Activate & Maintain your Drive!
Use my knowledge, creativity and enthusiasm with your stories to encourage and inspire others to find their drive and reach their goals.
How:Build a website to expand the concept of “Have To” with people’s stories to demonstrate and inspire others to find what drives them. Thus build a community, the basis for a book, speaking engagements and ultimately a brand.
"Have To" is a very strong motivator
• You build a plan and execute on that plan.You turn your panic into power.
• Sometimes "Have To" looks like smart planning, risk taking, business & life acumen…when in fact it was pure unadulterated "Have To!"
Children: 2 successfully grown up Sons.
Graduated: University of Connecticut with a double major in Psych & Sociology
Likes: iPhone, Wrigley Field, Martinis, to Dance, the Beach, GPS, when my kids call to say “Hi” and when my husband calls me “darling”.
Dislikes: when GPS says “recalculating”, packing light, socks with sandals, alarm clocks, slow drivers, intolerance.
Ann's career began at 3 years old working in her Mom’s restaurant. She took orders, sang & danced as well as helped cook. It was the basis for her 30 year career as a corporate executive as well as entrepreneur.
Her retail and wholesale background spans diverse product lines and specialty channels. Ann has created consumer-focused new store concepts that produced significant business growth. Negotiated and managed several acquisitions and divestitures that generated substantial new revenues and profits.
Ann worked closely with business owners and entrepreneurs as President of the Wholesale division for FTD with 20,000 independent florists and President of Specialty Retail for Hallmark with over 5,000 Hallmark Gold Crown stores. This lead to a new career coaching business.
"I have been fired & hired and failed & succeeded. I have prevailed and moved forward. I always figured out what I “had to” do to succeed."
"As an entrepreneur, I love the energy, pace and balance in creating your own enterprise.I want to help you focus and drive your goals and plans to success"