Current Programs

Formats:  short TED-style keynotes, break-out sessions and workshops; board retreats and facilitations

The Art of Strategy

This program is perfect for:

  • ​Business owners and executives
  • Executive directors of nonprofit and associations

The audience will leave with:

  • ​Specific tools to use in the strategic planning process
  • Ways to integrate creativity into the planning process
  • An understanding of the purpose and value of strategic planning

Related programs:

  • Eight Things You Should Know about Strategic Planning – that I learned the hard way
  • Stop Wasting Time with Strategic Planning – three tips to maximize your efforts

The Opportunity of Age:

This program is perfect for:

  • ​Sales and Marketing managers for small-medium companies selling consumer products and services
  • Small business owners
  • Nonprofit executive directors and CEO's

The audience will leave with:

  • ​An understanding of the economic impact the over 50 population can deliver to your bottom line
  • Ideas on how to sell and market to them
  • An appreciation of the value they provide to their communities

Celebrating Life at Any Age:

This program is perfect for:

  • ​Adults over 50, especially over 65
  • Children of parents who are over 65
  • Anyone who is living or working with the over 65 population

The audience will leave with:

  • ​Reasons to celebrate age, even after retirement
  • How to celebrate age
  • An understanding of the value that older people still have

You’re Not Crazy

This program is perfect for:

  • ​Professional women
  • Women executives and managers
  • Professional women over 50

The audience will leave with:

  • ​Validation that the way they transact business is natural and perfect for women
  • Knowing how men transact business differently, but not better

Easing the Transition

​This program is perfect for:

  • ​Anyone planning retirement
  • People who've recently retired
  • People who are down-sizing or moving to retirement communities

The audience will leave with:

  • ​Tools to help them navigate the emotional and mental aspects of this change

Ted Talks

Most of the programs Ann offers are available in a short, TED-style format usually meaning 18 minutes or less. She's been lucky enough to give 2 real TED talks at TEDxSMU, so she knows how to pack a lot of impact into a short period of time.. 

In 2015 Ann was selected to give a Talk at TEDxSMUWomen - she talking about having no regrets, a topic that becomes more poignant as we age. Watch this TED Talk here.

The Talk was so well received that she was invited back to speak at the annual TEDxSMU event. This time she spoke on celebrating age, a topic that she has found more resonance with as she ages. Watch this TED Talk here.


Most of Ann's programs can be expanded into a two or three-hour workshop. In fact her programs on strategic planning and selling to women can easily expand to a full-day (6-8 hours) and still be very meaty.

Ann believes that workshops should be intense, fun, interactive and productive. She'll work closely with you to clearly understand your goals to insure the best results. The end goal is always to operationalize - one of my favorite words:

ˌäpəˈrāSHənlˌīz/; verb
 1. put into operation or use.
To find out how a customized workshop related to strategy, marketing or sales would be beneficial to your organization, please email or call Ann (972.308.6995) today.


Ann is a skilled and experienced facilitator. While she regularly facilitates strategic planning retreats (staff and board), she also facilitates a wide variety of training sessions on strategy, marketing and sales. You can also engage her to facilitate your materials or any significant business meeting where time, contribution, collaboration and outcomes are vital.

Having an outside facilitator for your major meetings can truly make or break them. An unbiased, apolitical approach can guide groups through often difficult or taboo topics.