We so often evaluate the success or failure of our communication by the words that are spoken, and the subsequent exchange. We struggle to find a reason when things go awry, or we focus intently on the right words while glossing over the emotion behind them. Anese has shed a brilliant light on the underbelly: the true intent behind our behavior, our words, and our actions. She has shifted the way we work, the care we take in our everyday interactions, and the honesty with which we approach a difficult conversation. As a studio, she has empowered us with the tools to become a healthier culture. One which thrives on authenticity and direct feedback, and collaborates not only to achieve success in our work, but success in our relationships.