Hattie BryantHattie Bryant is the author of the book, I’ll Have It My Way: Taking Control of End of Life Decisions. Her long professional career has sharpened her observational skills and empowered her leadership and insight.

Hattie has made a living since 1979 in adult education.

She has also been a foremost public speaker about issues that drive deep inside the meaning and values of life. Her seminars and continuing-education curriculum development have been in business schools throughout the world. Her television production for PBS-TV stations and the Voice of America-TV was broadcast from 1994 through 2012.

One of Hattie’s early jobs (at the age of 27) was a public relations specialist for the University of North Texas. Very early in that period she decided she should either sell something or own something. After two years of research, she incorporated a business, Leadership Development Corporation. While developing her own materials, she worked through a leading franchisor of business education materials. In that group she was among its top ten performers out of hundreds. For the next fifteen years, she taught management, sales and customer service in the classrooms of hundreds of small businesses and from the convention platform.

She has presented seminars in 47 states and produced teaching materials for customers like ABC-TV, Chase-JP Morgan, IBM, Microsoft, Qwest, and Verizon.

The television series, Small Business School, featured business owners from several countries, 34 states and 150 cities. Sponsorship came from IBM, the United States Postal Service, Verizon, Qwest, Travelers, Dun & Bradstreet, AT&T, MassMutual and Microsoft. It reached into most US homes via some 300 PBS member stations. It was also aired around the world through over 1000 affiliates of the Voice of America-TV.

Hattie is also the author of the book, Beating the Odds, and in 1997 was given the Award of Excellence from the White House for her success in bringing the story of small business to television. Content from the show was edited into video companions for fifty college textbooks and an online one-of-a-kind learning tool.

Hattie studied at the University of Southern California Graduate School of Gerontology, and she lives with her husband in New Orleans.