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Anne Grady

Anne Grady

She has helped audiences of all sizes around the world find their courage, build resilience, and lead through influence

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Fee Range: 5000-9999, 10000-19999

Anne doesn’t talk at people, she moves through solutions with them, inspiring a-ha moments that change lives.

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Anne Grady is not your typical motivational speaker. She is a best-selling author, two-time TEDx speaker, trainer, survivor, optimist, inspirer, and a truth-bomb dropper.


Anne has a master’s degree in organizational communication and has spent the last twenty years working with some of the largest organizations around the globe.

She has become known as a leading expert on resilience, emotional intelligence and leadership, contributing to Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, FOX Business and many more.

Audiences love her raw honesty, edgy humor, authenticity, and insight. Anne shares inspiring personal stories, cutting edge, research-based content, and implementation tools to transfer learning into real life to improve relationships, navigate change, and triumph over adversity. And she’ll make you laugh while she does it.

In her first two books, Anne provides practical strategies to improve relationships, increase productivity, and reduce stress.

In her new book, Mind Over Moment: Harness the Power of Resilience (available October 2020), Anne shares her science-based approach to help you become aware of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in the moment in order to break out of reactivity and live your life on purpose.

Fail Faster! Building Resilient Leaders

There is no success in safety. Great leaders fail fast, learn from their mistakes, and adapt quickly. A resilient leader is someone at any level of the organization that communicates powerfully, builds trust and relationships, and champions change and innovation. Decreased resources, increased responsibilities, and the rapid pace of change make these skills more important than ever. Resilient leaders use failure as a catalyst to propel them toward the best solutions to the toughest problems, and these leaders have been proven to be more productive, engaged, and higher performing as a result. Learn to navigate change and adversity, build agility, adopt a growth mindset, and develop a resilience tool box to take yourself, your team, and your organization to the next level.

The Resilience Revolution: It starts with you!

The ability to successfully navigate change, rise above adversity, and triumph in our lives boils down to one word: RESILIENCE. When faced with challenge, ambiguity, and adversity, those who practice resilience refuse to let fear hold them back, and they break through the barriers keeping them stuck to not only survive difficult times, but thrive as a result. Learn how to cultivate courage, improve resilience, and triumph over adversity, obstacles, and setbacks. Be inspired to be an agent of change, conquer fear and self-doubt, and develop resilience strategies that can be applied immediately in all aspects of your life to become bolder, stronger, and better able to handle anything thrown your way.

The Communication Quotient: The Art of Influence

If you want a “magic wand” that will transform your relationships, your teams, and your organization, you have found it (or at least the closest thing to it)! For over twenty years, Anne has shared her “communication recipe” with hundreds of thousands of people across the world, while inspiring them to make simple changes that generate huge results. Experience the “A-Ha” moment when you find the key to unlock your strengths, your emotional intelligence, your motivation, and your ability to positively influence others. Learn to avoid power struggles, minimize unhealthy conflict, collaborate more effectively, and transform your communication personally and professionally.

Creating a Path to Success

Building a successful career does not happen by accident. We are taught that if we want to be successful, we have to work hard. Unfortunately, that is only half of the equation. Being smart and talented will only get you so far. True success, in work and in life, boils down to knowing what you want and creating habits that will achieve those goals, proactively managing your skills, leveraging your strengths, building relationships, and bouncing back from adversity and set-backs. Learn how to create a personal development plan, tap into your personal motivators, and build the momentum you need to achieve your goals, grow grit, and reach your true potential.

LEADING THROUGH INFLUENCE Unleash Your Inner Superhero

Leadership is the art of positively influencing the attitudes and behaviors of others. Rather than a disposition or personality trait, leadership is a collection of skills that can be practiced and honed to harness individual strengths, tap into the motivators of others, and positively influence behavior.

In this fast-paced, engaging, and interactive keynote, you’ll learn strategies that will help you to build trust and credibility, manage difficult conversations, and tap into your strengths and motivators.

Let’s face it, if an alien landed on Earth, it wouldn’t say, “Take me to your manager”. Great leaders are made, and this is where it happens. Whether you are an individual contributor, mid-level manager, or senior leader, this session is jam packed full of practical tools and strategies to help you be the leader that others want to follow.

BALANCE IS BULL$#@! Defining Priorities To Find Peace Of Mind

With all the discussion about how to achieve work-life balance, we have overlooked a big problem with this idea: our lives are not supposed to be balanced with equal time for everything. When every priority claims itself as the most urgent, and there always seems to be more to do than time to do it, maintaining focus on your top priorities can be difficult.

Can you be the executive who thrives at business, the parent who volunteers at their child’s school, the friend who maintains an active social life, and yet still remain fit and fun? Maybe for a short time, but it certainly isn’t sustainable.

There is really no such thing as work-life balance. It’s BULL$#@! and we are making ourselves crazy trying to find it amidst the overload of information that characterizes life today.

Resilience (Keynote: pre-recorded/not customized)

We find ourselves in an unprecedented time. Uncertainty and rapid change have become the new normal, and it is causing our workforces anxiety, stress, and overwhelm.

The good news is that resilience is built in times like these. The better news is that resilience is nothing more than a collection of skills, habits, and behaviors that can be learned and cultivated.

Expert, Anne Grady will share three areas where you can cultivate the skills and habits to build resilience proactively: Your mindset, skillset, and ability to reset.

This session will focus on three areas to help you cultivate a resilient mindset, skillset, and ability to reset.

Mindset includes understanding your brain, habits, emotional intelligence, and beliefs.

Skillset includes the ability to cultivate positive emotions, manage stress, and engage in activities that are good for us like humor, social connection, mindfulness, and self-care.

Reset is getting out of reactivity to focus on what is most important.

The session also includes:

  • A resilience self-assessment
  • A resilience self-care worksheet
  • Resilience resources

Anne recently delivered this session to a group of superintendents, presented a virtual keynote for over 800 technologists, and shared these strategies with the U.S. Air Force.

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