“Being part of a group of high achieving people that are all on the same journey is unbelievably reassuring. We are all at slightly different stages which means we can all support, inspire and be inspired simultaneously… it’s a rare find!”
Open Blend Method
Founder & CEO, Open Blend
Anna is the Founder and CEO of Open Blend, an online platform that facilitates coaching-led one-to-ones that support all aspects of an individual’s development journey and enables managers to truly accelerate the performance of their teams.
With 15 years’ experience as an executive leadership coach to enterprise organisations, Anna is a well renowned specialist in leadership coaching with a passion for supporting every individual in a business to reach their potential. Four years ago, whilst coaching, Anna started to really consider the notion of work/life balance. Struck by how negative it felt, she intuitively knew there was a better way to look at it and the concept of Blend was born. Open Blend is now the only people platform specifically for people managers.
Unlike traditional HR tools, Open Blend powers regular, meaningful and effective conversations using recognised coaching frameworks, including the innovative Blend tool. Her company provides businesses with unique data insight into what really drives their people, reconnects the workplace, and supports everyone in the business to thrive. In just four years, Open Blend has made a significant impact in some of the UK’s leading organisations such as American Express, Avios, M&C Saatchi, and Guidant Group, to name a few. Blend has enabled some of its clients to become one of the Top 100 Sunday Times Best Companies to work for.
What does The Nine mean to Anna?
Being part of a group of high achieving people that are all on the same journey is unbelievably reassuring. The Nine are all at slightly different stages which means we can all support, inspire and be inspired simultaneously… it’s a rare find!