Hi, I’m Ann Vertel. I’ve helped thousands of high-performers, including doctors, lawyers, pilots, entrepreneurs, executives, and U.S. Navy SEALS, achieve their highest potential.
Developing talented leaders who live up to their potential is what I do – I’d love to help you and your organization too.
What You’ll Get From Me
Encouragement, most of all.
And a “grown-up” model to follow if you’re looking for an alternative to just about everything else that’s out there.
My podcast, Take Charge with Ann Vertel was designed to inspire and encourage listeners to live up to their highest potential – to be extraordinary in the ordinary moments.
As a military daughter, wife, sister, and 20-year veteran, I’m also especially passionate about helping women, especially military women, wives, and veterans. So I founded Take Charge Life, to help like-minded women discover, design, create, build, and thrive in work and life they love.
When I’m not working, you’ll likely find me walking the beach with my Westie named Tess, plotting world domination with my superhero gal-pals, traveling with my test-pilot husband, working out at the crack of dawn, or reading “just one more” psychology book.
Okay, here’s the “official” stuff
I had the honor of serving 20 years as a Naval Officer specializing in executive leadership training and military protocol.
It taught me the value of self-discipline, the appreciation for working with people of integrity, and the love of freedom.
My degrees are in Human Behavior (Masters) and Psychology (Ph.D.)
My master’s thesis on personal vision and how it affects our intrinsic motivation gave me a deep grasp of what motivates us to move forward, where we get stuck, and how to achieve extraordinary breakthroughs and results.
My doctoral research established new ground in the area of mindset, personal development, self-efficacy, and the success factors of business builders and entrepreneurs.
In a nutshell, I understand what makes ambitious professionals tick and can quickly guide them to be even more successful.