Ann aspires to be a contemplative in the world. She enjoys sharing her love for God through photography, writing, and deep spiritual conversations. Her great passion is in helping others discover their unique giftedness and grow towards a more integrated, authentic, and purposeful life.
Ann holds a HonsB.Sc. in Philosophy and Psychology from St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto. She received the Mercier-Knowlton Prize in Philosophy in Christianity & Culture which is awarded to the graduating student with the highest CGPA in Philosophy and Christianity & Culture. Ann also holds a M.A. in Philosophy of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT).
She has 11 years of experience in human and spiritual formation in the Catholic Church in Singapore, including being Director for Youth & Young Adults and heading up the Office for New Evangelisation in her local parish.
In 2014, Ann left full-time parish employment to focus more fully on speaking about discipleship and the interior life, and meeting individuals and small groups for spiritual conversation and formation.
As a speaker, Ann has spoken at archdiocesan office events, parish team formations, PPC retreats, young adult communities' faith formations sessions, Archdiocesan (OFC) RCIA Sponsor Training, parish recollection days, as well as at regional events. Ann has planned tailored formation sessions and retreats for ministry as well as community core-team leaders in Singapore and in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
WHAT YOU GET
As a speaker, Ann is known for her warm personality, clarity in communication, and knack for engaging audiences in both mind and heart. She draws upon her inter-disciplinary learning and practical life experiences in philosophy, psychology, pedagogy and Catholic theology/ spirituality to make profound concepts simple and relatable.
As a consultant and coach, Ann is known for her creative and accurate insights into life situations and her ability to help clients advance in self-knowledge and personal and growth through compassionate truth-telling.