Podcast appearances

July, 2021

NFX Podcast “Ann Hiatt on Trillion Dollar Leadership”

What few people see is that Trillion-Dollar Leadership focuses relentlessly on the “who.” Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt both aligned their companies around this question: Who are we serving and who is going to get us there?
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Sept, 2021

Entrepreneurs on Fire “Bet on Yourself with Ann Hiatt”

Ann is a Silicon Valley veteran who worked directly for CEOs Jeff Bezos at Amazon and Eric Schmidt at Google for 15 years. Now a consultant for CEOs across the globe.

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Nov, 2021

Good Money “Untold Secrets of Billion Dollar CEOs”

My guest Ann Hiatt shares why betting on yourself is one of the best investments you can make. Working side by side with respected leaders like Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Google’s Eric Schmidt, and Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, Ann got a front row seat to see impactful leadership in action.

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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!

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.

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.

January 2022

Tech’ed Up “Lessons From Silicon Valley’s C-Suite”

Former right-hand to legendary tech CEOs Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt Ann Hiatt
joins Niki remotely to tease out the lessons she learned from her high-powered, high-stakes career spent at some of the world’s most prominent tech companies. Ann is also the author of Bet on Yourself: Recognize, Own, and Implement Breakthrough Opportunities and works as a leadership strategy consultant for entrepreneurs around the world.
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September 2022

MBA Insider "Bet on Yourself with Ann Hiatt"

Ann Hiatt is the Author of Bet On Yourself: Recognize, Own and Implement Breakthrough Opportunities, and a CEO Consultant to fast-growing startups and entrepreneurs. After starting her career at Amazon working directly for Jeff Bezos, Ann has also worked for other tech CEOs like Eric Schmidt and Marissa Mayer, where she learned how to create her own opportunities, operate in high-pressure environments, and figure out the types of people and priorities that were important to her when making career decisions. Now, Ann spends her time working with entrepreneurs who want to dream big, and bet on themselves to bring their own ideas and ambitions to life.During our conversation, Ann spoke about her journey to Amazon, her experience working with Jeff Bezos, as well as the lessons she learned for managing her career while working at Google and Amazon during years of hyper-growth. She also shared advice for how professionals can engineer and create their own serendipity in their careers, and increase the surface area for opportunities through building relationships.

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May 2022

Disrupt Your Career “Bet on Yourself and Create a Career of Your Own”

As a Silicon Valley veteran with 15 years of experience as the Executive Business Partner for Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Marissa Mayer (Yahoo!) and Chief of Staff to Eric Schmidt (Google), Ann Hiatt applies lessons of innovation, ambition, growth at scale, and forward-thinking leadership to expand businesses and individual careers. As a Leadership Strategist, she helps entrepreneurs do this through strategy consulting, training, workshops and more. Her new book, Bet On Yourself, offers guidance and stories from her experiences in Silicon Valley. We talk with Ann about her own career journey, what lessons she learned working alongside extraordinary leaders, how she navigated her transition from global corporations to becoming a consultant, her current work advising entrepreneurs, why she wrote her book Bet On Yourself and the main ideas from the book, her advice for early career professionals, how to figure out what you want next in your career, and her plans for 2022.

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Article and publications

How to Figure Out What You Want Next in Your Career - by Ann Hiatt

Whether you’re making a complete career change or want to refocus your current role on what feels most meaningful to you, pivots can feel dizzying. However, drafting a simple scorecard of what you do and don’t want can change the process into one that’s energizing and meaningful rather than daunting. Finding an employer and role that are value-aligned can reveal opportunities that you might not have thought about or even noticed before. The author presents three areas of focus to help you assess your values and several questions to help you assess value alignment with potential employers — or your current one.

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What I learned during my 15 years as an Amazon and Google insider - by Ann Hiatt

In an excerpt from her new book, Ann Hiatt writes about the power of infinite learning, making yourself uncomfortably excited, and placing big bets early.

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Jeff Bezos’ Former Executive Partner Reveals Six Strategies To Build A Dream CareerHiatt offers six strategies that professionals should cultivate to build the career of their dreams.

“The greatest gift in my life has been sitting next to the smartest CEOs in the world and learning step-by-step how they think, act, motivate, and make decisions,”

Hiatt offers six strategies that professionals should cultivate to build the career of their dreams.

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After Jeff Bezos: the changing of the guard at Amazon

Andy Jassy takes over as the $1.7tn company comes under intense political and regulatory scrutiny

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