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Anna Switzer

Anna Switzer

Manitou Springs, Colorado

Anna Switzer has 30 years+ working with people of all backgrounds in diverse settings that include forests, waterways, and classrooms. She holds a PhD in Education and is an expert in helping people make meaning from experience.

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Anna has been teaching for over 30 years and holds a PhD in Education. She has extensive experience as an Outward Bound Instructor, an Expeditionary Learning "School Designer," and has also worked with National Geographic Education Programs. In these roles, Anna has taught in classrooms, led wilderness adventures, and worked with in-service and pre-service teachers. Anna is also certified as a Nature-Connected Life Coach. She is an avid learner and loves new challenges!
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1 Copy of the of the book "License To Learn." And, I'll be delighted to autograph your copy at our first opportunity. Thank you for your support!

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2 discounted copies of the book "License to Learn" so that you can share and discuss with a friend, colleague, or family member. I'll be delighted to autograph both copies at the first opportunity. Thank you, and enjoy your conversation!

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1 book + 1 hour video session on learning from the current discomfort. You don't have to wait for the book to come out. We can do this now, and you can get a sneak peek into the power of the map I share in the book. Total value of this is $110, but I'm offering it at this discount because so many are struggling in isolation. We can look at the importance of resilience and resourcing together to help you navigate your way through this current global challenge. Let's talk ASAP.

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5 copies of the book "License To Learn" + one hour "live" video session with Anna for your club/team (e.g. via zoom). Available starting sometime Fall 2020. You can add up to 3 more people/books later if need be for just the cost of the book per person. Can't wait to dive in with you!

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8 copies of the book "License To Learn" + one hour "live" video session with Anna for your club/team (e.g. via zoom). Available starting sometime Fall 2020. You can add up to 3 more people/books later if need be for just the cost of the book per person. Can't wait to dive in with you!

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1 Copy of the of the book "License To Learn" + 6 sessions of one-to-one coaching with Anna (can be in-person or via web, depending on your choice and location). The focus of coaching would be to apply License to Learn to the stories of your own life and make meaning from them in a new way. Sessions typically last 90 minutes. Approximately $800 in total value. Additional sessions can be negotiated beyond the 6 if desired. Available starting Fall 2020.

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25 copies of the book "License To Learn" for you and your team/organization/staff + One full day workshop with Anna applying the ideas in the book to your context. Give your team a shared experience, created by an expert facilitator, applying the concepts in the book to your organization's goals. Optional extensions to be negotiated may include additional days or outdoor components. You can add more people/books later if need be (per person cost to be negotiated). You pay any/all travel-related costs and handle meeting logistics. In the US or Canada for now. Approximately $3700 in total value. Available starting Fall 2020.

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60 copies of the book "License To Learn" for you and your team/organization/staff + A full-day (up to 7 working hours) workshop with Anna applying the ideas in the book. Give your team a shared experience, created by an expert facilitator, applying the concepts in the book to your context and goals. You pay any/all travel-related costs and handle meeting logistics. In the US or Canada for now. Approximately $9,000 in total value. Available starting Fall 2020.

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License To Learn

Elevating Discomfort in Service of Life-long Learning

License to Learn delivers a flexible and intriguing "map." With it, Anna invites you to see life's challenges (chosen and unchosen) differently, and make meaning from them in new ways. This is the first book in a non-fiction trilogy aiming to elevate the experience of discomfort in solving many current cultural and environmental challenges.

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Synopsis

We can choose to learn even if we haven't chosen the lesson or the teacher. In Western mainstream culture, however, we often have experience after experience, without pausing to make meaning from those experiences. You are interested in learning and growing, however. You might be a student of Life or in a specific program. You might be a teacher, instructor, facilitator, or organizational leader.

Learning and growing requires some level of discomfort. Putting a magnifying glass on the phrase “I need to get out of my comfort zone,” this book draws a straightforward map to assist with navigation into, and out of, all kinds of experiences. It can also guide you in making meaning from those experiences - past, present, and future.

License to Learn aims to improve your ability to learn from your own life experience. Regardless of where you are in any formal learning trajectory (or not), the “comfort zone” is truly not the place to be when you want to learn, grow, or develop-- except as a place to reflect and make meaning before heading “out” again. License to Learn utilizes stories from the author's life to highlight the three zones affiliated with the comfort zone metaphor, and the roads to navigate around those zones.

With this map and the stories as your guide, you can become your own best teacher. The offering here is ultimately and extremely flexible for each person. License to Learn also discusses how the stress that develops from traumatic experiences can get in the way of learning, and how to mitigate its effects. In addition, there is an Appendix for educators and organizational leaders to make use of this material in group, team, or classroom settings.

Anna has 30+ years of experience in the world of education - challenging and supporting students of all ages in indoor and outdoor "classrooms." She has been a teacher of teachers as well. She aims to bring her expertise to bear on creating a more adventurous, learning-centered, and reflective society.

