Ann Evanston

Chief Breakthrough Officer, Warrior-Preneur

Ann M. Evanston, M.A., has over 15 years training, program development and management experience. With an extensive background in developing leaders from first level to executive, she has developed programs and presented seminars to diverse populations and workforces. Ann’s speaking career began in seventh grade where she participated in Toastmasters and competed in Oratory. She has always dreamed of being a speaker and trainer! Ann has spoken in front of audiences ranging from as small as ten to as large as five thousand. Ann had the honor of speaking in front of 10,000 people when she was the MC for the Push for Excellence Program at the Tacoma Dome in 1985. Ann’s passion is developing people to be the best they can be, to discover their inner warrior and voice. Her desire to create highly productive positive people has lead her to study and present in closely interconnected areas. She specializes in giving outstanding presentations in topics related to influence, leadership, and empowerment. She is the author of “The Influence Factor: A Journey to Discovering Your Influential Voice.” In addition to Ann M. Evanston’s course and keynote speeches, she works one-on-one with individuals as a personal coach to continue to uplevel their success. Founder of a local chapter sorority that focused on building self-esteem in women, and a transitional living program designed to teach independent and self-sufficient living to homeless young women, as well as President/Owner of AME Institute (dba Warrior-Preneur), Ann has extensive start-up organizational development experience. She has a strong passion for working with women and inspiring them to be happy and live life with greatness. Ann’s non-profit experience as a Program Manager and Executive Director has allowed her experience in working with Boards of Directors to develop programs. She has also served on two boards; one for the Women’s Business Exchange and the other as president for Autumn Tree Productions, a non-profit serving to educate people about all forms of child abuse. She has been named a “Top Leadership Consultant” by about(dot)com Ann Evanston holds a Master’s degree in Psychology/Training and Organizational Development from Antioch University Seattle and an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Whitman College. Her undergraduate thesis, “Judged by the Company they Keep: The Stigmatization of Wives of Prison Inmates,” has been published by the American Society of Criminology and presented in San Francisco, New Orleans, and Portland Oregon. She is certified by Development Dimensions International and the Leadership Pipeline. Ann has also been an Executive Managing Director of the San Francisco Chapter of eWomenNetwork, the largest organization for promoting women and their businesses worldwide. As a speaker and seminar leader, those watching have stated that Ann is “highly entertaining,” “insightful,” “knowledgeable,” and “thought-provoking.” She is an energetic, fun-loving, wise and professional speaker and trainer, who will make your audience laugh, challenge them to think, push them to excel, and move them to achieve more in their lives. They will leave with a sense of who they are, and excited to find the warrior within. For more information about working with Ann, as well as topics and services provided by Warrior-Preneur, please contact us at 415-906-0064, or

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