ABOUT annie

Annie in Estes Park, CO

Annie in Estes Park, CO

Annie is a trained facilitator that supports collaborative problem-solving in times of ever-increasing complexity. As Albert Einstein articulated, “we cannot solve problems from the same thinking we used to create them”. 

Using a framework called the Collaborative Operating System (COS), Annie designs win-win strategic plans for collaborative networks, coalitions, campaigns, workshops, conferences and meetings.

Annie lives in Boulder, CO with her fiancé. Annie prioritizes slowing down, balancing the yin and the yang, non-linear thinking, regenerative models, and transparency. Learn more at thecos.org.


The Brand

What's in a name?

Annie originally planned on naming her first-born child Ahavah. Once it came time to name her first business, it felt fitting to use it. The word conjures ideas of love and connection, and especially called to Annie since it contains her initials in it not just once, but twice. And, it's a playful palindrome!

Annie's friend, Drew Litowitz, crafted this logo years ago, long before Annie understood how to articulate what she does, and why. Through the magic of collaboration they managed to communicate beyond words, and he created a symbol that fully represents what Annie's business has evolved into  - using connection to mold the future. 

The Logo  

"Intersecting lines occasionally connect at dotted junctures. These “dots” imply a sense of interconnectivity, motion and kinetic energy. 

The incomplete nature of the mark alludes to a future that is in the process of being built, and a group of people working together to build it."

Design and concept by Drew Litowitz