Your host Ann Bernard aka The Confidence Builder is an entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker, Women’s Physique Competitor and Major in the USMCR. …and now you can also add talk show host to the laundry list!
Ann has a very rich background filled with incredible experiences. At 17, Ann joined the Marine Corps and served 12 years on active duty which included a tour in Iraq – she began her time in the Corps as an enlisted Marine but later received a Meritorious Commission. Ann left the Corps to find new challenges as an entrepreneur and did she ever find them!
Ann started and failed at various businesses to include a coaching agency and a web startup called WhyGoSolo, and while the failures caused Ann great pain; she walked away from each failure stronger, wiser, better equipped and ready to start all over again.
In 2012, Ann achieved two major goals set years ago; she stepped on stage, after losing 50 pounds, to compete as a Women’s Physique Competitor and became Louisiana’s first Women’s Physique winner, at the Camellia Championships, in Slidell. Ann also finally completed her BS in Psychology at the University of New Orleans. Ann believes and teaches others “It’s never too late.”
Ann is the creator of the self-confidence development course The Loop of Confidence and the workshop for parents: 5 Keys to Raising Confident Kids. In late 2012, she released an e-book called “Develop and Flex Your Confidence Muscles” based on her course The Loop of Confidence. Ann conducts webinars and offers her course and workshop locally.
At age 8, Ann was locked in a bathroom with her worst fear, a spider and learned: “You can either be trapped by your fears or freed by facing them.” Ann has lived her life facing her fears, shortcomings, rejections, and failures. She is quite the expert armed with personal experiences to help people reach stronger, never quit, give it all you got attitudes! In other words…help people GET TOUGHER!
Ann doesn’t accept excuses, whining, or self-pitying from herself and anyone else. Ann is a tough cookie that knows to get her strength from Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Whatever you weren’t born with is available to you; you just have to be willing to do what it takes to get it. You must believe in yourself and have faith.
Tune in every Wednesday at 4pm to Get Tougher with The Confidence Builder to get your needed dose of tough love and straight talk. Enter the no whine and no excuses zone…it’s a boot camp to strengthen your mind and change your attitude!