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Andrea Simon

Andrea (Andi) Simon, Ph.D., principal and founder of Simon Associates Management Consultants (SAMC), has over 20 years’ experience as a sr. executive in the financial services and healthcare industries. A Blue Ocean Strategy® practitioner and trained in Innovation Games®, Andi brings the unique perspective of anthropology to businesses and organizations that need to “see, feel and think” in new ways.
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133: Allen Adamson—How Relevant Are You?

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 13, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Allen Adamson explains how to successfully stay ahead of change!

As I finish many of my Vistage CEO workshops, I marvel at how these CEOs run their businesses while also trying to push them forward, find new markets and stay relevant. Often, their clients are moving fast and furiously, leaving vendors or support teams far behind. The times they are a-changin,' as Bob Dylan sang to us a long time ago. And, they are continuing to change. The skills to adapt are often missing among the leadership of companies, men and women who know how to run their operations today but not how to adapt them for tomorrow. This conundrum is why I was so excited to have branding expert Allen Adamson as my guest for this podcast. Enjoy!

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Topics: business change, driving change

132: Monica Sha—Work Less, Earn More!

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 6, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 Monica Sha tells us how to build and grow a successful business!

Listen to Monica Sha tell you about a challenge we all face, whether we are in business for ourselves or consulting to help others grow theirs. The Challenge: Most entrepreneurs work twice as hard as they need to and make half as much as they could. In today’s podcast, Monica and I talk about how to change that for you. Want to start working less and earning more? Even take time off? Don't miss this fascinating conversation—it might just change your life!

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, women entrepreneurs, advisors for entrepreneurs

131: Jeff Leisawitz—Not F*ing Around

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 29, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Jeff Leisawitz teaches us how to tap into our own amazing creativity!

Creativity coach Jeff Leisawitz burns with a mission: to inspire writers, artists, musicians and people everywhere to tap into their creativity, to heal their hearts and to shine in the world. As his book, Not F*ing Around: The No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Groundtells us: Can’t quite get your creative juices flowing? Is your day job sucking your soul? Are you fizzled out before you put the finishing touches on your amazing creation? Maybe it's time to pause, step back and rethink who you are and what your purpose and passions are. Listen to our podcast and you may just come away with a whole new outlook on your amazingly creative self, just waiting to be discovered! Enjoy.

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Topics: anthropology, behavior change, emotional intelligence

130: Michael Davis—Cybersecurity: Pushing Defenders Ahead of Attackers

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 22, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Michael Davis explains why cybersecurity is more urgent than ever!

Are you a small business and think cybersecurity is really not a concern for you? The hackers are going to go after the big guys: banks, insurance companies, large retailers, not you. Right? Wrong. Listen in as Michael Davis takes us through the swift evolution of cybercrime and the urgent need for all businesses to stop the attackers before they attack you. You literally can't afford to miss this podcast, it's that important. Listen, learn and share. And be careful out there.

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Topics: Igniting Change, business innovation

129: Maria Gallo—How DelVal University Learned To Soar With Blue Ocean Strategy

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 15, 2019 1:36:58 PM

 Hear how Maria Gallo took DelVal from struggling to thriving!

Dr. Maria Gallo is a very special interviewee for our podcast. She is president of Delaware Valley UniversityDelVal to many of usin Bucks County, PA, north of Philadelphia. For about a year now, we have been working with DelVal on their Blue Ocean Strategy® and are thrilled at the progress they're making. As you may know, from the press and our own our blogs and podcasts, colleges and universities are facing tremendous challenges today. A declining population of high school students is intensifying competition for those going on to college, and for those who do, which college? That is the big question, and one that Maria and DelVal are answering. Listen in!

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Topics: Blue Ocean Strategy, Higher Education

128: Stefan Pryor—How The Power of a New Story Transformed Rhode Island

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 8, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 Stefan Pryor describes how Rhode Island became a leading state for business!

You may not have noticed but Rhode Island is on a roll. In just three years, America's smallest state has moved up 10 spots in Chief Executive Magazine’s 2018 “Best and Worst States for Business,” the most dramatic climb of any of the 50 states. Why and how is what today's podcast is all about. I have the honor of interviewing Secretary of Commerce for Rhode Island, Stefan Pryor, and our conversation is as relevant for our SAMC higher education clients as it is for businesses that need to reinvigorate their growth in fast-changing times. It's a podcast we hope you share with leaders of other states, counties and municipalities seeking to transform their local economies. And perhaps you will get some great insights for your own business, too.

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Topics: business growth strategies, business model innovation

127: Jennifer Dawn—Finding Your Way In Business and Life

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 1, 2019 6:00:00 AM

  Jennifer Dawn helps you find your calling and your purpose!

We present Jennifer Dawn to you because of how her clients brag about her: “Jennifer helped me to rock out my first Tame Your Mind Event with stellar results. She guided me through the process of creating a rock-solid marketing plan, tapping into my local media, and meeting my sales goals each week which produced a SOLD OUT event...the experience was PHENOMENAL!” Perhaps she has some magic we want to share with our listeners too. Listen and hear the joy! 

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, business model innovation

126: Lihi Segal—Get Healthy And Avoid Disease With Personalized Nutrition

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 25, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 Lihi Segal explains how microbiomes are the key to health!

I first heard about heard Lihi Segal in a TED Talk about how our diets are unique to our bodies. It was so interesting. It's not about how much we eat, it's the precise mix of foods we consume. I reached out to Lihi and DayTwo, her research company that's developing this new approach, to see if they would share with us their research findings and what it might mean for each of us. The implications of this new understanding of nutrition are enormous. What if we all could be healthier and avoid disease if we better understood what's good and bad for our individual bodies? This is big. Listen in, learn and share this conversation! It could change your life.

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Topics: women entrepreneurs, technological innovation, healthcare innovation

124: Michael Alan Tate—How A Strategic Plan Can Get You Where You Want To Go

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 18, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 Michael Alan Tate explains how to create successful career move strategies!

I had a wonderful podcast interview with Michael Alan Tate. You will enjoy listening to him, too. What was of such interest? The challenges of change, of course, something that we at SAMC spend a lot of time working on with clients. Michael has been an executive consultant and career coach for more than 20 years. He is also the founder and president of On the Same Page Consulting, as well as an inspiring speaker and author. His first book, “Design a Life that Works,” teaches how to balance business, career, family and personal values in an individual strategic life plan. His latest book, "The White Shirt," gives you the tools to create successful career move strategies. This is one podcast you shouldn't miss—we can all learn so much from Michael!

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Topics: business strategy, business leadership

125: Jared Tate—Creating DigiByte, Cryptocurrency With the Best Speed, Ease and Security

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 14, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Jared Tate shares how he is powerfully disrupting currency with blockchain!

You might just be a real fan of Jared Tate. So many in the DigiByte (DGB) world are. Jared founded DigiBYte in 2013, then the next year, launched DGB's genesis block to create a better cryptocurrency. Recognizing that blockchain is the wave of the future (or more accurately, the tsunami), disrupting all kinds of markets and creating new ones, we did a podcast with Jared in June 2018. So much has happened since then that we did another one just now, and Jared was terrific, again. Clearly, blockchain and cryptocurrency are two phenomena you should be watching carefully, and listening to our podcast with Jared is an important step in that direction.

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Topics: business innovation, business leadership, blockchain

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