Andrea Simon – Corporate Anthropologist and Author of On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights
Andrea Simon is a Corporate Anthropologist and runs Simon Associates Management Consultants. She is a trained practitioner in Blue Ocean Strategy, a trained facilitator and a trainer in Innovation Games. She specializes in anthropology in changing organizations. Her team has a proprietary ChangeMap process which they designed to help companies “see, feel and think” in new ways. The process includes applying observational research, visual exploring, and cultural assessments to create new visions for an organization. Often their work leads to helping re-brand a company, shift their marketing and communications strategies, adjust their culture, and help implement their growth initiatives. Her work is summarized in her new book, On the Brink. She spent a decade in academia at Ramapo College in New Jersey and as a Visiting Professor at Washington University in St. Louis teaching Entrepreneurship to Arts and Science students; 15 years of senior executive positions in financial services organizations; and 7 years in healthcare branding and marketing. She has appeared on Good Morning America and has been interviewed for The Washington Post, Business Week, and Forbes, and has written for FierceHealthcare, Executive Street blog, and American Banker. A widely engaged speaker, she has conducted workshops and speeches for Vistage International, TEC, and The Executive Council and has presented keynote speeches and workshops at the National Association of Electrical Distributors, Family Firm Institute, IACC, ABIT, Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, and the Forum for Healthcare Marketing, among others.
George R. Faller – President at NY Center for EFT and Author of Sacred Stress: A Radically Different Approach to Using Life’s Challenges for Positive Change
George R. Faller was a lieutenant in the New York City Fire Department for twenty years who participated in 9/11 rescue efforts, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy supervisor, and an Emotionally Focused certified therapist, supervisor and trainer. He is also the founder and president of the New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy and teaches at the Ackerman Institute in Manhattan. 15 years ago, George witnessed, first hand, how those horrific events were affecting the lives and relationships of his colleagues, prompting him to join the counseling unit of the FDNY. His new book takes a unique look at stress and shows how it can actually be good for us!