Testimonials

Jeff DavidsonKare is one of the most innovative presenters on the topic of interpersonal communication you could hope to encounter, and getting better all the time.”

~ Jeff Davidson, The Work-Life Balance Expert®, speaker and columnist


 

Shonda Godley“We invited Kare to speak at the Walmart Home Office to our Finance Division. She was wonderful to work with and kept our needs at the forefront of our interaction.

The results exceeded our expectations and the feedback from the event was very positive. We’ve had numerous requests to invite Kare to speak to the division again. Many who attended said that they felt it was a career changing event.”

~ Shonda Godley, Director, Talent Development, Walmart Stores, Inc.


 

Pam Wynne“Kare Anderson captivated the audience with her sage advice. The passionate way she provided us concrete ways to improve, communicate better, look towards our strengths, build our character and collaborate were well received. I heard comments like “The best speaker I have heard in a long time”.

I always appreciate the way Kare is a wealth of knowledge and the way she cites others and provides you with other quoted resources solidifies her points and makes you as an audience member feel confident in her teaching. Her format of lesson, group sharing, and discussion worked so well for such a social group like ours. I will continue to highly recommend Kare across all industries and especially for anyone who is customer-facing and needs to collaborate and communicate to survive!!!”

Pam Wynne, CMP, CMM,Global Program Director, Carlson Wagonlit Travel


 

“Take your today beyond! This is an amazing speaker, innovator and changer in the industry. Kare is a world of experience and knowledge. Her ability to make a connection, integrate and make amazing connections is unreal. My notes from her speaking engagement were three pages!!”

~ Kellie Ann Cahill, CMP, New York Hilton Midtown


 

Janice Mashak“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.”

~ Janice Mashak, Vice President, LeadingAge Wisconsin


 

“I met Kare at the first of three conferences at which I saw and heard one of her presentations. She may be the best professional speaker I have ever seen — interesting, entertaining, informative, and passionate about her topic. Having talked with Kare on other occasions, I also know that she is extremely well read, always eager to share, and a great networking resource. Her books and articles are always insightful and a pleasure to read. I recommend Kare highly as a speaker, writer, business coach, or collaborator.”

~ J. Donald Mottley, former legislator, attorney at Taft Stettinius & Hollister


 

Ted Hopton

“Kare delivered a great keynote speech at our conference. She was funny, insightful, polished and professional. She really connected with our audience and left them thinking about how they could make changes in both their professional and personal lives. “

~ Ted Hopton, Empowering people at work through online community


 

Patty Stern“Kare’s presentation held our audience rapt for more than an hour of listening to her share one golden nugget after another.

There’s just something special about Kare’s personality…an interesting blend of enthusiasm, approachability and calmness that resonates for participants and somehow magically induces their desire to boldly reach out and connect with those around them.”

~ Patty Stern, CMP


 

Andy Jankowski“If you want to be more visible and valued by being more frequently-quoted –and you want your colleagues to have the same opportunity to hone that talent — I strongly recommend you bring Kare Anderson to speak at your conference.

I’ve seen, first-hand, how much she can help people become the unforgettable face of their organization.”

~ Andy Jankowski, CEO, Enterprise Strategies


 

Judith Brown Meyers“Kare is a stimulating speaker and charming raconteur. She teaches through interaction, example and compelling stories.

Kare can also orient her messages to many different audiences, with a special understanding of their interests and needs. She writes and speaks provocatively, with expressive clarity and passion.

~ Judith Brown Meyers, Ph.D, board trustee, World Learning


 

Sharyn Gayton“I have been to many, many presentations and only a few stand out as truly memorable, unique, and extraordinary. That is how I think of Kare’s moments on stage.

I consider one particular workshop as my all time favorite. Amazing, immediate, positive results for members of the audience. I highly recommend Kare as a speaker for your events.”

~ Sharyn Gayton, Gayton Design


 

Lee Hopkins“Kare gave a presentation at the IABC World Conference recently that blew me, a professional presenter, away. Kare gave a ovation-drawing presentation and a whole new set of professional fans.”

