– About –


Engaging. Entertaining. Educating.


Who is Andrea Olson?

A pull-no-punches speaker, Andrea Olson is engaging, entertaining, and educating. She specializes in teaching business leaders on how to transform their outlook and approach to being customer-centric across operations, leadership, marketing, sales, and communications to increase profitability.


Andrea's 20-year, field-tested background provides unique, applicable approaches to creating leaner, more effective, profit-driven, operational strategies.  A 4-time ADDY® award-winner, she began her career at a tech startup, and led the strategic marketing efforts at two global industrial manufacturers. Andrea is the CEO of Pragmadik, a customer-centric operations strategy  consultancy, and also the Director of the Midwest Manufacturing Business Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of mid-market manufacturing in the US.


 Andrea speaks to leaders and industry organizations around the world on how to discover new sources of revenues and savings through undiscovered differentiation.

Featured Presentation Topics
The Customer-Centric Organizational Mindset

Revolutionary Differentiation

What's Holding U.S. Manufacturing Back

The New Manufacturing Workforce

Reputation is Your Next Growth Strategy

10 Business Assumptions That Will Kill Your Company


Why is Andrea a Unique Presenter?


Fearless & Frank.

Andrea's presentation style and candor resonates with audiences of all types. Known for her dynamic speaking style, she engages and interacts with participants in ways that are memorable and drive action.

Passionate Storyteller.

Andrea blends stories and anecdotes throughout her presentations, sharing a combination of humor and drama to create emotional connections and thought-provoking takeaways that your audience can share.

Real-World Practicum.

Andrea's practical and real-world experience provides audiences with ideas, concepts, and solutions that are immediately utilitarian and executable within their organizations.

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