License to Learn is the first book in a non-fiction trilogy aiming to elevate the experience of discomfort in solving many current cultural and environmental challenges. The challenge Anna set forth for herself is to transfer what she has learned in many educational pursuits (mostly Experiential Education) into the setting of "real-life." The key, in Anna's writing, is a radical change in our individual and collective relationship with comfort and discomfort. License to Learn will help us get started.

Why support this book?

  • Research shows that 90% of our long-term happiness is determined by how we think, not how much money we have or where we live (i.e. our comfort level). License to Learn provides a new way to think.
  • Learning and growth actually require discomfort (to some degree). This book, which includes a visual map, can help you find your way into and out of discomfort for the purpose of learning. Using this map, you get to take charge of your own growth.
  • Stories of many different kinds of 'adventure' abound in this book. The map is straightforward, and the stories take the map off the page and into real life.
  • Teachers, facilitators, and organizational change-makers in all sectors will have new tools for their professional toolbox.

Similar titles

  • Courage To Teach by Parker Palmer, Jossey-Bass, 1998. Palmer's book is about the courage that it takes to show up every day as a teacher. My book is about the courage that it takes to show up every day as a learner.
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, Riverhead Books, 2007. Gilbert's book is, like mine, autobiographical. However, mine also delivers a model or map for others to take advantage of. Mine is a teaching memoir, not just a memoir.
  • Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, Gotham Books, 2012. Brene has become famous for interweaving her research in psychology with stories of her subjects and herself. In my book, I also weave together research and story, but the research I utilize comes from many fields - education, neuroscience, psychology, medicine, etc.

Audience

This book is for lifelong learners, teachers, facilitators, organizational leaders, and those learning to heal from difficult or traumatic experiences. All will gain insights and tools for making meaning from experience to support growth (your own or other's). In short, anyone open to learning from past, present, or future experiences will benefit. This material offers great flexibility in its application.

Advance praise

"The zone model was simple yet profoundly engaging. It provided a helpful lens through which to view the transformations of my own life’s journey. Helped me realize that a recent couple of months of profound depression was an entirely appropriate response to wandering too far out of the discomfort zone into the panic zone. I can see that my natural response of withdrawal back to certain comforts and known routines was subconsciously exactly what I needed. The model helps me see my alternation of discomfort-seeking and comfort-seeking is not pathological but natural." - William Martin, author of The Parent's Tao Te Ching, and A Path and a Practice.

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  • SANDE JOHNSON
    on April 2, 2020, 6:22 p.m.

    Looking forward to reading it. Funny, one of the other side projects I'm playing with is very much about transformational storytelling. Good work!

    • Anna Switzer
      on April 4, 2020, 5:37 p.m.

      Hey Sande,

      I only just discovered that there was a section with messages on here! Anyway, I have not heard that term, "transformational storytelling." Would love to learn more some time!

      Have a great weekend!
      Anna

  • David Combs
    on April 3, 2020, 11:44 p.m.

    Sally Forth good neighbor. Be well!
    Dave C

    • Anna Switzer
      on April 4, 2020, 5:39 p.m.

      Hey neighbor! I really appreciate your support. Can't wait to hear what you think!

      Cheers,
      Anna

  • Lois lundie Spence
    on April 8, 2020, 8:09 p.m.

    Whew. Finally got to the right web site. Not simple I look folded to copy

    • Anna Switzer
      on April 10, 2020, 3:24 p.m.

      Thanks for toughing it out Lundie! I appreciate your support :)

  • Summer Cherland
    on April 9, 2020, 1:04 a.m.

    Way to go, Anna! Can't wait to read your book! - Cody & Summer

  • James Sheegog
    on April 10, 2020, 12:07 p.m.

    Hi Anna, So great to see your book coming to market. I'll read with enthusiasm and look forward to connecting with you soon. Best, Jim

    • Anna Switzer
      on April 10, 2020, 3:25 p.m.

      Thank you so much Jim! I hope you and yours are hanging tough through all of this. Good time to spend time on your boat :)

  • James Sheegog
    on April 10, 2020, 12:07 p.m.

    Hi Anna, So great to see your book coming to market. I'll read with enthusiasm and look forward to connecting with you soon. Best, Jim

  • John Van Alst
    on April 11, 2020, 5:38 p.m.

    Looking forward to your book! One of these days maybe I'll work on my followership ideas :) Hope to see you again in person soon but will be excited to read your writings in the meantime!

    John

    • Anna Switzer
      on April 12, 2020, 7:42 p.m.

      Thanks John! I'd love to see you again. And, we could always have a video or phone call to catch up :)

  • John Apte
    on April 12, 2020, 9:37 p.m.

    Can't wait to read it!!!

    • Anna Switzer
      on April 12, 2020, 10:08 p.m.

      Thanks John! Great to talk with you just now :)
      Later 'gator.

  • Nasim Lari
    on April 13, 2020, 2:39 a.m.

    Looking forward to reading your work!

    • Anna Switzer
      on April 13, 2020, 4:09 p.m.

      Thank you so much Nasim! Hope you are doing well :)

  • Anonymous
    on May 14, 2020, 1:25 p.m.

    Yeahhhh ! Congrats Anna !