Kristin Anderson is an educator, researcher, founder and CEO of The Brilliance Project. Through her research and consultancy over her 20-plus-year career, Kristin has helped thousands of educators, leaders and aspiring world-changers transform their potential and unleash their personal power through the lens of education.
Kristin’s early career was spent working with students from marginalized and disadvantaged backgrounds, often outcast from mainstream school systems. This formative experience exposed the duality of education in both its capacity to fortify and lift the human spirit, as well as isolating the oppositional factors that actively disable it. These insights invoke the redemptive themes of her current day work, such as building trust, hope, and belief through personal efficacy, and a specialized focus on adult learning that embraces the lifecycle of the whole educator along with their wellbeing.
Kristin has worked within instructional and leadership roles across a diverse range of K-12 settings. She has developed professional learning programs for Edison Schools, The Leadership and Learning Center, and Corwin, and is known as the person who brought Visible Learning to North America. In parallel she has completed advanced degrees from Sterling College, the University of Denver, and the University of Colorado. As a lifelong learner, she is currently earning her doctoral degree from Vanderbilt University in Educational Leadership and Organizational Change where she is researching leadership self-efficacy.
In recent years, Kristin has collaborated with global leaders to design, implement, and evaluate professional learning frameworks, and has led large scale development initiatives for sustainable impact through education. Kristin’s approach is anchored in her understanding of behavioral and decision science, balanced with her practical and humanizing implementation of research in real-world settings. She has delivered keynotes, workshops and extensive professional learning on various topics in teaching, learning, and leadership across the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Africa.
Kristin is the author of Data Teams Success Stories Volume 1, Real Time Decisions, Getting Started with Rigorous Curriculum Design, and a soon to be published book on Educator Wellbeing. She currently resides in Thousand Oaks, California with her family.