Anna Choi is fiercely committed to empowering the next generation of global leaders by unleashing creativity in community and collaboration. As Founder of JoySprout Productions, Anna creates remarkable event experiences for cause-driven organizations. She provides thought leaders a platform to share their cause, attract their tribe, and build a sustainable community for social change.
Anna has a unique perspective: not only has she lived abroad in Italy and South Korea and visited Africa, Costa Rica, and Qatar, but she has also been trained as both an artist and a financial planner! She published her children's book, Aida and the Duke of Doubt, after selling her financial planning practice in 2010.
During 2008, Anna discovered how investing in women entrepreneurs and early childhood education were one of the smartest and most powerful investments for our future in transforming a solely profit-based economy to a local, happiness-based economy. Since then, Anna’s had a heart for serving women "socialpreneurs."
Anna brings her 5,000+ hours of professional training and development in communication, leadership, and team management to organizations so that they can manifest their vision, effect social change, and unleash joy along the way! Anna lives in Seattle with her husband and toddler Eli.
-Anna naturally birthed her son in water, at the Center for Birth.
-Anna has won several gold and silver medals in competitive violin competitions. When Benaroya Hall debuted, Anna performed the Mendelssohn Concerto on her violin as part of the final act of the night.
-Anna’s hiked to the bottom of Grand Canyon and went backpacking with her son when he was 7 months old, still nursing.
Areas of Expertise
Transformation of Human Being, Leadership Development, Personal Growth, Author - Speaker, Family Communicaiton and Leadership Coaching
An idea worth spreading
1. Transforming our profit-based economy to one based on human happiness (thank you David Korten for providing a blueprint) through sustainable local communities.
2. Real Life 101: Educate our next generation by teaching them real life skills like managing money, budgeting, sexuality, communication, listening, finding a career, balancing life, time management, dating, etc. 3. Educating, empowering, and providing tools for healthy, low risk expecting mothers who want a natural birth. Right now in the US, 1 in 3 low-risk, healthy women end up getting cesearean births, which impacts how our next generation is born into the world. In another US community, 1 in 99 women have birth by Cesarean. Let's close that gap.
I'm passionate about
global leadership, transforming what it means to be human, sustainable happiness, pre-K education, women entrepreneurs, transforming philanthropy, voluntary simplicity, "real life" education
Talk to me about
event planning, event production, event marketing, leadership development, creativity, joy, transforming what it means to be human, creating local sustainable communities
People don't know I'm good at
Drawing, violin, dancing, and cooking
My TED story
I love TED talks. I am the Founder and Curator for TEDxBellevue in the state of Washington in the US. Inspired to manifest Sustainable Happiness in the world by transforming our economy from profit based to human based, I became Curator for TEDxBellevue. I helped on Sponsorship for TEDxRainier last fall, and have attended TEDxWomenSeattle, TEDxRedmond, TEDxSeattleYouth, and TEDxChange. I attended TEDxSummit for TEDx Organizers, organized a TEDxBellevue LIVE event, and created a sold-out $100/ticket TEDxBellevue event, themed Sustainable Happiness, on 9-30-12 and on A New Reality on 9-7-13.