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Understand and change your culture


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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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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