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Our Mission

CAREER FULFILLMENT FOR ALL WOMEN.

We help women who are stuck in their work, transition into their ideal career or business with our proven career change system that guarantees they will feel excited for work on Monday.

OUR MISSION

 

CAREER FULFILLMENT
FOR ALL WOMEN.

We help women who are stuck in their work, transition into their ideal career or business with our proven career change system that guarantees they will feel excited for work on Monday.

ABOUT ANNA

Classy Career Girl was founded by Anna Runyan, former corporate consultant turned entrepreneur. Her website was picked as one of Forbes Top 100 Websites For Women and one of Forbes 35 Most Influential Career Sites. She’s been featured on Fox, The Wall Street Journal and People StyleWatch magazine. Anna was nominated as San Diego Magazine’s Woman of the Year and her podcast was named as Yahoo’s 10 Best Podcasts. Anna also serves as a Master Coach at The Muse.

Prior to founding Classy Career Girl in 2010, Anna worked for Booz Allen Hamilton where she spent 8 years managing a client delivery team and managed a $75M annual U.S. Navy budget. She was a Certified Adjunct Instructor at Booz Allen Hamilton and a Professor of Management at DeVry University. She received her MBA from University of California, San Diego and currently lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two daughters.

How I Found My Calling

My life wasn’t always happy and my career hasn’t always been good. I had a lot of stress and overwhelm in my corporate consulting job. I dreaded Mondays…

My dream was…

…to be a happy working mama someday. By 2012 I was starting to gain some confidence because the little blog that I started in 2010 was starting to gain a little bit of website traffic and press requests. I was starting to get confidence and clarity.

I knew I had more potential and more purpose in my life than sitting in a cubicle all day crunching numbers. I just couldn’t find the time to make a change and we were drowning in debt.

I literally worked from sun up to sun down. I felt like there was no way out. Sometimes I would just go to my car and cry during my lunch break. I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up and the stress of doing other people’s jobs was affecting my health.

That’s when I hit rock bottom.

…and created a new plan for my life. I went on a journey to discover more of myself and what career fulfillment was for me. I wasn’t going back to my old way of life. I made a decision to make a change and keep moving forward.

My life really turned around over the next year. I got really serious on what my vision was and what my ideal career was and I created a 90-day plan to make it happen.

That next year was amazing.

We had our first daughter in 2014. I also finally got clear and focused on what my ideal career was and committed to it, which led to my business taking off and being able to quit my day job just 6 weeks after maternity leave started.

I actually built up my business on the side of my day job so that three weeks after I quit, I was flown with my husband and daughter to Brazil for my first international speaking event. I never even dreamed that would be a reality but it was.

My dreams were coming true.

I just wanted to be that happy, working mama. My dream was so simple and that’s me today. We had another daughter in 2018. I love to have the freedom and flexibility to hang out with my daughters whenever I want.

I also have work I absolutely love. I get to help women launch their dream careers and businesses and that makes me so happy that I get to help impact other women every single day.

My dream was…

…to be a happy working mama someday. By 2012 I was starting to gain some confidence because the little blog that I started in 2010 was starting to gain a little bit of website traffic and press requests. I was starting to get confidence and clarity.

I knew I had more potential and more purpose in my life than sitting in a cubicle all day crunching numbers. I just couldn’t find the time to make a change and we were drowning in debt.

I literally worked from sun up to sun down. I felt like there was no way out. Sometimes I would just go to my car and cry during my lunch break. I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up and the stress of doing other people’s jobs was affecting my health.

That’s when I hit rock bottom.

…and created a new plan for my life. I went on a journey to discover more of myself and what career fulfillment was for me (teaching!) I wasn’t going back to my old way of life. I made a decision to make a change and keep moving forward.

My life really turned around over the next year. I got really serious on what my vision was and what my ideal career was and I created a 90-day plan to make it happen.

That next year was amazing.

We had our first daughter, Mila, in 2014. I also finally got clear and focused on what my ideal career was and committed to it, which led to my business taking off and being able to quit my day job after maternity leave.

I actually built up my business on the side of my day job so that three weeks after I quit, I was flown with my husband and daughter to Brazil for my first international speaking event. I never even dreamed that would be a reality but it was.

My dreams were coming true.

I just wanted to be that happy, working mama. My dream was so simple and that’s me today. We had another daughter, Sienna in 2018. So I have two daughters and I love to have the freedom and flexibility to hang out with them whenever I want.

I also have work that I absolutely love. I get to help women launch their dream careers and businesses and that makes me so happy that I get to help impact other women every single day.

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A little bit more about

 

Anna Runyan

(rapid fire style!)

What do you do in your free time?

When I’m not working, you can find me driving my kids around or pushing a kid on a swing at a park. I love traveling and exploring new towns and places with my family as well as reading and listening to podcasts. You can find me pushing the stroller around town with my smoothie and latest podcast download.

Share 3 fun facts about yourself.

1. I can’t get enough sour gummy worms.

2. I’ve got way too many unread books on my bookshelf that I swear I am going to start this weekend.

3. I’m a wife and Pinterest loving mom trying to find balance and enjoy a hot cup of coffee…

Where are you from?

I grew up in Minnesota where I could be found near a lake in the summer or near an ice arena in the winter.

Where are you now?

After 20 years living in San Diego, meeting my husband there, having our two kids and planning to never leave the sunshine, we decided to make a big change and move to Wisconsin to be near family. Any tips for surviving winter, please send our way!

A little bit more about

 

Anna Runyan

(rapid fire style!)

What do you do in your free time?

When I’m not working, you can find me driving my kids around or pushing a kid on a swing at a park. I love traveling and exploring new towns and places with my family as well as reading and listening to podcasts. You can find me pushing the stroller around town with my smoothie and latest podcast download.

Share 3 fun facts about yourself.

1. I can’t get enough sour gummy worms.

2. I’ve got way too many unread books on my bookshelf that I swear I am going to start this weekend.

3. I’m a wife and Pinterest loving mom trying to find balance and enjoy a hot cup of coffee…

Where are you from?

I grew up in Minnesota where I could be found near a lake in the summer or near an ice arena in the winter.

Where are you now?

After 20 years living in San Diego, meeting my husband there, having our two kids and planning to never leave the sunshine, we decided to make a big change after COVID and move to Wisconsin to be near family. Any tips for surviving winter, please send our way!

Our Mission

To help all women find career fulfillment.

Our Vision

For our kids to see their moms loving work and that we teach our kids that work isn’t something to dread. 

Our Why

We believe that each of us has the power to make an impact in the world and make a difference in our careers, businesses and lives.

Our Values

Help first. Never stop learning. Make a difference. Don’t waste time.

Our Mission

To help all women find career fulfillment.

Our Vision

For our kids to see their moms loving work and that we teach our kids that work isn’t something to dread.

OUR WHY

We believe that each of us has the power to make an impact in the world and make a difference in our careers, businesses and lives.

Our Values

Help first. Never stop learning. Make a difference. Don’t waste time.

 

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