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Option B: Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant.

Kathy's story of overcoming childhood sexual abuse is shared in Sheryl Sandberg's & Adam Grant's Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy.


Each of us can 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.


See Kathy's video story on the OptionB.Org web site by clicking here.

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Kathy Speaks as Recipient of the 20th Anniversary Thelma Gibson Awards Recognizing Women In Philanthropy and Community Leadership (2019).


For 20 years, the Thelma Gibson Awards have recognized women in Miami-Dade County who have made significant impact in the Miami-Dade community and beyond. Kathy spoke to an audience of almost 500 attendees about how we can each identify the things that are most purposeful to us, and overcome our own struggles to help others.

Lean In Leadership Conference with Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and founder of 


Kathy has joined Sheryl Sandberg and women from around the world since the beginning of Lean In in 2015 at the annual Regional Leaders Conference in Palo Alto.


Kathy's Change Your Shoes and Lean In circles provide leadership and empowerment for women and girls suffering from sexual abuse and human trafficking to help them "lean in" to the life they desire.


To join and/or create a Lean In circle, and to find out more about click here.

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Thrive Global Launch (2016).


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.

Dharamshala, India: Tibetan Government in Exile (2016).


Kathy conducts a "Resilient Leadership" workshop for the Tibetan Government in Exile, Dharamshala, India.


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

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Teachings with His Holiness The XIV Dalai Lama, Dharamshala, India (2016).

Kathy was grateful and honored to attend rare teachings over four days at the residence of His Holiness The XIV Dalai Lama in Mc Leod Ganj, Dharamshala, India.

University of Tibetan Studies in Sarnath, India (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.

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Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America: Kathy joins Secretary Hillary Clinton at the CGI America annual meeting in Denver, Colorado (2014).


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.


To find out more about the Clinton Global Initiative America, click here.


Photo Credit: Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). 

Change Your Shoes and Lean In With Sheryl Sandberg (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.

To join or find out more about click here.

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Harvard Business School, Guest Speaker (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."

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.


To find out more about Jack and his work, click here.

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Launching The Soul of Success (2015).

Award-Winning Author Kathy Andersen Signs Publishing Deal With Celebrity Press 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.

Click here to read full press release.


Click here to buy the book.

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.


See more about Half The Sky, and efforts to stop child sex trafficking and exploitation here.

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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.

Click here to read the story

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.

Click here to watch the segment.

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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.

Click here to watch the segment.

Emotional Mojo (2015).


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

Click here to watch the segment

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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.


View Kathy's workshop here.

Click here for more information on Kathy's workshops and

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?

Click here for more information on Kathy's workshops and seminars.

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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.


See Kathy's Keynote Address by clicking here.


Find out more about Kristi House by clicking here.

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).


To sample and buy the book, click here.

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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.


To find out more about The Miguel Cabrera Foundation

The Pedro Martinez & Brothers Foundation (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.


To follow the foundation, click here.

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