~ Lee Hopkins, Partner at Nxt Strategic


 

Karen Regan“I first heard Kare speak at IACC and her presentation made such an impact I knew we needed her as our General Session speak for MEET. spoke at each event that year and the feedback from the meeting planners was very strong.

She has a unique way of illustrating her dialogue that is so “memorable”. I look forward to working with her in the future.”

~ Karen Regan, Discover Clean Living


 

Cory Cancila“Working with Kare is an amazing experience. She brings a clarity and focus to a project or topic like no other. The depth and breadth of her knowledge inspires those who work with her to be at the top of their game and accomplish more than they thought they could.”

~ Cory Cancila, Senior Vice President, Equity Residential


 

Janine Warner“Kare has that rare capacity to synthesize vast amounts of information and find the common, human threads that reach even diverse audiences in a highly personal way.

She has a gift for sharing powerful ideas — whether she’s speaking to 2 people or 2,000 — in a way that makes everyone in the room feel like she’s speaking only to them.”

~ Janine Warner, author of Web Sites For Dummies + 25 books, creator of DigitalFamily.com design firm


 

Anita Campbell“Kare’s expertise in “smart partnering” is renowned. Her coaching style is what I would describe as tough love. She is warm and giving, yet she keeps you focused on your goals relentlessly and requires you to confront your own attitudes that may be holding you back.

I definitely recommend her to help anyone looking to open up new possibilities — with Kare by your side a new world of opportunities can be yours.

~ Anita Campbell CEO of Small Business Trends LLC, SmallBizTrends.com


 

Molly Gordon“Kare is a pragmatic visionary. She has the rare ability to see trends and needs far in advance, yet she is always firmly anchored in the here and now.

Best of all, she makes the connections that allow people to take action, get results, and create meaningful change for themselves and others.”

~ Molly Gordon, Self Employment Coach


 

Tom Morrison“Others have written fluently about Kare’s skills as a speaker and communicator. I’d like to add a different perspective. As a standout journalist, Kare has rare ability to ask critical questions and help you clarify and crystalize your thinking, needs and goals.

I have met few people in my life with a more acute mind and ability to get to the point and help you navigate the clutter in your mind to focus on the most important issues and translate them into action.”

~ Tom Morrison, consultant


 

“Kare coached my co-workers and I to become much more effective public speakers. She worked with us to improve our presentations and body language and overcome our anxiety about public speaking. She was wonderful and we would work with her again in a heartbeat.”

~ Ann Harrison, journalist, filmmaker, Communications Director for Benetech


 

Gil Friend“Kare is a marvel: consummate communicator, insightful strategist, skillful reader of people, masterful coach. Passionate and engaged, and generous beyond expectation with her considerable gifts.

I learn and am uplifted each time we speak.”

~ Gil Friend, Chief Sustainability Officer at City of Palo Alto, sustainability strategist


 

David Grebow“There’s coaching, and there is Coaching with Kare. After our first phone call – and after my head stopped spinning – I realized I had made a profound change in the way I defined who I was, what I did and what I wanted to do going forward.

It’s not an exaggeration to use words like incredibly insightful, empathetic. very powerful, deeply sensitive, and gentle to describe the way Kare works with you and for you. She helps you find your best self, and gets the title ‘Best Coach’with whom I have ever worked.”

~ David Grebow, Principal Learning Analyst at Brandon Hall Group


 

Steve Douty“I’ve originally hired her to help one of my startups form a go-to-market strategy in the consumer space. After working with us for just a few hours, she provided a rich set of creative ideas that we were able to take into the marketplace.”

~ Steve Douty. CEO at Smaarts, Inc.


 

“She may be the best professional speaker I have ever seen — entertaining, informative, passionate about her topic extremely well read.”

~ J. Donald Mottley, attorney, former State Rep., Ohio House of Representatives


 

“Your speech was exceptional, highly rated, and extremely pertinent to our competitive industry AGAIN!”

~Produce Marketing Association


 

“Our attendees gave your keynote our highest rating ever. We’ll bring you and your books back next year!”

