Training Speaker Andy Boynton

Andy Boynton

Dean, Carroll School of Management, Boston College, Executive Coach, Leadership, Strategy and Innovation Expert

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $10,001 - $20,000 i
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    Massachusetts, USA

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Andy Boynton’s Key Accomplishments Include . . . 

Andy Boynton is Dean of Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, an active author of books and articles, and is the co-creator of DeepDive™, a powerful and proven catalyst for innovation.  Under Andy’s leadership, The Carroll School at Boston College has thrived and was ranked as the 3rd best undergraduate business school in the country by Bloomberg Businessweek.

Why Andy Boynton

  • Andy shares the essential skills and tools of idea hunting in his highly interactive executive education program,delivered in 90 minute, half day or full day formats. In all formats, Andy’s speech is customized and integrated with video case studies, participation by attendees, and tangible takeaway tools that can be implemented immediately.
  • Each presentation is specifically customized to the needs oft he group and can focus on such areas as: Team, Innovation, Individual Creativity, Leadership, Change Management, Strategy or other management issues central to your organization’s success.
  • Professor Andy Boynton is one of the top executive development program designers and facilitators in the world and offers customized executive experiences that address strategy, organizational change, leadership, teamwork and professional career enhancement.

Prior to joining Boston College, Andy was a professor of strategy and leadership for over ten years at the prestigious IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.  At IMD, Andy designed and led many executive programs with leading companies and was the creator and program director of one of the world’s top ten Executive Global MBA programs.

His latest and acclaimed book, The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make them Happen (Jossey-Bass), focuses on making innovation a key leadership skill and providing motivation and guidelines to unleash every leader and knowledge professional’s creative capability.

Andy is a 1978 graduate of Boston College, and earned his MBA and PhD at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He has been a professor at the highly ranked Kenan-Flagler School of Business, UNC Chapel Hill, and the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.

Andy’s research agenda today includes projects related to innovation, leadership, and strategy, targeting firms and industries where expertise is a source of competitive advantage. If you want to hunt for some good ideas, Andy’s popular leadership blog is found on

Testimonials 4

  • “Andy Boynton is one of the top speakers and workshop facilitators we have ever had at IMD or that I have ever seen in action. He has exceptional skills and experiences to work with firms to design the perfect speech, bring any workshop to life, and add energy and create an interactive experience enjoyed and valued by all. He is a master among great executive education teachers, speakers, and facilitators.”.

    James Pulcrano

    Executive Director of Marketing, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • “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

  • “Andy rocked the house!   I asked for a triple home run and he delivered!”


    Executive Forum

  • “Andy “stole the show” and combined effective communication with his engaging style and personality.  He inspired attendees with new approaches for idea generation and practical applications for their businesses, and he challenged them to get outside of their comfort zones.  We have had many speakers over the years and we would put Andy at the top of the heap, he went above and beyond by taking the time to understand our culture and clients.”

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Executive Development

Boynton is one of the top executive development program designers and facilitators in the world. Learning his craft for over 15 years at the renowned IMD and the excellent Darden School, University of Virginia, Boynton is a master at choreographing and bringing to life customized executive experiences.

Strategy, organization change, leadership, teamwork, professional career enhancement are all topics at Boynton’s command. If your firm needs to facilitate a change or strategy, Boynton can tailor a program to help build momentum or ensure successful execution.

He starts with a careful understanding of your needs, applies his own experience and arsenal of material and techniques, and then brings his energy and insights to the room. What will ensue are great conversations, learning, and impact—for your leaders, managers, and firm.



What a Difference a Few Hours Can Make.

Does your firm have a method or process to accelerate teams shaping great solutions? To create a marketplace for ideas that results in practical yet innovation solutions?  Managerial DeepDive™ is an approach to teamwork that works with a dozen executives in a workshop to hundreds of leaders at a corporate summit.

We got our original idea for the managerial DeepDive™ from our idea hunting, while visiting and working with tremendous professionals and experts at IDEO, the world’s premier design firm.  The DeepDive™ was created by Boynton and colleagues at IMD, the world’s best at executive education. We learned from IDEO and other firms, and created a method for general managers to solve business problems and shape solutions across an incredible spectrum of issues.

Creating innovation and growth strategies, visioning the future, redesigning processes or organizations, managing and leading change, and more – invest a day in a DeepDive™ with some of your smartest people– and change your world.

Idea Hunter

Ideas are arguably the most valuable asset in the information economy.  But how do you find the best ideas—the kind that can boost careers, change organizations, and ramp up the value of projects? Why do some people seem to come up with these ideas whenever they need them?

The Idea Hunter offers a method that anyone can customize for cultivating the habits of The Hunt. The method involves finding time every day for learning (“Sell the Best Hour of the Day to Yourself” is the title of one  section); creating great conversations; bridging gaps between yourself and people in other specialties and occupations; nurturing the skills of direct observation; recording your thoughts and impressions; understanding the power of routine prototyping; and many other habits.

This Idea Hunter session will unveil a strategy for unearthing new ideas in whatever industry or organization you operate. And that strategy is essentially The Hunt—“a search for ideas that’s open-ended, ongoing, and always personal—dialed into who you are, what projects you’re pursuing, and where you’re going in your career,” the authors write.  “What’s needed is a fresh batch of skills that professionals can use every day.

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