"My purpose is to inspire, equip, and add value to leaders who want to grow personally and professionally."
Anna Brady Owner and Lead Consultant
As a leadership coach, trainer, and consultant, I have numerous years of experience leading people and communities in a variety of roles. Deeply committed to assisting leaders with personal and professional growth, I currently coach and train new principals and assistant principals in the Piedmont-Triad and Central Carolina Regions of North Carolina, while mentoring novice and veteran leaders.
In 2018, after 30 years of service in North Carolina Public Schools, I retired from Guilford County Schools as a regional superintendent and school support officer, where I coached and supervised middle and high school principals. Previously held positions include regional executive director of the Guilford County Schools Northern and Western Regions, and the executive director of the Piedmont Triad Leadership Academy (PTLA), where I taught and coached aspiring school leaders through the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Serving as a high school principal, school counselor, and school social worker earlier in my career sparked a deep interest in leadership development.
As principal of Grimsley High School, our team led the school in a transformation of its culture and academic achievement through the collaborative efforts of faculty, staff, students, and community. Growing together, our school report card improved from one of "no progress" to one of "distinction", and ranked as high as 78th on the America’s Best High Schools list by Newsweek, earning School of Distinction recognition in 2009 and 2010. Prior to leading Grimsley, I served as principal of Weaver Academy, a visual and performing arts/career and technical option high school, that ranked as high as 124th on the America's Best High Schools list by Newsweek, and was named one of Guilford County's 16 Most Improved Schools.
An independent certified coach, teacher, and speaker for the John Maxwell Team, I hold two Master of Science degrees in School Administration and Counseling, a BA in Sociology, and a BS in Social Work.
Professional recognitions include: 2011 Wells-Fargo Region 5 Piedmont Triad Regional Principal of the Year for North Carolina; 2010-11 Wells-Fargo Guilford County Schools Principal of the Year; 2009 and 2010 Guilford County Schools Secondary School Principal of the Year; 2009-2010 Robert A. Clendenin Outstanding High School Administrator-Guilford County Schools Council of PTAs; 2012 Edward Fort Leadership Award in honor of the Chancellor Emeritus from North Carolina A & T State University; Randolph County Schools Counselor of the Year in 1997.