~Institute of Real Estate Management


 

“Your keynote at our rally got even our most seasoned people up, alive and very active, talking with each other about how they want to support our political action. We couldn’t have asked for anything better.”

~ Florida Association of Counties


 

“You were the meeting’s highlight–all aimed at our seasoned sales force’s needs”

~ The 3M Company


 

“As a program planner, I constantly search for that exceptional individual who not only is an outstanding presenter, but creates that special bond between audience and speaker. That I found in you”

~ Terry Dickenson, Conference Chair, American Dental Association


 

“The insights you provided on personal influence were compelling, ethical, and prompted a great deal of intellectual curiosity through the audience”

~Nabisco


 

“Your speech was exceptional, highly rated, and extremely pertinent to our competitive industry AGAIN!”

~Produce Marketing Association


 

“You were riveting at our women’s conference: practical and inspiring”

~ Women of AT&T


 

“We at ProHealth Physicians were startled by the arrival of Kare Anderson to speak on patient satisfaction to our oh-so-jaded practice managers and even more cynical clinicians.

She is not your typical customer service speaker!

Kare quickly had us enthralled as she spoke passionately of how we can make more of a lasting impact with our patients by how we position ourselves, what we wear, and how we speak. We have enjoyed many excellent lectures on patient satisfaction in the past and Kare’s talk repeated none of what we had heard before, and had us planning on how we would enter the office the next day before she was even finished speaking.

She was determined that we learn methods to teach our patients that would leave them with lasting knowledge and even the slowest of us in the group soon realized that she was demonstrating her techniques on the audience through a lively interaction. The allotted time was all too quickly exhausted and we cannot wait for the opportunity to enjoy a refresher.

Her passion for her subject matter was even more evident by how she chose to spend her free time between talks: touring several of our practice sites with an eye toward design for satisfaction –concepts with which we have had little experience but it would behoove us to acquire more. I’m having my office re-carpeted in hunter green before she comes back to the East Coast…”

~ Stephen Zebrowski, M.D., ProHealth Physicians


 

“Kare won over our tough group in minutes and kept their total attention for two hours”

~ New Car Dealers of Utah


 

“Our people are seasoned conference goers, and your session knocked their socks off with ‘state-of-the-art’ new information they can use. We loved it”

~ The Marriott Company


 

“Your morning keynote after a late night dance woke everybody up. Even our business owners were writing notes–people I’d never seen sit still for a speaker before”

~ The Printing Industries Council


 

“I heard Kare speak at IACC and her presentation made such an impact I knew we needed her as our General Session speaker. Her unique way of illustrating her dialogue is so ‘memorable’ I look forward to working with her again.”

~ Karen Pendleton, Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center


 

“She 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.”

~ Bob Jones, Vice President, Cisco Systems


 

“She brings a fact based intellectual style that proved extremely valuable to our research staff. Having been through numerous conferences over 30 years, without a doubt Kare’s presentation and methods were the most helpful.

~ Terry Penney, National Renewable Energy Laboratory


 

“Kare helped five of our pro athletes become considerably more quotable, not only for their current career but paving the way to be strongly positioned to enter their next one.”

~ Leigh Steinberg, sports agent

 


 

“At the IABC World Conference Kare gave a ovation-drawing presentation and got whole new set of professional fans. 
And the content itself? Stunning! I came away with more ideas from her 50 minutes than I had the entire three days of conferencing before her — what she doesn’t know about how to get small teams to collaborate and innovate is not worth knowing! 

I cannot recommend Kare highly enough — as a speaker, as a knowledge-sharer, as a fount of wisdom. And as a wonderful, warm and funny human being.”

~ Lee Hopkins, Director of Buzz, Better Communication Results


 

“In the world of professional speakers, Kare is one of those rare individuals who is a warm, enthusiastic, compassionate – and can deliver good solid content in a very professional way. 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.”

~ Janice Mashak, 
Director of Member Services at Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aging


 

“Kare provided a rich set of ideas that we could take into the marketplace. 

She has a unique grasp of the most powerful waves of business transformation.”

 ~ Steve Douty, 
Vice President, Applications at Yahoo!


