Meet Anu! Anu has been working at BC Centre for Ability for one year. She works as a vocational consultant for our THRIVE program – a program that supports graduates and students with disabilities in gaining vocational skills and employment.
What do you love about your job?
“I have always been inspired by BCCFA’s work and truly appreciate the level of support that our team provides to children, youth and adults with diverse abilities and their families. As a people person and certified life coach, I love connecting with my clients and empowering them to realize their gifts, own them, and give them the tools and resources they need to succeed both personally and professionally.”
What is something you feel you bring to the workplace culture at BCCFA?
“As a cancer, I bring warmth, compassion, creativity, and a positive attitude to every project I take on and treat people the same way that I want to be treated. I like to think that I am proactive and a team player. Did I say that I am a people person?
As a person living with complete vision loss, I bring a unique perspective to everything I do. I embrace opportunities to share my personal life story and how it has played an integral role in my career evolution. My journey is what fuels me to advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion.”
What makes you proud to work at BCCFA?
“Having the opportunity to experience Josh Myers’ leadership style. I feel that his ability to connect to the team in a very authentic, genuine, and meaningful way makes me feel proud to be a part of BCCFA’s team. Working alongside Mark Gruenheid also makes me feel proud because his attitude toward diverse abilities, personality, and working style is congruent with his actions which have allowed for a very positive and smooth working relationship. Both leadership styles have been positive and empowering because they have demonstrated genuine trust in my abilities as a person living with complete vision loss.”
Outside of work, Anu supports other equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives through her business, A-Nu Vision Coaching and Consulting, including training, accessibility testing, and other creative initiatives. She delivers a monthly segment on the topic of philanthropy and advocacy on AMI TV, as well as produces her A-Nu Vision podcast and podcasts for other organizations, including BCCFA’s THRIVE podcast. She is the current president at SIETARBC (Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research) and has been volunteering for the past 3-years.
What’s a fun fact about yourself?
“When I was a little girl I used to get dressed up in my mom’s fancy dresses and pretend like I was accepting a Grammy award. I have been a performer since childhood!”