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