Who Is Anne

Author, Speaker and Coach

I’m passionate about seeing women, succeed in life and reach their full potential.

Who Is Anne

Counsellor. Coach. Author. Speaker.

Passionately supporting women to succeed in life and reach their full potential.


You can't change the past, but you can learn how to live without it affecting daily life.

Many people struggle to process trauma on their own and it can impact your life in so many unexpected ways.

As an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (Approved Medicare Provider) I offer a safe space for people who’ve struggled with domestic violence, sexual assault, life & health changes, grief and loss to tell their story and receive personalised counselling.

With over 30 years experience and using evidence based therapies I help men & women move forward with strength and resilience, so they live free from fear and full of hope.

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I love to Coach others! I have been coaching, counselling and mentoring people for most of my career, and my focus is simple - to help women become really clear about their life goals and help them plan and take steps to achieving those goals.

My personal motto is “Do More & Be More” and when you meet me, you will see that is how I live my life.  I also gave myself the title of “Personal Change Maker”. I have personally changed my life so much that I now help others to change theirs.

My coaching modalities include using a process I know works, as it's the one I used on myself in my own life, and it’s helped me to achieve my goals and dreams thus far.

I offer a range of services to help you achieve your goals. 1-1 Coaching and Group Programs. I also run an occasional FREE Webinar where I share my knowledge to help women begin their own unique personal development journey.

I'm also a Neuro Change Institute Practitioner and believe their evidence based training principles truly help people transform their lives. 

If you are ready to step into your personal power, book a call.

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With my background as a Social Worker, Social Researcher, University Lecturer, Author and Mentor I am often asked to speak about my life and career to inspire others. My key message is that it’s never too late to set an alternate life path, and create goals and dreams for yourself.

I have spoken at conferences, women’s groups, service clubs, schools, and community events and everywhere in between. I’ve learned over the years that its doesn’t matter whether you live a life with adversity or you are living the ‘perfect life’, everyone needs something in their life that gives them feelings of joy, and fulfillment for them to be happy. 

"You can set your own life's course, set your own goals and be the person you want to be"


I am very proud to have authored many academic journal articles and book chapters, but I am particularly proud of my two published books and my PhD.

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I Ruined My Life...Or So They Said, is my memoir of growing up an ‘ordinary girl’ in Queensland in the 1970’s and my journey to becoming the woman I am today, despite the odds being against me.  Published in 2020.

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Big Hairy Audacious Goal, is about Achieving Your Deepest Desires Before It’s Too Late. It’s about those one or two big goals we dream of, you know the ones - that both scare and excite us at the same time.  In this book I discuss how to achieve those goals now, rather than looking back with regret that you possibly never even tried to reach them!

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Enhancing Foster Carers’ Training and Professionalism, research findings from North Queensland, Australia. Lambert Academic Publishing. Saarbrücken, Germany. BUTCHER, A. (2009) 

New Book Out Now

Big Hairy Audacious Goal

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My Story

I consider myself an ordinary woman who grew up and lived in a small town in central Queensland. I experienced early childhood adversity, a traumatic adolescence surrounded by negative messaging, social stigmas innuendo and destructive gossip.

I married early and had 3 children at a young age. One day when I was mopping the floor around the age of 23 I had the niggling feeling that there must be more to life than this. 

I was a wife and mother and I loved my family, but I didn’t know who I was anymore. I didn’t know what my personal goals or dreams were, I just knew I felt I had another purpose that I was yet to discover.

My story is one where I found my inner resilience and used it to achieve goals which I would never have thought possible.

Here’s What Others
Have Said About Anne

Anne is an insatiable learner with a servant’s heart. Her wealth of knowledge combined with her passion to help others is her Superpower.

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Janelle Johnston

Anne’s life has been of service as a professional Social Worker, Life Coach for Women and now as an Author and motivational speaker.

She has a natural warmth, charm and humor, and holds a passion for supporting women to achieve goals beyond their wildest dreams. Dr Anne Butcher is generous with her sharing of deeply personal and difficult truths, to make a profound impact with others. I feel fortunate to know her. - Karen Jacobsen, The GPS Girl®

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Karen Jacobson

Having had the opportunity to experience Anne in action and hear her speak, I have been witness to her commanding, yet warm and gentle presence and approach in engaging and inspiring her audience.

If you are looking for a motivational and inspirational speaker for any age group, look no further than Anne. We can all take life lessons from Dr Anne Butcher.

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Angela M

Since working with Anne I have razor sharp clarity and working with Anne has helped me understand the pathway. I have a much stronger sense of myself, and my values, so I know a lot more about why I am here and what I am here to achieve.

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Alex C

Anne helps people to reach goals. Her ability to counsel and coach is a perfect compliment. She will help you achieve whatever goals lie inside you. She tailors things to meet people where they are at, and if there’s a gap there - she is meeting the gap. She’s the person for me.

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