Hey there, I'm Ann - a happy wife and mom, travel buff, perpetual learner, and seashore aficionado. Oh, and a coffee drinker, let's not forget coffee.

I'm also a motivational psychologist, retired Naval Officer, and high-performance speaker, trainer, coach, and consultant.

For me, the key to every success is to "take charge" - to take full responsibility for everything we think, say, and do so we can show up, step up, and live up to this one-and-only life we’ve been given.

I get jazzed when I can inspire, encourage, and connect high-achieving women who have a burning desire to take charge of their own success so they can love what they do and earn what they’re worth.

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As a 20-year Naval Officer, I learned how to adapt and thrive in a highly structured and driven institution without losing site of the things that matter most to me - family, faith, health, integrity, and relationships.

So after retiring from the military, I began coaching women leaders in high-performance skills and fell in love with watching them transform and succeed.

As a military daughter, wife, sister, and veteran, I'm especially passionate about helping women who are veterans, police, firefighters, and first responders.

For like-minded entrepreneurial women, I founded American Women in Business™ - a business network and online training program for conservative women who are building, growing, marketing, and scaling their own small businesses.

When I’m not speaking, training, and consulting, you’ll find me walking the nearest beach with my Westie named Tess, plotting world domination with my superhero gal-pals, traveling for fun with my test-pilot husband, sweating my way through jogging or yoga, or reading “just one more” psychology book.

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The "Official" Stuff


I had the honor of serving as a Naval Officer for 20 years, specializing in executive leadership education, training, and development 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 advanced degrees are in Human Behavior (Masters) and Psychology (Ph.D.)

I wrote my master’s thesis on personal vision and how it affects our intrinsic motivation. This 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 and dissertation established new ground in the development of key success factors, self-efficacy, and mindset in high-achieving women entrepreneurs.

In a Nutshell

I understand what makes talented women tick and can quickly help them live up to their highest potential in life, love, and work.

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