Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads
Take Charge with Dr. Ann Vertel-logo

Take Charge with Dr. Ann Vertel

Business & Economics Podcasts >

More Information


United States








046: Imposter Syndrome

The imposter syndrome kicks in every time we try to disrupt the status quo. It matters, because each time we give in to the lies, we lose our ability to be a leader. Episode info at

Duration: 00:18:05

045: Three Steps to Finding Your Passion

If you feel a bit stuck and are ready to find your passion so you can live a bigger story and love your life again, this is the episode for you. I’ll challenge you, encourage you, and help you dig deep into patterns and behaviors that will help you open up to what you have been designed to do! You have a distinct set of gifts, talents, skills, experiences, training, expertise, and interests. It’s a unique combination that is unstoppable in helping you achieve your greatest success if...

Duration: 00:19:38

044: Networking for Introverts

It’s natural, as human beings, to want to belong. It’s deep in our DNA to want to be accepted by the pack because that literally means survival. So when walking into a group of strangers, it’s easy to get wrapped up in our own fears, anxiety, thoughts, and imagination. Which is exactly the wrong way to network. This episode will show you the easy way to work a room and make networking for introverts as easy as pie. Episode info at

Duration: 00:11:03

043: How to Be More Resilient

Resilience isn't just our capacity to stand there and take the slings and arrows of life, it's the power and agility in which we respond to those slings and arrows. We don't have a limited amount of resilience and that's good news. Because when bad things happen, over and over, layered on top of each other, and they just keep coming, our reslience doesn’t have to tap out. We can build unlimited strength and speed in our response by learning to effectively “bounce,” and we can do that...

Duration: 00:22:23

042: How to Open with Empathy

Counselors use a powerful skill in getting their clients to talk about issues that are painful, scary, or deeply personal. It is called a "reflection of feeling." When you reflect back to someone what they are feeling, you meet them right where they are emotionally. You've connected with them, they don't feel quite so alone with this feeling, and they know you have an understanding of what is going on with them. Using this technique with success is what this episode is all about! Episode...

Duration: 00:13:19

041: How to Ask a Good Non-Question

If you’ve ever tried to have a conversation with a teenager, you’ve experienced maximum frustration. Not being prone to volunteer information, they usually wait for adults to initiate discussions. Unfortunately, most adults just keep asking a series of questions. The more cryptic the answers, the more questions get asked. Frustrated, the adult begins to “quiz” the teenager using closed-ended questions (those that can be answered with “yes,” “no,” or “I don’t know.”) This often ends by...

Duration: 00:15:09

040: Why Your Leadership Development Programs Are Not Working

Most leadership development programs miss the most crucial step. Without this foundational piece, leaders can find themselves mired in drama, chaos, indecision, poor communication, and micro-managing. This episode discusses the concept of “ship, shipmate, self” and how to fix or develop a transformational leadership training program that supports those priorities and builds influential and authentic leadership skills. Episode info at

Duration: 00:24:55

039: Not the Journey OR the Destination

What if I told you that true fulfillment isn't about the journey OR the destination? How often have you been told to "enjoy the journey?" That happiness and fulfillment are not about the destination? This episode opens a third possibility, one that will change the way you see all your goals, processes, accomplishments, and achievements. This episode is especially for "serial achievers" - those who accomplish a lot, enjoy the journey, but still feel that nagging, "something is missing,"...

Duration: 00:19:49

038: Leadership Training for Women - 3 Key Skills

This one is for women in leadership (and men who work with women leaders!) No one really taught us how to lead like a woman, right? We learned lots of general skills about team building and managing change. But the skills necessary to walk that fine line between acting like a man or playing girlish games? Not so much. Sometimes we learn the greatest leadership lessons from people who aren’t very good leaders at all. I learned three important distinctions about how to lead like a woman...

Duration: 00:14:44

037: How to Be Happy w/ Jennifer Dunham

What is happiness? Is there really a secret for how to be happy? A key that can help us reduce the overwhelm and focus on what matters? Jennifer Dunham thinks so. In fact, she believes we can actually structure happiness, using it as a tool to create more freedom. All episodes can be found at

Duration: 00:32:18

036: Two Keys for a Quantum Leap

High achievers don't really make quantum leaps, they just appear to do so. And they do it using the 2 key behaviors I outline in this episode. Show info at

Duration: 00:20:37


When we are working to master a craft, most of us eventually get stuck or hit a plateau. But not all of us. Those people we'd consider experts or masters at something work on their craft a different way. Whether you're working on a business skill or a personal hobby, you'll want to understand this difference if you want to get better. Learn how experts practice differently so you too can achieve mastery.

Duration: 00:26:57

034: The Fountain of Youth

It took me five and a half decades but I finally discovered the fountain of youth. I’ve known about it all along, but now I can see it! In this episode, I share my personal struggle with energy, aging, and feeling downright awful as well as the journey I’ve taken to find the answer to feeling better. It’s a more personal episode than most but an important one – maybe even the most important one for you, your health, your energy level, and your future.

Duration: 00:28:40

033: How to Handle Rejection

Fearing rejection doesn’t prevent it. Fearing rejection prevents YOU from getting what you want. Discover 3 strategies for learning how to not only handle or manage rejection but for how to embrace it and make it work for you. Episode information at All episodes can be found at

Duration: 00:23:41

032: How to Take Charge of Negative Self-Talk

Positive thinking and positive self-talk can literally make us more productive - and that's a great reason for learning how to think positively! So what happens when negative self-talk takes over and we dwell on all the reasons for not being able to accomplish our goals? How do we overcome negative thoughts and negative self-talk? In this episode, I share 4 strategies for changing the way you think so your positive thinking and positive self-talk can support you and your goals. You'll...

Duration: 00:54:42

031: When a Dream Dies

What happens when something you've worked your whole life is taken away or is no longer a possibility? How do you let go of a life-long dream and move on? In this episode, I share a few stories that may inspire you, the reasons why letting go is so hard, and 5 steps to move forward with a renewed sense of purpose and hope. Episode info at All episodes at

Duration: 01:31:00

030: How to Focus By Clearing the Decks

Ever struggle with clarity and focus? Yep, me too. In this episode, I tell you exactly what I do to create the mental space that lets me focus on the things I really want and need to accomplish. Some of these things may seem a little unusual, but they work for me, and maybe they'll work for you too. If you're an "idea junkie" and struggle to gain clarity, this is the episode for you! Learn the five strategies I use to "clear the decks" so you can move ahead with more confidence! Episode...

Duration: 00:43:53

029: How I Get the Big Things Done

We all struggle with procrastination. In this episode, I tell you exactly what I do to make sure I get the big things done in a way that works for me. If you’re a “big thinker” too, always looking at things from a 30,000-foot level, and the details make you procrastinate, this is the episode for you! […]

Duration: 00:15:10

028: How to Be Confident When Your Life Is Falling Apart

In this episode, we look at what happens to our confidence when one of the five main areas of our life takes a hit. Much like chair legs or pillars, when one or more of them get knocked out, you can feel out of balance, out of control, and certainly less than confident. You’ll also […]

Duration: 00:27:02

027: Five Sure Signs You Are a Confident Woman Leader

Confident women leaders behave in a very specific way. In this episode, discover how you are one of them, and perhaps a few things you could do to make an improvement in how you lead. Click to Listen Episode Resources & Links FREE Series: 3 Simple Ways to Lead with Confidence FREE Series: How to Be […]

Duration: 00:32:50

See More