Andy Erickson - Speaker

Andy speaks at conventions, conferences and company events across the US. He uses a combination of humor, story-telling and small-group activities to engage and energize audiences.

The hallmarks of Andy's keynotes are connection and action: Andy asks audience members to interact with one another, share ideas and launch relationships; and he challenges audiences member to leave with "one thing" -- one action they will take to turn their insights into lasting change.

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Meet Andy

Andy is the founder and CEO of Humanus Solutions, a small consulting firm that helps clients develop leaders, teams and routines that engage people and create breakthroughs in performance.

Andy has worked as a management consultant since 2006. His clients have included firms such as ExxonMobil, Jacobs Engineering, Skanska, Conoco Phillips, Devon Energy, LyondellBassell.

Prior to becoming a consultant, he spent seventeen years as a manager at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He led teams of machinists, planners and engineers on the 777 and 787 programs; he was also heavily involved in Boeing’s lean manufacturing and continuous improvement efforts.

Andy holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and a Masters degree in Organization Systems.

Recent Keynotes

From Breakdown to Breakthrough
Every leader faces moments of doubt and uncertainty: setbacks or failures, daunting opportunities, and moments when business-as-usual is no longer sufficient. Learn five practical steps leaders can take to leverage these moments to engage their teams and create breakthroughs in performance. Discover why its easier to *act* your way into new thinking than *think* your way into new acting. Participants leave with skills they can apply immediately.
Lead Every Moment
Most people can say or do the right thing when everyone is watching, but our everyday behavior speaks louder than any of that. Learn five steps leaders can take to develop habits -- for both themselves and their teams -- that send the right message and promote desired performance. Caution: this presentation is likely to cause reflection on hot-button topics, marriage, parenthood and golf.
Next-Generation Front-line Leaders
Many organizations are facing a crisis of front-line leadership. Discover a new approach to finding and developing your next generation of leaders. Whether you are a future leader yourself or responsible for leaders within your team, this session will offer specific, actionable steps you can put to use immediately.
Get Them Talking... and Thinking
We revere leaders who are gifted speakers -- charismatic orators who capture our attention and fire our emotions. But what if *listening* is the *real* leadership super- power? What if the best way to engage and align people is to ask good questions, shut up and listen? This session offers six ways leaders can use listening to foster alignment, engagement and personal responsibility within their teams.
What People Say About Andy's Keynotes

"Andy is very engaging. He moves around and has you moving around so you’re ready for what he’s saying and ready to take it in. Andy gets it. He speaks the same language as our crews and really draws out the best ideas and thoughts of our people so they can really help themselves."

Dan Heichelbech, TCM

"Andy does a great job exploring the “why” of construction safety. He is engaging and keeps people’s attention. His message around the absolute necessity of field leadership to drive safety – and his encouragement to get participation from the audience made it not only meaningful, but fun."

Ryan Hough, McKinstry

"Andy engaged his audience more than any speaker I’ve ever seen. He keeps the pace moving, but hangs on the important points. He brings personal experience and first-hand knowledge that lend credibility to the points he makes. He’s transparent and honest which makes him approachable and ‘human’."

Travis Baker, Andersen

"I appreciate the way Andy uses real world scenarios and personal stories to help the audience connect with the points he makes. Andy does a great job talking with and engaging the audience rather than speaking to them. Very interactive!"

Clint Valiton, OEG

"I appreciate how refreshing Andy’s speeches are. He delivers in a very easy to follow way; his speeches are interactive and by the end of it you feel like improving yourself and the way you work with your team."

Patricia Bottari, Safety Matters

"Andy showed us how to engage people in fun and meaningful conversations that improve teamwork and results. If you want another stale, canned safety training, Andy is the wrong guy!"

Rick McMurry, P+C Construction

"Andy talks with people – not at them. He is very skilled at getting the audience to participate in the conversation. Andy is not a passive presenter. It is amazing to watch Andy turn a roomful of competitors into peers ready to collaborate with one another. Andy connects with his audience! He does his research, has great stories, and delivers information his audience can use in their everyday life."

Karen Blythe, SafeBuild Alliance

"I enjoy the way Andy engages his audience. He gets people out of their seats, interacting with each other. He has you learn about the topic by discussing it, rather than listening to him. If you are looking for an uplifting, interactive speaker who is very engaging, fun, and passionate about his topics, Andy is your guy!"

Heidi Peterson, AGC - OR

"Andy took a difficult topic and made it real and applicable to our work. Be prepared to be involved. Andy does not present from a podium! Your people will get a lot out of Andy’s presentations."

Dennis Barlow, AGC – OR

"Andy provides memorable and actionable ideas. He is dynamic and inspiring; working a room in such a way that you feel engaged and connected. He shares the stage by talking with you; not at you. He brings a genuine desire to serve his audience."

Karen Natzel, K-Communications

"The thing I found most-useful in Andy’s talks was how he engages the audience to meet them where they’re at. He recognizes the dynamics and challenges we face in industry by relating his principles/perspectives to the common interests/norms of the audience. Andy’s passion for front-line leadership is immediately felt. His infectious approach and authenticity grabs the interest of the group."

Jason Englebrecht, McInstry

"The best testament to Andy’s effectiveness is that I continually hear busy, distracted professionals who heard Andy speak three or four months ago still talking about him, in spite of everything else they have on their respective plates."

Brett Phillips, BSI
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