Director of Life Management, Canyon Ranch in Tucson
Ann Pardo’s zest, warmth, genius for communication and more than 20 years’ experience in counseling and management make her an exceptionally engaging speaker on subjects ranging from grief to friendship and from women’s spirituality to writing as therapy. Wise, funny and curious, Ann radiates both immense sympathy and professional understanding. She creates a sense of community in any room.
Ann has a master's degree in counseling from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, a bachelor's degree in dance therapy from Columbia College of Chicago and a bachelor's degree in Italian literature from the University of Massachusetts. She is an American Counseling Association approved Clinical Supervisor and certified in gerontology by the same organization.
Ann’s specialty areas include aging, depression, caretaking, spirituality, grief and loss, grief and creativity, dance therapy, body image, addiction, stress management and relationships. A sought-after presenter, Ann is honored with having been invited to serve as a keynote or featured speaker at various conferences, including California Governor’s Conference for Women, Women in Technology, American Counseling Association and Planned Parenthood Association of Chicago.
In addition to being an experienced meditator, negotiator and problem-solver, Ann enjoys Flamenco dance, studying art, and speaking and engaging others in public.