UNITED STATES – 05-19-2020 ( — Annella Metoyer, Keynote Speaker, Amazon Best Selling Author, Performance Improvement Coach for Inspire Development LLC, was recently selected for the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for 2020 for the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP), for her influence, proficiency, and dedication to her professional life.

Inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself; only a few members are selected for the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. These special honorees are distinguished based on longevity in their career, contributions to society, and their impact on their industries. Ms. Metoyer will be honored at IAOTP’s Annual Award Gala being held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City at the end of this year for her selection as a Lifetime Achievement recipient. 

Annella is being recognized for this honor for dedicating over 35 years of her life’s work within the financial industry, solving complex problems, and building high performing teams. She is an inspiration to all who have had the pleasure of working with her and she knows what professionals need to do to succeed in today’s complex business world. Annella has demonstrated success not only as a Motivational Speaker, successful Author, Coach, Executive and Business Professional, she has excelled in every position she has ever held. Her impressive repertoire of prior roles has included: Senior Vice President, Trade Area Group Manager of Retail Banking for Hibernia National Bank, and Regional Executive and Market President for Capital One Bank. 

As a speaker, Annella’s previous forty-year career in the financial industry gave her a wide range of experience in Sales Leadership, Business Development, Strategic Business Planning, Process Improvement, Customer Service, Client/Public Relations, Revenue Growth, Talent Management, Training and Development, and Performance Management.

As a Business Owner, Motivational Speaker, Coach, and Best-Selling Author for Inspire Development LLC, Annella combines her executive experience with extensive interviews, research, and personal stories. She continues to help develop other’s leadership skills for them to create a culture of teamwork. Annella’s powerful message has inspired professionals on a national level, and she is a sought after speaker. Annella is recognized as a collaborative leader skilled at inspiring teams and empowering individuals to reflect on their fear and tap into their own power.

Annella attended the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking and has Profile Certification Training for Personalysis. Stephanie Cirami, President of IAOTP, stated that “Choosing Annella for this honor was a simple decision for our panel to make. She is inspirational, collaborative, and provides visionary leadership in every endeavor she takes on.

We are looking forward to honoring her for the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award on stage this December at the Annual Awards Gala being held at the magnificent Plaza Hotel.

Throughout her remarkable career, Annella remains active in her community and has been recognized nationally for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. This year, she is being considered for an exclusive TIP Radio interview by the International Association of Top Professionals. In 2019 she was featured in TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine and was selected as Top Motivational Speaker of the Year and honored at IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala. She has been featured on CUTV News Radio, Promotion Protocol Radio with Dr. Kim Nugent, and interviewed by Athena International-Women Really Mean Business. In 2013 Annella was named “Breakthrough Women by the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce and, in 2012, was an honoree at the 7th Annual Top 25 Women of Houston. Annella passionately serves on the boards of numerous professional and non-profit organizations such as Gulf Copper, North Houston Advisory Board of the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, the Jack Brooks Foundation, and the Women’s Resource of Greater Houston.  

Looking back, Annella attributes her success to her perseverance, mentors, coaches, and especially her father. He was the inspiration behind her book “Dare to Be the Change,” which Annella says her dad gave her the foundation to take risks in life. When not working, she is traveling and spending time with her family. In the future, she will continue to grow as a professional and wants to continue to make a difference in people’s lives.  

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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 together.

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