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Episode Info:   I'm excited to welcome a female founder on the show! Amber Anderson is an extremely successful corporate executive turned entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of a strategy consulting firm, where she works side by side with her husband Kai-Saun Anderson. Amber and Kai have a lovely son called Kayson. What are the challenges of being a mom and an entrepreneur and how to achieve work-life integration? Find out from Amber and Kai. Welcome to the Managing Happiness podcast! My name is David Henzel and I’ve been an entrepreneur for my entire life. I’ve built and sold my company, which seems to be the dream come true for most entrepreneurs. However, I believe my greatest achievement is that I’ve managed to create and maintain a balanced life with my wife and daughter through the stressful days of starting and running the business. In this podcast, you will listen to fireside chats with inspiring entrepreneurs who will share their experiences and lessons learned in search of work-life balance. About Amber Anderson Amber Anderson is the founder and CEO of Kayson, a product management and strategy consulting firm in Phoenix, Ariz., and MORE, a community that helps entrepreneurs enjoy both family life and business. Amber brings more than 12 years’ experience in scaling organizations and managing all areas of the product and service lifecycle. She has created a portfolio that makes or saves her clients more than $1 billion per day. Amber has a background in business analysis, strategic planning, marketing, user experience and product management and growing successful companies. She started Kayson in 2012 to bring this expertise to the small and medium-sized business community. She has led multi-million-dollar projects for Apollo Education Group (formerly Apollo Group, Inc), Edgenuity (formerly Education 2020), The University of Kansas and more. About Kai-Saun Anderson Kai-Saun Anderson is the founder of Kai-Saun Photography, a professional photography company based in Phoenix, AZ that captures lifestyle images for entrepreneurs, businesses, agencies, and families. Alongside his wife, Amber Anderson, Kai-Saun has founded three businesses, including MORE. He is the digital creative director for MORE: the retreat and the lead photographer and photo editor for the MORE Movement. Time-Stamped Show Notes [00:11] – Intro [00:40] – Amber grew up in a working-class family in Chicago which taught her that hard work is the key to success. Thus, Amber always envisioned herself as a CEO or Executive of a Fortune 500 company. [01:22] – Amber thought that she had achieved the American Dream. [02:00] – Kai and Amber had been together for 12 years when they decided to have a child. [02:07] – Amber gave birth to their son Kayson prematurely when she was 31 weeks pregnant. The baby was in a coma for a few weeks. This was a turning point for Kai and Amber and they realized they had to shift their priorities in life. [03:21] – “I thought that I...
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