Meet Anniedi

Anniedi Essien is a Chief Swagger Officer, Health Disruptor and Keynote Speaker dedicated to improving the well-being of individuals, organizations and communities. A visionary strategist, Anniedi reimagines the future of health, creates inclusive spaces for holistic wellness, and empowers women in business to achieve their personal and professional dreams. Her work on social determinants of health has been recognized by the American Association for World Health / World Health Organization.



Anniedi has a powerful new message to deliver to today's leaders who seek wellness where they live, work and play:

"You are the most valuable player in the game of life. I see you.

And I was put on this planet to help you win."




From motivational keynotes to panel moderation and workshop facilitation, Anniedi is a dynamic storyteller who shares her message with a variety of audiences, including corporate executives, academic institutions, community organizations, professional associations, virtual summits and industry conferences. Her communication style offers a refreshing blend of humor, insight and inspiration to empower event participants to reimagine the future of health and wellness.

Need a virtual speaker for your next event?

Help your audience thrive with a signature talk on topics from Imposter Syndrome to Career Swagger to C-suite Wellness.  Anniedi's recent talks include:

  • How to overcome burnout and find your wellness groove

  • Wellness a la carte:  Create healthy choices that fuel people and boost profits 

  • Ditch imposter syndrome and own your voice in an audio world

  • Self-care isn't selfish:  Discover healthy ways to take care of your physical and mental health during a pandemic

  • Leading in crisis:  Learn practical tips to prioritize your wellness as an entrepreneur

Word on the street

SVP, Walmart Health


“I had the great pleasure to work with Anniedi over a number of years as she helped drive a strategic exercise to assess opportunities in healthcare at Walmart. Her leadership was critical in bringing the broader teams together around the vision – from her ability to share from her own experience to the enthusiasm and creativity she brought to the effort. The team benefited immensely from her project management and learned extensively from her, which enabled us to drive many of these opportunities to a successful conclusion.” 


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Anniedi Essien is CEO and Founder at Idem Spark where she advises business leaders on building the workforce of the future by fusing cutting edge well-being and leadership development strategies. Anniedi delivers keynotes, workshops, consulting and executive coaching programs for diverse audiences. She loves teaching top performers how to slay their well-being and career goals with powerful insights as a former corporate health and wellness executive.

Anniedi is a trusted advisor to C-level and senior leaders and was a founding member of PwC’s New Entrants and Innovators in Health consulting practice at Strategy&. She drove growth strategies, disruptive innovation, and employer driven wellness solutions for the top global brands, including Fortune 10 clients such as Walmart Health. Prior to PwC, Anniedi designed market expansion strategies for Medtronic, executed strategic partnerships for EmblemHealth, and managed corporate wellness programs for GE Energy. Her work on social determinants of health has been recognized by the American Association for World Health / World Health Organization.

With twenty years of health industry experience, workforce well-being expertise, and a people first mindset, Anniedi is passionate about human flourishing. She is a Co-Founder of Healthtech Women Charlotte, a non-profit dedicated to getting more women into the C-Suite.  Anniedi co-created W.I.D.E. Dynamic Dialogues to build inclusive cultures that are more responsive to the emerging needs of a diverse workforce by optimizing employee well-being.

Anniedi holds an MBA in Strategy from NYU Stern School of Business and a BA in Biomedical Ethics from Brown University. She is a foodie, yoga lover and avid karaoke enthusiast.

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"Wellness advocate launches Charlotte health boutique"

The Charlotte Post

January 15, 2020

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