Hey there, I’m Ann Vertel, the Founder of American Women in Business.

After twenty years as a Naval Officer and an equally long career as a success psychologist, I’ve learned a thing or two about what makes successful people tick.

American Women in Business was founded to serve women like you who are ready to create more freedom in their work, their life, and everything in between.

Whether you read our blog, listen to our podcast, or join one of our mastermind or group coaching programs, you can count on all of us to encourage you to achieve that great American dream for you and your family.

Okay, so when I’m not working, look for me walking a beach somewhere with a hot cup of hazelnut coffee at sunrise or an ice-cold beer at sunset.

You might also find me plotting world domination with my crazy, fun, superhero gal-pals, traveling all over this great country my family, quilting, playing Bunco, surviving Pilates, or reading “just one more” psychology book.

And, of course, you can always find me at

I’m so glad you’re here!

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