Hi, I’m

Katie Anderson

Hi, I’m 

Katie Anderson

What I do

I am an internationally recognized consultant, bestselling author, speaker, and learning enthusiast dedicated to helping you accelerate individual and organizational impact.

Like you…

I have a passion for solving important problems, improving processes, and creating connections between ideas and people. Its what led me to get my bachelor’s degree in human biology from Stanford University, be awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, and receive my master’s degree in public health from the University of Sydney. And it’s what excited me to take operational excellence leadership roles where I led lean performance improvement teams in organizations like Stanford Children’s Healthcare and Sutter Health’s Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

I started Katie Anderson Consulting because I want to empower change leaders who can see what is possible for their organizations if they were able to cultivate a learning culture.

Why I Do What I Do

Because I believe that if people stay in learning…anything is possible

At my core…

I’m a learning enthusiast.

This has shaped my life decisions – both personal and professional. It’s motivated me to live, study and work in seven countries – including the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Japan.

What I have come to understand is that success of any kind is grounded in an attitude towards learning and a connection to our shared humanity – regardless of our background or culture.

When individuals and groups cultivate curiosity, caring, and courage — and consciously stay in a learning mindset – together they can achieve anything.

What Makes Me Unique

I’m a partner for YOU, the change leader

Customized and personalized support.

No pre-packaged, one-size-fits-all solutions. Our partnership is tailored to your starting point, learning style, budget, and timeline.

Actionable principles and guidance.

No complex theories. Just pragmatic, simple, and easy-to-implement practices that make a big impact.

Positive boosts of inspiration.

My positive energy will spur you, your team, and organization to action, confidence, and enthusiasm.

An integrated approach.

I combine proven continuous improvement practices with human dynamics which leads to transformational learning cultures.

“It’s like I now have a Superpower that no one knows about… and it’s so simple.”

Shawn Carner, Head of Operational Excellence, Genentech

A Bit More About My Approach

Coaching programs, courses, book and signature talks

Intention = Heart + Direction ®

Understand your purpose – who you want to be – and align your actions in that direction to achieve positive impact and create a meaningful legacy.

Leading to Learn®

Lead with an attitude towards learning: to set the direction for your organization, to provide support to your people, and to develop yourself to become a more effective leader through intention, reflection, and practice.

Break the Telling Habit®

Develop the courage to know that to be an effective leader or coach you do not need to have all the answers. Learn to navigate the continuums between advocacy and inquiry and challenge and support.

Chain of Learning®

Build a lasting legacy by developing the capabilities and confidence in others, creating clarity about the important problems to solve, and fostering creativity across your organization.

Why Daruma dolls are my calling cards.

Daruma dolls are traditional Japanese paper mache figures that represent the perseverance and tenacity needed to achieve a goal by embodying the Japanese proverb, “Fall down seven times, get up eight.”

I use Daruma dolls to set my personal goals, integrate them into my keynote talks and workshops, and frequently give them as gifts because I believe in my core that…

Success isn’t about what you accomplish; it’s about what you learn along the way.

Are you ready to ignite positive change in your organization?

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