News & Events

Option B & OptionB.Org (April, 2017): Sheryl Sandberg's Option B & OptionB.Org help each of us to build resilience and find meaning in the face of adversity.

Visit the OptionB.Org web site for expert resources, to read inspirational stories of others, or to join OptionB.Org support communities.


Thrive Global Launch (Dec. 2016, Jan. 2017): Kathy joined Arianna Huffington and others for the official launch of Thrive Global in New York City. Kathy has joined Arianna's Thrive Global team to facilitate workshops with Thrive Global clients around the world, in addition to Kathy's ongoing workshops and programs to create positive change for people, communities and organizations.

Guest Speaker (January, 2017):  Kathy was guest speaker at the January Harvard Business School alumni evening and facilitated a workshop session, "Beyond Surviving Work and Life to Thriving."

Wednesday, January 11th, 2016

The Toppel Career Center, University of Miami.

India (December, 2016): Kathy facilitates a four day "Essential Leadership" program for students and faculty of the University of Tibetan Studies in Sarnath, India. The leadership program integrates Buddhist philosophies and practices into leadership training.

India (December, 2016): Kathy conducts a "Resilient Leadership" workshop for the Tibetan Government in Exile, Dharamsala, India.

Kathy with the Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government in Exile, Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay.

New York Times (2016): Kathy talks about changing the way you look at life in order to make the changes you want in your life.  Start where you are, see your life as a piece of art that takes shape with each step, and take one step each day.

New York Times (2016): Kathy talks about changing the way you look at life in order to make the changes you want in your life.  Start where you are, see your life as a piece of art that takes shape with each step, and take one step each day.

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit Leadership Development Seminar (2016): Kathy faciltates a keynote seminar to help non-profit leaders create greater impact, getting back to the basics first: what do you want to impact?

Coca-Cola Global Headquarters "DARE BOLDLY" Seminar (2015): Kathy hosts a leadership seminar for Coca-Cola's "Women's LINC,"  live and video broadcast to women leaders throughout Coca-Cola worldwide.

Award-Winning Author Kathy Andersen Signs Publishing Deal With CelebrityPress To Co-Author “The Soul of Success" with Jack Canfield and other experts in areas leadership and success (2015), and reaches best-seller status on the first day of release.

Emotional Mojo (2015): Kathy gives tips to create the life you desire and overcome obstacles along the way. Emotional Mojo airs nationwide.

The Daily Buzz (2015): Kathy talks about making the changes you want in your life – starting with just one step today.  The Daily Buzz airs nationwide.

Fox, Good Day Chicago (2014): Kathy provides tips and advice to women and mothers who need to step out of their busyness and take time to recharge and create balance in their lives.

Lean In Leadership Conference wih Sheryl Sandberg (2015): Kathy joined almost 50 women from around the world, with Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and founder of, and the Lean In team for the first regional leadership conference in Palo Alto, California.
Kathy's Change Your Shoes and Lean In circle provides leadership and empowerment sessions and workshops for underserved women and girls to help them "lean in" to the life they desire.

Jack Canfield Training Companies (2015): Kathy joins Jack Canfield and his team for another week of "train the trainer" success training in Scottsdale, Arizona. Jack is recognized as America's #1 Success Coach, and is best known for co-creating the Chicken Soup for the Soul ® series. Jack is also coauthor of The Success Principles, and runs transformational leadership and success programs around the world.


Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America at Work in Opa-Locka (2015): Kathy and participants in the CGI America workforce readiness workshops attend the City of Opa-locka Job Fair. Commissioner Terence Pinder was on hand to welcome the participants and give them lots of encouragement as they spoke to potential employers.

Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America (2014): Kathy joins Secretary Hillary Clinton at the CGI America annual meeting in Denver, Colorado.
Kathy's CGI America Commitment To Action trains unemployed "opportunity youth" and adults in workforce readiness, leadership, and success skills in order to gain employment and pursue the life they desire.
Photo Credit: Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).

Change Your Shoes and Lean In (2014): Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and founder of, visits Kathy's Lean In program that works with underserved girls. Kathy provides weekly empowerment and leadership workshops to help young girls step away from negative influences, and step into positive choices for their future.


Half The Sky Charity Benefit Launch with Gabrielle Union (2014): Kathy joined Gabrielle Union and other philanthropists and women in leadership at the Half The Sky charity launch in Miami.

Breaking The Silence Annual Charity Luncheon, Keynote Address, Kristi House (2013):  Kathy speaks to an audience of over 500 attendees at the annual “Breaking The Silence” charity luncheon to raise funds for Kristi House. Kristi House provides programs, services, and advocacy for victims of sexual abuse and sex trafficking.


The Miguel Cabrera Foundation Launch (2013) : Miguel and Kathy launch The Miguel Cabrera Foundation in Detroit. The foundation has a mission to help underserved childen achieve great things through baseball.
Kathy worked with Miguel and his colleagues for more than a year to establish the foundation and develop programs in the United States and in Venezuela.

The Pedro Martinez & Brothers Foundation (Hay Poder En Aprender) (2012) : Kathy joins Pedro on a trip to the Dominican Republic to visit some of the youth and communites helped by the foundation.
Kathy worked with Pedro, his wife Carolina, and his team for over a year to establish the foundation and its programs.

Independent Book Awards (2012): Kathys' book, Change Your Shoes, Live Your Greatest Life, won its fifth book award, presented in New York City.
Change Your Shoes, Live Your Greatest Life, has won the following book awards:
Winner - International Book Awards 2012 (Motivational Memoirs)
Finalist - International Book Awards 2012 (Self-Help)
Silver Medal - Independent Publisher Awards 2012 (Self-Help) Finalist - Indie Book Award 2012 (Motivation)
Finalist, USA Best Books 2012 (Self-Help).