Ann Bowers

Ann is President of Llumos, LLC, a Washington, DC-based women’s owned small consulting firm serving global senior leaders in public and private organizations and nonprofits.

With over 18 years as a consultant and coach to business and community leaders, Ann focuses on identifying and igniting the capabilities of top-tier leadership. An Ironman triathlete with a doctorate in psychology and an MBA, she knows what it takes to perform at the highest levels. Her unique blend of psychology and business lends important insight into the human factors that make top businesses results possible. Ann helps to close the gaps between potential and performance primarily through organizational reviews, talent assessments (for selection and development), team development, change management facilitation, talent planning, and executive coaching. High energy, direct, and goal-focused, Ann is an effective partner in pushing beyond today’s challenges to achieve audacious goals.

Ann believes long-term business success is achieved when the right people are in the right roles, and are developed, nurtured, and prepared for future success. Part psychologist, part businessperson, and part provocateur, Ann will push systems and conventional thinking of leaders to ‘up their game’ in order to land and keep the very best talent. She helps clients build talent processes that are inclusive, innovative, and nimble – all necessary to remain competitive in today’s fierce, global talent marketplace. The result is organizations with higher levels of engagement, better business results, and strong, lasting leadership.

Using a stakeholder-centered approach in coaching, Ann taps into information from the client and her critical relationships to understand strengths and areas for change. A “practical theorist,” Ann helps clients discover patterns that drive behavior, and then helps them set actionable goals for creating sustained, positive change. The result is leaders who are significantly more confident, capable, and successful in their leadership. She is also known for her zeal for an integrated life, where self-care is a natural part of work success. In combination with leadership goals, Ann encourages her coaching clients to set goals for health and wellness to cultivate greater leadership staying power.

All of Ann’s clients appreciate the candor, energy, empathy, accountability, and humor she brings to her engagements.


Ann holds a BA in Psychology with High Distinction from the University of Michigan. She earned her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, while concomitantly completing an MBA, all from Widener University. She is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and Georgia. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Consulting Psychology, the US Women’s Chamber of Commerce, the Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology, and the National Association for Italian-American Women. She is also involved with several civic and community associations, and currently serves on the DC Advisory Board for Back on My Feet.

Certifications, Honors, and Awards:

Ann is a certified Hogan Assessment administrator and has deep expertise in a myriad of tools for assessing and developing individuals and organizations. In addition, she has completed the Coaches Training Institute and The Johnson & Johnson’s Human Performance Institute’s Corporate Athlete program.

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