People-centered leadership is simple in concept, but harder in practice. A leader’s role is simple: set the direction and support their people to achieve the necessary targets, all while continuing to develop their own skills at the same time. In this session, Katie Anderson will share specific examples of actions you can practice to both challenge and support your people, and achieve the outcomes your customer’s need.
About Katie Anderson
Katie Anderson is an internationally recognized leadership coach, consultant, and professional speaker, best known for inspiring individuals and organizations to lead with intention. She helps leaders at levels and organizations of all sizes to connect purpose, process, and practice to achieve higher levels of performance.
Katie is passionate about helping people around the world learn to lead and lead to learn. 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 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.