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Mandy B. Anderson

Mandy B. Anderson

Mandan, North Dakota

Mandy B. Anderson is the Co-Founder of RAYMA Team. She has been featured in Runners World Magazine, the North Dakota Today Show, and is an upcoming TEDx Speaker.

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Mandy B. Anderson is the Co-Founder and CCO of RAYMA Team. As a Leadership Coach, she helps leaders and entrepreneurs be healthy, stay creative, and have a dangerous hope. Mandy is the host of the She Who Overcomes Podcast, and an upcoming TEDx Speaker for 2021.

Anderson is a Prairie Business Magazine Top 25 Women in Business 2020 Winner. Her coaching certifications include: Certified L.E.A.N. Health Coach, Certified Prime-Time Health Coach, and Certified Life Coach. She has been featured in or worked with: the North Dakota Today Show, Valley News Live, the North Dakota Center for Technology and Business, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Runners World Magazine.

She lives in North Dakota with her husband, Nate.
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Success! Dangerous Hope sold 139 pre-orders by Dec. 1, 2020, was pitched to 4 publishers, and will be self published.

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• How I Wish It Would Have Gone – Guided Journal and Coaching Videos to help you work through inner conflict and spark hope again.
• Truth Statement® Vault – videos and downloads with affirmations from 2016-2020

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Dangerous Hope

Turning Your Disappointments Into Something Meaningful

A guidebook to help you navigate the highs and lows of any personal or business endeavor you embark upon.

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As humans, we hope for many things. We hope for our circumstances to change and our businesses to be successful. We hope for equality, justice, and positive change. We hope we can cure disease.

It’s been said that hope is the only thing more powerful than fear. Fear paralyzes you; however, hope is a double-edged sword. If you hope for something long enough and don’t get it, you risk being disappointed or even depressed. On the other hand, if you hope for something and it happens, it can ignite a spark of change that impacts communities for generations.

Dangerous Hope is the guidebook you need to help you navigate the highs and lows of any personal or business endeavor you embark upon. The reader will learn about the Cycle of Hope, which is comprised of the following:

• The first part of the cycle is Dangerous Hope. This is about taking action.
• The second part of the cycle is False Hope. This is what happens when you become passive and start wishing for things instead of actively pursuing them.
• The last part of the cycle is called Hope Deferred. This is what sets in when things take too long and you start to lose hope. Most people get stuck here and do not know how to make setbacks work in their favor.

The goal of the cycle of hope is to learn a lesson that will equip you and elevate you for the next step in your journey. The chapter outline of this book is as follows:

● Chapter 1: Hope Is Not A Strategy. Or Is It?
● Chapter 2: The Cycle of Hope
● Chapter 3: Dangerous Hope
● Chapter 4: False Hope
● Chapter 5: Hope Deferred
● Chapter 6: Rekindling the Spark
● Chapter 7: Becoming A Dangerous Hope Agent

In each chapter, the reader will learn about Anderson’s own journey of going through the Cycle of Hope in regard to her health and her dreams. Stories from other leaders and entrepreneurs will be woven into each chapter as well, including a story about how the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was started and the Cycle of Hope that was ignited because of it.

In her line of work as a Leadership & Business Coach over the last seven years, Mandy B. Anderson noticed that people really wrestle with hope and disappointment. We get stuck when things get hard and take longer than anticipated. We neglect to realize that disappointment and setbacks are part of the process of starting a new business, leading an organization, or going after any personal endeavor toward great change. Because we aren’t anticipating the hurdles, we aren’t equipped to make them work in our favor.

Mandy B. Anderson has spent a lifetime climbing out of hope deferred to keep thriving as she overcomes a life-threatening disease called Cystic Fibrosis while also building a successful business as a coach and a speaker. Through personal stories, as well as stories from other entrepreneurs and leaders, she gets down to the nitty-gritty of what it takes to ignite dangerous hope in your own life.

Why support this book?

  • TEDx Bismarck Speaker scheduled for August 2021. (Exact Date TBD – was rescheduled from 8/13/2020 due to Covid-19.) Audience size: 250. Potential views on the TED YouTube Platform range from 1,000 to 6 million.
  • Social Media Presence of 12,075 over all platforms (Facebook Personal Profile, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Business Page. Highest engagement is on the RAYMA Team Facebook Business Page.)
  • RAYMA Team website pageviews: 36,823 in one year and climbing. The typical demographic on RAYMA Team Facebook page is a woman from the United States age 35-44. The second most post popular demographic on this platform is a woman from the United States age 45-54.
  • Guest Contributor to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Blog in November 2020, to be shared on social media with a Facebook Reach of 239,000. Guest Contributor to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter Monthly Email List in October 2020 with a reach of 22,000 on their email list.
  • Weekly Podcast – She Who Overcomes – 4,768 downloads and climbing since April 2019. Guests include: Kim Nagle – Author of the book The DAMN Plan To Find Freedom, Love, and Money In Your Business; Michael Cartwright - professional musician and upcoming TEDx Speaker; Jonathan Stark - recording artist; April Lund - Elite Athlete; Patrick Kirby – Author of the book Fundraise Awesomer.

