Raving Fans and Cheering Crowds

Ann Tardy is the most engaging enthusiastic motivational person I’ve ever met. I’ve known her for many years and every time I see her, she leaves me with a few new nuggets of gold I cherish until I see her again. Most recently, Ann spoke at our annual HR Conference (#HRwest18). She told us about her incredible journey across the country and the interesting people she met as she searched for the answers to “why people love their jobs?” The audience was so stimulated by the stories she told about how to look at things from a fresh new perspective – and that we are all remarkable. I loved her angle on managing difficult challenges just by reacting to them differently — as a “plot twist”. She enabled us to look in the mirror differently to see that we can and are all be remarkable people if we just make the attitude adjustment.

Jenny Vonderwerth – HR West 2018

Ann’s enthusiasm and energy is infectious! She is very personable and has a great sense of humor, which really came across with her willingness to share her own personal experiences with an elite group of senior leaders in our organization. She kept the group engaged by including several activities throughout her presentation; making her audience a big part of her presentation. Ann not only spoke to topics that were relevant to the discussion (trust, mentorship, leadership, communication); more importantly, it was how she conveyed them that truly resonated with the group.

We all left the room ready to Rouse the Remarkable!

Deniece Pritchett, HR Senior Associate, Organizational Development, FINRA

Ann is the most engaging person I’ve ever encountered. She is articulate, passionate and inspirational all wrapped up into one person. Our employees were greatly impacted by her message on moxie and continue to talk about the impact of not only her message but the way she delivered it; with authenticity and care for our employees. She provided practical tools and concepts our employees have begun to utilize. I’ve already had employees wanting her to come back to speak. She is a great person to bring into your organization for providing vision and motivation for your employees or practical advice on how to improve as an organization.

Tim Rich, Associate VP, HR, University of Northwestern-St. Paul | Northwestern Media

Ann was the Emcee at our annual 3-day conference. She took the time to understand our event, objectives, and her role. She was prepared, quick on her feet, added valued ideas throughout the event, and a pleasure to work with. Attendees shared that Ann was “Upbeat, prepared, and polished”, “Ann has the right mix of energy, comedy, and professionalism”, and “Ann has a fantastic presence and tone”. I highly recommend Ann to speak at your next event.

Lisa Hickey, VP, Professional Development Northern California HR Association

Ann’s delivery, wit and content made her a success at our Mentoring Kick Off event. Her quick pace, entertaining spin and emphasis on interactive activities kept everyone’s attention away from their phones and fixated on the content and activities presented. I highly recommend Ann if you are seeking an engaging, dynamic, entertaining and collaborative speaker for your next event!

Adelle Mize, VP, Associate General Counsel, Freeman

Ann is sensational! Her keynote on Rousing the Remarkable was a brilliant highlight of our conference. The attendees raved about Ann’s captivating presenting style and her remarkable story. We’ll definitely be booking Ann again for a future event.

Michael Muldoon, Director of Marketing and Events, The Vita Companies

Ann Tardy has been both formally and informally mentoring me for the better part of a year now. She has helped me to bring my business from an idea in my head to a fully-fledged website with multiple integrated platforms. Her mentoring has become a staple in my life, and I couldn’t imagine my new life without it. She is an honest accountability partner that understands my fears and problems and helps me to overcome them. Ann is a champion for me and get excited for my wins, even if I marginalize them. She is hard on me when she needs to be and encourages me all the time. She has accelerated my growth by years and made me a better employee, business owner, and person.

Jeffrey R. Smith, Owner & CEO, Grow Yourself Plan

Ann Tardy is a remarkably energetic speaker who has a wonderful command on the topic of mentoring. She is engaging, professional and highly interactive. Ann’s style of presentation effortlessly charms the audience while critical skills are being taught. Ann is also very flexible and capable of adapting her presentation to meet the needs of her clients and is easily one of the most effective speakers I’ve ever heard!

