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.

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.

Andy speaking at a keynote

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 was instrumental in building strong relationships and fostering open communication within our team and our contractors. He is a dynamic speaker and excellent workshop leader. His support as a coach and thought-partner was invaluable."

Director, Energy Company

"Unlike other consultants I've worked with, Greg has held senior leadership positions himself, and his advice is grounded in first-hand experience. He combines credibility with a high degree of integrity and commitment to the success of his clients, making him an effective partner."

VP, Semiconductor Manufacturer

"The Humanus program has changed the way I see my job. It's really about getting people thinking. Andy helped me learn how to connect with my crew."

Foreman, Construction Contractor

“Your work has opened the door to build stronger relationships in our organization that has helped us address issues in quality, in the sequencing of our work, and in the communication of information. The engagement has been more of a Leadership Development Program for us, than a Safety Program."

Director of Quality, Aerospace

"Greg brings a unique combination of understanding large organizations and projects, on a technical level, and the more subjective and equally important leadership and organizational elements (the human side.) Greg has excelled in helping companies in their journey to develop a culture of care and concern, and a recognition that all accidents are avoidable."

COO, EPC Contractor

“The workshop I attended touched me deeply, like very, very few events have in the past. As a result, I am re-invested in my company. This has the potential to change the organization and the way we do business."

Director, Aerospace Manufacturer

"When I first heard about working with a consultant, I was concerned. I have come to see your consultants as passionate, talented and patient. I see light bulbs going off everywhere and seeing folks acting and behaving differently."

Director of Safety, Aerospace Manufacturer

"You gave us the inspiration and the tools. You are changing the world. What you are doing is making a huge difference. Our people are happier working here as a result. This would not have been possible without your help."

Director, Manufacturing Company

"That was one of the best workshops I've ever attended. We talked about *real* issues for once, and it wasn't just talk. I'm going to use this stuff tomorrow."

Foreman, Mechanical Contractor

"You guys never once made us feel stupid or wrong. I appreciate the way you talked about the stuff that makes us great. Sure, we need to get better, but we are doing some stuff right."

Construction Manager, Contractor

"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

"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
Director Operational Excellence, 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
CEO, Andersen Construction

"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
Vice-President, OEG Inc.

"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
Principal, Safety Matters Training Institute

"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
Director of HSE, P+C Construction
Safebuild Alliance

"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
Executive Director, 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 – Oregon-Columbia Chapter

"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 – Oregon-Columbia Chapter

"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
CEO, 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
Safety Director, 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
Principal Consultant,
BSI EHS Services and Solutions
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