Mr. Andrew Harrison
He has a bachelor of arts in professional and technical writing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Master of Arts in Mass Communication from the University of South Carolina. He is a former adjunct professor at St. John Fisher College and is Master Certified in the Innovation Strengths Preference Indicator.
Andrew is the Founder of Bonfire Consulting, Innovation Ambassador of Idea Connection Systems, and a former business communication professor. He brings a unique background as social innovator, author, consultant and researcher of human motivation. Andrew has traveled the world working on the subjects of innovation, motivation, culture, teamwork and leadership. Past client experience includes ExxonMobil, Walmart, Rolls-Royce, NASA, United States Department of Defense (DoD), Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). In addition, Andrew has assisted many non-profits, mid-size organizations, colleges and universities, small businesses as well as entrepreneurial startups.Andrew’s consulting career began in a unique way: In 2004, he exchanged his master’s degree and high paying sales job for a year on the road—traveling the United States interviewing people from varied backgrounds about how they came to discover passion from their work; a passion which inevitably spilled over into the remaining aspects of their lives.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Innovation, Communications, Building High Performing Teams
Co-Author, Finding Ender: Exploring the Intersection of Creativity, Innovation, and Talent Management in US Armed Forces, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University Press, May 2019
Co-Author, The Invisible Element: A Practical Guide to the Human Dynamics of Innovation, Innovatus Press, 2011.
Author, Love Your 84,000 Hours at Work, Stories on the Road from People of Purpose and Passion, Dotted Line Press, 2010
Innovation, Developing High Performing Teams, Human Motivation