MISSION STATEMENT

CulturalKeys is dedicated to helping companies and non-profit organizations diagnose and solve organizational and cultural issues, and strengthen their connections with customers. 

 

CulturalKeys works with organizations to:

  • Improve organizational effectiveness by identifying and helping to remove internal and external cultural obstacles to success

  • Understand and reach customers by capturing diverse and changing behaviors, preferences, and perceptions and their implications for marketing and selling products and services.

 

CulturalKeys was established in 2009 based on evidence that knowledge of culture can make an enormous difference in shaping solutions and achieving results.

FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL
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Elizabeth K. Briody

"I became an anthropologist because I was fascinated by the cultural differences I saw in the people I met and in the places I visited. As an anthropologist I help guide organizations toward a brighter future."

Elizabeth Briody, Ph.D., is a cultural anthropologist who has been engaged in cultural change efforts for over 25 years. She is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on the culture of organizations and work with numerous publications, innovative tools, awards, and a U.S. and international patent.

 

Dr. Briody has worked with organizations in the U.S. and abroad. She collaborates with her clients on high-impact internal issues and on matters related to customer concerns. Click here for bio

 

Here are some recent projects:

  • Helping a hospital become more "patient-centric" Learn more

  • Strengthening collaboration between management and union in manufacturing plants Learn more

  • Explaining why an intimate apparel manufacturer has been losing its appeal among consumers  Learn more

  • Improving the marketing efforts of a senior community Learn more

  • Finding out the best ways to advance scientific breakthroughs with research partners Learn more

 

Dr. Briody’s leadership and expertise has been recognized by her election to the Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association, on which she currently serves, and as Past President of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology.

PARTNERS
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Ken Erickson,
Ph.D.

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Riall W. Nolan,
Ph.D.

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Tracy Meerwarth Pester, M.A.

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Timothy de Waal Malefyt, Ph.D.

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Dawn Lehman,
Ph.D.

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Emily L. Altimare, Ph.D.

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Sherylyn Briller,
Ph.D.

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Maryann McCabe,
Ph.D.

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Phil Surles Ph.D.

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Adam Gamwell Ph.D.

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Jo Aiken Ph.D.

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