Lean Leadership Coach, KBJ Anderson Consulting
An internationally recognized leadership and learning coach, consultant, and speaker, Katie is best known for inspiring individuals and organizations to lead with intention and increase their personal and professional impact. She’s 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. Her book Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn: Lessons from Toyota Leader Isao Yoshino on a Lifetime of Continuous Learning is an international Amazon No. 1 bestseller in lean management, business management, and organizational learning and change.
Before establishing her consulting practice in 2013, Katie held leadership roles at two prominent California-based healthcare systems, was a consultant for PwC Australia, and held academic research positions at the University of California San Francisco and the University of Sydney. She has deep expertise and experience leading and coaching change in diverse industries and organizations of all sizes.
Katie is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on lean leadership and coaching. In addition to her books, she has co-authored multiple publications on lean, healthcare quality, and health policy. Katie holds a Bachelor of Arts 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. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and regularly leads executive learning trips to Japan. She reflects on lean leadership, thinking, and practice at kbjanderson.com.