About Aneta ThinkOfAll* (formerly Anita Hermesch)
* Name change made so last name embodies her work promoting conscious thoughtfulness via a mental shift from self-based thinking to 'I Need to Think Of All' when making a choice.
Aneta's career spans over 25 years in the corporate world where she worked, primarily, in the telecom industry 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, analyst, consultant, speaker, and author.
When 9/11 happened in NYC, Aneta experienced an emotionally tragic event that she later began referring to it as her 'personal 9/11'. Parallel to this event in her own life, she saw three men actually fall to their death because of UNconscious choices made by each of them! Needless to say, those choices affected not only themselves and their immediate families, but also co-workers, extended families, friends, etc as is the case with any tragedy when innocent victims are killed....thus the name 'personal 911'.
After her 'personal 9/11' event happened, Aneta developed a heightened awareness of how frequently people talk about how something happened. Realizing a thing is a tangible item e.g. a phone or computer, Aneta shifted from seeing the news as something that happened to seeing whatever event happened - whether it is a good or bad event - as an external result caused by an internal choice.
This heightened awareness launched a 10-year research effort to develop a simple way that literally 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, selfish choices are made that hurt others e.g. crimes of any kind, 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, and a multitude of resources on this topic plus usage of her business process improvement skills and expertise from over 25 years in the business world, Aneta developed various workshops that provide ways for people to be more aware of their choices and understand the importance and impact of their choices and decisions on themselves as well as on others in their personal, professional, and social lives.
Aneta is a member of Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Violence Prevention Coalition - Greater Los Angeles, and End Abuse - Long Beach. 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 who are proactively working in their respective areas to promote respectfulness in our diversified communities.