About Aneta ThinkOfAll* (formerly Anita Hermesch)
* Name change made so last name embodies my work promoting conscious thoughtfulness via a
mental shift from self-based thinking to 'I Need to Think Of All' when making a choice or decision.
Aneta's career spans 25 years in the corporate world where she worked, primarily, in the telecom industry e.g. 12 years at AT&T and Sprint. She also worked at many Fortune 500 companies within other industries e.g. IT, financial services, and biotech. She is a seasoned trainer, facilitator, consultant, speaker, and author.
When 9/11 happened in New York City, Aneta experienced an emotionally tragic event that she later began referring to it as her 'personal 9/11'. Parallel to this event, she saw three men actually fall to their death because of their UNconscious choices!
After these 'personal 9/11' events happened, Aneta developed a heightened awareness of how frequently people talk about how 'something happened'. Realizing a 'thing' is a tangible item like a cell phone or a computer, Aneta shifted from seeing the news as 'something that happened' to seeing whatever happened - whether it is a good or bad event e.g. a crime - as an external result caused by an internal choice.
This heightened awareness launched her intense 10-year research effort to develop a simple way that everyone can use to make thoughtful choices and decisions. Her research is an extension of the work of Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Herbert Simon, who studied how people make decisions. In summary, his research revealed that people make decisions based on self-interest whether the motive is saintly, sinful, or for a normal reason. Simply put, we do what we do to get our needs/desires met. Sadly, sometimes, selfish choices are made that hurt others e.g.abuse, injustice, violence.
Combining the findings of Dr. Simon with over 10 years of her own research compiled from sources such as Harvard, brain-compatible learning techniques, etc. plus usage of her business process improvement skills and expertise from 25 years in the business world, Aneta developed several workshops that provide ways for people to be more aware of their choices and understand the importance and impact of their choices and decisions in others in their personal, professional, and social lives.
Aneta is a member of ASTD-LA, American Society of Training and Development, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Violence Prevention Coalition-Greater Los Angles, End Abuse-Long Beach, and Greater Los Angeles Writers Society. She has held many leadership positions in community service organizations and served in an elected position as precinct councilwoman. She has also served on the board of OC-SAPN, Orange County Substance Abuse Prevention Network. Most recently, she partners with socially conscious activists and organizations to proactively each do what can be done to promote respectfulness in our diversified communities and world.