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  • Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope, Mark Manson, HarperCollins Publishers, May 14, 2019 – A counterintuitive guide to the problems of hope. Dangerous Hope will be similar to this book in that it will confront the problems with hope. It will also address issues of religion and hope, faith and hope, and toxic positivity and hope, while giving people a guide to overcome the problems to keep hope alive and turn it into something meaningful.
  • It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered, Lysa TerKeurst, Thomas Nelson, November 13, 2018 – TerKeurst openly discusses what happens when life looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Dangerous Hope will be similar to this book by providing an in-depth look at what happens when you pray for something and don’t get it. While the topic of faith and hope will be addressed, it will not be the main message of the book.
  • Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities, Rebecca Solnit, Haymarket Books, Second Edition (May 14, 2016), February 13, 2020 - Hope in the Dark was written to counter the despair of activists at a moment when they were focused on their losses and had turned their back to the victories behind them. Dangerous Hope will be similar to this by providing stories of business owners that lost hope on the journey of growing their business or organization.


Leaders and Entrepreneurs who struggle to stay excited about their goals due to weariness and burnout from unexpected setbacks.

Advance praise


"Mandy has an ability to connect with her audience in a profound way through her amazing life story. Her personal story is nothing short of miraculous! The inspiration that I felt reminded me why I am here and why I need to continue using my gifts to help others. Mandy's story of overcoming cystic fibrosis and transforming her life inspired the entire room and left us all wanting to do more."
~Drew Hoyer, Associate Executive Director, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Minnesota Dakotas Chapter


“For any woman who longs to live life to the fullest, this is a MUST read! Throughout the pages, you will find stories of hope that will fill your soul and give you the needed strength and courage to live life fully and to overcome the challenges and obstacles that can so easily hold us back!” ~Dr. Jen Bennett

“Very real help. Very real hope. Very real heart. Friend, you are about to open the most creative and complete Toolbox on Overcoming I’ve had the pleasure to read.” ~Laura Moss


“I really enjoyed reading this book (having Cystic Fibrosis myself). It is very well written and I think that every CF clinic should recommend (or even better, give a copy) this book to their CF patients. What I love most about the book is that she points out the obstacles of living with CF from her own life experiences and the helpful advice that she gives the reader. It's a very uplifting and motivational book that anyone can relate to, whether they have CF or not.” ~Gloria Martinez

“I needed the pick me up. This was quite inspirational and revived me in a time when it was just hard to adjust to CF in adulthood looking forward.” ~Tnusi Foudah

“Mandy, I had a huge lightbulb go off as I was reading this. Thank you for being such a powerful example for the rest of us.” ~Victoria

“I was blessed to meet Mandy at She Speaks 2013 and when I discovered that we had CF in common, I couldn't wait to read her book. CF has been a part of my life for 47 years as my little sister suffers from the disease. I hoped the book would give me insight into her feelings as she has coped with a life-threatening illness, and Mandy didn't disappoint me. I was surprised though to find that I learned many things from Mandy's journey that will help improve my own life as well. I am inspired by her suggestions to live my own life in a more intentional, eyes-wide-open way. Read this book no matter what your life's circumstances-you won't be disappointed!” ~Amazon Customer


"Mandy is the coach I seek when I need to navigate tough choices." ~Nina S., California USA

"I have had the privilege of working with Mandy over the last year and a half on various topics related to life and business coaching. Her training and life experiences translate into a wisdom that she shares in a way that’s helped guide me personally, professionally, and spiritually. I have learned real life tools and tips that have had an impact on my life and those around me. Mandy has established herself as an author, a speaker, a life and business coach, an entrepreneur and an overcomer! If you get a chance to work with Mandy, she just might change your life!" ~Heidi Berogan, Director of Accounting at Ulteig

"Recently, Mandy has been able to help me immensely while I worked through some difficult, personal items. Mandy's methodology is a mix of straightforward, relatively classic approaches mixed with "take no prisoners" accountability. She has very capably managed a difficult, distracted personality by corralling it and forcing it to take account for itself. Basically, she is impossible, in the best way possible. Someone who doesn't take excuses for an answer, she makes you eat your metaphorical vegetables, because that's what's best for you." ~Lance D. Presser, PhD.

