Hi, I'm Ann.
I help individuals and organizations develop strong women leaders.
I'm a motivational psychologist, keynote speaker, and consultant.
I'm also a happy wife and mom, avid reader, and seashore aficionado.
Oh, and a coffee drinker, let's not forget coffee.
As a career Naval Officer, I spent decades in an organization that demanded my very best...and I loved it.
But I also had to learn how to adapt and thrive in such a highly structured and driven institution without losing site of the things that matter most to me - family, faith, health, integrity, and relationships.
After retiring from the military, I began coaching high-achievers in leadership, management, and entrepreneurship and fell in love with watching them transform.
I've been speaking, training, coaching and consulting for 16 years now and I've developed a "take charge" formula for helping leaders develop the personal leadership and emotional intelligence skills that make them truly successful.
And I believe these personal leadership skills are absolutely foundational for world-class leadership development programs.
I've helped thousands of high-performers including senior executives, entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, aviators, and military veterans reach their highest potential.
As a military daughter, wife, sister, veteran, and the Founder of Dog Tags to Diamonds, I'm especially passionate about helping organizations hire, train, retain, and promote more women veterans.
When I’m not working, you’ll find me walking the beach with my Westie named Tess, plotting world domination with my superhero gal-pals, traveling with my test-pilot husband, sweating my way through CrossFit, or reading “just one more” psychology book.
I had the honor of serving 20 years as a Naval Officer specializing in executive leadership 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.)
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 development of key success factors and the entrepreneurial mindset.