“I wear my passion on my sleeve and when I have no sleeve I wear my passion on my arm.” – Ann Ulrich
Hello! Thanks for stopping by…
I’m Ann Ulrich, Discreet Confidante & Owning It at BOLD CONFIDENTIAL™
What’s Your Story?
Mine includes a few decades of business and life adventures with trip-ups (lessons learned!) and a few triumphs (celebrate it all!) along the way.
Sound familiar? Has your journey had a few twists and turns, too?
I wouldn’t change a thing.
My Story – BOLD ADVENTURES (so far!)
From Sales Rookie to Executive in Healthcare (not overnight, over 13 years!) … From Intrapreneur Marketing Healthcare Services To Women (even when a physician threatened to pull his funding if we started marketing prostate screenings to women!) to Entrepreneur and Executive Leadership Consultant … From the Runway (mission: make a dent in fashion for all sizes, beauty at all ages) to the Boardroom… From Tomboy to Professional Plus-Size Model (didn’t wear makeup till college so you can imagine the eyerolls if I shared that modeling dream, which is exactly why I didn’t share it – I just did it) … to Creating The 1st Exclusive Fit Model Agency In America (I’ll never forget the day The New York Times called… you never know who is watching!) … From Speaking Tour in Taiwan (where BOLD keynote dream was created) to National Leadership & Success Inspirational Keynote Speaker (ah, the stories!) … From Award-Winning Business Changemaker to Trusted Advisor Coaching Executives (such an honor to earn/grant trust and access as discreet confidante), Inspirational Leadership Keynote Speaker, Success Cards Author (I was encouraged to write a book. I wanted to write something that inspired people to take ACTION. So that’s what I wrote instead) & Owning It! (the title we all need to claim as our own) at DO 1 BOLD THING™ (business, career, work, it’s all life – and life is tricky baby – stay BOLD.)… From Founder to Co-Founder to Fired (ouch! no seriously, ouch!) to Owner… to a Self-Imposed Executive Sabbatical (highly recommend!) … returning as Discreet Confidante, Trusted Advisor & Chief Brand Officer For Female Executives (yes, I do still work with men – Women is primary focus because after Me Too it just made sense to help more leading women lead positively, and boldly – we’re kidding ourselves tho if we think we get where we are on our own!)… Confidence Makeovers For Motivated Men & Women (if there ever was a time for magnificent women and phenomenal men as Oprah calls us, it’s time, right now.)… Inspirational Keynote Speaker (the positive impact of doing 1 bold thing!) & Live Streaming Talk Show Host (oops! Gravy’s live show platform suddenly transformed from talk into a shopping channel…. ah! super fun while that show lasted!)
What’s YOUR Story?
At this exciting stage of life …
I’m just getting started!
Grateful for many who’ve mentored me over the years…
Grateful for clients who took a chance years ago on my then-unproven dreams and big bold visions as I put them out in the world as various business iterations …
… and thankful for early sponsors (mostly men because, let’s face it, there weren’t many women leading back in that day!) who helped open doors I may not have been able to heave open on my own. Grateful!
And that is exactly why I do not believe anyone is ever truly self-made… how can anyone possibly believe they are?? We ALL get where we are on the strong shoulders – and generous wings – of others.
Proudest accomplishment in my work so far has been having the guts, grit, passion, perseverance and crazy optimism! (amidst serious bouts of self-doubt!) …
… to dream, DO, imagine, ask for help, create, do more, re-do, and deliver the various iterations of my BOLD body of work… even when it didn’t all work out!
My BOLD Body Of Work includes:
THE BOLD! FACTOR™, BOLD CONFIDENTIAL™, BOLD ON THE GO™, POSITIVELY BOLD™, LASER BOLD™, BEST BOLD U™, BE BOLD! SEMINARS™, DO ONE BOLD THING!™ and WOMEN WHO DO 1 BOLD THING!™
ANN ULRICH, Discreet Confidante & Owning It at BOLD CONFIDENTIAL™
Award-Winning Business Changemaker & Passionate, Proven Leader.
Inspirational Leadership Confidence & Success Keynote Speaker.
Chief Inspirer, Confidence Catalyst, Movement Igniter.
Discreet Confidante, High Stakes Trusted Advisor.
Charisma Builder. Quiet Reinforcer.
Over the years, proud to be named:
! Woman In Business Changemaker by Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
! Woman of Influence by Wells Fargo / Minnesota Monthly Magazine / CBS Radio
! Industry Leader by The New York Times
! Outstanding Young Woman in Business by Rotary International
… and the best of my Bio… LIFE!… saved for last:
! Wife to my college-boyfriend-now-husband-of-38-years David… ! Mom to our all-grown-up son and daughter (both of their weddings were celebrated within a few months of each other – fun!)… ! Nonna to our four precious grandbabies. David and I are enjoying our riverfront condo / lake cabin lifestyle working and living based in Minneapolis, MN USA.
BOLD GIVEBACK: Ann Ulrich donates a portion of DO 1 BOLD THING.™ product sales to support and champion individuals taking positively bold action.
©1993-2018 Ann T. Ulrich DO1BOLDTHING.com #Do1BOLDThing @do1boldthing