Dr Anne Whitehouse is an author, a PhD scientist turned life alchemist and confidence expert. Above all, she is a passionate empowerer of women, dedicated to helping them achieve their full potential by releasing the conditioning and traumas that block their success and damage wellbeing.
Anne studied at Jesus College, Cambridge University, graduating a scholar and multiple prize-winner with a first class honours degree in Natural Sciences. She won the 1990 Royal Charter Prize awarded by the Institute of Metals, as the top metallurgy graduate in the UK, then went on to obtain a PhD in Metal Matrix Composites and an EPSRC post-doctoral research fellowship. By 1996 she was a high-flying University Lecturer in Mechanics of Materials at a leading university’s Engineering Department.
In this environment, she came up against the ‘Boys’ Club’, struggled with confidence and suffered stress, anxiety and burnout, which ultimately caused her to leave her scientific career. Instead of giving up, she embarked on a quest to understand what had caused her extreme reaction in a career for which she was eminently qualified.
After 20 years of research, applying her scientific approach to the subconscious world, and working with many professional women who had gone through similar experiences, Anne developed a six-key, ground-breaking code for aspirational women to unlock profound confidence by breaking free of old limitations set by the patriarchal systems encoded into our psyche. This life-changing process is described in her impactful new book published by Rethink Press called “Pull Back Your Power”, which offers techniques to release women from the hidden subconscious restraints that continue to sabotage their wellbeing and block success, despite the freedoms of the 21st century.
Anne believes that women are being subtly undermined by the legacy of their disempowered past. The further they pull away from traditional roles, the more internal conflict is created. This is the hidden factor responsible for stress, lack of confidence, burnout and imposter syndrome, and the reason why equal opportunities policies have failed to deliver the diversity results hoped for. When women are freed from this, they achieve more, without the personal cost so many experience at the moment.