"Auntie" 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 center.
To help fund the counseling center, Anne started selling pretzels at the local farmers 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 creates 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 just starting out in their 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 highly 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.
Anne Beiler Speaking at Liberty University Convocation
Featured on ABC's "Secret Millionaire"
"Anne Beiler is an astute leader and authentic person. In my board work with Ms. Beiler, she consistently displays a keen mind, a refreshing sense of self, and professional excellence and integrity."
Carlos Campo, Museum of the Bible
"Anne's life story and principles for success inspired our non-profit to achieve beyond our dreams"
Dave Donaldson, Co-founder, Convoy of Hope
"Anne has a message of overcoming and breakthroughs that achievers need to hear. She is insightful, inspiring, and motivating".
Bob Harrison, Increase Events
"Anne Beiler is as gifted as she is sincere. She commands our attention as an extremely successful business woman and entrepreneur and at the same time wins our heart as a wife, a mother and a woman of immense moral strength. She is a gifted and profound speaker in front of an audience of thousands and a kind and compassionate adviser at a table with friends. Anne brings a wealth of experience and an empathy for other to the stage or the conference room. I am proud to call her a friend."
Dr. Mike Courtney, Director of Branches Counseling Centers