Hello, I'm Alison

Three years ago I created Anchor & Leap to document the journeys of purpose-driven leaders. At the time I had just taken a leap from my career in Manhattan's media industry to move to San Francisco and pursue a career as a writer. In a sense, that move was answering my call to adventure, and you'll notice inspiration from Joseph Campbell throughout much of my work.

I've now taken my love for writing, new media, and education to Singularity University, where I've worked for the past two years as a digital producer and writer.

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I've been lucky enough to interview incredible technology pioneers and cover emerging technologies that are impacting society by the day. (You can follow my work at Singularity Hub.) 

Prior to Singularity University, I worked at Meredith Corporation as a Marketing Manager, and previously grew my professional roots (and eye for multi-media storytelling) at Rodale, Inc.'s in-house content marketing agency.

Three years later, the life philosophy that inspired this site remains the same—there is never a perfect time, except the time we choose to make it happen. 

Thank you for reading along!

-Alison

MAN’S MIND, ONCE STRETCHED BY A NEW IDEA, NEVER REGAINS ITS ORIGINAL DIMENSIONS.
— OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES

FAQ

What's the meaning behind the name?

Anchor & Leap represents the balance between the known and unknown. The known anchors us and is where we build foundation, yet we can not stay there forever. When the time comes, we must trust that foundation enough to leap away from it and into the unknown. Anchor & Leap is a call to adventure. It is a celebration of curiosity. It is where curiosity prevails. 

At any moment you have a choice that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.
— Thich Nhat Hanh