About the author

About An Coppens, author of Leading the boss in the mirror

An Coppens is the Chief Game Changer at Gamification Nation Ltd, where the vision is to make business and learning more fun and engaging. She is an award winning business coach, learning & development professional, author and speaker.

With Gamification Nation, An offers consulting services and online learning programs to assist organisations with creating lasting experiences customers remember, by applying game psychology and game design techniques to non-game situations. She was recently ranked in the top 100 gamification consultants and innovators of 2013 with her Twitter alter ego @GamificationNat.

She is the author of ‘Leading the boss in the mirror’, a book, which teaches people smart and practical ways to reduce their stress levels. Her book ‘Leading the boss in the mirror’ was written with stressed executives and individuals in mind. In the book she shares 15 years of client work and personal experience on how to deal with stress and re-introduce moments of calm back into your schedule.

She was a guest expert contributor on the RTE (Irish television) show ‘How long will you live since it’s pilot series and continued to contribute throughout all following series. Her clients nominated her for the European Coaching Achievement Award and proved to the European Coaching Institute that they had achieved lasting benefits from working with An as their coach.

She speaks and trains on the topics of gamification for entrepreneurs and learning, work life balance and leadership with passion and inspiration at conferences and in corporate settings. The feedback given at these events ranges from inspirational to making a tangible difference.

She has worked with 100’s of business owners, high achievers and corporate employees to achieve a new level of skill in business development, mind-set, leadership and more.

She originally started B/Right Business Coaching in Cork, Ireland to bring big business change knowledge to the small business sector, because prior to this venture An had worked with Xigma Management Consultants, Philips Electronics and Arthur Andersen Business Consulting, where she had learned big business strategies for both project management and change management. She holds a BA (Hon) in International Marketing and languages from Dublin City University and an MBA from the Open University Business School in the UK.

An is a prolific reader and will seek out further development with mentors and thought leaders worldwide to enhance her skills and improve her services for clients. She holds business and life coaching qualifications from the UK, USA, Australia and Ireland and is qualified as master practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming. She is currently studying towards a diploma in game design and has recently added gamification design expert to her qualifications.

She became the go-to person for business start-ups, business growth and work/life balance and worked extensively with clients from the Cork city and county enterprise boards as well as Enterprise Ireland.

In 2010 An took on the new challenge of becoming an internal training consultant for the media industry with a position in Modern Times Group, a broadcasting group headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with the largest geographical footprint in commercial radio, television and online TV. She quickly proved her capabilities by winning the Rookie Award in Modern Services with her Strengths Based Leadership training.

Contact An Coppens


E:mail: an.coppens@ancoppens.com

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