Award-winning mentor, coach, author and speaker Annica Törneryd loves everything related to our self-image and how we allow ourselves to play small and stay stuck by listening to our limiting beliefs.
Annica is the CEO and founder of ACT2exceed, passionate about working with those who seek to be and do their best, enhancing the performance of individuals and businesses. Her live workshops, trainings and individual coaching sessions are very popular and her vulnerable and authentic Facebook lives always have lots of engagement. Annica’s primary focus is helping awesome women (and great men) re-define their self-image so they can use it as their driving force to reach their big dreams and lead a life of significance. She helps you become free and unstoppable.
Annica personally applies the tools she shares with her clients, to transform her own life and enhance her performance, time management, and productivity. She has designed her dream lifestyle, combining the freedom she wants for her private life with her professional goals. She loves to perform on an international arena and work with people who also want to live life to the fullest. Annica is dedicated to always deliver to her highest standards, and will inspire you to do the same.
As a certified coach, trainer and speaker and Executive Director of the John Maxwell Team, Annica offers keynotes, interactive workshops, group training and individual coaching, on leadership, personal and professional development. As a great listener, Annica analyzes her clients’ ongoing challenges and reflects it back in a way that often leads to breakthroughs and transformation. She spends every day doing what she loves the most; helping clients find their best version of themselves, re-defining their self-image so they can use it as their power engine to reach their big dreams and live a life of significance.
Annica is an experienced facilitator of The Leadership Game and has played it with people from all over the world. The game helps organizations improve their leadership intelligence and increase their effectiveness. It is a fun, yet challenging experience designed to help you and your team better understand core leadership values.
Prior to founding ACT2exceed, Annica spent 20 years living and working in five different countries, on two continents. She has been an official at the European Parliament for over a decade, and collaborated closely with the Director Generel of the Translation Directorate in the excellent execution of the enlargement of the EU, officially appreciated by the Secretary General. Annica has worked as a Press Assistant at the Swedish Embassy in Paris, a Clinical Studies Administrator at AstraZeneca, an event organizer for The Event Organization Company hosting large annual events for corporations in London. Her experiences include administration of international Clinical Studies, Human Resources, marketing, recruiting Seconded National Experts, planning and hosting live events, managing international scholarship programs and communicating with embassies, governments, and international authorities.
Annica is a self-published author of five books, with two more in the making. Her first book “The Last Single Mom” made #1 on the Bestseller list of Hot New Release and The Youth Book inspiring teens to build a strong self-esteem is an international Amazon bestseller.
As a member of the Dress For Success Luxembourg team, Annica facilitates workshops on Work/Life Balance, in English and French, as part of a government-funded project that aims to promote integration, togetherness, and solidarity for refugee women.
In the Global Youth Initiative, (#GYI) Annica delivers impactful workshops and presentations (French and English) to youth, with main focus on self-esteem and personal character.
As a mentor in the Young Enterprise Project, organized by Jonk Entrepreneuren in Luxembourg, Annica supports, guides and works with students during 5 months to design a realistic Business Plan and deliver several powerful and attractive pitches before a live jury.
As Advisor to the Luxembourgish Ambassador for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, Annica moderated the live event in Luxembourg 2016, celebrating women in leadership positions, women-owned companies, and women entrepreneurs. Also raising funds and awareness about women in poverty.
Annica has always been drawn to coaching and personal development, and started competing in different sports at a young age. A strong and positive mindset was imperial when she competed in full-contact kickboxing, coached by the French Champion and European runner-up, Silvo Sustar.
“Implementing self-leadership, with focus and discipline, has helped me improve my life multiple times over. One of my priorities is selecting mentors with great wisdom, knowledge and experience, to optimize my potential.”
Annica’s greatest satisfaction comes from inspiring and supporting others to reach their full potential, be and do their very best and fulfill their dreams, according to their highest standards.
On a more personal note; Annica is a high-achiever who loves to win: international awards, Monopoly and personal challenges. She is a champion in full-contact kickboxing and a former American Red Cross lifeguard. Annica loves to set BIG goals, take action and follow through to get massive results! She is very fond of humanitarian projects and started her own called “Help Me Help Them“, where her main focus has been to connect, interact, communicate and engage with refugees in Luxembourg, as well as provide them with clothes, toys, and necessities, but more importantly, face to face conversations to spread hope and kindness.
Annica lives in Luxembourg, the green heart of Europe, with her three children (who were all born in one year). They are the foundation of her “why”, her greatest personal growth experience, her pride and her biggest love.
“My favorite client is a female leader with a strong desire to achieve her goals, has a strong pattern of putting everyone else’s needs before her own, but wants to break this pattern and is now ready to invest in herself and start creating great things for herself, and as a result, also for her family and those around her!”
“I am looking forward to assisting you on your journey of becoming your best you.”
Come by and visit Annica in the Empowering Women section, stand F23b for your free “Blueprint to Becoming Your Best You”.
Be all you can be! /Annica