Ann Chao Sheu

Ann Sheu is a business coach dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and leadership teams experience the transformative power of EOS (the Entrepreneurial Operating System) to generate powerful results while experiencing a better balance of life. Ann trains, coaches, and facilitates leadership teams to implement EOS, combining proven business principles with practical, real-world tools to accelerate growth, drive meaningful outcomes, improve organizational health, and create a high-performance organization.

Prior to becoming an EOS implementer, Ann spent nearly 15 years helping organizations and communities systemically and permanently improve, first as a business consultant, then as a corporate and employment attorney, and later as a litigator at the District Attorney’s office. Now, these experiences, paired with the EOS methodology, provide a wealth of tools and perspectives to aid entrepreneurs wherever they are in their entrepreneurial journey.

Ann is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management, a Master of Arts in Alternative Dispute Resolution, and a Juris Doctor from Dedman School of Law. She was a Sarah T. Hughes Scholar, Champion of the SMU 2L Moot Court Competition, and Regional Champion of the Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition. Upon graduation from law school, she was invited into the National Order of the Barristers.

Passionate about service and philanthropy, Ann has been actively involved with numerous local, national, and international service, community, and professional organizations. She has been a volunteer for the Genesis Women’s Shelter and a counselor for a national suicide and crisis hotline. She helped raise over $160k for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Bryan’s House, Project Night Night, and the March of Dimes. Ann is also a Founding Board Member of ATG and has also served terms as Director of Fundraising, Secretary, and Ambassador.

Ann is determined to live in the Empowerment Dynamic (from the Power of TED) as much as possible and loves challenging others to do the same. She enjoys yoga, scuba diving, and traveling with her husband Sunny and their son Ethan.

What does going Against The Grain mean to you? “Living authentically and wholeheartedly, and challenging others to do the same.”

Quote to live by: “There is no greater threat to the critics and cynics and fearmongers than those of us who are willing to fall because we have learned how to rise.  With skinned knees and bruised hearts; we choose owning our stories of struggle, over hiding, over hustling, over pretending.  When we deny our stories, they define us.  When we run from struggle, we are never free.  So we turn toward truth and look it in the eye.  We will not be characters in our stories.  Not villains, not victims, not even heroes.  We are the authors of our lives.  We write our own daring endings.  We craft love from heartbreak, compassion from shame, grace from disappointment, courage from failure.  Showing up is our power.  Story is our way home. Truth is our song.  We are the brave and brokenhearted.  We are rising strong.” –Brené Brown
Sign: Sagittarius/Boar
Passionate about:

Fostering deep and meaningful relationships with family & friends, exploring the world, cooking, spreading the beauty of R.I.E. and the peace it brings, practicing yoga, sharing my Asian culture, scuba diving and rock climbing, helping entrepreneurs get more of what they want from their businesses, cultivating wholehearted communities, and challenging myself and others to live in the Empowerment Dynamic

Favorite food: Pastas, fries, ice cream
Can’t live without: My family
Color Personality: Solid Gold & Curious Green

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