Anna "Ania" Kolak is a versatile professional with expertise in several fields. She is an accomplished transformational coach with an MArch in Architecture from the University of Illinois Chicago and a BA in Psychology from the University of Chicago. Ania is also a Wilderness EMT who studied at Wilderness Medical Associates and has taken professional coaching programs at New Ventures West and Co-Active Training Institute.
Ania helps clients solve complex problems, achieve seemingly impossible goals, and enjoy their lives to the fullest. Her passion for creating a better future makes her an effective design strategy mentor, consultant, and adjunct faculty member at New Ventures West. Her diverse background has led to her success as an assistant user experience director at Ogilvy & Mather, lead user experience architect at Sears Holdings Corporation, and user experience strategist and architect at Designkitchen.
Anna's work experience includes the role of the Director of User Experience at the Polish Genealogical Society of America, Director of Operations at R3d Development Group, and architect at several reputable firms, including Holabird & Root, Vinci Hamp, DMAC Architecture, EJKA, and Sedgwick Development. Furthermore, she is also a skilled writer and former marketing manager at Geneva Corporate Finance and marketing and research director at Cascino Vaughan Law Offices.