Anne Moss Rogers

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"The Emotionally Naked Speaker" - Professional Motivational Speaker

Travels From: Richmond, VA

Topics: Soft skills/Coping strategies, Suicide and Substance Misuse, Grief and Loss, Connection, Mental Health/Wellness, Vulnerability/Empathy/Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

Things I can't live without: my blog, my friends, my family

My favorite piece of advice: Comparison is the thief of joy

Describe yourself in one word: Passionate

One thing you would like to check off your bucket list? Get my message of suicide prevention in front of a national audience

Things I love: writing, hiking, speaking, listening and connecting with friends, my family

Anne Moss is her first name. It’s a southern thing. She is a TEDx speaker, author and Emotionally Naked® motivational storyteller.

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Anne Moss Rogers helps people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide. She helps others maintain a professional image when their personal lives are falling apart.

Anne Moss is her first name. It’s a southern thing. She is a TEDx speaker, author and Emotionally Naked® motivational storyteller who helps people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, inspire better leadership, find hope after loss.  

Despite the family’s best efforts, her 20-year-old son Charles died by suicide June 5, 2015 after many years of struggle with anxiety, depression, and ultimately addiction. Anne Moss started a blog,, and chronicled her family’s tragedy in a newspaper article that went viral.  

After receiving a message from a young lady who wrote that one of her blog posts saved her life, Anne Moss sold her digital marketing business and followed her purpose of preventing suicide.  

She has written a memoir, a traditional publish, called Diary of a Broken Mind, due out in October 2019. She has been featured in the New York Times, and was the first suicide loss survivor ever invited to speak at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).  

Originally from North Carolina, she graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband, Randy. They raised two sons, the late Charles Aubrey, 20, and Richard, 26, a filmmaker living his dream in LA. Charles’ dog, Andy is 13 and barks at babies in strollers as they walk by the front of the house.

Leadership/ Professional Image

Suicide Prevention/ Grief

Mental Illness/ Wellness


Turning Pain into Purpose Inspiring, emotionally naked stories of saving lives by sharing and connecting with others. Stories of hope and healing, and finding purpose after a devastating loss.  

The Mask I Wore to Work How did I smile through the client lunch after my son relapsed? Whether it's divorce, death, illness or infidelity, personal crises happen in the life cycle of our professional lives. How do we manage?

Soft Skills for Mental Wellness Supporting youth/young adult mental wellness by teaching skills that help students manage emotions and cope with problems, show empathy for others and make responsible decisions.

Emotionally Naked Leadership How does servant leadership cultivate connection and loyalty? How do you rally the troops for a cause no one wants to talk about? How do you show empathy without looking weak and ineffective?

Coping Strategies for Grief & Loss This workshop is based on an ebook by the same name and is always a sell out. Good for corporations, colleges, conferences, and communities. This can be tailored for larger groups, too.


“Anne Moss Rogers is probably the most resilient person I know. She has managed to turn grief into action and she is a suicide prevention champion…. I have been to the Pediatric Academic Society conference for two decades and I have never seen any speaker receive a standing ovation. She was powerful, she was moving.” —Lisa Horowitz, PhD, MPH, National Institute of Mental Health

Anne Moss Rogers

"The Emotionally Naked Speaker" & Professional Motivational Speaker