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CEO, Best Selling Author, Speaker, Mentor


Annette worked for 20 years for a Fortune 100 chemical company in management positions overseeing project engineering, operations, product development and research. She has been issued two USA patents for packaging used in York Peppermint Patty and Frito Lay chips.

Annette has been recognized as the "Woman of The Year" by National Association of Professional Women. She has operated profitable businesses for over 30 years in a variety of industries which includes 2 retail franchise locations, international consulting , real estate, construction, electrical and communication serving industrial and commercial clients.

As a professional consultant, Annette has coached executives in Europe, North and South America and the Middle East. Her work has been published in trade magazines such as Broiler Industry, Poultry and Egg Marketing, Blue Ridge Business Journal, Converting Magazine, Society of Plastics Engineers, Arizona Meetings and Events.

Annette has conducted workshops for Clemson University, University of North Carolina, FilmPack and the Retail Manufacturers Association. She has spoken and keynoted across the world at such engagements as TAPPI, Intermix, Women in HVAC, AIMCAL, NPFDA, CMM Exhibition, Film Pack, American Chemical Society, Advanced Packaging Conference, Interplast Group, Junior Achievement and the Vacuum Web Coating Conference.

Annette authored the best selling book "Rescue me! How To Save Yourself and Your Sanity", which was featured on CBS. Annette has a Bachelor of Science of Mechanical Engineering from Va Tech and a Global Executive MBA  from the University of North Carolina plus a Certificate of Global Executive MBA – The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Certificate of Global Executive MBA – Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Sao Paolo, Brazil, Certificate of Global Executive MBA – EGADE, Monterrey Tech, Mexico, and Certificate of Global Executive MBA – Rotterdam School of Management, Netherland. In High School she graduated as Salutatorian, won awards in math, physics and English and was lead in play Arsenic and Old Lace.

Annette has been teaching women professional business strategies for over two decades. " I have been able to attain things I never thought possible and I want to help all women get a step closer to their dreams."


More About Annette

Annette lives in the quiet mountains of Virginia with her husband Keith and the deer, squirrels and chipmunks. She stays in shape by hiking, horseback riding and teaching Yoga once a week. "We all have our vices and mine is Yoga. I am a competitive person and Yoga is a calming passion for me... can't put my leg behind my head but can touch my toes easily!. " 

Adventure is key to Annette's enjoyment of life and she is especially curious about other people live and what customs they value.  "My biggest adventure to date has been horseback riding in the most remote area of Mongolia.  Camping was a bit of a challenge but the horses, the people and the landscape were all amazing!"

She spent 20 years in the corporate world in a variety of management roles before evolving into the entrepreneur she is today. "I put myself through college selling Tupperware so my entrepreneur itch started early. Even while in corporate, I had a successful store front business that I spent my evenings and weekends working on."

Annette started her career as a mechanical engineer. At different times she was responsible for project engineering, production management, research development and management at Fortune 500 chemical companies."Most of my colleagues were very linear in their careers but not me.  Once I mastered a particular management role, I was ready to move on to the next challenge."

She received two patents and was awarded Woman Of The Year by The National Association of Professional Women. Annette is the author of the bestselling book “Rescue Me! How To Save Yourself and Your Sanity When Things Go Wrong”, teaching real solutions and tools to work through tough situations.

She studied at five international universities and has transformed people in North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. "Studying business around the world was amazing.  Yes, every place is different in many aspects of how business is conducted but at the end of the day, I found people, no matter where they live, just want to be respected and treated as valuable human beings.  I guess we all want this."

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