Annalisa is a professional performance coach, changing lives from fearful to fearless.
Annalisa performed regularly at Carols by Candlelight, Orchestra Victoria, Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, in Phantom of the Opera, My Fair Lady, Spirit of Celt and many other shows. She ran a professional production company touring many more shows, and now coaches countless people in performance, confidence and successful mindsets across a variety of industries.
Annalisa Kerrigan grew up on a horse farm outside Melbourne then chose music as a profession.
She travelled the world for 20 years as an internationally acclaimed soprano before retiring when she turned 40.
Her successes were constant, performing with every major Symphony Orchestra in Australia, being contracted to ABC Classics and Universal - regularly performing on radio, television and throughout Europe, Asia and Australasia to sold out shows and standing ovations. In the background, she ran a wholesale theatrical production company, touring shows throughout the Australian region and major cities. Her experience was second to none, working in the recording, live theatre, promotion, marketing, production and creative spaces.
She went on to teach in Melbourne, before realising how many people needed performance coaching - something she is uniquely qualified to do. While she still teaches music as a part time hobby, her real contribution is now in performance coaching for others desiring to do better in their chosen fields.
Working in the equine industry and meeting young musicians all the time in her performing and teaching career, she saw how people often felt that they weren't good enough to succeed in their chosen field. She saw the messaging in their language, the apologies, the fear, the feeling of inadequacy that were holding these people back.
When Annalisa was young, she found herself a gifted but terrified student of music. Her nerves and lack of confidence held her back. A colleague that had just won the world championship in Lacrosse suggested she work with a sports psychologist, Professor Charlie Osborne at Monash University, in the art of mindset for performance.
Her mindset, in due course, changed.
Whether she was performing for 100,000 people, or 10, on national television or for a local concert, she always felt absolutely at home on stage. Calm, in control, happy, joyful, enthusiastic, and completely ready.
There was never any question of "am I good enough", because, after the work with Charlie, she simply knew she was. The hard work that went with it was possible because, in Annalisa's mind, there was never any doubt she could sing at the level she wanted to sing at - world class classical and musical theatre.
When Annalisa turned 40, she decided she had had enough of treading the boards, and she returned to the world of horses in which she grew up.
She went to train in a different technique than that used by Professor Osborne, known as The Richards Trauma Process - a form of hypnotherapy that is used to calm people after traumatic experiences. It helps people go from a state of flight, freeze, fight, depression or please and into a state of calm. It also introduces to a person the concept of the future self - one which is what that person desires to be, minus all the negative back talk that had been ingrained in their past thinking.
Her interest in Part Therapy - the skill of knowing which part of our minds are in control at any one time became equally relevant, and she is now able to understand and train people out of the world of self sabotage, became even more relevant.
She realised the three techniques worked together in a unique, powerful way to help people achieve their dreams, just as she did throughout her career.
Annalisa went on to form her own coaching technique, that combines all of these techniques and more to get people moving where they are stuck. Her particular interest in music and horses allows her to work with anyone in these fields, but also people who feel stuck, depressed, stressed, grieving or traumatised.
She helps people achieve their best lives, without fear.