Intention = Heart + Direction

Intention, /ɪnˈtɛnʃ(ə)n/

noun

1. a thing intended; an aim or plan.

High performance LOVES leaders with intention

Katie Anderson as a business and leadership keynote speaker

Intention = Heart + Direction

Intention, /ɪnˈtɛnʃ(ə)n/

noun

1. a thing intended; an aim or plan.

High performance LOVES leaders with intention

Be the leader who inspires others to achieve more, learn more, and become more.

Leverage real, actionable processes and techniques so that you can own your expertise while developing and leading your people – and organization – to achieve higher levels of performance.

Hi, I'm Katie!

For over 20 years, I have helped thousands of leaders around the world develop the mindset and capabilities to create organizational learning cultures that foster innovation, engagement, and longevity.

I’m on a mission to empower leaders at all levels to lead with intention to achieve higher levels of performance, increase their personal and professional impact, and create a meaningful legacy.

How leading with intention sets you apart:

  • Build in quality, create knowledge, respect people and nurture creativity
  • Inspire and motivate others
  • Delegate and empower to create sustainable change and adaptability
  • Reach your goals, and set new ones
  • Handle crises as they happen
  • Maximize value for your customers, and increase the bottom line for your company

Ultimately, you amplify engagement, foster innovation, and build a meaningful legacy.

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Leading with intention means...

“This work can change the world. I firmly believe that.”
Renee Peggs
Renee Peggs
Founder of The Resourceful Peacock, Leading to Learn Accelerator
and other courses participant

Intention = Heart + Direction

意向 shikou — Japanese for ‘intention’ coming from symbols meaning heart and direction. Leading with intention means connecting deeply with your purpose, with your values, with who you want to be, and how you want to lead your life, and ensuring that your behaviors and actions align in the direction with that purpose.

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It’s an entirely different kind of leadership

When you reconnect to yourself and your purpose, you become grounded and present in a way that is powerful beyond measure. 

You feel lifted up. Capable. Purpose-filled

You create space for reflection. For learning

You become inspired, and you inspire. 

You develop curiosity. You demonstrate caring and compassion. And you deepen your courage

You cultivate capability and confidence in others. You provide clarity. And you foster creativity and innovation.

You know the leader you want to be….and take the actions to create the impact you want to have.

This is leading with intention.

Let's Work Together!

Speaking Engagements

High-energy, dynamic keynotes and talks delivered in person or virtually for organizations, associations, conferences, and media sources.

Custom Learning

Custom programs for organizations, teams, and individuals to enhance leadership & coaching capabilities, problem-solving skills, and strategic thinking.

Online
Courses

Online programs & courses offered as both live and as self-paced experiences that will help you and your team become more innovative, strategic and effective.

How do you help those you lead to become more creative, capable and confident?

3 Tips to Break the Telling Habit

You start asking more effective questions...and
Break the Telling Habit!

Get my free guide “3 Tips to Break The Telling Habit” and learn how to ask better questions with intention to foster innovation, creativity, and problem solving.

3 Tips to break the telling habit

How do you help those you lead to become more creative,
capable and willing to take the initiative?

You ask effective questions.

Get my free guide 3 Tips to Break “The Telling Habit” & learn how to ask better questions with intention.

Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn

Read my award-winning book, written in collaboration with celebrated Toyota leader Isao Yoshino. 

Unleash the power of reflection as a source of learning and discover what it means to learn, to lead, and to care. 

Available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook.

Read my international bestselling book, written in collaboration with celebrated Toyota leader Isao Yoshino. Unleash the power of reflection as a source of learning and discover what it means to learn, to lead, and to care.

Learning to Lead Leading to Learn Workbook - Digital and Print

Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn WORKBOOK

Cement your knowledge of people-centered leadership and leading to learn through structured, strategic reflection and practice. The perfect companion to Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn,  the workbook provides you the structure to help you develop the mindset and capabilities to create a meaningful legacy, foster your team’s creativity and innovation, and achieve your organization’s goals.

Cement your knowledge of people-centered leadership through structured, strategic reflection and practice.  The perfect companion to Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn, this downloadable workbook contains a lifetime of learning to help you become the leader you want to be.

“I can’t say this enough…read the book, do the reflections, and grow stronger into your complete, full self.”
Felipe Engineer-Manriquez
National Direction of Lean Construction, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
(United States) & host of the EBFC Podcast

Japan Study Trips

Join Katie Anderson on this immersive learning experience to Japan where you will learn first-hand the secrets of the world-renowned Toyota Production System, kaizen, and Japanese customer service from Japan’s most innovative leaders.

Japan Study Trips

Immersive learning experience to Japan where you can learn the secrets of the world-renowned Toyota Production System, kaizen, and Japanese customer service from Japan’s most innovative leaders.

Are you…

Are you a leader and agent for change? an organization with a diverse cultural fabric? asking your people the right questions? weaving your own tapestry? 

When your known themes and dreams meet your newly discovered ones, you begin to design your life and meet your purpose. I can’t wait to show you the way.

When your known elements meet your newly discovered ones, you begin to meet your purpose. I can’t wait to show you the way.

Katie Anderson with hands lifted high

I’ve been on a lifelong journey towards intentional leadership.

I’ve had desires, ambitions, aspirations. My mission is to help, inspire and guide you, using what I know and have discovered through both success and failures.

Think of it as a chain of learning, where we learn from each other, and you pay it forward into your world, and beyond.

When you lead with intention, everything grows.
Your performance.
Your team’s performance.
Your people.
Your joy.

“I’ve been practicing the idea of asking good questions. And other leaders are noticing. They’ll make comments like, “that was interesting the way you asked that person to dig deeper when they asked you a question”, and they’re starting to use that approach with their teams too”.

Steve Watts, COO Walters & Watts
Steve Watts

Learn about my approach to leadership, continuous improvement, and coaching in these articles and videos.