Counselors to America's Small Business
President/Owner of Stan Herman Inc. a business coaching organization that creates better owner decisions followed by better business results. I help individuals start, grow and succeed in the business they love.
VP of Sales and Chief Marketing Officer for AAL a fortune 500 company
Started two businesses 1. Executive business coaching 2. Profit improvement for companies.
A previous TEC / Vistage Chair - international organization for CEOs
<p> BS. Education, University of Missouri/St.Louis</p> <p> MBA Baruch College, City University of New York</p> <p> Chartered Business Coach, World Association of business Coaches, Middelsex University London</p>
Over 20 years of experience in administration, sales, writing, marketing and advertising. She is from Kosovo but moved to the Outer Banks, NC in 2004. Prior to moving to US she owned a cosmetic shop and later a boutique with focus on jeans. She worked for United Nations as a translator and a domestic violence advocate. Founded a women's organization Women's Life and published a monthly magazine promoting women's rights and issues.She also worked for a French Humanitarian Organization, Premiere Urgence as a manager for a humanitarian clinic.She hosted a radio talk show about women's rights and health issues.
When she moved to the Outer Banks, she worked as an admin/marketing person for a real estate company. In the mean time, she wrote and published a crime novel in her native language. She had to learn how to promote the book online since she was away from her readers-target audience. She discovered her love for online marketing and learned all she could to promote her book and started working as freelance writer and website designer.
She worked as freelancer for nine years and in 2013 founded Mitro Digital Marketing LLC based in her hometown Mitrovica, Kosovo and Kill Devil Hills, NC.
Bachelor Degree - Nursing from Xheladin Deda Nursing School , Mitrovica, Kosovo </p>
Computer Programing - Associate Degree from University of Prishtina, Kosovo </p>
Journalism - Associate Degree from University of Prishtina, Kosovo </p>
Attended many continues education courses from COA and other online classes. </p>
After completion of a BS in Chemistry degree I was engaged for four years in product development of high strength glass ceramic products. The following fourteen years of my career were in Operations Management (operations, quality, finance and engineering) in a high volume manufacturing environment. I have been a consultant and trainer to over 200 organizations in a wide variety of industries since 1982, the last twenty five years of which were as Founder and President of my own firm of ten professionals. Our clients were typically medium to small organizations although we also worked with Fortune 500 companies.
BS in Chemistry from Rochester Institute of Technology</p>
Extensive background in management, finance and investments. CEO of Great Hawaii Vacations, Treasurer of Elan Vital, President of Burnett Investment Company, Administrative Assistant & Technology Manager of The Leisure Group, Senior Portfolio Analyst of Portfolio Management Company, Controller of Russell Bolt Manufacturing, Controller of the Tokyo American Club and Partner Voyagers Press.
Sophia University 1964 (Jochi Daigaku) - Tokyo, Japan. Graduate studies
U.C.L.A. - Graduated 1963 with bachelor degree in business: major accounting and minor in economics
University of Mexico - 1960 summer school, language & art
Los Angeles City College - 1959 - 1961 - accounting major & economics minor
Menlo College - 1959 - summer school
Prior to launching Alpha Consulting & Empowerment, Ann Marie worked at Citi Group, as an Assistant Vice President for Global Consumer Affairs, TIAA/CREF as a senior Accounting Associate in Tax planning and real estate investment, New York Life Insurance company as a Financial Professional and Psychology and Accounting adjunct professor at Bryant & Stratton College and Schiller International University respectively. She is the co-author of Customer Service & Professionalism for Women and the founder of Life Transformation & Connections, a non-profit organization for empowering women. She has published Aging Workforce: Generational Cohort as a Moderator of the Relationship between Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation and Job Satisfaction, ProQuest, May 2012. Ann Marie was nominated as Women of the year 2012 by National Association for Professional Women for her outstanding professionalism, she is a Business Psychologist and mentor and sits on several boards. She also authored and administers “The Empowered Woman, 21 Days Intensive” coaching program.
Ann Marie earned her PhD in Organizational Psychology and MBA in Business Management from Walden University and Regis University respectively with honors, and her BS in Accounting from St Francis College. She is also a member of PePsico external coaching pool. She’s a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and Emotional Intelligence Society. She has coaching certifications from IPEC Inside Out Coaching and Behavioral Coaching Institute. She is also a certified diversity and conflict resolution trainer.
Mathematics teacher/Coach 1977-1979 Washington High School, Southridge High School
Sales representative 1979-1991 Life, Health, Property and Casualty Companies, Packaging Industry Sales
Teacher/Coach 1991-1995 Evansville Vanderburgh Schools
Athletic Director 1995-1999 EVSC Bosse High School
Assistant Principal 1999-2002 EVSC Reitz High School
Principal 2002-2014 Princeton Community High School
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Mathematics, Indiana State University, 1977</p>
Master of Education, Indiana State University, 1997</p>
Educational Specialist, Indiana State University, 2006</p>
Consultant - Ran my own LLC for several years.
IT executive (CIO) leadership and management in healthcare and insurance industries.
Project Management Professional (PMP) in multiple industries.
MBA - Management</p>
PMP - Project Management Professional</p>
Certified SCORE Mentor</p>
CHA - Certificate in Healthcare Administration</p>
There are patterns to success; and failure. My goal is to help my clients identify and leverage the strategies that lead to success. I'm an engineer by trade, a hacker (programmer subculture) by nature. I'm a software architect with over 20 years of business and technical experience and the president of a non-profit organization focusing on STEM education, entrepreneurship and career development. I ask myself everyday "what are you doing for others?" My answer is always the same: Help tons of students and their families and others, young or old, improve their education, develop their career, and enter the entrepreneurial space"
BS/MS in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology</p>
Most of my career (+25 years) has been in the media business, primarily in a top managerial, head financial or sales role. Over the course of my career, I have managed human resources, IT, finance, general accounting, sales, marketing, customer service, production and other areas. I have proven experience in leading large teams, start-ups, acquisitions, change management, developing policies, etc. I believe strongly in developing and mentoring staff. Additionally, as traditional media business evolved it afforded me the opportunity to become involved with multi-platform sales, including web and mobile. I am well-versed in general accounting and business systems, and have proven strengths in supervision, planning, analytics, business metrics, negotiation, pricing, cost reduction, media buying, government relations, in addition to public speaking skills.
I have always been deeply involved with nonprofit organizations in various capacities that have included officer, director, management, fundraising and event organization since college. Probably most significant was my tenure as a board member with the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of East County, where I was on their marketing committee. Until moving recently, I held an elected position with the County of San Diego (3 terms, Planning), and was the former president of a community organization, GMIA. Additionally, I have experience both from a financial and logistics side with events. These included San Diego's Big Bay Boom (not 2012’s or 2013’s) and six Pacific Islander cultural/sports events (I am their media and PR director).
<p> San Diego State University, <span><font color="#000000" face="Arial" size="2">Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Minor in Finance</font></span></p>