Andre Koen is an energetic presenter, powerful communicator, and a dynamic teacher, integrating his abilities as improvisational comedian, large group facilitator, keynote speaker, and classroom teacher to captivate and educate his audience. These skills have become the hallmark of his sessions as consultant and facilitator.
Andre, currently serves as a Program Director for the Mayo Clinic in the area of Diversity and Inclusion in Rochester, Minnesota. As the Diversity and Inclusion Program Director, he works to educate the enterprise wide community on best practices that best exhibit Mayo Clinics’ values as we care for diverse patients and build inclusion throughout our Mayo Clinic community.
As the Affirmative Action Officer at Anoka County, Andre worked to assure that recruitment, retention and advancement processes aligned so that Anoka County was appropriately in compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies, EEO/AA laws and supports families, the community at large, and strategic organizational diversity objectives.
As an agent for change, group facilitator, and youth advocate, he believes that everyone has the capacity for leadership. With this understanding Andre has learned the skills needed to engage people from government agencies, K-12 schools, non-profit organizations and universities to analyze their own bias, take cognitive control and build on common values to achieve mutually beneficial goals.
There are many words that define Andre Koen, but the most definitive is, “Andre, the Enkindled Spirit.”