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  • Raychel Perman
    on Oct. 12, 2020, 12:42 p.m.

    Yay!!! It’s going to be an incredible campaign and I’m so so proud of you for being brave and doing this.

    • Mandy B. Anderson
      on Oct. 12, 2020, 12:53 p.m.

      Thank you!!! I could not do this without your support and lifelong friendship. Here we go...

  • Jandi Theis
    on Oct. 12, 2020, 2:59 p.m.

    I’m so excited for you and grateful for this opportunity to pre-order your book!! I have no doubt it will be a huge success and will help more people than you can ever imagine!
    May God continue to bless you and your work!
    ❤️ Jandi

    • Mandy B. Anderson
      on Oct. 12, 2020, 4:56 p.m.

      Jandi!!! Thank you so much for your order and support! I can't wait to get this book in your hands. Much love to you!

  • Jen Winterberg
    on Oct. 13, 2020, 6:12 p.m.

    I’m so excited! I’ve been anticipating the book since you announced the pre-order! So proud of you Mandy! Thanks for being such an amazing leader, coach & friend!

  • Erin May
    on Oct. 13, 2020, 7:33 p.m.

    Excited for your book and it was great to meet you this past weekend. Best of luck and I will be praying for you.

  • Sharon Brakel
    on Oct. 18, 2020, 9:05 p.m.

    Ship these to Grandpa and Gramma and make sure to call and thank them.

    • Mandy B. Anderson
      on Oct. 18, 2020, 9:22 p.m.

      Thank you for supporting my work, Grandma and Grandma and Mom and Dad! You guys are the best!

  • Darla Medeck-johnson
    on Oct. 24, 2020, 12:33 p.m.

    I hope to meet you in person one day, Mandy. You are an inspiration!

    • Mandy B. Anderson
      on Oct. 26, 2020, 12:39 a.m.

      Thank you Darla! I hope to meet you one day in person, too. Love helping you reach your goals!

  • Connie Westphal
    on Oct. 24, 2020, 1:06 p.m.

    Look forward to reading your book! It was great to meet and hear you at the event in “Alex”, MN ! 😊

  • Linda Baltes
    on Oct. 24, 2020, 11:38 p.m.

    So excited to read this Mandy! You inspire me!!

  • John Brown
    on Oct. 27, 2020, 1:17 a.m.

    Glad to support your current endeavor! Best of luck!

    • Mandy B. Anderson
      on Oct. 30, 2020, 1:31 p.m.

      John! Thank you so much for your support! I hope you are all doing well.

  • Beverly Unrath
    on Oct. 28, 2020, 11:55 p.m.

    Thank you Mandy! I'm looking forward to reading this book with my colleagues here at Dakota Home Care and DTN Staffing so we can chat about all the nuggets of inspiration this book holds. Cheers to Dangerous Hope!

    • Mandy B. Anderson
      on Oct. 30, 2020, 1:32 p.m.

      Thank you so much, Beverly! Looking forward to working with your staff!

  • Kristi Frahm
    on Nov. 4, 2020, 4:39 a.m.

    I am eager to read Dangerous Hope and to gift a few books to friends! ~Kristi

    • Mandy B. Anderson
      on Nov. 9, 2020, 3:28 p.m.

      Thank you for being such a wonderful friend, Kristi! I can't wait to get this book in your hands!

  • Dawn Schantz
    on Nov. 9, 2020, 6:57 p.m.

    Congrats! Super excited for you and the book!!

    • Mandy B. Anderson
      on Nov. 10, 2020, 2:45 p.m.

      Thank you for supporting this book, Dawn! Can't wait to get your copies to you.

  • Drew Hoyer
    on Nov. 10, 2020, 11:40 p.m.

    Mandy is one of the most upbeat and inspiring individuals that I know! I can’t wait to read this book and learn even more from her!!! Congrats Mandy on making this book a reality!!!

  • Gail Overby
    on Nov. 11, 2020, 12:20 p.m.

    So excited for you!
    Love in Christ,

  • Heidi Berogan
    on Nov. 11, 2020, 2:18 p.m.

    I can't wait to read this Mandy! I'm so excited for you! :)

    • Mandy B. Anderson
      on Nov. 11, 2020, 8:56 p.m.

      Thank you Heidi! Can't wait to get it to you! Miss you and your girls!

  • Lara Govendo
    on Nov. 11, 2020, 3:15 p.m.

    I believe in you my dear friend! Can't wait to read Dangerous Hope! Xoxo

  • Laura Moss
    on Nov. 11, 2020, 3:46 p.m.

    So excited for you and this new book, friend! Love the way you pivot - it’s amazing! Miss you + think of you often. xo