Nick Anderson

Nick Anderson
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Nick Anderson is the founder of Chosen Leader, a brand that supports the growth and development of leaders everywhere. Anderson’s book, Six-Word Lessons for Middle Managers was published in May, 2022. Anderson became an entrepreneur following a 25-year career in financial services and a lifetime full of challenge and experience. As speaker, Nick has presented on topics including leadership, economics, banking & finance and nonprofit governance while also vulnerably sharing his personal story of growth and transformation. A two-time guest on television’s New Day Northwest, he has frequently represented the companies he has worked for as well as his own brands in the public arena. Nick specializes in crafting custom keynote messages that inspire and educate – often intertwining his own personal experiences of overcoming tragic loss and personal growth.

Sample Keynotes

Leadership | What does it take and why are some chosen to lead?

In this presentation, Nick examines the lives of three people: a young boy, a high school dropout, and a widower. He tells the stories of each through their life journey and concludes with an analysis of what all three have in common. Why were they chosen to lead?

Chosen to Lead | Leaders are not just born nor built. Leaders must be chosen.

Relating his experience of completing a demanding physical endurance and mental toughness challenge known as the “Goggins 4x4x48” to the challenges facing leaders in corporate America, Nick will share his observations and lessons learned over the course of 25 years leading individuals and teams. Each of the lessons Nick will share are included in his book: Six-Word Lessons for Middle Managers, 100 Lessons from the Field.

The Art of Pushing String

Nick Anderson unpacks basic tenets from Carnegie, Collins, and Sinek to explore the ideas of persuasion, being great, and the power of operating from a clear “why” as we search for ways professionals can inspire clients to take action on their most important recommendations. Anderson will draw on his 25-year career in the financial services industry as he shares strategies and methods he used to lead his team as they grew AUM from $350M to $500M in just three years.

Leading teams in 2023 | Insert Collegiate Sports Analogy (Here)

How might organizations consider approaching the workforce in a paradigm it seems, no one has fully understood? From the WFH debate to the Great Resignation and Quiet Quitting, not to mention the inevitable tidal wave of retirements coming in the short years ahead – there are myriad challenges to attracting and retaining talented individuals within any organization. What is a leader to do? Well, let’s look at systems that have, for years and sometimes decades, operated successfully with an ever-changing migrant talent pool: College Sports. From the University of Connecticut Women's Basketball program that, from 2000-2016, stacked up a record of 116-1 and 10 titles, to Pete Carroll’s run at USC between 2002 and 2008 when the Trojans seized two national championships, four Rose Bowls and two Orange Bowls, leaders can observe there is a way to achieve success despite working with a new roster every season.

Speaking Topics

    • Leadership
    • Overcoming Adversity
    • Mindset/Growth
    • Sales Management
    • Client Engagement
    • Economics
    • Banking/Finace