LEADERSHIP IN STEM

(SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATHS)

Do you want to work

with Anne to improve Leadership

in the STEM sector?

Leadership in STEM

Anne is passionate about helping businesses in the STEM sector to improve their leadership and with Strengths Development and Emotional Intelligence. Anne draws on her experience as an Engineer herself with over 16 years studying and working in the manufacturing industry.

STRENGTHS IN DIVERSITY

Anne uses a Strengths-based approach to foster diversity in teams by focusing on natural talents and move the focus away from age, gender, cultural background. The strengths approach enables managers and team members to appreciate everyone’s strengths, independent of their personality traits quirks. Her goal is to grow an understanding of the power of diversity in a team’s strengths. What makes Anne’s approach special is that she uses LEGO as a facilitation tool.
Strengths training with LEGO is a perfect approach to develop teams with an Engineering or technical background. It sparks curiosity and engages technical employees and engineers to open up.

LECTURER “LEADERSHIP FOR INNOVATION”

Since January 2020, Anne has been teaching the class “Leadership for Innovation” as part of the Melbourne University’s Innovation in Practice Program. The Innovation Practice Program at the Melbourne School of Engineering facilitates the professional development of Masters students and managers from Victorian organisations and teaches them how to lead innovative teams.

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Since February 2018, Anne has been on the Advisory Board for Siwnburne’s Manufacturing Futures Research Institute. Members of the Advisory board offer advice, expertise and experience to assist the institute in achieving its vision, objectives and strategy. This includes matters relating to specific program themes, relevant industry/sectoral trends, policy, skills and training, business development and market intelligence.

10 YEARS ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP IN MANUFACTURING/RAIL

Anne obtained her Masters in Mechanical Engineering and Business Management from RWTH University in Aachen, Germany, before starting her career at world-leading rail vehicle and equipment manufacturer, Bombardier Transportation. Anne’s wholehearted and ambitious approach to people leadership and innovative manufacturing practice saw her become the youngest engineer in Bombardier’s Australian Leadership team as Head of Quality – within just 6 years of graduation.

YOUNG MANUFACTURER OF THE 

YEAR

In 2017 Anne was awarded the Victorian Government’s Young Manufacturer of The Year Award for her outstanding improvement initiatives that generated savings of over $2.4million in her role as Head of Quality Australia for Bombardier Transportation.

 

SPEAKING AT

STEM EVENTS

An engaging and heartfelt speaker, Anne inspires new and emerging leaders to embrace their unique strengths and lead with authenticity and impact. In her powerful keynotes, Anne draws on her impressive 10+ years of global senior leadership expertise in Engineering, her scientific insights on Emotional Intelligence, NLP and Strengths Coaching as well as her personal stories of people leadership, redundancy, and entrepreneurship to shatter limiting beliefs about who, or what, a ‘Great Leader’ should be.
Passionate about using her experiences to teach and uplift, Anne’s in-demand topics include Redundancy, Resilience and Resolve, Front-Line Leadership, Powering Innovation, Emotional Intelligence, Strengths Leadership to Female Leadership and Diversity in STEM.

ABOUT ANNE

Anne is an award-winning manufacturing engineer, University lecturer and business consultant based in Melbourne, Australia.

Fascinated by the world of engineering from a young age, Anne obtained her Masters in Mechanical Engineering and Business Management from RWTH University in Aachen, Germany, before starting her career at world-leading rail vehicle and equipment manufacturer, Bombardier Transportation.

Bombardier’s Global Graduate Program saw Anne working across the globe in Canada, USA and Australia. Enthralled by Australia’s burgeoning cities and boundless opportunities, she returned to Australia in 2012 to pursue her dreams of becoming a leading Manufacturing Engineer. An enigma in the eyes of her peers, Anne’s wholehearted and ambitious approach to people leadership and innovative manufacturing practice saw her become the youngest female engineer in Bombardier’s Australian Leadership team – a feat she accomplished within just six years of graduation.

As Head of Quality and LEAN, Anne experienced first-hand the unique demands of high-level leadership, from people management to the intense pressures of delivering high-budget industrial projects. Anne was in charge of the Quality for all Australian rail projects, ranging from $330 Million to $4.4 Billion in contract value. 

She achieved savings of over $2.4million through improvement and problem solving workshops and generated Production hour savings of 6000h – a feat that saw her celebrated by the Victorian Government as Young Manufacturer of The Year in 2017.

With over ten years’ global experience in leading high-performing teams under her belt, Anne found a new calling in Leadership Consultancy and Coaching following an unexpected redundancy in 2018. Determined to put her learnings and experience to work, she founded her own business, Anne Koopmann Schmidt Consultancy, where she engages her credentials as an NLP and Clifton Strengths Coach to help new and emerging leaders overcome self-doubt and lead with confidence and authenticity.

Since January 2020, Anne has been teaching “Leadership for Innovation” as part of the Melbourne University’s Innovation in Practice Program. She also works with the State Government of Victoria, Womens’ Rail Network, LeanIn Melbourne and Monash University.

A passionate voice for change in her industry, Anne’s insights and ideas have been shared in Australian Business Review, Star Journal and on the cover of Rail Express Australia Magazine.

If you have a specific request or would like to discuss an idea for your team or organisation, please get in touch.

Got any questions?

