Who is Andi Simon?
Andi Simon PhD is the founder of Simon Associates Management Consultants LLC (SAMC). She launched SAMC in 2002 to apply anthropology’s methods, tools, and theory to businesses in need of change. As a Corporate Anthropologist she helps executives see their companies with more observant eyes, achieve “aha!” moments, allowing them to discover new and profitable opportunities. By applying the concepts, methods, and tools of anthropology to business environments, she turns observation into innovation and revitalizes businesses seeking growth.
She is author of two-award winning books:” On the Brink: A fresh lens To Take Your Business to New Heights” and “Rethink: Smashing the Myths of Women in Business.” Andi has co-authored a new book published in September 2023 entitled “Women Mean Business: Over 500 Insights from Extraordinary Leaders to Spark Your Success”.
Her work as a corporate anthropologist has led to clients across the globe delivering both keynotes and conducting workshops. As a trained practitioner of Blue Ocean Strategy and Innovation Games, she has conducted almost five hundred workshops on Blue Ocean Strategy and Culture Change. Dr Simon has also developed and run Leadership Academies for her clients.
Earlier in her career she spent 20 years as a senior executive in healthcare and financials. She has also served as a tenured Professor of American Studies and Anthropology at Ramapo College in New Jersey and as a Visiting Professor at Washington University in St Louis teaching Entrepreneurship to liberal arts students.