Annie Ricci


I began coaching clients in 2011 and founded Annie Ricci Coaching, LLC (Formerly Growing Edges Coaching) at that time. I live in Northwest Montana with my husband and 10 year-old son.

Having lived the first 14 years of my life in a small farming community in Iowa, I moved to Montana, and then to Washington, and then to Alaska (then back to Washington) and then to Western Massachusetts. Then I moved back to Washington and am now back in Montana. Whew! That’s a lot of moving (for some).

Each of those moves was precipitated by Big Change:

  • My parents’ divorce and job changes
  • The start of college (and dropping out of college) 
  • The end of a couple of long term relationships
  • Getting laid off from a GE company due to HQ relocating
  • Starting college again (and then going to graduate school, too)
  • Starting my own business(es)
  • Getting married and having a baby
Getting from where I was to where I am has been a journey of discovery… …a discovery of my passions, my superpowers, and my kryptonite. I was uncertain, scared, and lacked the confidence that I had what it took to get where I wanted to go. Sometimes I didn’t know where that was. Along the way, I discovered my inner strengths, my values, and who my anchors were. Now, I am passionate about helping you transform your life too. I create a safe space for you to explore, free from judgment or expectation. I help you create the life you want and help you step into your authentic self.

Education and Credentials

Playing Big Facilitator Training by Tara Mohr, Author of Playing Big

International Coach Federation – Master Certified Coach

Smith College, Northampton MA – Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude

Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma WA – Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MT