Arctic Willow Consulting’s success is due to collaboration. Anna Ziegler, the principal of Arctic Willow Consulting, and her associates know that we can do better work and develop more comprehensive solutions by putting our minds (and spirits!) together.
In partnership with her long-time associate, Alana Kronstal, Anna brings together a custom team for each project. Anna and Alana co-create their projects with clients and their staff teams so that they can make the best use of their collective skills, knowledge, and visions.
Anna Ziegler, BA (Hons), MA
Anna Ziegler specializes in the design and evaluation of programs that address complex social issues. She has led large public engagement processes and has been the lead pen on several major social development strategies in Nunavut.
Anna has done evaluations for Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and the Government of Nunavut. She has also provided results-based management consulting and performance monitoring support to many organizations across northern Canada.
To all of her work, Anna brings her expertise in group facilitation, adult learning, and capacity development. She is passionate about creating processes that are inspiring, trauma-informed, and inclusive. She always strives to help clients build on their strengths and identify practical next steps towards their visions.
Anna recently relocated to Ottawa after living in Iqaluit for 15 years.
Alana Kronstal, BSc, MA
Alana has worked with Arctic Willow Consulting since 2014, when she and Anna developed an evidence-based framework for youth mental health promotion in Nunavut. Alana has expertise in health policy, health promotion, and community development. She lives in her hometown of Yellowknife.
Alana is a skilled public policy communicator who has held the pen on territorial strategies and action plans for the Government of Nunavut and the Government of the Northwest Territories. Her creativity has also been put to use in the design of several multi-year health promotion initiatives.
Alana’s passion is facilitating community-driven projects that reflect the unique skills, talents, and voices that each place holds. She is particularly interested in the ways that art, music, mentorship, and land-based learning can be used to promote individual and collective wellness.