Can You See the Future? It is all around you!
At SAMC, we help you see the future and turn it into your successful growth strategy. Maybe you need a Blue Ocean Strategy®!
At Simon Associates Management Consultants (SAMC), we help our clients adapt to fast-changing times.
As corporate anthropologists, SAMC applies anthropology’s concepts, methods, and tools to help clients “see, feel, and think” in new ways. We have developed methods to successfully transform business models, develop growth strategies, and build better corporate cultures.
Offering a full array of idea generation, innovation, and change support, we show companies and their teams how to respond to new economic situations, shifting customer demands, and innovative ways to sustain their growth. Often, companies stall out trying to stay true to their mission and models only to find that they are losing relevance. This is where we come in, helping them get off the brink, adapt to new realities, and soar.
Blue Ocean Strategy shows you how to find unmet customer needs and uncontested market space you can own.
SAMC executives are trained practitioners in Blue Ocean Strategy and utilize these concepts and techniques to develop new strategies, open new markets, and create demand. In this revolutionary business model, companies do not compete for a small, highly competitive pool of existing customers (red ocean) but create a blue ocean of new customers.Learn More
We work with organizations and individuals to help transform their talent, improve their diversity and parity, and coach and train women to become the best they can be.
As trained executive coaches, we understand women’s challenges in searching for personal growth and professional achievement. We are helping to recraft the narrative about what women can do in our society. Our programs help women have role models, support women as they venture into their entrepreneurial businesses or corporate positions, encourage women to achieve C-suite positions, and help create companies with purpose. Now is the time to live diversity, equity, and inclusion for women to gain the respect, position, pay, and power they deserve.Learn More
Business is all about Cultural Habits: the values, beliefs, and behaviors that are called our “culture.”
In today’s business environment, long-held certainties about how to organize your business are being re-evaluated, if not wholly revamped. Corporate cultures are ready for a reboot. Companies want to change their culture. As experts in using the Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI), we help them assess today’s culture and transform it for the future.Learn More
Transformation in an organization requires great leadership.
The need to develop the next generation of leaders is a pervasive concern for companies of all sizes and industries. Companies have eliminated their training programs and left their future leaders struggling to find their pathways. We offer several Leadership Academies designed for specific organizational challenges. Specializing in developing young leaders and particularly women leaders, we understand the different leadership styles relevant to particular cultures and corporate requirements.Learn More
Delving deeper into the obstacles of change has helped us look at human development challenges.
As certified coaches, we have developed both synchronous and asynchronous programs offered on a group and individual basis. Individuals are more isolated today. Remote work has created systemic changes requiring human development to support the new ways of working, with the freedom and opportunity for the hybrid workforce. Well-being is a critical concern, as is belonging. At SAMC, we focus on “self-care,” career choices, and “rethinking” professional development.Learn More
Can playing games really lead to innovations? Yes, with Innovation Games! Have you ever sat in a staff "ideation" meeting where the purpose was to come up with groundbreaking, business-building, innovative ideas, and no one could come up with anything? Or if someone did throw out an idea, everyone shot it down? Pretty depressing, right? Well, what if I […]
At Simon Associates Management Consultants, we find the steady downloads of our power points and white papers on Innovation Games totally amazing. Apparently, the challenges of coming out of the pandemic seem to have accelerated the interest in innovation, and as a result, Innovation Games have become in high demand. But you might ask, what are Innovation […]
In my last blog I talked about how in these turbulent times, businesses of all shapes and sizes, even non-profits, are finding that their old ways of doing things are just that — old. They need to change their culture, but they don't know what their current culture is, or how to go about changing it. I then described how from our earliest childhood, […]
Hear how change is really an opportunity for growth I loved this interview with Diana Wu David from February 2020 so much that I want to share it with you again. Our discussion was all about what she is seeing in the business world, particularly around technology disruption which is pushing our lives in entirely new directions. You'll also hear about her […]
Hear how you can remove unfair obstacles to access to capital In this terrific podcast (one of my favorites) originally broadcast in 2019, Jill Johnson and I discuss the challenges faced by women of color in starting a business, from finding the capital to underwrite growth to developing the business acumen to successfully take ideas and turn them into […]
Hear how to build workplaces where everyone is valued This podcast interview is exceptional. Just listen to Maria Colacurcio tell you about her journey and think about your own. Her career has spanned many different industries, propelling her to leadership positions in innovative companies. Our conversation took us through those profound experiences and […]
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