Leading with Strength, Against All Odds

If you were told you’d never walk again, would you accept those words as truth?  Fortunately for her family and clients, Kathie Nelson did not sit down, lay down and give up, when it seemed like her life was over.

Instead again all odds, she began leading with strength.  First getting her own life back together, then climbing back to physical ability and business success.

Because of that… because Kathie has pushed through incredible personal challenges, to get to be where she is today, she’s able to helps her clients achieve their best.

Kathie is a compassionate, but results driven visionary, guiding business leaders to achieve and succeed.

In fitness, personal trainers push you to your own success because they’ve first achieved their own. In business, it’s the same with good business coaches.

Kathie discovered that about herself the hard way, but it’s a lesson she turned into a success story, in running her own business and life, and helping her clients do the same.

Through Kathie’s various life circumstances, which she shares in this interview, she decided at a very young age, to never be dependent on someone else again.  That’s actually a pivotal life circumstance for many entrepreneurs, and especially women, because then it’s not just about job independence, but also relationally.

New book by Mother-Daughter co-authors, Bette Laughrun and Kathie Nelson, I Want What She's Got!
New book by Mother-Daughter co-authors, Bette Laughrun and Kathie Nelson, I Want What She’s Got!

KathieNelson.com is just one of Kathie’s ventures.  She and her mother, Bette Laughrun, a ‘Beyond Boomer’ entrepreneur and author, have co-written a book, just out, titled, I Want What She’s Got!

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Kathie Nelson, entrepreneur, author & business coach

AND… there’s also a wine label in Kathie’s family future!  Tune into this inspiring interview with Kathie Nelson.

Founder and CEO Kathie Nelson, is a serial entrepreneur and born powerhouse in business growth, is a four times author, highly sought after speaker, top tier business strategist, and coach.

Corporate Clone to Biz Coach to Boutique Farmer

[Sorry about putting Mary Ann into such a small image box on the video.  We had technical difficulties resulting in needing to utilize her mobile device instead of computer, which resulted in a much smaller screen for her].

Corporate globetrotter to Truffle Grower with a passion for coaching entrepreneurs, Mary Ann Hauser traded her cushy white collar career for slinging manure in mudruckers as a boutique farmer for exotic Truffles, along with her husband, Kurt Hauser.

When she’s not bagging worms for their vermiculture venture, pruning Filbert trees, and gardening, Mary Ann is coaching other entrepreneurs toward their own great success stories as an Action Coach!

Oh!  And she’s also a wife, mother of two sons and grandmother of one.

Tune in to learn of Mary Ann’s journey into creating an extraordinary life, where in her second half, her creativity and entrepreneurial spirit are thriving!

We suspect Mary Ann is just getting warmed up!


Mary Ann Houser’s Tuber Nut Farm
Baby Boomer Generation, Best Boomers and Beyond, Corporate Job, Entrepreneur, Truffle Farmer, Mary Ann Hauser, Kurt Hauser, LeAura Alderson, ActionCoach, Business Coach, Vermiculture, Second Half of Life, Reinventing Oneself, Creative Life, Planting for Retirement
Filbert trees provide an ideal growing environment for truffles here at Tuber Nut Farm, VA.


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Black Périgord Truffle

Mary Ann is a business coach, consultant, and owner of a business coaching firm located in Winston-Salem.  She is passionate about education and helping business owners make their businesses successful so that they can live the life they were meant to, and in doing so provide employment opportunity for others.

She and her family also own a farm in the Virginia Mountains that, she

Mary Ann’s background (prior to coaching) was in strategic marketing and business development in the pharmaceutical industry where was recognized as a leader in marketing and her leadership resulted in two Telly Awards for excellence in advertising; she was also awarded the “Founders Award” for Outstanding Leadership Dedication and Commitment to the pharmaceutical industry.

Today Mary Ann is on the Board of Governors at the Piedmont Club. She also serves on the board of several Mary Ann Houser of businesses in the Piedmont Triad.

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