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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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217: Melina Palmer—Why Don’t People Do What They Say

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 3, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn why it's not what you think, it's what your brain does

I bet you have often wondered why you hear people say one thing and then do the opposite. Or, perhaps you know you should do one thing but then find yourself going in another direction. To find answers, behavioral economists study why people are so predictably irrational, which by the way, includes each of us. In this podcast, I speak with a behavioral economist whom you are going to love listening to, Melina Palmer. Afterward, you won't think of your brain the same way!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs

216: Michelle Richards—Want To Start A Business But Not Sure How?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 1, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how one woman is opening the door for hundreds of others

Michelle Richards has been working with women in Michigan and throughout the US since she completed college. Her passion is in helping women start and grow their own businesses. As funding is often the biggest challenge, you will learn in our podcast how she helps women and minorities find the funding they need and rethink their businesses for these fast-changing times. She is truly an in-the-trenches warrior, advocating for level playing fields for those who too often are overlooked, ignored or left behind. I find her story incredibly inspiring and I know you will too.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders

215: Peter Winick—Can A Thought Leader Help You Think Better?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 29, 2020 8:48:58 AM

Learn how to think better, think smarter

I had really not paid attention to a category of professionals called “Thought Leaders.” But when Peter Winick reached out to me about growing my business as a “thought leader,” I was curious. Who were these folks and what did they do? I invited him onto our podcast to share his purpose and to educate us on the power and potential of thought leaders to help us, each of us, “think better.” Now I am a devoted member of Peter’s Thought Leaders Thinking Group and enjoy every minute of our weekly hour together with him and his business partner Bill Sherman, along with several dozen very thoughtful leaders. Would you also like to learn how to think better? Listen in!

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Topics: business model innovation, business leadership

214: Michael Tate—Are You Terrified Of The Pain Of Change?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 26, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to embrace change rather than flee from it 

I have had the pleasure of interviewing Michael (Mike) Tate once before on our podcast, in March of 2019. He is a charming man who has a purpose and a passion to help others find their way through often-challenging times. Today's podcast focuses on his new book, "Roll Up Your Sleeves," a collection of common-sense approaches to managing stress that are very helpful for leaders, in their careers and in their lives. Career coaching is Mike’s passion and calling, and he loves helping clients make their best next career move. Are you facing some big changes in your work, your life? I invite you to listen in and learn from Mike. He has great lessons for all of us.

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Topics: Change Management, change, business leadership

213: Sevetri Wilson—How To Make Sure Money Flows To Where The Need Is?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 24, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to make sure donations have an impact

Sevetri Wilson, serial entrepreneur and founder of two highly successful companies, had a purpose and a passion. She wanted to make a difference, in the world and in people's lives. In our podcast today, she will tell you how she had to rethink her future and move in directions she had never anticipated, always helping others. Maybe your life has followed similar paths? I know you'll find Sevetri’s story and the work she is doing very inspirational, as I did. Listen and enjoy!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders

212: Amanda Levinson—How Can Technology Help In A Crisis?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 22, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how one person is making a huge difference

You are going to be captivated by this podcast with Amanda Levinson. If you have ever asked, “Why is it so hard to help people in need?” you may find your answer in NeedsList, the tech company she co-founded that offers solutions for communities displaced by climate change, conflict and poverty worldwide. A social entrepreneur, Amanda spends her time trying to make life better for others. You'll hear how she was inspired by her grandmother, a woman who was also trying to change the world for the better. (I remember my own grandmother, who molded me and whom I unknowingly modeled myself after.) You'll also hear how Amanda converted her values, beliefs and culture into programs and products to achieve her purpose. Please enjoy.

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Topics: women entrepreneurs, technological innovation

211: Kerri Schoonyoung—Coming Out Of The Recession, Are You Ready For Your Life 2.0

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 19, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to navigate a new path for yourself!

Is this a time when you have been forced to strip out the busy parts of life and rethink what comes next? Is it time to stop checking the boxes? And have you recognized lately that you are really good at self-motivation, independence and autonomy, but you aren’t able to do any of that in your old job? You might ask yourself in this new world we now find ourselves in, what gets you out of bed in the morning? In this podcast, Kerri Schoonyoung will share with us how she and her company, Dept. 11, can help you find your "Life 2.0." Get ready to listen, learn and share!

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Topics: women entrepreneurs, change, behavior change

210: Lisa Broderick—How To Build Peaceful Communities With Our Peace Officers

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 17, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how attitudes toward police became transformed

Lisa Broderick recently told me how she had her “aha” moment. Sitting on a beach in Florida, she watched a police four-wheeler driving along the sand. On its side was a big sign: Peace Officer. She had long been disturbed by the amount of violence in our cities, in our society, and in fact, everywhere. Could the words “Peace Officer” change how we thought about the men and women in uniform who are here to help us stay peaceful? Was there a “low tech, high impact” way to create meaningful and lasting change? Yes, there was. Lisa created Police2Peace, a non-pofit that works with cities and police departments around the country to transform safety and security into a collaborative effort. Now more than ever, all of us need to hear her amazing story.

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Topics: Culture Change, emotional intelligence, women leaders

209: Billy Bross—How To Capitalize On The Online Courses Gold Mine

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 15, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to market and grow your own online course!

I had the pleasure recently of interviewing Billy Bross, a business coach and consultant who specializes in marketing online courses. Billy helps people create and market online courses so they can share their great ideas with others — and earn a living doing it. A true entrepreneur, he left a promising career in the renewable energy industry to grow an online academy for home beer brewers. Other course creators started asking Billy for help, and he has now sold online courses in over 50 different niches, generating millions of dollars in revenue for his clients. During our podcast you will learn how he did it and how you might be able to as well. Enjoy.

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, business innovation, advisors for entrepreneurs

208: Suzanne Doyle-Ingram—Have You Ever Wanted To Write A Book? Perhaps The Time Is Now!

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 12, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to write a book and get it on Amazon!

As an award-winning author and now having finished my second book, I know it is a tough row to hoe when you think you have something to share and want to write a book about it. You yourself might be wondering, but how do you write a book? In today’s podcast, Suzanne Doyle-Ingram talks about her method for helping people, just like you and me, write, publish, and best of all, use their book to grow their business. If you've got an idea and want to share it, don't miss this!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, advisors for entrepreneurs

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