Business & Leadership Keynote Speaker
Energizing · Inspirational · Actionable · Insightful · Engaging · Uplifting
Keynote speaker and bestselling author Katie Anderson has 25 years of intentional real-world leadership experience impacting hundreds of organizations and thousands of leaders around the globe.
She distills key principles and practices into instantly-applicable actions to adjust behavior and habits in order to align purpose and action.
That's people-centered leadership. how you make an impact. how you leave a legacy.
The leaders who make the greatest impact are the ones who nurture transformation, learning, and discovery in their people….and themselves.
When you lead with intention, you empower your team to learn, grow, develop, and succeed, while your business achieves significant results.
Success requires you to not do all the things. You don’t have all the answers. You don’t tell everyone what to do and how to do it.
Success requires that you ...
… lead with caring from the heart, with a curious, open mind, and courage to look within.
… believe you and your people have a bigger and better purpose.
… align your actions with your true purpose and passion of supporting people to be their best selves.
Katie’s mission is to help create a culture of continuous learning by exploring with you and your people how to:
- Break the Telling Habit
- Grow your Chain of Learning
- Leading to Learn
- Define Intention = Heart + Direction
- Embrace a Respect for Humanity: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Katie uniquely crafts her in-person, virtual, and hybrid speaking engagements with your objectives in mind, tailored to resonate with your team and your needs.
Inquire about options to bring these meaningful leadership lessons and insights to your organization, leadership team, or group.
Watch Katie in Action
Keynote at KataCon 2022
Corporate Leadership Event in the Netherlands
Keynote at IMPACT 2018 Conference in the Netherlands
Lean Transformation Summit Nashville 2018
Keynote Topics for Your Next Event
Intentional leadership has immense impact.
By inviting Katie to keynote your next event, you are amplifying impact – personal impact, team impact and organizational impact – by aligning purpose and action. See how!
Lead with Intention and Purpose
Katie’s virtual, hybrid, or in-person engaging experiences inspire leaders to become their best selves and inspire their teams to achieve their greatest potential.
Through meaningful reflection and continuous development, intentional leaders start with themselves first — and embrace the ongoing journey of personal development.
Provide Intentional Support
People-Centered Leadership Practices
Intentional leaders are people-centered leaders. They care about the team and create a culture where collaboration is celebrated and mistakes are the foundation for learning. They lead to learn.
Empower your team to be effective people-centered leaders and learners by inviting Katie to share her valuable and tangible strategies for nurturing transformation and discovery in people, as they learn, grow, develop and succeed, while the business achieves significant results, too.
Intentional leaders already know the ‘what’ that guides their intention:
Katie’s unique stories and experience show them how.
Set Direction and Amplify Impact
Katie has inspired thousands of leaders and worked directly with hundreds of organizations around the globe to create people-centered learning cultures, achieve business results, and cultivate innovation and continuous improvement.
Throughout her career, Katie has held roles in academia, consulting, healthcare operations, and process improvement, and has deep expertise in leading and coaching change across diverse industries. She is a business owner, entrepreneur, and executive and knows what it is like firsthand to lead a team toward impact.
It was during her time living in Japan and her connection with 40-year Toyota leader Isao Yoshino that led to the development of her one-of-a-kind award-winning leadership book, Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn: Lessons from Toyota Leader Isao Yoshino on a Lifetime of Continuous Learning.
The messages found within her book paired with her personal experience with intentional leaders empower Katie’s keynote speeches to leave your group inspired to lead with intention and motivated to reach their full potential.
Invite her to engage with your group in this meaningful and unforgettable way.
Connect with Katie about how you can work together to bring these impactful leadership lessons and insights to your organization, leadership team or group.
Reasons why you’ll invite Katie back again, and again, and again.
She’s committed to the success of your people.
Katie doesn’t simply arrive on the day, deliver a talk and depart. She spends time with clients ahead of time to identify specific and measurable outcomes for the event and make sure that, on the day, she delivers.
Katie cares for people just like she inspires your leaders to care for their teams.
Your success is her success, too.
She’s so much more than an expert.
Katie is an expert in her field and has achieved career success including being Fulbright Scholar with a Masters degree from Sydney University and a Stanford University graduate with honors, has written and published two bestselling books, and runs her own business supporting leaders to create a meaningful impact.
However, Katie’s approach is not to just speak to your team and teach people her way. It is not her external success that creates an impact for your team.
Instead, it’s how she leads and speaks – from the heart and filled with caring and curiosity.
Katie’s keynotes, workshops, and presentations make people reflect, dig deep within themselves, and uncover new opportunities. She asks questions that encourage people to connect with their purpose, and align their habits and processes with their intention so they can have the impact they desire.
Katie inspires leaders at all levels to help their people do more, become more, and achieve more.
She has a global perspective.
Katie has lived in seven countries including the United States, Japan, Australia, the UK, and Spain, and has worked with leaders and organizations (in person and remotely) around the world throughout her career. Katie understands firsthand the nuances of working across cultures, and the commonalities that unite us all. And she integrates these insights into everything she does.
If there’s one thing Katie has realized about the greatest leaders around in the world, it’s that they are united in their constant search for heart and humanity.
Katie brings this same heart and humanity to her audience members – so that they can see firsthand what it looks like and why – and how – they need to develop it.
She lived in Japan … the birthplace of Toyota’s continuous improvement culture
Katie has spent a large part of her career immersed in Japanese culture and organizations and has written the award-winning book, Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn, capturing the history and foundations of Toyota’s people-centered learning culture.
This puts her in a unique position to share the principles, tools, and skills of what it means to practice intentional leadership, respect for humanity, and kaizen (continuous improvement) from her personal and immersive experiences.
She practices what she preaches.
Katie doesn’t just teach people-centered learning principles … she actively lives them and models the way.
And she wants you and your people to learn and live them too.
What event organizers and clients have to say about engaging Katie Anderson as a speaker:
In-Person, Hybrid, and Virtual Keynotes
Leadership Retreats and Custom Talks
Collaborate with Katie to meet the needs of your organization and your team. From delivering custom learning experiences such as keynote addresses to online interactive workshops, to facilitating rich discussion and learning moments, to empowering your leaders with companion learning tools and actionable frameworks and practices, Katie looks forward to helping you achieve your goals.
Invite Katie to inspire, energize and educate your team to lead with intention!
Katie offers a range of speaking options, from keynotes to workshops to facilitated leadership retreats. Each speaking engagement is uniquely crafted with your needs in mind.
How else can Katie support you?
Deepen Your Learning Experience with Customized Value Add-Ons
When collaborating with Katie Anderson, consider additional ways to bring learning to life for your group.
Provide your team with a unique professional development opportunity by gifting each of them a copy of her books.
Show your team the importance of leading with intention by providing them with a custom branded edition of Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn that could include your organization’s logo and a personalized letter.
Add the companion Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn Workbook to augment the learning experience for your people.
Inquire about bulk discounts, custom editions, and signed copies.
Katie also offers continued learning opportunities to teach the “hows” of intentional leadership.
Invite Katie to empower your leaders through additional customized learning opportunities such as one-on-one or group coaching, follow-up workshops, or a customized version of her signature learning program – the Leading to Learn Accelerator.
IMMERSION LEARNING in japan
Take the learning outside of a conference room and into the birthplace of Toyota’s continuous improvement, learning culture.
Invite your leaders to take part in Katie’s popular week-long Japan Study Trip (where the learning happens on the ground, in the “gemba”) for an immersive cultural and leadership learning experience.