ghana

As a consultant and facilitator, I invite people to grapple with the challenges of history and navigate our present with curiosity, honesty and openheartedness.

Here is a sampling of partners and clients with whom I have worked:


  • Amazon

  • Camber Collective Consulting

  • Lenati Consulting

  • Rick Steves’ Europe

  • Mithun Design Firm

Government Agencies

  • City of Bellevue

  • City of Seattle

  • King County

  • Puget Sound Clean Air Agency


Community Orgs/ Non Profits

  • Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley Committee

  • Landesa Rural Dev Institute

  • Leadership Tomorrow

  • Schools Out Washington

  • Sightline Institute

  • Washington Low Income

       Housing Alliance (WLIHA)

  • The Residency, Macklemore LLC


  • Pacific Science Center

  • Seattle Asian American Art Museum

  • Renton History Museum

Educational Institutions

  • Azim Premji University, India

  • Bastyr University

  • Duke University, Durham

  • Emerson College, Boston

  • HEAL Initiative

  • UCSF School of Medicine

  • Highline School District

  • Kent School District

  • Mount Carmel College, India

  • Seattle Pacific University

  • South Seattle College

  • University of Prague, Czech Rep

  • Western Washington University



  • Folklife Festival, Seattle

  • GetLit! Annual Literary Festival

  • Mid-Columbia Literary Festival

University of Washington

  • School of Medicine

  • School of Public Health

  • School of Nursing

  • School of Social Work

  • School of Pharmacy

  • Dept of Global Health

  • Dept of Anthropology

  • Center for American Indian & Indigenous Studies

  • Womens Center

  • Ethnic Cultural Center



“I wanted to say how much I enjoyed your talk the other evening at Edmonds Community College. You bring a lovely warmth to your presentation, and it was so inspiring to hear some of the comments you elicited from the audience.”


— Humanities Washington participant

“Working with Anu was fantastic and exceeded expectations. Her combination of warmth, wisdom, curiosity and steady presence created a space for intentional listening and meaningful communication.” 


— Director, Philanthropy & Community Engagement, Macklemore LLC

“Wow, I loved your workshop. You are an amazing facilitator and the workshop content, together with your collaborative and participatory style, was a great role modeling tool for me to see. Thank you!”


— Seattle Pacific University faculty

“You handled the conversation yesterday so much grace, strength, clarity and dignity. I was in awe throughout the event. All this in a room with 200 people and so many issues at play. You model the importance of holding steady in the midst of the storm.”


—UW School of Public Health Town Hall