I help organizations develop strong, positive, integrity-based leaders who lead themselves first and bring out the best in others.

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As a 20-year career Naval Officer with a Masters in Human Behavior and a Ph.D. in Psychology, I know what motivates high achievers and exactly how to develop them into strong, positive, influential leaders and managers.

I have a distinct focus on personal and positive leadership, creating a sold foundation for success unmatched in most other leadership development programs.

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Why It Matters

You are a mission-driven organization that knows the value of hiring and promoting talented people.

As a leadership and success expert, I understand how critical it is for organizations to develop confident professionals who can not only lead others and the organization, but lead themselves too.

A company with emotionally intelligent, drama-free role models experiences better communication, personal responsibility, decision making, employee engagement, resilience, and productivity at every level.

"Ann has a tremendous ability to capture her audience using real-life examples that relate to leadership situations. She is a high-energy professional, and thought-provoking motivational speaker. I wouldn’t hesitate to have her talk to a group of my leaders again. "

Jim Whalen
Ceo, Hartzell

"There are few people I've known in my life who show up as authentically as Dr. Ann Vertel. She has the power of true motivation, which only comes from someone who is willing to fully walk her talk, as she does."

Jenifer Madson
Executive Coach, Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC)

"I would highly recommend Dr. Vertel. Her talk changed the way I work in my company! "

Tim McCain
CEO, Photolynx Software

"Ann’s talk about establishing a personal and professional vision for our business was spot on for filtering our many talents into a potent and effective mission statement that we have used to bring our design team to an even higher level."

Dawn Stone
Creative Director, Embellishmint Floral and Event Design Studio

How I Can Help

Assess your current programs.
Develop ongoing training.
Design new initiatives.


Executive Education


Executive Retreats
Facilitated Learning
Training Workshops


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