I have always written and read. My first journal had a little lock to keep my secret thoughts. The latter are filled with images. As a child, I spent much of my time in the library and as an adult, I lived in a library. We joked and said we had a direct distribution from Adlibris (the Swedish version of Amazon) to our home. Those books are all gone, replaced with a continuous flow of e-books, as we now live on a sailboat.

Later in life, I wrote academic reports based on the research project I was involved in. I was close to getting a PhD, but at the last minute I luckily found what would become my career path in life, coaching.

The urge to start writing about my long coaching experience came when my husband and I crossed the Pacific Ocean. We were in our first atoll, Kauehi, in French Polynesia; the Maramu wind blew so strongly that we did not dare to leave the boat. I felt it was a good time to start writing what became my legacy.

Leading from Joy

This book will give you a roadmap on how you can handle the most common and major internal challenges we all will meet. The challenges are presented with a raising energy level, based on Professor David Hawkins’ work on levels of consciousness. 

You will learn

·  How to transform yourself through 9 inner challenges
·  11 real case studies from coaching CEOs
·  An easy step-by-step guide with 60 coaching practices
·  A sequence with where to start in your unique case
·  What lies beyond courage – the levels of consciousness
· A mindset that welcomes change and challenges as opportunities
·  Inner strength and awareness to cope with new challenges
·  The keys to becoming a team and creating a harmonious system
· References both to academic science, the new sciences and spirit.

Are you curious and want to quickly find out your inner challenge?
Send an e-mail to Anna and let her know, and you will get a test in a short reply.

Testimonials from Readers

Reading this book is a JOY! A must-read for any leader experiencing change and transition
Anna is a deep expert in both coaching and leadership. Her ability to bring the worlds together and create enough structure to support growth and development, whilst allowing enough space for the journey to be truly yours is powerful and expresses the master level of coaching.

I highly recommend this book to every leader, coach, or someone interested in personal development. Anna Eriksson is not only delivering important knowledge, but also a spirit of joy and magic. When you start reading you just can’t put the book away. Thank you. 

Well laid out, accessible coaching toolkit, filled with a variety of practices for CEOs and Leaders
Anna’s book is very well structured, providing an accessible, step-by-step approach to a broad range of executive coaching topics, covering open-ended questions, archetypes, impulse control and listening skills, to name but a few……it finesses the explanation of the Journey of the Way of Being of a senior C-Suite leader eloquently, with a great summary at the end of each chapter, containing reflective open questions for you to take action on. 
It’s a step-by-step, accessible coaching toolkit, containing literally every facet of your Being and Self Awareness to reflect upon in your own leadership journey and to grow, and is really an excellent coaching tool – I highly recommend this book as an ongoing self-development tool, and will certainly be referring my clients to it also…

Must-read for all authentic CEOs
As one of the pioneers within the self-development and coaching industry in Sweden, Anna is taking us on a journey with the aim to close the gap of our conditioning that holds us back from joy. Once this is accomplished, we can truly live a life of self-leadership and joy.
This book is a life legacy and no matter where you are currently in your journey, you will find this book to be a unique gem. With a compassionate and direct voice, Anna is showing the way of resolving any physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual blockages that we may encounter on the path to self-realization. A must-read for anyone that wishes to lead from an authentic place of love and serenity.

Here You Can Order Leading from Joy
Apple Books
Or at Amazon in Sweden if you are a Scandinavian who wants a hardcover or paperback. 
Now also at Adlibris.

Reflections and Photos from the Other Side of the Earth.
A Play Project by a Sailor and Coach. 

This new writing project came to me just when the winter in New Zealand had started (June). 
I had long wanted to include and do something with all the photos I am constantly taking. 
When we did sail over the Pacific, I did choose a photo from the day to which I wrote a small reflection. Here you can see the result. I liked that format and decided to do something similar. I was also curious to see what would come without planning anything in advance. Pretty quickly I also decided to release one season at a time.

This is a year when we are in New Zealand. At the end of May 2023, we will start sailing back to Europe, a journey that will take around 1,5 years. So, this with short daily reflections fits perfectly right now in my life. It also nourishes my overall question: what will this kind of life shift and journey do to me? 
So here we are, Winter and Spring are already out there. Summer and Autumn will come. 
These series are only e-books, you find them at