Katie Anderson is a lean leadership coach and performance improvement specialist with over 15 years of experience leading change in healthcare operations and policy.

Katie is passionate about developing people's leadership, problem solving and coaching capabilities to support continuous improvement and organizational transformation. For over a decade, Katie has led lean transformations at a variety of healthcare organizations and has supported the development of lean leaders across many industries. In 2013, Katie started her own independent consulting practice focused on lean leadership coaching, strategy, and implementation. Prior to that time, Katie held senior Lean leadership positions in two prominent California healthcare organizations, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Stanford University's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

Katie is a coach for the Fisher School of Business's Masters of Business Operational Excellence program and is faculty for the Thedacare Center for Healthcare Value and the Lean Enterprise Institute. She has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences on lean leadership and coaching, and has co-authored multiple publications on lean, healthcare quality, and health policy. Katie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Biology with honors from Stanford University, and a Masters of Philosophy in Public Health (MPhil) from the University of Sydney (Australia) as a Fulbright Scholar.

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