ANDREA SPEAKS

INSPIRATION

Get inspired by stories about people, products, and projects that have shaped our world.

INSIGHT

New perspectives and provocative questions! Get a fresh view on how to solve your challenges.

INNOVATION

From the bleeding edge to the practical, discover new ideas and methods to enhance your work.

Innovation speaker

It’s all about your audience! Let’s discuss the details of your event. I’ll offer a Signature Presentation or custom content that works for you.

Captivate & inspire your audience

Recent presentations

Build Your Strategic Thinking Muscle, Leadership Tomorrow Alumni Event

Curious Women Change the World, Thurston EDC INSPIRE Women’s Business Conference

The Innovation Imperative, Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals

The Creative Leader, Global Leadership Forum

Strategic Planning for Economic Development Professionals, WA Commerce Department StartUp Program

Top 5 Innovation Practices for Business, Thurston EDC Business Innovation Conference

SIGNATURE PRESENTATIONS

  • VISION BECOMES ACTION

    Although strategy is critically important to every organization’s success, leaders and change-makers paradoxically bungle it. No wonder their strategic plans are gathering dust. Be different.  Make your strategic plan the power tool it’s meant to be, and keep it off the shelf.

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  • BURIED TREASURE: BRIGHT MINDS

    Like most organizations, the bright minds remain an untapped resource. Possibilities expand when you know how to dig up the gems embedded in the intelligence of your workforce. Learn how to turn imagination into business treasure by unearthing your employees’ brilliant ideas.

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  • THE STORY IN THE DATA: WHAT IT MEANS

    You use data to make your most important decisions. Yet, too often, the numbers come in a format that hides meaning or discourages discussion. That’s costly and ineffective. Make better decisions, faster. Let your data speak with pictures that tell the story, and know what your data is telling you.

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  • CURIOUS WOMEN (& MEN) CHANGE THE WORLD

    Inspired by saving lives, Anna Connelly invented the fire escape in the 1900s, which became part of many mandatory building safety codes across the United States. “How can computer programs for business software be user-friendly, too?” Grace Hopper wanted to know, so she wrote COBOL, and for this she was awarded the first ever Computer Science “Man” of the Year Award in 1969. Women and men have shaped our world by letting their curiosity inspire questions they were compelled to answer. Through tales selected for the your unique audience, this presentation shows how anyone can harness the power of questions to inspire new solutions and make a difference to their customers and communities.

CUSTOM TALKS

  • HIT JUST THE RIGHT NOTE...

    ….with a talk tailored to the theme of your event and focused on the interests of your audience. Choose from topics related to strategy, innovation, creative problem-solving and how they intersect with business, infrastructure, sustainable enterprise, and your unique event.

    What do you have in mind for your event? Call me! We’ll explore options and figure out the perfect fit for your audience.

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WHAT CLIENTS SAY

“We hired Andrea as the keynote speaker to kick off our INSPIRE Women’s Business Conference in September 2017.  We selected her because of her expertise in the area of building a culture of innovation, and we couldn’t have been more pleased.  With three engaging real-life stories and effective visuals, Andrea had the audience “feeling” the power of innovation and inspired them to put that power to work in their businesses.  She set a perfect tone for the rest of the conference, and the feedback was universally positive.  What Andrea offers is a unique combination of a soft-spoken story-telling style with a highly impactful result. Impressive!”

Celia NightingaleDirector, Center for Business & Innovation at the Thurston Economic Development Council

“We got nothing but positive feedback. In fact, one student said “if this is the caliber of our speakers, I’m really looking forward to hearing the others.” You set the standard high and to be honest it’s not surprising.”

Madhu SinghChief Legal Officer, Foundry Law Group and instructor at Seattle University