About Erika Andersen and Achieving Your Hoped-For Future

Find­ing order in chaos — and build­ing a path forward

Eri­ka Ander­sen is the found­ing part­ner of Pro­teus, a coach­ing, con­sult­ing, and train­ing firm that focus­es on leader readi­ness. Over the past 30 years, Eri­ka has devel­oped a rep­u­ta­tion for cre­at­ing approach­es to learn­ing and busi­ness-build­ing that are tai­lored to her clients’ chal­lenges, goals, and cul­ture. She and her col­leagues at Pro­teus focus unique­ly on help­ing lead­ers at all lev­els get ready and stay ready to meet what­ev­er the future might bring.

Much of her recent work has focused on orga­ni­za­tion­al vision­ing and strat­e­gy, exec­u­tive coach­ing, and man­age­ment and lead­er­ship devel­op­ment. In these capac­i­ties, she serves as a con­sul­tant and advi­sor to the CEOs and top exec­u­tives of sev­er­al cor­po­ra­tions, includ­ing Spo­ti­fy, Ama­zon, Revolt TV and Media, Charter/Spectrum, and the Yale School of Pub­lic Health. She also shares her insights about man­ag­ing peo­ple and cre­at­ing suc­cess­ful busi­ness­es by speak­ing to cor­po­ra­tions, non-prof­it groups and nation­al associations.

Erika’s books and learn­ing guides have been trans­lat­ed into Span­ish, Turk­ish, Ger­man, French, Russ­ian, and Chi­nese, and she has con­tributed to and been quot­ed in a vari­ety of nation­al pub­li­ca­tions, includ­ing the Har­vard Busi­ness Review, Wall Street Jour­nal, For­tune, and The New York Times. Eri­ka is also one of the most pop­u­lar lead­er­ship blog­gers at Forbes.com, and host of The Pro­teus Leader Show, a pop­u­lar busi­ness and lead­er­ship pod­cast glob­al­ly ranked in the top 10%. Through her dif­fer­ent resources, Eri­ka is com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing work­place leaders.

Eri­ka Ander­sen is the best-sell­ing author of Change from the Inside Out: Mak­ing You, Your Team, and Your Orga­ni­za­tion Change-Capa­ble (2021), Be Bad First: Get Good at Things FAST to Stay Ready for the Future (2016), Lead­ing So Peo­ple Will Fol­low (2012), Being Strate­gic: Plan for Suc­cess; Out­think Your Com­peti­tors; Stay Ahead of Change (2009), and Grow­ing Great Employ­ees: Turn­ing Ordi­nary Peo­ple into Extra­or­di­nary Per­form­ers (2006).

Erika Andersen presenting
  • Helps orga­ni­za­tions of all kinds clar­i­fy their vision and strategy
  • Cat­alyzes growth and learn­ing for employ­ees around the world
  • Coach­es C‑Level exec­u­tives to become more pow­er­ful and com­pas­sion­ate leaders
  • Sup­ports lead­ers, indi­vid­u­als and orga­ni­za­tions to make real change

“Human beings are moved by the clear vision of a hoped-for future. Vision is not goals, or objectives, or financial modeling. Vision is the description of a future that fulfills deep hopes.”

- Erika Andersen

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You have a won­der­ful gift and tal­ent for tak­ing the essence of things and express­ing them in a sim­ple, yet pow­er­ful way.
Peter Block, Best-sell­ing author, Con­ven­er and Lead­er­ship Thinker
Eri­ka has cap­tured in her books much of what has made our work with her so valu­able over the years. She answers the com­plex ques­tion of what it takes to lead well, in an engag­ing, prac­ti­cal and inspir­ing way.
Dawn Ostroff, Chief Con­tent & Adver­tis­ing Busi­ness Offi­cer, Spotify
Eri­ka brings both love and clar­i­ty to all that she does — along with an extra­or­di­nary and wide-rang­ing intelligence.
Tim Gall­wey, Founder of the Inner Game, Best-sell­ing author, Inter­na­tion­al Speaker
You are amaz­ing. We have work ahead of us, but at least we have the path plot­ted out.
Dan­ny Mey­er, Founder and Chair­man Union Square Hos­pi­tal­i­ty Group