Capacity-Building in Higher Education
"Ann Marie's presence and speaking style was instantly engaging and captivated my attention. Her unique and thought provoking concepts resonated with me both personally and professionally and had me creating goals for myself before I left the room!"
- Meghan Mullaney, Registrar and Advising Manager, MBA Programs, University of Minnesota
"More than anything, I appreciated the thoughts and tools Ann Marie provided which made me view my position and my career in a different light. How wonderful it is to see another female leader in the profession committed to being student-centered, a inspirational leader, and always striving to improve."
- Michelle Kaltenbach, Assistant Director, MBA for Professionals, Rice University.
New Professionals and Graduate Student Institute Featured Speaker
"One powerful attribute about Ann Marie is how direct, honest, and critical she is of the work we do. At the NPGS institute, she challenged the group to think about our contribution to our offices and institutions but also to the field. As a graduate student about to embark on the job search process, conveying how I uniquely make an impact and contribution seems to often be scaled down to a micro-level. Ann Marie's message and how she conveyed it resonated with me because it was a call to action to do more for my colleagues and students at the macro-level."
- Eden Tullis, Student Activities, Graduate Coordinator, Seattle University
Doctoral Research on Women's Leadership
"Ann Marie’s presentation was a wonderful mix of personal stories and data. The message she shared resonated with a variety of learners who were represent a wide spectrum of experience. Her presentation is not only valuable for women, but is crucial for men to hear as well. The continuing conversations that have lingered long after Ann Marie’s presentation are proof that her message is powerful and her authentic style speaks to everyone."
- Anne Stark, Purdue University, Assistant Director of Residential Life
"'I love her.' That is what one student said after meeting Dr. Ann Marie Klotz when she spoke to 25 young women on executive presence at John Jay College. Dr. Klotz was able to personally connect with each of these young women across their differences in age, socio-economic status, backgrounds, race, and interests using her warm, direct style. Dr. Klotz was a joy to work with in setting up her visit to the College, and she was extremely flexible when not everything went as planned. Her focus truly is on the students’ experience, and through this, 25 young women began to find their voice."
- Will Simpkins, Ed.D. Director, Center for Career & Professional Development
Women’s Leadership Institute: Integrating Social Media Into Your Workplace
"I attended the Twitter workshop conducted by Ann Marie at the Women's Leadership Institute. She was well prepared and her presentation skills were excellent. She interacted with the audience in such a way that we felt comfortable in our learning process. After the presentation, I was tweeting with confidence an hour later. This speaks Ann Marie's effectiveness as a presenter.”
- Vanessa Wong, Director, Operations & Technology at UC Berkeley Procurement Services
Speaking Engagements and Keynotes
"Inspirational, motivational, outstanding, courageous and fascinating are just a few of the words used to describe Dr. Klotz’s presentation at our weekend-long training. From the start, Ann Marie was invested in knowing her audience and tailoring her presentation to incorporate the mission and values of our organization. Her message about volunteerism and the role that it plays in women’s holistic development was action-oriented and challenged the audience to think differently about how we perceive ourselves as leaders and what messages we are conveying to those we lead. She provides genuine moments of connection while delivering a message that transcends her audience."
- Kristyn Tomlinson, Director - Lifetime Engagement Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity, Inc.
"Dr. Klotz was able to gain the attention of all staff and impart practical wisdom, regardless of their professional level. This is not an easy feat, but she did it with grace and humor. Rarely do I see immediate benefits of a professional development workshop. The days following, staff sprung into action to put into motion what they learned from Dr. Klotz."
- Dr. Carla Tharp, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Development, Saint Peter's University
"Ann Marie Klotz made a fantastic presentation at the 2016 Omicron Delta Kappa Biennial Convention and Leadership Conference. Her clear, direct, honest, forthright, inspiring, and engaging talk was truly one of the convention’s highlights. She clearly understands and appreciates the needs and concerns of a collegiate audience, but more importantly, her speaking style is accessible for all generations. I truly appreciate her candor, wit, and thoughtfulness in speaking to the entire convention as well as in moderating one of our panels."
- Tara Singer, Executive Director of Omicron Delta Kappa.
Recommendations from Conference Presentations
"Dr. Ann Marie Klotz is a undoubtedly a dynamic and exemplary leader within the field of Student Affairs. Specifically, I attended her ACUHO-I presentation on her dissertation topic, A High Heel in the Door: Lessons Learned and Implication for Leadership. With conviction, I can share that I will never forget her powerful introduction: "I am 35 years old, I am a Doctor and a Dean of Students." In my few, yet incredibly meaningful interactions with her, she has always exuded complete confidence - a true role model for women in student affairs! She is a phenomenal and engaging presenter and I left her session feeling completely rejuvenated and empowered."
- Yettieve Marquez, Residential Life and Housing Services; New York University
"Ann Marie Klotz demonstrated poise and professionalism during her workshop "Five Essential Elements On-boarding New Staff by Maximizing Wellbeing” at the NASPA Regional Conference. Ann Marie Klotz has a great ability of interacting with the audience, while still targeting towards her learning objectives. Her passion to serve students and employees enhanced her speech by delivering a more comprehensive and relatable discussion to the audience. Overall Ann Marie Klotz has the ability to be fluid and concise in her speeches, but at the same time can incorporate interactive activities with the audience to keep them engaged."
- Laney Kurator, California State University, Fullerton