People don’t leave companies––they leave leaders. And while the subject of leadership has never been talked about more, research tells us that leaders are actually getting worse. Over the course of a decade, alongside a team of expert leaders, the Leadership by Design™ course material was constructed. Using a scientific approach to leadership, the LBD content evaluates each person’s unique style, equipping them for immediate application to their line of work.
A special thanks to USAF Group Commander Colonel Bill DeMarco, the Mildenhall RAF Group in England, and to the Air University at Maxwell Airforce Base.
Andy is passionate about transforming organizations through the leaders who serve them. He believes that the key to transformation starts from the inside––by design––with personalized tools for individual styles and various teams-types.
As a pioneer of executive coaching and millennial-era management methodologies, Andy’s passion is to inspire and equip leaders globally, to embrace a new and more profitable style of leadership. Focusing on development of great people is the catalyst to great impact!
While working alongside top leaders in business, military, entertainment, and non-profit sectors, Andy has a forward-thinking awareness most business advisors don’t bring to the table. This unique knowledge base has led him in successful partnerships with organizations like Coca-Cola, The U.S. Air Force, Chick-Fil-A, Newell Rubbermaid, The Mattress Firm, Points of Light, Team Novo Nordisk and Northwestern Mutual.
Prior to his work as a leadership influencer through andychristiansen.com, Andy spent his career equipping consumer packaged goods companies to thrive. Alongside Kraft/Veryfine, he co-created a national brand called Fruit2o®, igniting a global, new beverage category and influencing the creation of 21 unique brands and over 34 billion dollars in annual sales.
Clients say Andy has a way of clarifying complex problems into simple terms, and paving the way for immediate action. His unique ability to help leaders transform problems into actionable solutions makes him an invaluable advisor and business partner.
Andy is the author of the book, The 40:40 Principle, which highlights the power of strategic mentoring relationships in this post-information age. He is an Honorary Professor of Leadership at Air University, USAF, holds a BBA of Finance from Kent State, M.Div. From BTCP, Professional Certified Coach from CoachU and a CLC Certified Life Coach from ILCT.
Andy is also a fan of hiking in the Western U.S., loves football, and was captain of the state champion Kent State Rugby team at Kent State University.