Dr Amy Climer

About Amy Climer, PHD

Dynamic Speaker. Transformative Trainer. Insightful Coach.

“Amy’s work with us focused on trust and conflict, personal vulnerability, and collaboration. A real effect she had was that we were more open and challenging with each other at our offsite retreat. And, that effect has been lasting. The actual offsite was the best I’ve ever lead and Amy’s introductory work was a big part of that. I’ve been to some hokey team-building functions in the past. What Amy did was authentic and valuable.”

Scott Gittrich, CEO, Toppers Pizza

Meet Dr. Amy Climer

Inspiring creativity and innovation in teams and leaders

Dr. Amy Climer is an esteemed thought leader in creativity and innovation with a passion for unlocking the creative potential in individuals and teams. With over 20 years of experience in leading and facilitating teams, she has designed and delivered transformational leadership development programs and taught teams how to foster an innovative culture. Dr. Climer’s unique approach blends her rich background in experiential outdoor education with the dynamic fields of creativity, leadership, and change.

As the founder of Climer Consulting, Amy has made a significant impact on for-profit and non-profit organizations, government agencies, and universities, among others. She is the innovator behind the Deliberate Creative Team Scale and Climer Cards, both powerful tools for enhancing team creativity. She also shares her insights on her podcast, The Deliberate Creative, aimed at teaching others how to facilitate innovation in teams.

Holding a PhD in Leadership and Change from Antioch University, she is also trained or certified in Creative Problem Solving, Immunity to Change, and the FourSight Thinking System. Amy’s relentless pursuit of creativity and leadership excellence was recognized in 2016 when she received the Karl Rohnke Creativity Award from the Association for Experiential Education.

In addition to her professional work, Dr. Climer is a passionate outdoor enthusiast, leading wilderness leadership courses for Outward Bound. Based in Asheville, NC, she continues to transform the creative landscapes of teams and organizations, inspiring them to consistently reach their highest potential.

Top 5 Reasons To

Work with Amy Climer

Unique Perspectives & Custom-Tailored Content

Dr. Amy Climer brings creative insights and innovative approaches that are custom tailored to the specific needs of each team and organization. Her fresh perspectives ignite novel ideas, stimulate innovative problem-solving, and positively impact the overall effectiveness of teams and organizations.

Dynamic & Engaging Speaker

Amy is not only renowned for her expertise in creativity, leadership, and change management, but also for her fun, engaging presentation style. Her ability to deliver solid, impactful content while ensuring an enjoyable and stimulating experience sets her apart as a captivating keynote speaker.

Exceptional Workshop Facilitator

Using masterful facilitation, Amy Climer stands out for her ability to foster creativity in individuals and teams. She engages groups through discussions and activities that deepen their understanding of creativity and collaboration, resulting in valuable insights into the creative process. Throughout her programs, participants acquire tools for innovation and techniques for fostering team cohesion.

Cultivating Creative & Collaborative Environments

In a vibrant, hands-on way, Dr. Climer helps teams, departments, and organizations foster a culture of creativity, collaboration, and effectiveness. Her dynamic programs enlighten participants on how their unique skills contribute to a thriving, innovative group dynamic.

Highly-Acclaimed Expertise

With over two decades of experience in various sectors, a PhD in Leadership and Change, and numerous accolades, Dr. Climer brings a depth of knowledge and expertise that can enrich any team or organization striving to enhance its creativity, leadership, and effectiveness.

Client List

Top Organizations Love Amy

  • American Marketing Association
  • Badger Volleyball Association
  • CUPA-HR – College and University Professional Association for Human Resources
  • IACC – International Association of Conference Centers
  • National Center for Student Leadership
  • North Carolina Government Finance Officers Association
  • Orangutan Conference
  • Wilderness Education Association
  • Wisconsin Primary Healthcare Association
  • BSH Appliances
  • Bywater Solutions
  • Catalyst Construction
  • DFS Group
  • Duluth Trading Company
  • Gaia Herbs
  • Google
  • Kohler
  • LifeLock
  • Reinforced Earth
  • Renewable World Energies
  • Rutabaga
  • The Executive Committee (TEC)/Vistage
  • Toppers Pizza
  • Widen Enterprises
  • Blackhawk Technical College (Wisconsin)
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Cal State Fresno
  • Carolina Day School
  • Colorado State University
  • CUPA-HR – College and University Professional Association for Human Resources
  • Fort Lewis College
  • GlobalED Solutions
  • Madison College (Wisconsin)
  • Madison School and Community Recreation (MSCR)
  • MAHEC Mountain Area Health Education Center
  • Metropolitan State University Denver
  • Michigan Technological University
  • North Carolina Community College System
  • North Carolina State University
  • Notre Dame University
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Postsecondary National Policy Institute
  • