Global Expert in Microexpressions and Non-Verbal Communication

Annie Särnblad is a preeminent global speaker and expert in reading facial expressions, as well as an esteemed strategic advisor. She has spoken twice at the world’s largest CEO conference, YPO Edge, and has taught workshops for over 4,000 CEOs and Managing Directors across the globe. 

Annie is certified in the Facial Action Coding System (FACS) and can numerically code the 10,000 muscle combinations in human expression. She has developed her own simplified, easy-to-absorb teaching techniques for reading facial expressions based on the knowledge she accumulated living abroad for 25 years in nine countries, while studying eight languages through immersion.

Annie has a Masters in Cultural Anthropology and started her career as a strategic advisor to Fortune 500s, startups, and family offices. She spent two decades in Europe and Asia coaching CEOs, management teams, and boards, and sitting in on high-stakes negotiations.

Annie’s clients currently hire her as a strategic advisor and/or for microexpressions training for their businesses. Her clients end up finding her coaching transformative in both their professional and personal lives.

Annie’s teaching methods involve interactive, playful elements—an approach that works well for busy professionals who often have short attention spans and limited time.

Annie has written three books: Diary of a Human Lie Detector: Facial Expressions in Love, Lust, and Lies, which uses autobiographical pieces and marked-up photographs to teach facial expressions; The Facial Expressions Glossary: Business Edition, which focuses on the 30+ facial expressions to look for during a negotiation; and Annie and the Secret Language of Faces, her first book for children.

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