Blue Ocean Strategy

Rethinking Women

Culture Change

Leadership

Human Development

Seeking Transformation

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.

Let us help you see a new future, one that is all around you.

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Blue Ocean Strategy®

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.

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Rethinking Women

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.

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Culture Change

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.

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Leadership

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.

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Human Development

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.

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When working with our clients, we have watched their mindsets shift from what they don’t do to what they can do.

The SAMC Book Collection

We can share with you so many of our stories. Our books are designed to help you re-think your story for today and imagine what it could be for the future.

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Latest Blogs

  • Innovation Games: The Bridge To New, Previously Undiscovered Ideas And Innovations
    by asimon@simonassociates.net (Andrea Simon) on January 24, 2023 at 3:08 pm

    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 […]

  • Why Are Innovation Games In Such Demand?
    by asimon@simonassociates.net (Andrea Simon) on January 17, 2023 at 11:00 am

    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 […]

  • Okay, Okay, I'm Ready To Change. How Do I Do It?
    by asimon@simonassociates.net (Andrea Simon) on January 12, 2023 at 11:00 am

    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, […]

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