Start with the Give-Me Shots

Marney Andes

Marney Andes grew up on a farm outside of Wallace, a small town in western Nebraska. Today, she is a successful learning and development executive, coach, corporate consultant, and entrepreneur. She’s also a former educator and collegiate basketball player.

Marney attributes much of her success to her dad, who when he wasn’t working in the corn or wheat fields or tending to his Angus cattle, was teaching Marney how to grow as a professional, live with joy, and discover fulfillment. He taught her eight core lessons that grounded her and helped her create the life she wanted.

Success—in business and life—doesn’t come without taking advice, learning lessons, and living with intention. In Start with the Give-Me Shots, Marney outlines her dad’s lessons through honest storytelling, and simple, real-life examples, so you can experience his advice for yourself. She also provides you with guiding questions, so you can work through these lessons right away.

Marney’s insightful strategies are customizable, so you can tailor them to your goals. No matter your stage of life or the challenge you face, applying these lessons will help you navigate your own journey, grow professionally and personally, and live a life you’re proud of.

Press & Praise

Derrick Hall, President and CEO, Arizona Diamondbacks

"There is no individual with a warmer heart than Marney. I am blessed to know someone who cares so much about the development and well-being of others and their community. She is an ideal person to share life lessons that apply to all businesses and walks of life. I found the entire work authentic and honest and, in particular, was struck by the simplicity and applicability of Start with the Give-Me Shots. This book will be shared with all our athletes as a reminder to connect with the core of who we are, work on the fundamentals, and take time to reflect, every day."

Matt Blumberg, CEO of Bolster; author of Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business and Startup CXO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Company's Critical Functions and Teams

"Every once in a while, a book gets down to the basics of how to be successful and does so in a way that's memorable, authentic, and thought-provoking. Start with the Give-Me Shots is one of those books. Follow the eight simple and easily applicable lessons Marney outlines in the book, every day, and there's no question you'll be the best version of you."

Julie Love, Attorney at Law, CEO, Love, Love & Love, PC; Mrs. America 2005

"Marney Andes's ability to communicate with people without intimidating them is a true gift. I love how she took lessons she learned from her dad and applied them to business. She humanizes what could otherwise be just another 'how-to be successful in business' book--I felt like I could see and hear her dad, but it also took me back to moments with my own parents and the lessons they taught me. This is such a cool angle for a business book, and the eight core lessons in Start with the Give-Me Shots will serve as a guide in this next chapter of my career. My team members will get a copy as well."

Marney Andes is a born-and-bred farm girl from Wallace, Nebraska. A consultant, educator, and entrepreneur, she has dedicated her career to supporting teams and individuals as they develop and grow.

Her experience in performance consulting and leadership development spans a wide range of industries, including technology, healthcare, education, and nonprofit. A college basketball player and former Mrs. America, Marney is the founder of Project Aspire, a nonprofit created to support women in their pursuit of higher education and leadership opportunities.

Marney holds a master’s in information and learning technologies from the University of Colorado Denver and currently resides outside of Denver with her husband, Allen, and her two sons, Owen and Brody.

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