Send us a message to schedule a free consultation call

LEADERSHIP IN STEM
(SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATHS)

Do you want to work

with Anne to improve Leadership

in the STEM sector?

Leadership in STEM

Anne is passionate about helping businesses in the STEM sector to improve their leadership and with Strengths Development and Emotional Intelligence. Anne draws on her experience as an Engineer herself with over 16 years studying and working in the manufacturing industry.

STRENGTHS IN DIVERSITY

Anne uses a Strengths-based approach to foster diversity in teams by focusing on natural talents and move the focus away from age, gender, cultural background. The strengths approach enables managers and team members to appreciate everyone’s strengths, independent of their personality traits quirks. Her goal is to grow an understanding of the power of diversity in a team’s strengths. What makes Anne’s approach special is that she uses LEGO as a facilitation tool.
Strengths training with LEGO is a perfect approach to develop teams with an Engineering or technical background. It sparks curiosity and engages technical employees and engineers to open up.

LECTURER “LEADERSHIP FOR INNOVATION”

Since January 2020, Anne has been teaching the class “Leadership for Innovation” as part of the Melbourne University’s Innovation in Practice Program. The Innovation Practice Program at the Melbourne School of Engineering facilitates the professional development of Masters students and managers from Victorian organisations and teaches them how to lead innovative teams.

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Since February 2018, Anne has been on the Advisory Board for Siwnburne’s Manufacturing Futures Research Institute. Members of the Advisory board offer advice, expertise and experience to assist the institute in achieving its vision, objectives and strategy. This includes matters relating to specific program themes, relevant industry/sectoral trends, policy, skills and training, business development and market intelligence.

10 YEARS ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP IN MANUFACTURING/RAIL

Anne obtained her Masters in Mechanical Engineering and Business Management from RWTH University in Aachen, Germany, before starting her career at world-leading rail vehicle and equipment manufacturer, Bombardier Transportation. Anne’s wholehearted and ambitious approach to people leadership and innovative manufacturing practice saw her become the youngest engineer in Bombardier’s Australian Leadership team as Head of Quality – within just 6 years of graduation.

YOUNG MANUFACTURER OF THE
YEAR

In 2017 Anne was awarded the Victorian Government’s Young Manufacturer of The Year Award for her outstanding improvement initiatives that generated savings of over $2.4million in her role as Head of Quality Australia for Bombardier Transportation.

SPEAKING AT STEM EVENTS

An engaging and heartfelt speaker, Anne inspires new and emerging leaders to embrace their unique strengths and lead with authenticity and impact. In her powerful keynotes, Anne draws on her impressive 10+ years of global senior leadership expertise in Engineering, her scientific insights on Emotional Intelligence, NLP and Strengths Coaching as well as her personal stories of people leadership, redundancy, and entrepreneurship to shatter limiting beliefs about who, or what, a ‘Great Leader’ should be.
Passionate about using her experiences to teach and uplift, Anne’s in-demand topics include Redundancy, Resilience and Resolve, Front-Line Leadership, Powering Innovation, Emotional Intelligence, Strengths Leadership to Female Leadership and Diversity in STEM.

ABOUT ANNE

Anne is an award-winning manufacturing engineer, University lecturer and business consultant based in Melbourne, Australia.

Fascinated by the world of engineering from a young age, Anne obtained her Masters in Mechanical Engineering and Business Management from RWTH University in Aachen, Germany, before starting her career at world-leading rail vehicle and equipment manufacturer, Bombardier Transportation.

Bombardier’s Global Graduate Program saw Anne working across the globe in Canada, USA and Australia. Enthralled by Australia’s burgeoning cities and boundless opportunities, she returned to Australia in 2012 to pursue her dreams of becoming a leading Manufacturing Engineer. An enigma in the eyes of her peers, Anne’s wholehearted and ambitious approach to people leadership and innovative manufacturing practice saw her become the youngest female engineer in Bombardier’s Australian Leadership team – a feat she accomplished within just six years of graduation.

As Head of Quality and LEAN, Anne experienced first-hand the unique demands of high-level leadership, from people management to the intense pressures of delivering high-budget industrial projects. Anne was in charge of the Quality for all Australian rail projects, ranging from $330 Million to $4.4 Billion in contract value.

She achieved savings of over $2.4million through improvement and problem solving workshops and generated Production hour savings of 6000h – a feat that saw her celebrated by the Victorian Government as Young Manufacturer of The Year in 2017.

With over ten years’ global experience in leading high-performing teams under her belt, Anne found a new calling in Leadership Consultancy and Coaching following an unexpected redundancy in 2018. Determined to put her learnings and experience to work, she founded her own business, Anne Koopmann Schmidt Consultancy, where she engages her credentials as an NLP and Clifton Strengths Coach to help new and emerging leaders overcome self-doubt and lead with confidence and authenticity.

Since January 2020, Anne has been teaching “Leadership for Innovation” as part of the Melbourne University’s Innovation in Practice Program. She also works with the State Government of Victoria, Womens’ Rail Network, LeanIn Melbourne and Monash University.

A passionate voice for change in her industry, Anne’s insights and ideas have been shared in Australian Business Review, Star Journal and on the cover of Rail Express Australia Magazine.

 

If you have a specific request or would like to discuss an idea for your team or organisation, please get in touch.

Got any questions?

Send us a message to schedule a free consultation call