Inspired by my love of the beauty of the world, I design and facilitate transformative, depth learning experiences grounded in systems thinking, visionary presence and group synergy. As a scholar, change agent, mentor, guide to mystery, connector, cross-pollinator, and leadership consultant, I inspire others with energy, ideas and living images that provide doorways for transformation.
I develop and manage integrative leadership programs in a context of whole systems: integrity with our living earth and universe, cultural evolution, art, science, body/soul integration and inner well-being. I work one-on-one with leaders to help align vision to action.
My background is in book and publication design, art direction, writing, research, curriculum design, course facilitation and leadership development in the U.S. and Europe. I've worked with non-profit arts, cultural change and educational organizations, businesses, corporations and individuals. I am certified in Depth Psychology, Archetypal Healing, as a Deep Imagery Guide, and Fairy Tale Analysis with the Assisi Institute. I am currently a graduate student at Pacifica Graduate Institute's Jungian and Archetypal Studies PhD. Program.
Workshop Participant Comments
"Thank you Ann, this work is needed and should be taught in all classrooms and universities." —H.B., Practicing Partnerships with the Earth, Center for Partnership Systems, 2017
"Ann, your presentation and images were simply breathtaking. I feel very moved seeing the visuals--it is an extraordinary job you've done."
—J.H., What Does the Universe Do? Raven's Eye View Introduction, October 2014
"Your talk was incredible." —Dan Mahle, Whidbey Institute, February 2014
"Thank you Ann, such a gracious and stunningly generous steward you are to us. ...for your guidance, your knowledge, your wisdom I am grateful... such rich, fertile ground." —M.P., What Does the Universe Do? pilot immersion learning group, December 2013
"Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and insights to the powers of the universe...I found the information profoundly moving and filling a vacuum in me that seemed to be waiting for this." —P.E., What Does the Universe Do? introduction, April 2014
“I want to live fully awake and alive and honor the universe. I am challenged to put action into my thoughts. My worldview as well as my teaching is being reshaped.” —Universe Story online course; K-12 teacher, 2012
Events, Workshops, Interviews
Practicing Partnership with the Earth 6-session online workshop, Fall 2017 Hosted by The Center for Partnership Systems
Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies Fall, 2017 issue: Practicing Partnership with the Earth: Nurturing the Evolution of a Caring Alliance Based on Reciprocity and Respect by Ann Amberg
Guest on Synchcast live online seminar series "Relationships in the Age of Apocalypse: How Do We Love and How Do We Leave?" December 11, 2014 with Carolyn Baker
Guest on "Lifeboat Hour" on Progressive Radio Network with Carolyn Baker
Whidbey Institute: Winter Gathering 2015 —Ignite Presentation: What Does the Universe Do?
What Does the Universe Do? ~ Raven's Eye View-a 90-minute introduction October-November, 2014
What Does the Universe Do? ~ Ten Primary Cosmological Dynamics with Sacred Imagery October 1, 2014 Nature Sanctuary, Findhorn Community, Scotland
Sacred Art & the Inner Landscape ~ informal salon and conversation September 14, 2014 Halton Mill Community Rm., Lancaster, Lancashire, UK
What Does the Universe Do? ~ Ten Primary Cosmological Dynamics with Sacred Imagery June 7, 2014 Awakening Arts Academy, Assisi, Italy
The Powers of the Universe: 12-month Leadership Immersion Whidbey Island, WA 2011
The Powers of the Universe: 6-month Leadership Immersion Kirkland, WA 2007-2009
Residential Course Facilitation: Cosmology, Ecology, Consciousness with Brian Swimme, Schumacher College, Devon, UK May 2003