We all love an underdog story, and CEO Amy Bielski's journey building Ripple Effect has it all. After seeing big firms prioritize profits over people early on, Amy was determined to do things differently. Now, 20 years later, Ripple Effect's 200+ employees are a tight-knit, loyal crew, with many staying 7-10 years! Amy credits their emphasis on flexibility, collaboration, and promoting lifelong learning. She urges fellow CEOs to keep looking long-term and stay true to their strategy while adapting. Amy's diverse interests, like martial arts and weightlifting, provide balance amid uncertainty. Her story shows that keeping people at the center enables a company to work smarter, perform better, and grow. Amy’s perseverance proves you can build a values-driven, award-winning consulting firm that feels more like family. If you prefer to listen to the audio only, you can use the player below:
About Amy Bielski
Amy Bielski, President and CEO of Ripple Effect has over 25 years of professional experience managing complex federal projects involving business strategy, technology, graphic design, communications, and health policy. She founded Ripple Effect in 2003 after seeing so many firms prioritize the technical side of business over culture. She believes that in a successful business, every element matters, not just the bottom line. Founding Ripple Effect gave her the opportunity to create an environment reflecting those values, and she has invested in a flexible, supportive environment for Ripple employees along with a commitment to making clients successful regardless of the challenges. Amy has many interests, including weightlifting and martial arts where she has earned her 3rd-degree black belt in Budo Taijutsu.
About Ripple Effect
Ripple Effect is an award-winning, woman-owned consulting company that works with federal, private, and nonprofit clients to support policies and programs that shape our nation. From healthcare implementation to scientific research, the ever-growing customer base includes the National Institute of Health, the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Centers [00:20:00] for Disease Control and Prevention, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Department of Defense's, Navy Air Force, and Army branches. With a focus on operational excellence, ripple Effect has gained national recognition, including four consecutive years on the Inc 5,000 list and a 2022 Moxie award for boldness in business. With over 200 researchers, scientists, policy, data analysts, and strategic communicators, Ripple Effect accomplishes its mission of working smarter and performing better by always adapting, learning, and finding efficient ways to meet the changing needs of its clients. Work smarter, perform better, learn more at rippleeffect.comSep 22, 2023 2:48:40 PM