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Andi Simon

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Corporate anthropologist, innovation expert and speaker who helps companies thrive and adapt to changing times

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Keynote speaker Andi Simon is an expert in corporate culture and change. With a PhD in anthropology, she specializes in revealing “aha!” moments about organizations. Her expertise and actionable methods and tools are highly valuable for clients worldwide. She is also an award-winning author and podcast host.

Why you should book speaker Andi Simon

  • Andi Simon has an educational background in anthropology which allows her to combine a theoretical and practical approach to working with corporate culture and innovation.
  • As a popular and sought-after speaker, Andi has spoken at many different events internationally. She is also an excellent workshop facilitator and a trained practitioner of Blue Ocean Strategy® and Innovation Games®
  • Her practical methods have helped several clients understand culture and change. These days, organizations need to thrive in a changing environment to be successful!

Corporate anthropologist and international speaker Andi Simon is the founder and CEO of Simon Associates Management Consultants (SAMC) where her and her team help clients with thriving in changing environments. Andi also has 20 years’ experience as a senior executive in healthcare and financial institutions which has given her important insights into leadership of change.

Andi has made it her mission to help organizations “see, feel and think” their culture as she applies traditional anthropology methods to business environments. She teaches organizations to understand their cultural challenges and helps them change and adapt. With her in-demand keynotes and workshops, Andi has already made a huge impact for many businesses worldwide. She has also been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, Forbes and The Washington Post for her expertise and insights.

As a speaker Andi Simon is informative, inspiring and thought-provoking. Clients book her for her innovative thoughts and expertise. She connects easily with diverse audiences and understands what kind of challenges organizations face today. Andi is a favorite among many businesses and her practical yet informative keynotes will certainly make a great impact.

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Rethink: Smashing the Myths of Women in Business

In this talk, Andi will challenge listeners to “rethink” themselves as women and men. Her new book, “Rethink: Smashing the Myths of Women in Business,” chronicles the lives of 10 myth-busting women, as well as her own. She will share with you her journey of discovery as she interviewed women who defied those who said they couldn’t and instead, forged new paths for other women to follow. These women rethought what they could do, and without asking permission, achieved remarkable success. They have quite literally “smashed the myths of women in business.” Equally important to their stories have been the men and partners in their lives as teammates, supporters, and definers of what women can become.

Listeners will hear how the old myths about how women should stay in the home and raise their families are being re-written. Likewise, the myths that women are not creative, are not good leaders, or are not able to be decisive decision-makers are being shattered. In their place are incredible stories that will inspire people to be the best they can be. But if they cannot see it, they cannot “be” it. Andi’s talk will help them see what is possible—for them and for our society.

Audience takeaways:

  • Hear how other women have tackled challenges and roadblocks to succeed in their
    personal and professional lives.
  • Learn how they can step back and change their own journey to move in new directions.
  • Become inspired to take the next step forward.
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How to Make Change Your Friend

As a corporate anthropologist, Andrea (Andi) Simon Ph.D. is a highly trained, widely experienced culture change expert who helps people and their organizations change. Andi presents a lively, engaging talk that excites audiences about something they typically flee, fear, and avoid—namely, how to find new paths to better futures.

Andi’s presentation is educational and entertaining and enables listeners to open up to the idea that change is something they should learn to embrace and stop resisting. The format of the talk will be customized depending on the size and scope of the engagement. For remote presentations through Zoom or a similar platform, Andi can speak with or without accompanying slides. The audience will be able to chat or ask questions that will be addressed at the end of the presentation.

Audience takeaways:

  • Inspired to embrace change.
  • Motivated to change their stories to visualize the “new” and rethink the “old.”
  • Entranced by the stories Andi shares.
Keynote by speaker Andi Simon

Blue Ocean Strategy

In today’s ever-changing world, it’s impossible to not be affected by the changing needs of clients and customers. Competition is tough and innovation has become a crucial aspect of any business. Andi Simon is an expert at innovation and in this keynote, she shares her secrets to successful Blue Ocean Strategy.

  • Learn how to open entirely new markets with fewer risks and more success.
  • Get valuable insights from a trained Blue Ocean Strategist who has conducted over 400 workshops on the topic.
  • Discover what you’re doing wrong and see your organization from a completely different perspective.
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Change Management is Ready for a Change

Change is hard and many methods and theories on change management are old and don’t seem to capture today’s complexity. Most of us have no clue where to start when it comes to change initiatives and we end up failing. In this keynote, speaker Andi Simon shares her methods to successful organizational change

  • Learn how to embrace change and make it stick!
  • Andi shares practical tools and methods, including her ChangeMap which helps you plan your route to change.
  • You will feel excited about what’s to come and no longer fear change.


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What’s Your Organization’s Culture, Anyway, And Why Do You Want to Change It?

Organizational culture seems to be on everyone’s lips, but few people actually know what it truly means – yet alone how to change it. In this talk, Andi presents an effective guide to understanding and changing organizational culture.

  • Get a thorough understanding of your own culture.
  • Discover what actually stops you from reaching your goals.
  • Get hands-on tools to change old habits and implement success.
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"Andi’s presentation on blue ocean strategy for our Vistage group was truly wonderful and engaging. It felt more like an interactive learning discovery rather than a lengthy and monotonous PowerPoint presentation. Rather than listen to her click through presentation slides, a lot of our time was spent applying concepts through group activities, which was far more beneficial as well as enjoyable as a participant. She did an incredible job in explaining the concept, but more importantly facilitating our thoughts and conversations in how that concept can be applied in workplace reality. I truly enjoyed her presentation, her point of view, and her facilitation of our group activities.”

Natalie Goering, Management Assistant

Precision Coil Spring Company

“Dr. Simon’s presentations are professional, challenging yet friendly and motivating. They’re also fun! She brings a level of conceptual rigor and practical experience that a C-Level audience will appreciate. My Vistage members looked at their companies through a different lens after a few hours with Andrea Simon.”

Allen Hauge, Group Chair

Vistage International
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