About Anne

Best-selling Author, Entrepreneur, and two-time TEDx speaker Anne Grady has spent the last two decades working with Fortune 500 companies, associations, non-profits, government agencies, and school districts, to teach resilience as a skill that can be learned, practiced, and honed. 

Anne began studying the brain and neurodevelopment to find answers while searching for treatment options for her son, Evan, after he was diagnosed with severe mental illness and Autism. Then, after being diagnosed with an avocado-sized tumor in her salivary gland in 2014, she had to lean on the tools she learned with her son to help her through this difficult time.

Now, she wants to help others cultivate the habits and skills to build strength through struggle with the science behind resilience.

With a master’s degree in organizational communication, Anne shows people how to harness the power of resilience to break out of reactivity so they can communicate, lead, and live on purpose. Not only is Anne recognized as a leading expert in the fields of leadership, communication, and resilience by Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, Inc., Fast Company, FOX Business, CNN, and more, she is also a living testimonial.

Described as “authentic, hilarious, inspirational, and a ‘dropper of truth bombs!’”, she quickly connects with audiences, sharing inspiring personal stories, cutting edge, research-based content, and implementation tools to transfer learning into real life.

Anne will challenge you to get out of your comfort zone, inspire you to break through barriers keeping you stuck, and help you build an arsenal full of actionable strategies that you can use immediately to build unstoppable resilience.

She is the author of 52 Strategies for Life, Love & Work: Transforming Your Life One Week at a Time and its best-selling follow-up book, Strong Enough. In her newest book, Mind Over Moment: Harness the Power of Resilience and the companion journal, Anne delivers a collection of actionable, practical, and timely takeaways for the challenging world we find ourselves in today.

Anne is a passionate mental health advocate and a portion of all her book proceeds go to the National Alliance on Mental Illness Central Texas (NAMI).

Meet the Team

Anne Grady

Chief Resilience Officer

Anne has spent 20 years training, speaking, and writing. A two time TEDx speaker, her work has been featured in numerous media outlets, including Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Fast Company and Inc. magazines, CNN, ESPN, and FOX Business. She is the best selling author of three books, including her latest – Mind Over Moment: Harness the Power of Resilience!

Jay Grady

General Manager & VP of Everything

With 20 years spent in operational and marketing roles at tech companies, Jay ensures stuff works most of the time.

Amy Taylor

Keynote Sales & Marketing

Amy is an entrepreneur, booking agent and marketing strategist focused on placing the best speakers in the world.
Deena Silverman
Deena Silverman

Director, Business Operations

Deena keeps the wheels of AGG spinning. Sales, contracts, logistics, and so much more!

Strother Gaines
Strother Gaines

Trainer, Facilitator, Unicorn

With 15+ years as a facilitator & speaker his humorous style and business chops bring immediate value to participants.

Kevin Karschnik
Kevin Karschnik

Trainer & Facilitator

Kevin is a speaker, course developer, and corporate trainer. He educates and encourages audiences, and empowers leaders & business professionals to become effective communicators.

Tiffany Simpson
Tiffany Simpson

Executive Trainer & Facilitator

Tiffany’s experience spans years in Fortune 100 companies leading efforts in talent & leadership development, succession planning, performance management, team intervention, and more.

Melissa Hereford
Melissa Hereford

Trainer & Facilitator

Melissa Hereford is a facilitator, consultant, writer and business coach with 24 years teaching corporate professionals how to have more authentic and connected conversations. Melissa spent 18 years teaching communication and negotiation skills with industry leader BayGroup International for Fortune 500 companies, including Cisco, Owens Corning, Honeywell, UPS and many others.

Our Promise

Anne Grady Group will provide your team, conference, or meeting with the perfect blend of information, insight, inspiration, and laughter. Attendees leave more knowledgeable, inspired, with a smile on their face, and empowered to make subtle changes that will yield incredible results in their personal and professional lives.

“AGG knocked it out of the park!
They had amazing insight, gave us ways to apply it, and they were hilarious!


Did you know that 1 in 5 adults struggles with some form of mental illness? Anne is a strong and vocal supporter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.  A portion of all book proceeds are donated to NAMI Austin.

Anne Grady Group is proud to support a number of local charities including: Texas CASA, For The Children, and GenAustin.

(PHOTO: Anne with Texas Senator Kirk Watson at the 2017 Austin NAMI Walk where Anne volunteers as the emcee for the event.)



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