Katie Anderson Leadership Coach, Consultant, Speaker, Author
Katie is an internationally recognized leadership coach, consultant, and professional speaker, best known for inspiring individuals and organizations to lead with intention.
Katie is passionate about helping people around the world learn to lead and lead to learn by connecting purpose, process, and practice to achieve higher levels of performance. She has deep expertise and experience leading and coaching change in a variety of industries and is highly regarded among experts in the lean leadership space.
In 2015 Katie and her family moved to Tokyo for an 18-month experience in Japan. What began as a connection filled with deep conversations evolved into a one-of-a-kind leadership book entitled Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn: Lessons from Toyota Leader Isao Yoshino on a Lifetime of Continuous Learning. Released in July 2020, Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn debuted as an Amazon #1 new release across multiple categories internationally.
Katie retains a strong connection to Japan and leads frequent study trips to Japan for leaders looking to deepen their knowledge of lean leadership, the Toyota Way, and Japanese culture.
Katie holds a BA with honors from Stanford University and was a Fulbright Scholar in Australia, where she received her Master’s degree in public health from Sydney University. Katie currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, two sons, nearly a dozen chickens, and hundreds of daruma dolls.
Here in Episode #93 Katies starts our show reminding us that today was a good day; she shares how getting her start as a healthcare quality person lead to her starting a business, as well as planning annual tours in Japan; Katie highlights the power of building and maintaining genuine relationships; Katie shares the back story on her relationship with Mr. Isao Yoshino; she delivers her take on the three most important areas of focus for today’s healthcare leader; Katie teaches us what it means to lead with intention; she shares tips on how we all can better embrace failure; she provides clarity on the top responsibility of leadership; Katie highlights A3 Problem-Solving as her go-to method for improvement; she gives a shout out the many leaders within her learning chain of command, and Katie shares her outlook on the future healthcare quality and process improvement.
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