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Ann Kerian

International Motivational Keynote Speaker, Former Award-winning Television News Anchor, and Author

Palm Springs, California

Communication, Conflict Resolution, Balance, Behavior, Motivation, Networking, Personal Development, Generations in the Workplace, Diversity

Ann Kerian's energy and life experiences will inspire your audience!

Ann has spent more than 15 years motivating people through a camera lens. She now takes her talents to another level as a motivational speaker, and author. She is a member of the prestigious National Speakers Association.

Ann most recently worked at KWWL-TV, the NBC affiliate in the Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and Dubuque market. She was tasked with co-anchoring the 5, 6, and 10pm news and covering health stories. Prior to that, she worked at WEAR-TV, the ABC affiliate in Pensacola, Florida. She co-anchored the 10pm news and handled the military affairs beat from 1995-2002. Before moving to Florida, Ann was a bureau chief for WCTI-TV, the ABC affiliate in New Bern, North Carolina. She started her career in her hometown of Minot, North Dakota. She did everything. She was a reporter, anchor, photographer, weather person, producer, and host.

Ann is a Media Consultant, Executive Coach, and member of the International Coach Federation. She is also a charter member of the Eastern Iowa/Western Illinois ICF chapter and current member of the Madison–ICF chapter.

Ann's Books:
No Winner Ever Got There Without A Coach
- Mastering the Art of Success

Prior to forming her own company, Ann worked at KWWL-TV, the NBC affiliate in the Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Dubuque market. She was tasked with co-anchoring the 5, 6 and 10pm news and covering health stories. Before moving to Iowa, she worked at WEAR-TV, the ABC affiliate in Pensacola, Florida. She co-anchored the 10pm news and handled the military affairs beat from 1995-2002. Before moving to Florida, Ann was a bureau chief for WCTI-TV, the ABC affiliate in New Bern, North Carolina. She started her career in her hometown of Minot, North Dakota. She did everything. She was a reporter, anchor, photographer, weather person, producer and host.

Ann lives with her three sons, two dogs and husband in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

Ann's Awards and Accomplishments:
- Cedar Valley's Top 20 Under 40 Business Leaders
- Member of the Wells Fargo Bank Advsiory Board
- Bachelor's degree in Broadcasting with a minor in Political Science from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks
- Volunteer for the Waterloo Youth Hockey Association at St. Edward's School
- Nominated for a Mayor's Volunteer Award by her peers


Prior to forming her own company, Ann worked at KWWL-TV, the NBC affiliate in the Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Dubuque market. She was tasked with co-anchoring the 5, 6 and 10pm news and covering health stories. Before moving to Iowa, she worked at WEAR-TV, the ABC affiliate in Pensacola, Florida. She co-anchored the 10pm news and handled the military affairs beat from 1995-2002. Before moving to Florida, Ann was a bureau chief for WCTI-TV, the ABC affiliate in New Bern, North Carolina. She started her career in her hometown of Minot, North Dakota. She did everything. She was a reporter, anchor, photographer, weather person, producer and host.


Ann's Topics:
- Transition is Hard. Change is Awesome
- Sticks & Stones May Break My Bones - But Names Will Hurt Me, Too
- Tips & Tricks to Attract the Media
- Overcoming Overload
- I Love My Job!
- Reignite Your Passion & Purpose - Post Covid
- Generations X, Y, Z: How Can We All Work Together?

“Ann was a pleasure to work with as our speaker for our Wisconsin Dells sales luncheon. She will customize her presentations to your audience and she truly cares about you having a successful event, so she works as your partner. She is definitely a speaker that you can work with multiple times because she can cover a variety of great topics!” - Helen Kilkenny/Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau

Her clients include but are not limited to, John Deere Waterloo Operations, Ameriprise Financial, Young Leaders Association, “Speaking of Women’s Health”, Aegon, Iowa Hospital Association, Hawkeye Community College, EDGECORE, Wheaton Franciscan Health Care, Cedar Valley United Way, River Run Productions, Roberts, Stevens & Prendergast, P.L.C., MUDD Advertising, Waterloo Youth Hockey Association, Paul Dunbar: REAL KIDS/REAL LIFE, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, TDS, Wisconsin YMCA, Prudential, Baker Tilly, RSA (Residential Services Association) of Wisconsin, St. Clare Hospital and Sentry Insurance.



If you are in need of a motivational speaker or an emcee for your event, Ann is a perfect choice. Her energy and life experiences will inspire your audience. She is also available for seminars. Her expertise in speech writing, press releases and video production make her a great candidate to help you get the publicity and money you deserve. Click "Book This Speaker" below to have Ann at your next event. 

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