Press release by International Association of Top Professionals

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Annette Hadley, Owner & Founder of Abundance Art LLC, was selected as Top Creative Entrepreneur of the Year for 2018 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the industry.  

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements.

With five years’ experience as a soulful artist and creative entrepreneur, Annette has certainly proven herself to be an accomplished professional and expert capable of wearing many hats.  A dynamic, results-driven leader, Annette has demonstrated success not only as an artist, but also as a writer and public speaker who is passionate about sharing the power of creativity and healing through her art and speaking engagements.

As a Creativity Coach, Annette supports her clients in their own creative journeys. She has learned from them that her “ear for listening and heart filled with empathic and intuitive gifts have made their world a better place.”

Abundance Art LLC offers original fine art acrylic on canvas paintings, including commissions; archival quality and uniquely stunning upscale chandelier photographic metal prints, museum quality painting/photographic prints and artisanal notecards featuring paintings, photographs, hand drawn pastel mandalas and digital designs. All of these creative offerings are also available in a myriad of merchandise products, from upscale home furnishings to tote bags, yoga mats, coffee cups, smart phone cases, and more. Annette is truly about making the world a more beautiful place by nourishing others with what nourishes her. 

Annette’s multi-media speaking engagement entitled “go slow: woman on a journey” conveys the power of drawing and understanding mandalas as part of trauma recovery and/or other significant healing processes. Attendees come away inspired and encouraged to take steps towards greater wholeness.

Her Amazon #1 Bestseller books From Fear to Love How Creativity Saved My Life and Will Change Yours for the Betterand Not Your Mama’s Mandalasdescribe the compelling story of Annette’s own trauma recovery and healing through visual and written creativity. 

Before founding Abundance Art, Annette’s impressive repertoire of roles includes Healthcare Informatics Clinical Consultant with the J2 Group; Women’s Health Project Analyst at Sidra Medical Center, Doha, Qatar; Functional and Clinical Architect, Solution/Program Manager and Strategist at Cerner Corporation, Kansas City and Cerner Ltd, London, UK; Perioperative Healthcare Informatics Team Lead at Health Midwest, Kansas City; and twenty years before that as a Perioperative Staff Nurse and Staff Development Coordinator.

Annette gives back to the world through local and international volunteer work. Most recently, she provides creativity enrichment programs to underserved school aged children in Kansas City through The Learning Club. She has traveled to India where she undertook volunteer work assignments in New Delhi, at the Saint Mother Theresa’s Missionaries of Charity’s Prem Daan (“Give Love”) home for mentally disabled and destitute women and men, and in Dharamshala, where she taught basic computer skills to a local women’s empowerment group. She also undertook a volunteer assignment in Cartago, Costa Rica assisting in a day care center.

Annette received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Johnson County Community College in 1978. The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated “Choosing Annette for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make.  She is a talented artist, empowered public speaker, who is brilliant and brave. She is passionate in giving back to her community and she is humble, and gracious and we felt she would make an amazing asset to our organization.  We are looking forward to meeting her at the gala and know we will be seeing more amazing things from this amazing woman.” 

Throughout her illustrious career Annette has received awards, accolades and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. For 2019 she is being considered for a feature in TIP (Top Industry Professional) Magazine and for the Top Female Executive Award by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).  For 2018 she was selected as Top Creative Entrepreneur of the Year by IAOTP. She was inducted into the NAPW (National Association of Professional Women, now IAW – International Association of Women) VIP Woman of the Year circle 2017-2018, and most recently awarded Pinnacle membership in Continental Who’s Who ("Dedicated to the Recognition of Excellence"). 

Looking back, Annette attributes her success to her faith, varied life experiences, perseverance, courage, trauma recovery therapist, business coach and mentors she has had along the way and staying passionate and positive in all her endeavors. When not working, she enjoys traveling and exploring internationally. 

Moving forward, Annette intends to grow her business, write book, speak and serve others, increasing public awareness around about trauma and the powerfully healing role of creativity. She sees a TEDx talk in her future. 

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

IAOTP's experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

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