About Orange Dot Coaching

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Orange Dot Coaching was established by Steve Anderson as an avenue to share his years of experience in leadership to inspire the next generation of leaders to aid organizations across the country. Though he worked in the world of physical therapy, Steve has experience in leadership roles for a variety of nationally-recognized organizations. This experience allows him to use his knowledge to develop other leaders to inspire their organizations.

Our Mission Statement

Helping leaders to learn and grow to mentor future leaders to learn and grow so teams can reach their highest potential.

Help orchestrate how leaders can “lead from the soul and put people first.”

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Steve Anderson,Founder

Steve Anderson is the former CEO of Therapeutic Associates, a physical therapy practice with more than 80 outpatient clinics in Washington, Oregon and Idaho that also serves as a major hospital contract in Southern California. Therapeutic Associates was formed in 1952, and Steve was only the 3rd CEO and held that position for 19 years, beginning in 1998 after 16 years with the company.

As a physical therapist, Steve started his career in 1980 in Portland, Oregon. In 1983 he opened the first Therapeutic Associates clinic in the state of Washington in West Seattle. As the owner and director of West Seattle Physical Therapy for 16 years, Steve was elected by his peers to become the CEO of Therapeutic Associates in 1998. 

In addition to his day-to-day responsibilities, Steve is also active in national organizations related to physical therapy, including the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and as a Board of Trustee for The Foundation for Physical Therapy. He also served as the President of The Private Practice Section of APTA for 6 years between 2002 and 2008. He received his section’s most prestigious award, the Robert G. Dicus Service Award, in 2010.

Steve received the APTA Leadership Advocacy Award in 2006 for his efforts in Washington D.C. and Washington State in the legislative arena. In 2012 Steve received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Northwestern University Physical Therapy School. In 2016 Steve was awarded Physical Therapist of the Year by PTWA, the APTA chapter for the state of Washington.

Steve earned his bachelor’s degree from Pacific Lutheran University. He went onto physical therapy school at Northwestern University in Chicago. He has been a physical therapist since 1980 and worked for Therapeutic Associates until the end of 2016. He resides in Seattle, Washington with his wife, Sharon.

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