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Dr Anna Waters

Managing Director & Psychologist

A bit about me…

No two minds are alike and each client’s uniqueness is what keeps Anna passionate about the work that she does. In her spare time, Anna loves spending time with her family and two young daughters, doing anything sporty, seeing friends, watching the performing arts and travelling.

About Anna


Anna Waters is a Managing Director and Psychologist working with leading performing artists, elite athletes, Paralympic sports, business professionals, clinicians and members of the public.

Anna has over 15 years of experience working as a Psychologist and is in demand presenting at academic conferences. She heads up the Performing Arts Service within Chimp Management. Anna excels at delivering keynotes and workshops across a broad range of clients from investment banks, to national television companies and even opening the Getahead festival in July 2018.

People fascinate Anna and she is committed to working with individuals and organisations to help them to gain insight into how their minds work and develop the emotional skills to be able to manage their minds effectively. She enables clients to be able to get the best out of themselves and their organisations, leading to improved happiness, success and confidence across all areas of their lives.

Nominated Charity

National Yout Art Trust

Areas of Expertise

• Optimizing human performance
• Resilience and psychological well-being
• Executive coaching
• High Performing Teams
• Leadership, communication and group dynamics
• Injury and return to peak performance

Interesting Fact

Prior to being a Psychologist, Anna had a career as a professional horse racing jockey.

Recent Clients / Sectors

• UK Athletics
• The British Olympic Association
• The English Institute of Sport
• British Equestrian Federation
• GB Canoe Team
• Hong Kong Jockey Club
• Performing Arts: national music conservatoires, classical musicians, ballet dancers, actors, opera singers and stand up comedians
• The Young Presidents’ Organization
• National Television companies
• Multinational Investment banks

Professional Credentials

• First Class (Hons) degree in Psychology with Sports Science
• MSc and PhD in Applied Sport Psychology
• HCPC registered and a Chartered Psychologist and fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS)

What Others Say About Anna Waters

I am a massive fan of The Chimp Model, it has been one of the central ways I have better coped with depression. My battles with burnout have led me to co-create a festival in London called Getahead which launched on June 13 2018. The aim of the event is to help people learn ‘how to get ahead in life without burning out’.

We were thrilled that Dr Anna Waters came to open our morning talks in a session called “Chimps at Work”. We had a room packed with people looking for tips to manage their mind to further their careers, and companies. Anna was poised, authoritative and clear – resulting in her talk being voted the best of the day. She then shared the stage with a number of entrepreneurs that had faced burnout issues & discussed these with them.

Anna was positive and engaged with what we were trying to do, which helped our small team pull off the inaugural event in style. In all, 1000 people attended Getahead Festival 2018 and we will return in June 2019 – hopefully with our friends at Chimp Management! 


Co-Founder and CEO

Getahead Festival

Thank you for being so brilliant on our overseas retreat. Your input was inspirational and a real highlight of our business trip. You left us feeling inspired and we have constantly been talking about Chimps ever since! You did a brilliant job and hold the accolade for being so well-liked and appreciated; we are a tough crowd!

Forum Moderator

YPO Greater London

Video: Introducing Anna Waters

Video: Anna Waters Presenting