 

“Kare is very charismatic, with keen curiosity, and very insightful. She works with very high powered individuals as a messaging coach. Her assignments have been staggering, ranging from the Obama campaign to CEO’s of large companies. She is kind, principled, calm, and very effective.”

~ Nigel Ten Fleming, CEO of A-CUBE and Chairman of G2B Pharma


 

“Kare delivered a great keynote speech at our conference. She was funny, insightful, polished and professional. She really connected with our audience and left them thinking about how they could make changes in both their professional and personal lives.”

~ Ted Hopton, 
Global Community Manager at UBM


 

“Working with Kare is an amazing experience. She brings a clarity and focus to a project or topic like no other. The depth and breadth of her knowledge inspires those who work with her to be at the top of their game and accomplish more than they thought they could.”

Cory Cancila, Senior V.P., Equity Residential


 

“Kare is one of the most innovative presenters on interpersonal communication you could hope to encounter. Just one session with her, and you’ll have a unique perspective on your career and your life.”

~ Jeff Davidson, Founder, Breathing Space Institute


 

“Kare provided fantastic consulting services. She really nudged me to get out of the narrow box of obvious partners/referral sources and into other sectors. This has been so expansive and liberating!!!! 
Kare is smart, focused, and goal oriented – yet ethical, fun to work with and enormously supportive. I could not recommend her more highly.”

~ Tessa ten Tusscher, Living Well


 

“Kare was the one who got through to me right away that I needed a coach, even though many others had failed. That says she knows how to get a point across. She focused me on my message, so that people I speak with will be more motivated to ask questions and share my own excitement with what I do and send me referrals”

~ Steve Carter, 
Financial Advisor at Northwestern Mutual


 

“There’s coaching, and there is Coaching with Kare. After our first phone call – and after my head stopped spinning – I realized I had made a profound change in the way I defined who I was, what I did and what I wanted to do going forward. It’s not an exaggeration to use words like incredibly insightful, empathetic. Very powerful, deeply sensitive, and gentle to describe the way Kare works with you and for you. She helps you find your best self.”

~ David Grebow, CEO, KnowledgeStar


 

“Kare’s expertise in “smart partnering” is renowned. Her coaching style is what I would describe as tough love. She is warm and giving, yet she keeps you focused on your goals relentlessly and requires you to confront your own attitudes that may be holding you back.”

~ Anita Campbell, CEO, Small Business Trends


 

 “Of the three speaking coaches I have interviewed over the past several months none of them gave me value anywhere near Kare’s. 

In one hour Kare gave me more ideas than I ever believed possible. Unbelievable how much she taught me and was able to look at my target industries with little preliminary knowledge of them.”

~ 
Bart Gragg, Blue Collar University


 

“The results exceeded our expectations and the feedback from the event was very positive. We’ve had numerous requests to invite Kare to speak to again. Many who attended said that they felt it was a career changing event.”

~ Shonda Godley, Walmart Finance Division


 

“Kare easily captures your attention. I first heard her at least 10 years ago talking about how to make yourself memorable, when you speak. And she did — I still remember what she said and the examples she used.”

Vernel Larner, technology leader


 

“Kare is a pragmatic visionary. She has the rare ability to see trends and needs far in advance, yet she is always firmly anchored in the here and now. Best of all, she makes the connections that allow people to take action, get results, and create meaningful change for themselves and others.”

~ Molly Gordon, Owner, Shaboom, Inc.


 

“Kare is a marvel: consummate communicator, insightful strategist, skillful reader of people, masterful coach. Passionate and engaged, and generous beyond expectation with her considerable gifts. I learn and am uplifted each time we speak.”

~ Gil Friend, CEO, Natural Logic, Inc.


 

“Her wisdom and insights are priceless. Thank you, Kare for finding better ways to collaborate to achieve our goals and improve our world.”

~ Elaine Bott, Venice Regional Medical Center


 

“Kare assisted us with creating succinct, meaningful marketing messaging to represent a large government-sponsored IT initiative across the nation. Kare provided excellent insight as to how we could a make very dry topic interesting.

~ John Weir, Lumetra