Ann Fischer coaches and consults with managers and leaders from for-profit and non-profit settings. She is also an adjunct lecturer in Management at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), where she instructs in the MBA, Executive MBA and Executive Education programs. In her teaching, consulting and coaching, Ann aims to create a collaborative learning experience that elevates her clients' awareness, presence and impact in the workplace.


Through her 25 years of working with an array of individuals and organizations, Ann has developed a solid handle on different kinds of people, their role demands, and their interests and agendas.

  • Ann has worked with managers and executives from a range of industries and cultures:
    • Working with clients from financial services, telecommunication, pharmaceutical, entrepreneurial, health care, legal services, technology, consulting, retail, government, manufacturing, service, and the arts.
    • Co-directing and teaching an intensive Executive MBA leadership course at the Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands for several years.
    • Designing and instructing for the Penn-Industrial and Commercial Bank of China executive education program.


  • Ann has coached and instructed at all management levels, within established programs and by creating new avenues to meet demands. For example:
    • Establishing an executive coaching component for St. Joseph’s University’s Executive MBA program, where she coached on leadership development for 5 years.
    • Creating a group coaching approach, Leadership Circle, to meet the needs of senior-level directors seeking support and direction in facing challenges in their organization.

Prior to her position at Wharton, Ann was a member of the Management faculty and Director of the Management Communication Program at the University of North Carolina (UNC) business school, where she directed and taught programs for MBA, Executive MBA, and Master of Accounting students and with Executive Education. Before her UNC appointment, she was the assistant director of the Management Communication Center at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Diagnostic Tools


Ann is experienced in using an array of diagnostic tools and assessments, including:

  • Myers-Briggs (certified)
  • Censeo 360 Leadership Survey
  • Leadership Practice Inventory
  • Leadership/Impact
  • Kolb’s Learning Style Inventory
  • FIRO-B (Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation)
  • Kipnis-Schmidt influence strategies survey (POIS)
  • Thomas-Kilmann conflict instrument.