Ann Andrews CSP describes herself as a consultant who speaks rather than a speaker who consults. As an HR manager in the manufacturing sector she had been implementing some unusual ‘team-work’ – HRINZ heard about it and asked her to speak at their conference. That was the start of her speaking career.
Ann has now spoken at hundreds of conferences in several different countries. She specialises in presenting hard topics in a humourous way. She is a regular speaker at Health & Safety conferences (a really dry topic!). She spoke 5 years on the trot to NZ’s engineering conference (another fairly dry conference).
Ann’s passion is showing organisations large and small how to grow profits by growing their people.
When the GFC hit, she knew that the first thing businesses would do would be to cut the training manager shortly followed by the HR manager. She set up The Corporate Toolbox for that very reason; so no organisation need ever say ‘we can’t afford to train our people.’ The site now has 13k
Twitter followers and she represents 400 contributors (business authors, speakers, trainers and consultants) from around the globe.
As if that doesn’t keep her busy enough – she is about to launch an ‘events’ company (Big Thinking Business Forums) to help medium sized businesses fast-track their growth.
Ann is a published author; she has written 4 business books and dozens of e.books. She is the only person in NZ who has been given the National Speaker of the Year Award for NSANZ twice.
Websites: www.thecorporatetoolbox.com and www.woetogo.com