Ann O’Keeffe Rodgers is originally from Washington DC and is currently living in Florida. She has degrees from Washington University, majoring in Spanish and Political Science. Ann has worked in corporations for the majority of her career and is currently a Consultant at the Resolution Center of Jacksonville. Her work involves relating to people from all backgrounds and nationalities, marketing effectively to serve families across a diverse population, manage community outreach, and understand marketing & trends.
Additionally, she has held many volunteer positions and successfully fundraised for various community organizations, including Hope Springs Florida, Inc., which she co-founded. Ann brings with her a long history and understanding of family dynamics, professional consulting and relationship building. She is ready to shift gears to a more mission driven type of work, especially one based around children’s and parent’s rights and relationships.
Ann is the mother of 4 and lives with her husband in northeast Florida. Tragically she lost her children, including a special needs child with autism, at an early age to a high conflict divorce. It is through this loss that her interest in supporting organizations that focus on children’s issues began. By joining the Epiphany Awaits team, Ann will have the opportunity to use her skills and experiences to make a difference in the lives of parents and children around the globe.
“When there is no human hope, there is that hope that carries us forward, humble, simple—but it gives a joy, at times a great joy, at times only of peace, but the security that hope does not disappoint: hope doesn’t disappoint.”
I was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL and graduated from UNF with Building Construction Degree, while playing on the tennis team. I worked for an apartment development company as an owners representative, when I discerned to become a Franciscan friar missionary in NYC, taking care of the poor, guiding individuals in coaching and spiritual direction, and traveling the world giving retreats. I left religious life to study to be a diocesan priest for the Diocese of St. Augustine and earned my philosophy degree and Masters of Divinity at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary. I am currently a life coach for anything from A to Z.
My passion starts in helping individuals “before you fall apart” to “thriving in life’s personal purpose for you”, which covers spiritual, physical, and mental health; life goals; marriage and family; relationships in general; ADHD; addictions; phobias; emotional and behavioral management; vocational and career discernment. Basically, my view is, if you have a problem, let’s solve it before you fall apart and start working together to take control of your life, in order to thrive.
“The only way that we can live is if we grow. The only way we can grow is if we change. The only way we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we are exposed is if we throw ourselves into the open... Life is more exciting when things are uncertain. Uncertainty teaches resilience, and resilience gives me the awareness I need to become my best self."
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