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


Anne doesn’t talk at people, she moves through solutions with them, inspiring a-ha moments that change lives. Anne captures hearts and minds while she engages with the audience. Her humor, authenticity, and research-based content make her an audience favorite. And her story is one that will leave you excited about embracing your own life with courage and resilience so that you too can triumph and be STRONG ENOUGH.


Anne has a master’s degree in organizational communication, and for 20 years, she has helped audiences of all sizes around the world find their courage, build resilience, and lead through influence.

Anne is a two-time TEDx speaker, and her work has been featured on news outlets across the country – online, in print, and out loud – including Inc. Magazine, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, CNN, FOX Business, ESPN Radio NYC, Entrepreneur Magazine, and more.

Anne is the best-selling author of two books – 52 Strategies for Life, Love & Work: Transforming your life one week at a time and Strong Enough: Choosing courage, resilience, and triumph.


Anne has inspired and empowered audiences across multiple industries and at all levels of the organization. She has worked with educators, sales teams, healthcare, hospitality, software, insurance, engineering, IT, and associations – just to name a few. (Ask her about the time she worked with coal miners to improve communication and safety! But the bankers…don’t ask about the bankers).

Thanks to the breadth of Anne’s expertise and life experience, her insights speak to all kinds of people in all kinds of circumstances.

Every audience has a unique situation – which is why Anne’s sessions are frequently customized. She can tailor her presentations to work with any industry, format, or audience size.


Anne has endured her share of adversity. Watch her most recent TEDx speech, and you will see why Anne’s story will resonate with your attendees.

As she overcame these challenges, Anne developed tactics for making the small, sustainable changes that transformed her life – and she can help you do the same.


Anne gives back. A portion of all book proceeds benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). In addition to her volunteer work with NAMI, Anne and her team donate their time, energy and resources to other causes including For The Children, GENAustin, CASA of Travis County.

She’s pretty much just a normal, nice person (Okay, maybe not so normal).

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.

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