Mia McElroy, Sr. HR Client Consultant, HR Services & Employee

“Ann was a pleasure to work with. The Success as a Scholar Series modules are exactly what we hoped for – insight from Anne’s career combined with suggestions from our team. The collaborative approach of working with Ann resulted in a final product that will really help set the HSBC Scholars off on solid footing after graduation. Thank you!”

Paul Stanley, Manager Community Investments, HSBC Bank USA

“Ann’s “Lift the Fog” communications presentation was met with enthusiasm by my entire team. Ann knows how to engage, enthuse and inspire with helpful, common sense techniques; her presentation style brings the concepts to life in a very positive way. Ann is authentic and can truly support an organization’s team development.”

Lisa Sodeika, SVP External Relations & Regulatory Affairs, DeVry Education Group

“Ann did a fantastic job of presenting at our Employee Retreat. Her energy, passion, enthusiasm and varied training techniques kept our group of nearly 80 continually engaged and motivated throughout the session. She really connected with our group and provided us with valuable information and inspiration!”

Amy J. Paulsen, Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Branch Banking, Ixonia Bank

“Ann Tardy of LifeMoxie is a dynamic, inspiring, and creative leader! Her efforts to create a robust ‘life lesson’ program for college students, which provided relevant, instructional and real-life examples, is powerful. The lessons help students make a great first impression, improve mentoring objectives and create strong networking skills. The program created for us was completed on time and within budget, Further, Ann is a delight to work with — fun, focused, and an individual who provides exceptional client experiences and exceeds expectations at every turn.”

Ray Johnson, VP Corporate Sustainability, HSBC Bank USA

“You are simply the best, Ann! We needed your battle cry and it was heard. So many people have reached out to let me know that they found you inspiring and delivering a message they needed to hear. Wonderful thanks!”

Connie Brock, Career Advisor, ProMatch Liaison

“When you have Ann Tardy in to speak to your group – whether it is for a Conference Room with 10 people or an auditorium with 2,000 people – you had better buckle your seat belt and get ready for the ride of your life! After our management staff spent 8 weeks collectively studying and implementing the valuable offerings of her book. “Moxie for Managers” – we decided to invite Ann to speak to our team and share some overriding themes and reinforce the key constructs of the book… WOW!!! Did we ever get what we asked for – have you ever tried to drink from a fire house!? Ann is incredible, and her passion for effective team management runs very deep, while her career credentials assure irrefutable confidence that she has BEEN THERE! So if you are looking for someone who is simultaneously engaging, enthralling, and just downright entertaining – Ann Tardy is IT! ”

Gary Lichtenheld, President, Terrace Supply Company

“Vision, enthusiasm, candor, insightfulness and, yes, brilliance—have I convinced you yet?—is your audience looking for all that? That’s Ann! I came to her because I was stuck: I had what I thought was a great business idea, but it wasn’t going anywhere. I’ll never forget what she said in the first meeting: “some businesses have supply problems and some have demand problems—and you have both! ” And then she proceeded to devise a strategy that solved both at the same time. If you want ideas and coaching from one smart, funny and skilled woman—that’s Ann!”

Joanna Smith, CEO Healthcare Liaison

“Ann’s insights into conflict resolution that she shared during her presentations in Chicago for the IAWP Conference provided me with some wonderful tools to better handle these types of situations. It has also given me the opportunity to share her insights with coworkers and customers. Ann’s ability to turn this sensitive subject into teachable experiences for the rest of us created an energy filled learning environment.”

DeeDe Baker, Claims Adjudicator State of Montana, Unemployment Insurance Division

“Ann Tardy recently spoke at NCHRA’s Annual Conference, HR West 2013. Of 93 concurrent sessions, Ann was one of the highest rated speakers of the conference with a content rating of 4.94/5 and speaker rating of 4.88/5. Ann is a professional, enthusiastic speaker and she delivered a content rich presentation with actionable items that attendees can apply in their own organizations. Feedback from a session attendee sums it up best – “Ann had amazing energy and passion on the topic. It was a fun and interactive session”. NCHRA would be delighted to have Ann present at a future event.”

