Erika Andersen


Erika is the founding partner of Proteus, a coaching, consulting and training firm that focuses on leader readiness. She and her colleagues at Proteus support leaders at all levels to get ready and stay ready to meet whatever the future might bring.

Erika advises leading executives in companies like NBCUniversal, Tory Burch, GE, Madison Square Garden, HULU and Viacom, focusing with them on organizational visioning and strategy, team development, and their own management and leadership evolution.

She also shares her insights about leading people, staying ready for the future, and creating successful businesses through her books and speaking engagements, and via social media. Erika is one of the most popular leadership bloggers at, and is the author of Change from the Inside Out, Be Bad First, Leading So People Will Follow, Being Strategic, and Growing Great Employees,, and the author and host of the Proteus Leader Show, a regular podcast that offers quick, practical support for leaders and managers.

In her latest book, Change from the Inside Out, Erika clarifies the mental and emotional shift each of us must go through to make any change, then shows how to cascade that human shift through a whole organization while still attending to the nuts-and-bolts aspects of the change.

Connect with Erika on Twitter, Facebook, on her own blog, or at Forbes.