Kare Anderson

Emmy-Winner, Former Wall Street Journal Reporter, and “Say It Better” Columnist, and Communication Expert

In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
California, United States

Emmy-Winner, Former Wall Street Journal Reporter, and
“Say It Better” Columnist, and Communication Expert

Kare Anderson is a columnist on connective behavior for Forbes and Huffington Post and an Emmy-winning former NBC commentator and Wall Street Journal reporter who spent the past decade translating behavioral research into practical ways to perform better with others, especially those unlike oneself.

Public Speaker

She’s spoken at over 400 medical/healthcare-related conferences. Those clients include MGMA, AHRA, and PhRMA as well as more than 100 hospitals including Massachusetts General, Mayo Clinic, and Cedar Sinai. She also consulted on committee performance standards for The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


As the author of Moving From Me to We, Resolving Conflict Sooner, Walk Your Talk, and Getting What You Want, she provides powerfully simple, research-based communication methods. Her techniques for communicating to connect and build trust and cooperation have been adopted by three Kaiser Permanente Regions, Hill Rom, and intake at Walter Reed Hospital.

Health Care

With a journalist’s eye for the human side of the story, Anderson has applied her trust-building, collaboration, and conflict resolution techniques to healthcare interactions as diverse as doctor/patient visits, nurse/doctor teamwork, and hospital change management. She brings a big picture behavioral perspective and actionable insights to healthcare situations.

Early Career

Anderson is a Coro Foundation Fellow, and a graduate of Stanford University and the “Program for Practicing Journalists” from the London School of Economics. She was the communications coach for nine medical and biotech firms. She won her Emmy for her TV series on healthcare reform and medical heroes.


Anderson specializes in increasing patient and staff satisfaction and collaboration, handling difficult patient/staff situations, and medical institution reputation building through clearer, more empathic leadership, connective communication, conflict resolution, teamwork, and outreach.

Become a Sought-After Opportunity Maker

In our tech-enabled world bad and good can hit faster, travel farther and become more contagious. Thus, more than wealth, talent, hard work or even charisma, the most valuable individuals are those who can recruit the right team to seize opportunities, solve problems and innovate faster and better than others. They share three “mutuality minded” traits: capacity to connect with unexpected allies who have complementary talents, ability to recognize methods that leverage value for all participants and be more deeply connected and widely quoted. Kare literally demonstrates concrete cues to hone these interconnected skills. Nothing optimizes collective performance more than spurring and enabling diverse people to use their best talents together around strong sweet spots of mutual interest. This approach clearly resonates as it has attracted over 2.3 million views of Kare Anderson’s TED talk on this topic.

Hidden Behavioral Cues That Boost or Bust Credibility

Your in-person and online actions are never neutral. Those who emanate warmth, competence and a mutuality mindset attitude (how can we accomplish something greater together) are most likely to be trusted as leader, allies and collaborators. Learn from a former NBC and WSJ journalist, who has spent the past decade translating behavioral research into ways to attract and provide smarter support sooner. Gain actionable insights that enable you to accomplish more by adopting a mutuality mindset. From the angle at which you face others to the shape of the room and the sound of your voice, you emanate a presence that is never neutral. Three Outcomes: • Discover how to bring out others' better side sooner so they see and support yours • Practice ways to communicate to connect and spur others’ bragging rights in retelling your ideas • Become the glue that holds diverse groups together so you accomplish more, become indispensable and attract more opportunities

Become the Unforgettable Face of Your Organization

Do people stop listening before you stop talking? More than your smarts, good intentions, wealth, or even attractiveness your most vital traits in this increasingly complex, connected and information-flooded world are your capacity to be more widely quoted and deeply connected with diverse, sometimes unexpected allies. That’s the only way to stay relevant and sought-after. Literally see demonstrated the three vital behavioral cues that bring out others’ better side so they naturally see and support yours. Discover seven core methods ways to turn every in-person or virtual situation into an opportunity to demonstrate value and create opportunity with and for others. Learn the A.I.R. formula for making every message memorable, meaningful and actionable. From a once phobically shy stutterer-turned-global journalist discover how to turn the next chapter of your life into the adventure story you were truly meant to live with others. As David Rockefeller Jr., said after hearing Kare speak, “She will forever change how you see yourself and your world.”

Turn Employees Into Avid, Articulate Ambassadors of Your Firm’s Brand

Perhaps the biggest missed opportunity to attract more customers --and retain top talent -- is to support your employees in engaging with customers, prospects and other key stakeholders in timely and helpful ways. Such connectivity strikes fear into the hearts of many executives, yet the upside benefits can far outweigh the mistakes. With the right rules in place and apt training, employees who are entrusted to be brand ambassadors are likely to strengthen relationships inside and outside your firm, see problems and opportunities sooner, generate greater shared learning with each other and boost esprit de corps. From an expert on communicating-to-connect discover exactly how to make your employees credible and compelling ambassadors for your firm.

Make Your Event or Public Serving Place More Meaningful by Storyboarding the Sequence of Scenes They Experience

Just as a movie director storyboards the sequence of scenes to pull audiences into the story, you can increase the number of positive multi-sensory and human interaction moments your “audience” feels when stepping into your place or event. From the first sight to the last touch, increase the multi-sensory cues that nudge people to participate more fully and meaningfully. Those who manage people-serving places or events can evoke a more memorable experience in staff and those they serve, using Kare’s behavioral research-based storyboarding method. Discover how to conduct an “Exposures Audit”, to then craft the moment-by-moment, one-of-a-kind experiences that others rave about.

All Kare Anderson Books

Mutuality Matters How You Can Create More Opportunity, Adventure & Friendship With Others
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Walk Your Talk: Grow Your Business Faster through Successful Cross-Promotional Partnerships
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Getting What You Want: How to Reach Agreement and Resolve Conflict Every Time
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Resolving Conflict Sooner
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[Kare] has an uncommon ability to help communicators engage powerfully with their audiences, both in substance and with critical emotional connection. It is in this latter area where she has given me great insights that I use literally every day of professional and, for that matter, personal life. I recommend Kare without reservations to anyone who has complex and mission-critical communication/interaction challenges

- | Cisco Systems

In the world of professional speakers, Kare is one of those rare individuals. She is a warm, enthusiastic, compassionate, individual who can deliver good solid content in a very professional way. For the audience, learning is almost automatic. Kare has such a genuine conversational style that you want to listen to her. From that, everything simply falls into place. Beyond her top-notch content, it’s also a sheer joy to work with her.

- | LeadingAge Wisconsin

"Your morning keynote after our late-night dance woke everybody up — and up — and up!"

- John Nathan | Northern California Printing Industry Council

"Kare's an upbeat conference opener or closing keynoter. Her warmth, memorably titled tips — such as "Go Slow to Go Fast" — dry wit, and frequent references to the situations of hottest interest to attendees cause people to leave laughing and talking about what they've heard."

- William Obata | IBM, Brazil

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Mutuality Matters How You Can Create More Opportunity, Adventure & Friendship With Others
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Walk Your Talk: Grow Your Business Faster through Successful Cross-Promotional Partnerships
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