Leveraging Perspicaciousness with Anne Wicks

Deb SoholtInfluential She Podcast

This episode features the High Leverage Practice of Perspicaciousness with Anne Wicks. A national champion volleyball player from Stanford and now part of the George W. Bush Institute, Anne gets into how difficult it is to be perspicacious with chaos in the world.  When events and connections are almost too much to take in, rising to curiosity can provide focus and a way forward.   Sharing “We’re all getting kicked in the teeth”, Anne highlights the togetherness of our  world, and how humility and stopping to think can help us connect the dots of our own experiences. 

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Anne Wicks is Director of the Ann Kimball Johnson Education Reform Center at the Bush Institute, where she develops and oversees the policy, research, and engagement work of the Education Reform team.  Her experience includes being Associate Dean at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education, supporting Dean Karen Symms Gallagher in the launch of Ednovate Charter Schools, and management roles at Teach for America, the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, and Stanford University.  She is involved in many education focused boards in Dallas and Texas statewide.

Anne holds a B.A. in American Studies and a M.A. in Education from Stanford University.  Additionally she has a M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.  A former captain of Stanford’s women’s volleyball team, she was part of three national championship teams, two as a player and one as an assistant coach.  She’s also a mom to one son and lives in Dallas.