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Navigate Forward Passes the Torch to New Owner, Anne Sample

Minneapolis, MN – Navigate Forward, a consulting firm that works with executives in transition, announces the sale of the firm to Anne deBruin Sample.  Anne takes the helm from Founders, Teresa Daly and Mary Kloehn, who opened the firm in early 2008.  Sample is a seasoned business leader who has held the top HR and Strategy roles at PepsiAmericas, Thrivent Financial and most recently, Caribou Coffee.

“Anne is the perfect person to carry on the legacy of Navigate Forward“, says Teresa Daly, Co-Founder.  “She is committed to continuing the high-touch, custom approach that has set Navigate Forward apart in the market.  Anne also shares our values around giving back to the community, which has been a cornerstone of the Navigate Forward brand.  With her deep knowledge of the work we do, Anne will bring solid leadership to guide the future direction of the firm.  We are thrilled to have her step into this role and look forward to her success.”

As the new owner, Sample says, “Navigate Forward has emerged as the premier firm for high quality, customized executive transition services.  I’m excited about working with an exemplary team of consultants and look forward to taking the firm forward to the next horizon.”

Anne holds an MBA from the University of Toledo and a BS from Ohio State University.  Active in the community, Anne is the former Board Chair for Light of Hope and School for Girls in Kenya and volunteers for Opportunity International, ACES and Habitat for Humanity. Anne has been recognized as a Women in Business Industry Leader by the Minneapolis/St Paul Business Journal.  She serves on the Board of Directors of MyMeds, a MN based healthcare startup.  A frequent speaker at HR professional organizations and conferences, Anne is often asked to share her approach on leadership, culture, and strategic HR thinking. Anne is also an active member of HREC, an organization serving senior level HR Executives in Minnesota.

Navigate Forward offers services to executives who are currently in transition or planning change in the future, helping them find their passion, find their path, and find their place back in the business community. Since its inception in 2008, the company has worked with more than 1,200 clients and 300 companies in multiple industries.  Its global reach spans 21 states and 5 countries including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, and Singapore. Navigate Forward is strongly committed to philanthropy and gives 3-5 percent of annual revenue to charity. The company is located in the Loring Corners building at 1624 Harmon Place in Minneapolis.  For more information, please visit www.navigateforward.com or call 612-486-5551.

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