“We engaged Andy Boynton to deliver a seminar on innovation. It was fantastic. We then asked Andy to lead an important innovation workshop for a new product line and then lead a two day strategic planning session for one of our business units. In each instance, he delivered a powerful and very valuable experience to our leaders at Sun Life. His insights and ideas have contributed in substantive ways to our strategic thinking and innovation efforts, and his facilitation have been tremendously engaging and energizing.”
Westley V. Thompson President, Sun Life Financial U.S.
“Andy’s presentation was spot on. He spurred our group of over 2500 professionals to approach innovative thinking as something important to their every day focus and showed how truly simple it can be. Andy clearly connected with a diverse group of professionals from over 26 countries. His straight forward presentation achieved our objective of encouraging our people to become idea hunters.”
Barry Benjamin, PricewaterhouseCoopers
“When I have a workshop or conference to design and facilitate, I call Andy Boynton first. He’s the guru of creating excellent client workshop or seminar experiences. He is the master. Andy Boynton knows more about teaching and designing a great executive workshop or class than any person I know.”
Howard Weinberg, Partner at Deloitte in the Strategy and Innovation Practice
Not only is Andy a great teacher and the ultimately facilitator, but he still stands as one of the best facilitators I have ever observed or worked with (and I see many of the world’s best in my role at IMD). He hears and sees everything that is happening in a group of any size, and melds that with his experience, knowledge and energy to bring the team to results they usually never imagined they could accomplish.
James Pulcrano, Executive Director of Marketing, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland
Andy’s style is not that of a traditional lecturer. He ensures that his audience is totally engaged in discussions on the topic and he facilitates these discussions to ensure that all points of views in the room are heard. He has facilitated large groups of 100 to 70 senior leaders and has been able to keep the group engaged and energized throughout.
In addition to his facilitation skills, Andy is a highly competent executive program designer. He understands how adults learn and designs his interventions and material to ensure the topic is effectively structured for maximum impact. I would have no problem in recommending Andy for the design and facilitation of executive education programs, conferences, or workshops of any size, or any level in the firm.
Dermot McGhee, Director of Executive Education and Development, Newagegroup (UK) and formerly Credit Suisse
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dean Andy Boynton on close to a dozen DeepDive ™ workshops over the last three years. Deepdive ™ is astonishing in the hands of Andy with groups of any size. His seemingly effortless ability to shepherd any group — no matter how diverse or contentious — through any challenge — no matter how daunting or complex — is a rare and invaluable skill born of long experience and a finely-honed intuition. Whether collaborating with workshop organizers, designing session structure, or facilitating groups large or small, Andy is unfailingly able to apply his wealth of insight in ways that enable each session to learn from all that have come before yet remain utterly unique. Having Andy on the team is a proven and as nearly sure-fire driver of remarkable success as one will ever find.
Dr. Michael Raynor, Best Selling Author (Innovators Solution) and renowned speaker and consultant
“The DeepDive™ got them straight out of their seats, into a few small teams, energetically and passionately coming up with a flow of great ideas. [It] resulted in a number of focused prototype ideas and concepts… also obtaining commitment from all levels to progress them. We will definitely be using it again.”
Human Resources Director, pharmaceutical company
“The DeepDive™ methodology is innovative, focused, energizing, and hugely enjoyable. The methodology is designed to provoke innovation and original thoughts. [It] allowed our teams to unlock their creativity and to harness it in the formulation of bold and original strategies for dealing with issues. The DeepDive™ has the capacity to make good teams great.”
Director of Sales, large commercial security printer and papermaker