Anne Beiler is a female entrepreneur, author and speaker who has
achieved amazing success in the world of business. Anne’s journey to success
began with a desire to help broken families. After she and her husband lost
their 19-month-old daughter in a tragic accident, they entered one of the most
difficult seasons of their marriage. It was through counseling that they found
healing and restoration. Their experience created a desire to help other hurting
families and led her husband, Jonas, to begin a community counseling
To help fund
the counseling center, Anne started selling pretzels at the local farmer’s
market. What began as a small pretzel stand quickly grew into the world’s
largest hand-rolled pretzel franchise with over 1,700 locations worldwide.
Anne’s humble beginnings have uniquely shaped her approach to business and
management. “We have a purpose greater than ourselves,” she says. “Having a
great product is important, but not as important as caring for your people.” Out
of her pain came purpose and the desire to persevere toward personal and
professional success. With the wisdom she has gained from her journey, Anne
created a culture of positive influence and great opportunity.
Anne is among
an elite group of American women who have founded and owned an international
franchise company. Her commitment to excellence and humility has been recognized
by national media, including Good Morning America, Oprah and Secret Millionaire.
She was named one of America’s 500 women entrepreneurs and was awarded
Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. Magazine. She holds honorary doctorates from
Eastern College and Elizabethtown College.
One of Anne’s
greatest passions is to engage with young women and help them succeed in the
world of business, whether they are just starting out in the careers or they
have been climbing the ladder of success for years. She authored the book Twist
of Faith, which gives readers a revealing look inside her life while building an
international corporation. Today, she is a high sought-after public speaker who
inspires audiences around the world.
Anne now lives
in Texas with her husband Jonas and she travels internationally, sharing her
story with women and entrepreneurs at conferences and events.