Pictured: Dr. Anu with Cheerful Hearts Foundation friends and colleagues in Accra, Ghana during her book launch event

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

In my 15+ years of consulting work, I have partnered with more than 200 organizations, businesses, groups and institutions across the US and internationally. Here is a sampling of partners and clients:


  • Amazon Legal Services

  • BECU

  • Camber Collective Consulting

  • Land O'Lakes, Inc.

  • Lenati Consulting

  • PATH Global Health

  • Rick Steves’ Europe

  • Mithun Architecture & Design

Government Agencies

  • City of Bellevue

  • City of Poulsbo City Council

  • City of Seattle

  • King County Equity & Social Justice

  • Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

  • Snohomish County Exec Office

  • WA State Dept of Natural Resources


Community Orgs/ Non Profits

  • American Institute of Architects Seattle

  • Landesa Rural Dev Institute

  • Leadership Tomorrow

  • Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley Committee

  • North Central Regional Libraries

  • Schools Out Washington

  • Sightline Institute

  • The Gates Foundation

  • Seattle Peace Chorus

  • The Residency, Macklemore LLC

  • Washington Low Income Housing Alliance (WLIHA)


  • Pacific Science Center

  • Seattle Asian American Art 

  • Renton History Museum

Educational Institutions

  • Azim Premji University, India

  • Bastyr University, Seattle

  • Centre College, KY

  • Duke University, Durham

  • Emerson College, Boston

  • European Union Fundamental Rights Agency, Austria

  • HEAL InitiativeUC San Francisco

  • Highline School District, WA

  • Kent School District, WA

  • Kentucky Institute of Intl Studies

  • Middlebury Institute of Intl Studies

  • Mount Carmel College, India

  • Ramnarain Ruia College, India

  • Schoolcraft College, MI

  • Seattle Pacific University

  • Seattle School District

  • South Seattle College

  • University of California Irvine

  • University of California, San Diego

  • University of Dayton, OH

  • University of Michigan

  • University of Prague, Czech Rep

  • Western Washington University



  • Folklife Festival, Seattle

  • GetLit! Annual Literary Festival

  • Mid-Columbia Literary Festival

University of Washington

More than 50+ departments & schools including:

  • School of Medicine

  • School of Nursing

  • School of Public Health

  • 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

"It was such a delight to have you on our campuses.  I have heard from several faculty that this was the BEST workshop they have ever attended at CSB/SJU.  Your work and insights will continue to have positive ripple effects on our campuses."

--College of St. Ben/St. John's University, Minnesota 

"Your session was phenomenal.  I re-ceived lots of positive faculty feedback. I feel it may have been the best session we have had at a KIIS faculty orientation in recent memory."


-- Executive Director, Kentucky Institute of International Studies