is the founder and CEO of Dialect, Inc.
Andy Kanefield, Dialect
The genesis of Dialect, Inc.
was an integration of what Andy learned as the parent of a son, Parker, with special needs and as a partner in an advertising agency.
As a parent, Andy
learned about the brain, development, strengths, and that there are certain patterns to how our brains are wired.
As an advertising executive, Andy noticed that often organizations weren't wired to deliver what they promised to customers and were often out of sync internally because there was no intentional, coherent system that tied departments and people together.
The integration of a systems perspective for organizations and the built-in filters of individuals led to the development of a model for promoting organizational sync.
Andy is currently a member of the NeuroLeadership Institute and TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design).
Andy serves as a board member of The St. Louis Arc, a non-profit agency dedicated to helping individuals with special needs and their families.
Prior to the founding of Dialect in 1993, Andy was a partner in a branding company for 14 years.
Andy served for many years on the board of Earthways, an environmental education and consulting organization, served as President of the St. Louis chapter of the American Association of Advertising Agencies, on the board of The Belle Center - supporting children with special needs, and was on the marketing committee of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Andy received his B.A. in Sociology from the University of Colorado and has completed behavioral training from the nationally-recognized Judevine Center.
has had speaking engagements in both corporate and academic settings.