Anne Kreamer

Journalist, media expert, and author of It's Always Personal

  • About Anne Kreamer

    Anne Kreamer has been at the forefront of the media world from the beginning of her career. In the late 1970s and into the ’80s she was associate director of international programming for the Children’s Television Workshop, distributing and co-producing Sesame Street around the world.

    She then helped launch groundbreaking Spy magazine, and in the 1990s she was worldwide creative director for Nickelodeon and Nick at Nite. Kreamer then transitioned into a new career as a journalist and a columnist for the cutting-edge business magazine Fast Company, followed by a column she originated for Martha Stewart Living. In 2007, Anne published her first book, Going Gray: What I Learned about Beauty, Sex, Work, Motherhood, Authenticity and Everything Else That Really Matters. Anne’s new book, It’s Always Personal: Emotion in the New Workplace, has once again become a prescient, media-worthy touchstone for what’s simmering beneath the surface in our culture.

    Anne has spoken to professional organizations, women’s groups, and students on a wide variety of topics inspired by her two books. Her unique and extensive professional background as an executive and entrepreneur, along with her plainspoken insights into the challenges and pressures of modern life, make her a timely and compelling speaker. A graduate of Harvard, Anne lives in New York City with her husband, the writer Kurt Andersen, and their two daughters.

  • Speaking Topics

    Men Are from Mars and Women Are from Venus, but We All Live on Planet Earth

    Gender in the new workplace, leading from your strengths

    Go Ahead, Be True to Yourself

    Why getting honest about emotion at work is good for business and good for you

    Business Etiquette

    How to navigate rough waters

    What Type are You?

    Using the Workplace Emotion Evaluation Profile (WEEP) Survey to gain insight and enhance performance on the job


    How to create the life you want: at ages 20, 30, 40, 50, and beyond

    Work/Life Balance

    How to know when, where, and why to compromise

    Going Gray

    Embracing your authentic self, one simple key to happiness

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  • Praise for Anne Kreamer

    Praise for It’s Always Personal

    Throughout this heartfelt book, Ms. Kreamer comes down on the side of accepting and expressing one’s authentic feelings, though in sensible and constructive ways. “It’s Always Personal” argues that greater emotional openness could lend vitality to American business, and it urges both men and women to ‘bring their full, true selves to the game.’ It’s a stimulating read bolstered by snippets of some of the best recent work on emotional intelligence and the science of happiness.

    The Wall Street Journal

    It's Always Personal will transform the way you look at office culture and work relationships. In an insightful analysis packed with research, evidence, and real-life examples, Kreamer demonstrates why emotion matters so much in the workplace--and, with practical advice, she identifies ways to be happier and more effective at work.

    Gretchen Rubin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project
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