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
March 8th was International Women's Day. On the one hand, I love that we take this time to celebrate the significant contributions women have made, and are making, to our culture, our society and our world. But I have to ask: Why do women get one day a year and men get 364? Which leads me to a bigger question: Why do we need an International […]
Recently, I had a discussion with a CEO in an engineering firm about how to re-staff his company after he downsized in response to the oil and gas crisis. He is in the seals and gasket industry but plummeting oil prices have crushed him, forcing him to reinvent his business. The challenge was how to employ the new […]
In my previous blog on Innovation Games, I talked about how "serious games" have the power to change the way you work, approach problem-solving, and seek out new buyers of your product or service. How do they do this?, you might be asking. What's the secret sauce? In a word, collaboration. Innovation Games work so well because participants come together as […]
Hear an incredible story of courage, kindness and resistance Mimica Tsezana-Hyman is our guest on this podcast today. It is difficult to tell you about all that we discussed in a short paragraph. I encourage you to read the transcript and listen to the entire podcast, or watch it, which is even better. Mimica has a great story to tell which will move you […]
Hear how to rethink your life to find what really makes you happy Today's guest is Julia Wolfendale, executive coach and director at On The Up Consulting. Julia is from the UK and has developed an exciting and valuable approach to helping people find happiness, success and fulfillment. Her book is entitled Five Ways to Focus and we discuss it as a starting […]
Hear what good leaders should really be thinking about Richard Medcalf describes himself as "what you get if you were to put a McKinsey consultant, a slightly unorthodox pastor and an entrepreneur into a blender.” In this podcast, you'll hear from an amazing thinker who has tackled strategic challenges in companies all over the world. In his new book, […]
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