Jason Anthoine is the managing founder of Audacity, a consulting firm focused on employee engagement, internal communications and culture change.
With more than 30 years’ experience, Jason’s career includes leading global communications for GE Energy Management, an $8 billion manufacturer of energy and electrical components with more than 20,000 employees, and Newell Brands, a $16 billion manufacturer of consumer packaged goods with more than 30,000 employees. Earlier in his career, he also led internal communications for Southwire Company and Siemens Energy & Automation. His client work includes employee engagement and change management assignments for CIBA Vision, The Coca-Cola Company, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Johnson & Johnson, Mars Chocolate North America and Time Warner Cable.
When I was growing up, my Dad worked on the production line at a school bus factory. He spent 35 years making school buses. And making a difference.
He actually cared about his job, his company and the people he worked with. He cared about the kids who'd be riding those buses. And he cared about his employees, not just their livelihoods but their lives. He did all that because he stood for something. For decency. For common sense. For making things better. And for doing the right thing.
That made quite an impression on me.
Because of him, for over 30 years I've worked in internal communication, culture change and employee engagement to help companies understand and unlock the tremendous business value of their workplace cultures.
That’s not just the right thing to do for employees. It’s the best thing to do for the business.
Over my career, I’ve helped more than 100 companies and over 200,000 employees reimagine their approach to internal comms and culture, guiding them to strengthen their workplace so they can be more successful in the marketplace.
My passion is taking corporate cultures to places they can't go on their own. I uncover company challenges and opportunities and then develop bold, fresh ideas to address those challenges and take advantage of those opportunities. There’s nothing more satisfying than transforming a client’s culture from tired and bored to inspired and on board.
This work is more than just what I do. Thanks to my Dad, it’s who I am.