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Anne Kreamer

Journalist, media expert, and author of Risk/Reward

  • 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.

    Kreamer then helped launch groundbreaking Spy magazine. In the 1990s, she was worldwide creative director for Nickelodeon and Nick at Nite. Subsequently she transitioned into a new career as a journalist and a columnist for Fast Company, followed by a column she originated for Martha Stewart Living. She became an author with Going Gray: What I Learned about Beauty, Sex, Work, Motherhood, Authenticity and Everything Else That Really Matters and It’s Always Personal: Emotion in the New Workplace—thought-provoking explorations of what’s simmering beneath the surface in our culture and particularly in our work lives.

    Kreamer’s book Risk/Reward: Why Intelligent Leaps and Daring Choices are the Best Career Moves You Can Make  shows us why and how we need to embrace risk in order to manage our careers in the 21st century, drawing on new research, her own diverse professional experiences, and interviews with high-profile achievers like Jane Pauley, Sheryl Sandberg, Jim Cramer, and Tory Burch about the most significant risks they’ve taken professionally—and how their lives changed as a result.

    Kreamer has given talks for companies, professional organizations, women’s groups, and schools on a wide variety of topics. 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, Kreamer 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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