I use a solution focused approached to help clients gain clarity and develop strategies that empower them to reach their goals.
I typically work in K-12 school settings, but may also be hired by parents to advise children on colleges and private schools. My scope of consulting work also includes inclusion of culturally responsive care in child care and early childhood settings. I work with clients to gain clarity and develop strategies that empower them to reach their goals.
As a parent, it can be frustrating navigating the educational system and understanding the rules and expectations. Selecting higher educational programs can be overwhelming and a headache.
Especially since educators have difficulty with offering culturally appropriate approaches and care. And have difficulty building culturally respective relationships with children and families from diverse backgrounds.
I use a solution focused approached to help clients gain clarity and develop strategies that empower them to reach their goals. As a result of working with me, clients gain clarity and develop strategies and action plans that help them build relationships and reach their goals.
We are an agency that provides residential and community based mental health services to a diverse group of people that live in Hennepin, Dakota, Anoka and Ramsey County. We hired Ann to do a training for our agency on Diversity. Ann has a genuine, approachable and passionate style in presenting. She was engaging and the training was interactive. She approached the topic of privilege, which can illicit discomfort in an audience, in an open and non-threatening manner. She was able to use humor and honestly in sharing her own background and cultural experiences. She led us through powerful exercises that still come up today on our teams. Because those seeds were planted, we continue to challenge ourselves and keep cultural awareness at the forefront of our work. Thank you, Ann,!
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I definitely feel as though I met my Personal Learning Goals! This class was so beneficial and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to take it. I must admit, I was cautious at the beginning if it was going to relate to my life or my students, but I was pleasantly surprised and wrong because I have learned SO much! I have been impacted greatly on the world, different classes and what some of the people in my life are going through. I will continue to use this information as well as pass it on to my assistant so she can better our students as well.
Ann was a great asset to our leadership team as we navigated change and the development of new elements for our preschool program. She helped us think about everything from logistics, marketing, community outreach, staff development, and many, many other important areas. Our time spent with her was always valuable as she helped us develop our own path to success.
Mrs. Ann Dillard is an angel from above who was sent down to save the youth and heal our black families! We love her with every fiber in our bodies!
Ann has the warmth, smarts, courage, and humor to heal relationships. She's committed to nurturing wellness and has a deep respect for her clients' culture and strengths. I've had the pleasure of knowing Ann for over six years and would recommend her to individuals, adolescents, couples, and families. Atlanta is blessed to have this healer in their community!
Ms. Ann has been a grounding force for our son. She is like the giant willow in the yard...flexible, calming, meditative, confident. Thank you for all you have done for him. He misses you! (We all do!) - love from Minnesota
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