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Recognize, Own, and Implement Breakthrough Opportunities

I wrote Bet On Yourself to share the best practices I learned working alongside my top tech CEO mentors, Google’s Eric Schmidt, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and Yahoo!s Marissa Mayer, and to show you how absolutely anyone can take charge of their career and create a life full of learning, adventure, joy, and success.

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Whether you’re feeling stuck in your current job, starting your first job and wondering how you can use it as a steppingstone towards your dream career, or mid-career and wanting to finally be recognized for promotion or a leadership role, this book is for you.


I have had the rare advantage of working with not just one powerfully influential CEO but three. The things I learned by working side-by-side with these giants of technology at Amazon and Google was gleaned over decades of collaboration. Over time I was able to see the patterns of remarkable leadership and the secrets to their astronomical success.


Most importantly, I have translated these into accessible playbooks for anyone, of any level, to make their own moonshot dreams come true. You will not find this anywhere else!

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Holly Clarke

Chair of the Women’s Impact Network EMEA Starbucks
Ann Hiatt was a favorite speaker in our Starbuck’s Women Impact Network EMEA events. Her presentation was full of incredible stories from her work with foundational tech companies and legendary entrepreneurs that entertained as much as they educated and inspired. She presented us with a full playbook of best practices that left our team with a renewed enthusiasm and intrapreneurial spirit that is still thriving today. We look forward to welcoming her back in the future.

Jeanine Moiton

Events Programming Manager Meetup

Ann participated in a Meetup Live event to discuss how to lead your career with purpose. She provided tangible advice that the audience was able to learn from and easily implement in their  journey. Ann’s easy going nature paired with the many powerful anecdotes she shared from her personal journey made her relatable and resonated with the audience . Needless to say, the event was a huge success and we can’t wait to partner with her again. On a personal level, I can’t wait to apply all of the valuable nuggets she shared to my career path!

Leah Bitterman

Leadership Association at Lockheed Martin

Ann Hiatt’s seminar for the Lockheed Martin Leadership Association displayed her Silicon Valley experience with lessons learned applicable across multiple organizations. Her knowledge of the technical industry, leadership skills, and organizational behavior was eagerly absorbed. Ann’s ability to engage an audience through a virtual speaking event came with poise and ease. Ann’s enthusiasm and passion for sharing her methodology of goal setting and having an intrapreneurial mindset was inspiring to all.

Professor Thomas M. Cooney

Professor of Entrepreneurship College of Business, Technological University Dublin

Ann has spoken to my undergraduate entrepreneurship students several years in a row and consistently receives a hugely positive response. Not only is her career and expertise impressive and inspiring to them but most importantly she gives them a playbook for making their own goals and dreams a reality. Ann is a committed champion of the next generation of entrepreneurs and I value our collaborations.

Sam Beni

Head of Innovation Tech Nation

Ann’s keynote at Tech Nation Future Fifty event was truly inspiring – informative and eye-opening, with engaging and thought-provoking delivery. Our attendees, CEOs of unicorns and the largest tech scale-ups, were blown away by the quality of her content and the uniqueness of her message, leaving them asking for more. We highly recommend Ann to any corporate team looking for an insightful and engaging speaker.

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