Anne Ricketts founded Lighthouse Communications in 2013 after seeing the need at many Bay Area companies with a heavy international workforce for English as a second language and communication skills training. Anne has taught workshops at many of the top tech companies in the world. She was asked to be a speaker at Facebook Tech Women’s Day, and has coached executives for big keynote speeches at conferences such as TED and SXSW. Anne is also a communication coach for the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Anne grew up in the Bay Area, and attended the University of California at Davis where she majored in Italian. Indulging her passion for world travel, Anne spent several years studying and teaching English in Florence. In 2004, Ricketts moved back to San Francisco and earned a Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Upon graduation, she received a position as an English teacher at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where she taught English to students from all over the world. Outside of the classroom, Anne helped Academy of Art build its first cross country and track teams while she served as the distance coach.