Andy Stefanovich Profile

Andy has earned a reputation as one of the most disruptive and effective advisors in business. He is a thought leader and thinking partner to executives and their most critical ideas.

Driving growth and change for Fortune 50 leaders, mid-cap companies, and adventurous entrepreneurs, Andy’s dramatic results can be seen everywhere. He has provided strategy for the leadership of companies such as GE, Disney, Gap, the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Capital One, Fidelity Investments and Hilton. With equal passion and rigor, Andy provides his expertise to socially-conscious start-ups that positively impact our world.

His book, “Look at More: A Proven Approach to Innovation, Growth and Change”, was a Washington Post bestseller and cited by Advertising Agency as a “top ten marketing book” must read.

Andy truly forces executives to look at more, gain a different perspective, lead an inspired life, generate ideas, purposefully disrupt conventional patterns, and ultimately, drive innovation forward.

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    As chief curator and provocateur at Prophet, Andy Stefanovich has earned a reputation as one of the most disruptive and effective advisors in business. He spent the past 20 years helping companies like GE, General Mills, Procter & Gamble, The United States Olympic Committee and the Coca-Cola Company drive innovation from the inside out—enriching their people and driving marketplace growth. Stefanovich′s true passion lies in guiding clients through the powerful evolution from inspiration to creativity to innovation. He teaches practical skills, leadership behaviors, and specific processes for developing and implementing ideas at work.

    Stefanovich is frequently featured on CNBC as a nationally recognized innovation thought leader, and acts as visiting professor at many leading universities, including Dartmouth, University of Michigan, Duke, University of Richmond and the Wharton School of Leadership. He is a published author and is frequently called upon to share his insights with the media. His book on innovation, Look at More, is an Inc. best seller and was cited by Advertising Age as being among the “Ten Marketing Books You Should Have Read” in 2011.

    In 1990, Stefanovich co-founded Play, a creativity and innovation company, that changed the way business does business. While there, he helped many leading companies find ways to inspire and equip their people to create sustainable innovation. Prophet and Play joined forces in December 2008.

    Stefanovich strongly believes in supporting community through education, non-profit and civic initiatives including the HYDE school, HomeAgain and ChildSavers. Stefanovich is on the Board of Directors of KaBOOM!, a non-profit organization focused on giving every child in America a great place to play within walking distance. Stefanovich holds a B.S. from Miami University of Ohio.

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The Innovation Discipline: The Inside Out
Why does real innovation elude so many companies? Because the focus is at the macro level exclusively: assets, processes, and outputs. Instead, organizations need a more holistic focus that includes inspiring its people to unleash inspiration at the individual micro level. This workshop helps participants engage, reflect, and collaborate as the learn how to drive innovation throughout the organization -- from the inside out.

Andy Stefanovich, Author of Look at More, details his 5M discipline to innovation. A discipline that addresses the macro level innovation mood of the organization and the micro level creative mindset of the people.

Through provocative anecdotes and road tested case studies with Fortune 50 companies, Andy shares how the 5Ms can act as a diagnostic tool and road map for changing individuals, empowering teams, and transforming organizations. A discipline that goes beyond a quick burst of excitement to sustain innovation - organizationally, culturally, and personally.

The Museum Mentality: Focusing Your Organization on Inspiration and Innovation
Why do we give ourselves permission to be inspired at a museum, but not at work? Because we expect it at the museum. To drive innovation and growth in business we need to give that same permission, and create that same expectation, for the people in our organizations. The permission to inspire and be inspired.

Through a unique storytelling approach, Prophet’s Andy Stefanovich creates the museum mentality - combining proven client based examples with real-world observations. Focusing on the front end of innovation -- and giving your team the permission to inspire themselves and one another with a museum mentality -- is the most effective way to positively impact innovation.

Andy will also teach them how to become a "curator and provocateur" within their organization, including techniques to inspire innovation by delight, by design, and on demand to systemically drive business innovations.

The Inspiration Continuum: 24 Hours of Innovation
Your desk is a terrible place to get inspired. But the reality is, it’s where you spend your work day -- and where you’re expected to be your most innovative. With the right mindset, you can create your own source for inspiration - anywhere and anytime.

Using his principles of "look at more stuff and think about it harder," Andy Stefanovich will teach you how to build your inspiratory - a source, and process, for inspiring innovation. During this visually engaging presentation, Andy will detail the inspiration continuum, including direct, tangential, and abstract sources of inspiration. He will teach participants how to "look at more stuff" and the discipline of drawing insights from observations by using visual examples he has curated in the last 72 (24) hours.

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Books by Andy Stefanovich:

Look at More
A Proven Approach to Innovation, Growth, and Change

“I’ll show you how to become a curator of inspiration and drive innovation for yourself and your business,” writes Andy Stefanovich in his new book Look At More. This is no ordinary book about innovation. Rather, it’s a guided tour of the best ways to harness inspiration by thinking differently — and encouraging others to do the same.

Andy shares insights into his proven LAMSTAIH approach (Look At More Stuff, Think About It Harder) as well as his 5 Ms (Mood, Mindset, Mechanisms, Measurement, Momentum) providing detailed instructions, plus dozens of stories that illustrate what innovation looks like in action.

These are the methods that Andy and the Prophet team have used to help clients like GE, Disney, Coca-Cola, the U.S. Olympic Committee, and Ritz Carlton develop new products, build brands and audiences, grow market share, and encourage workforce creativity. Look At More makes innovation easy and accessible to everyone.

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