Lisa Hickey Project Manager HR West

“From my conversations with Ann prior to my group’s meeting, I knew she was a gem. But when another speaker had to cancel at the eleventh hour due to illness, Ann stepped up to the plate a delivered a home run presentation! Enthusiastic and spot on about mentoring as a tool to get more employee engagement, Ann WOWed the audience with 60 minutes of practical info that any company can use to start or jump start a program.”

Jane Gallagher HRNY

“I had the pleasure of working with Ann as a speaker at a professional event that I organized. She came highly recommended in our organization, and I knew her from attending two of her own seminars in the past, so I recommended we hire her as the main speaker for this event. Not only did she do a great job at the event, she worked with me throughout the process to help create her presentation. She wanted to know what we wanted and to develop the presentation around our particular needs. I was new to event planning and being the chair of such an event, and I found that Ann would coach me on being in that position and creating a successful event. Her constant support throughout the process was an added bonus to her actual presentation. Ann’s energy, positive attitude, and down-to-earth confidence are contagious!”

Jody McKenzie Editorial Supervisor McGraw-Hill Education

“Ann Tardy grabs the audience’s attention from the very beginning of her presentation. Ann engages the participants, gets their heart pumping and knocks their socks off! She entertains them and her enthusiasm is contagious. Participants walk away with the moxie to make positive and tangible changes to their well being – both personally and professionally. I highly recommend Ann Tardy as a keynote speaker.”

Marcia Brixey, Founder/CEO Money Wise Women Conferences

“I just attended your presentation at S&P for WINS. You are a wonderful presenter – you really pour your heart & soul into this! Thank you for all the practical advice. I especially enjoyed the practice sessions.”

Karen Kawaguchi, WINS Board Member Standard & Poor’s

“Ann combines qualities not often seen together–she’s a generous soul with the energy of a force of nature. Her short consultation provided insight, motivation and a set of next steps. I would recommend her to all who wish to bring their talents to the fore!”

Walter Simson, Middle Market Turn-Around Expert

“Ann is one of the most inspiring and energetic people I have ever met. Her enthusiasm is infectious and will get you up and moving towards your goals before you know what has hit you. I’ve had the pleasure to see her speak several times, and she always creates a buzz that reverberates through the whole room. If you need someone to motivate your employees with a down-to-earth, effective, “tough love” touch, Ann is THE person to do it!”

Erika Willett Kosina, Communications and Events Coordinator, Sierra Harvest

“I’ve had the great pleasure of both working with and witnessing Ann’s extraordinary ability to energize and motivate people toward their best and greatest contribution. I highly recommend Ann to any team, organization or enterprise that wants their team, small or large, to be more engaged, committed and motivated in their work and lives.”

Stephanie Barbour

“Ann Tardy is an energetic, entrepreneurial and inspiring leader of an organization! Ann is effective at engaging people and helping them reach levels of excellence even they thought was unattainable. The LifeMoxie model that Ann created has become an extremely effective tool for business people across the country to reach their greatest potential.”

Mark Gilman, Visibility Engineer

“If I had half the energy, insight and moxie that Ann Tardy has, I think I could rule the world. I have never had a conversation with Ann where I didn’t learn something and come away with new ideas and excitement.”

Gayle LaSalle, Mayoral Campaign Coordinator

“Organizations that want to reach their utmost potential consult with Ann Tardy. Ann has the capacity to quickly and accurately assess corporate needs and to help organizations by facilitating excellence in their employees. Ann’s powerful, concise speaking ability and the dynamic and far reaching mentoring program that she has created bring increased employee engagement and retention to her clients.”

Wendy Amengual Wark, Diversity & Inclusion Director

“Ann came to speak to my undergraduate business class at Wagner College. She was not only able to grab my students’ attention from the start, but she managed to have a dynamic, interactive session with them on career paths. It was a pleasure to see how she was engaged with my students and how eager they were to learn more from her. I am looking forward to having Ann come again.”

Richard LaRocca, D.P.S, Assistant Professor of Finance, Wagner College

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