I launched KBJ Anderson Consulting in 2013, to help individuals and organizations gain clarity on their goals, deepen their problem solving skills, and develop more effective leadership habits.
I have 20 years of experience in supporting change and improvement in organizations across a range of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, academia, biotech, government, start-ups, and business. My professional focus since 2006 has been on leading transformational change in healthcare organizations and other industries.
I am an independent consultant who has a broad network of other coaches and consultants with whom I collaborate to support clients.
Prior to founding KBJ Anderson Consulting, I held senior Lean leadership roles at the Sutter – Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Stanford Children’s Health; was a Fulbright Scholar to Australia and a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia; and worked as a research analyst at the University of California, San Francisco and the University of Sydney.
In addition to consulting and coaching, I am a faculty member of Catalysis (formerly the Thedacare Center for Healthcare Value) and the Lean Enterprise Institute, where I teach coaching and problem-solving workshops.
I also coach Master’s students in the Fisher School of Business MBOE program and am the facilitator for the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) San Francisco Bay Area Consortium.
In addition, I serve as a Member of the Board for the Mother’s Milk Bank and a Member of the Quality and Patient Experience Board Committee at El Camino Hospital.
I am currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area and travel regularly to Japan, where I lived for eighteen months from 2015-2016, and other cities in the U.S. and around the world.
I started writing my blog when we moved to Japan to share my learnings about lean and leadership, and have continued writing since we moved back to the United States.
When I’m not working, I spend time on with my husband and two young sons, riding my road bike and staying fit, and enjoying time with friends and family.