Anna Von Essen

Founder at Vessel Strategy & Consulting
Neighborhood: West Seattle


During more than a decade in the nonprofit and social service fields, Annie Von Essen has worked as a social worker, counselor, communications manager, fundraiser and project manager. She holds an MSW and an MPA from University of Washington’s School of Social Work and Evan’s School of Public Affairs, respectively. In her current coaching and consulting practice, Vessel Strategy & Consulting, she supports nonprofit and small business leaders, creative entrepreneurs and artists, who seek to live and work with balance, passion and grace. She is invested in helping individuals and organizations carry out powerful visions. She currently works with organizations to bring successful community and organizational change to fruition. Annie offers a series of sessions supporting individuals and organizations to decrease stress in their work and live from a place of joy and presence. Annie serves on the board of Arts Corps in Seattle Washington. She is a part of the national facilitation team for the Youth Action Project at the White Privilege Conference, an annual anti-racism conference.

Please ask me about: stress in the workplace, community engagement, gardening, artist housing