Taking Charge with Dr. Ann Vertel

Taking Charge with Dr. Ann Vertel

Success coaching for American women in business who value common sense, personal leadership, excellence, and success. This show is dedicated to developing positive, strong women leaders who lead in all facets of life. An upbeat blend of personal development, marketing, mindset, and motivation infused with the values of faith, family, and freedom. Dr. Ann Vertel is a motivational psychologist, human behavior and mindset expert, business and success coach, 20-year Naval Officer, and a happy wife and mom. She'll help you take charge of your life, your work, and everything in between so you can show up, step up, and live up to this wildly wonderful life! Learn more at https://AnnVertel.com


July 15, 2020 15 mins

Networking at a conference or convention can be either fun or stressful.

Either way, this conference advice will show you the best way to network.

Learn how to set yourself up for success, prep the right questions, follow up with new contacts, and network well.

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What does authentic living mean? To be more authentic? If you really want to learn how to show up in your own life and work as the real you, this episode can help you be more authentic. I unpack how we form deeper relationships by being genuine and authentic and why we often hide behind a persona.

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May 21, 2020 11 mins

Learned helplessness is real. So is learned optimism. Some people have learned to be helpless but there's a big difference between how you feel and how you respond to how you feel. Here are the tools you need to separate what you can and can't control.

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Feel like you're falling apart right now? So how do the high performers handle crisis management? They do these 3 things very intentionally and it makes a world of difference. Learn how to handle a crisis, keep things under control, even if it feels like you're falling apart.

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April 10, 2020 23 mins

Can you worry "enough" to keep bad things from happening? Expecting the worst can make you feel overwhelmed and out of control.  If you want to learn how to stop worrying so much, learn 3 strategies that will help you overcome the habit of worry, and focus your thoughts forward toward success.

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Managing change and all the unwanted work-from-home changes brought about by the virus have disrupted our regular routine. Human behavior says there are at least five universal or common reactions to change. Learn what they are and how to manage their power over you and your family. 

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With a daily crisis in the news, anxiety and depression can cause us to worry and ruminate.

Personal crisis management doesn't have to be complicated.

No matter what is happening around us, we can always control these three things in any situation. 

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September 17, 2019 11 mins

Feeling stuck or paralyzed? Learn how to get unstuck in life and work, and how to let go of the right things so you can build momentum.

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August 8, 2019 21 mins

Learn the 5 things I'm doing this month to be happier no matter what.

Happiness is a choice and if you've found yourself saying, "I just want to be happy" these 5 very specific actions will help you be more happy in no time at all.

Join me and my special guest, Jennifer Dunham, so you can feel happier this month too! 

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Haters gonna hate. We all want other people to like us - but sometimes doing the exact opposite of what feels normal is even more effective in being successful. In this episode, I share a simple and easy way to court your critics so even though haters are going to hate, you can stop worrying about what other people think and stand out from the crowd.

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Stay at home mom jobs are becoming more popular as many women are tired of working for someone else.

If you'd like to quit your job, start your own business online, work from home or work from anywhere, have more freedom and make more money, this episode is for you.

Discover 8 ways to create a legitimate "work from home job" and get paid for your knowledge, not just your time.

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October 11, 2018 15 mins

Julian Rotter's Locus of Control assessment in psychology measures our level of conformity and our achievement motivation. This episode describes the definition, difference, and meaning between an internal locus of control and an external locus of control. It can help you determine if you are in control of your life, along with several ways to help you take control of your life.

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September 25, 2018 15 mins

Have you surrounded yourself with givers or takers? Do you like, trust, and respect your friends, or do they suck the life out of you? Have you set boundaries that work for you or for them? Learn how to set personal boundaries and why that is important for your success.

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Books to become an entrepreneur are available everywhere. When I first started my business, these 3 entrepreneur books were pivotal in shaping my mindset as an entrepreneur and helping me learn how to become an entrepreneur. They helped me learn how to turn my talents into income so I could build a work-from-home business. Knowledge, skill, and an entrepreneurial mindset will help you discover ways to work from home.

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We don't just have to survive, endure, muscle through, or cope with bad circumstances. These 3 techniques will help you change your mindset and think differently so you can turn tough circumstances into past events, not feel sad or depressed, take control of your life, and feel better again.

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If you've found yourself deep down the rabbit hole of social media, or experiencing FOMO (the "Fear of Missing Out") or constantly checking your email inbox and not getting things done, this episode is for you. You'll learn the reason why we tend to submerge ourselves in tasks that take up the whole day but just aren't productive. I'll also share 6 strategies to become more mindful and be more productive so you can focus better, ha...

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February 8, 2018 12 mins

If you've ever had one of those days where you just can't seem to concentrate and everything seems like a distraction, this episode on how to focus is for you. You'll learn how a weightlifting concept called "time under tension" can be applied to the practice of concentrated focus, letting you focus your mind and be more productive.

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This episode explains the true nature of authenticity, the "meaning of genuine" and how being fearlessly authentic can help make you more successful. Discover how your success is related to vulnerability and why learning to truly connect can make you a better leader. 

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A decision-making model that helps your boss make better and faster decisions? Absolutely. Have you ever worked for a boss who couldn't make a decision? This episode will explain how to successfully brief or pitch your boss, a committee, a professor, and anyone in authority in a way that helps them make better business decisions faster, instead of a request for more information.

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November 16, 2017 17 mins

How would you define imposter syndrome and imposter syndrome meaning? Also known as the imposter phenomenon, it kicks in every time we try to disrupt the status quo. Overcoming imposter syndrome matters, because each time we give in to the lies, we lose our ability to be a leader.

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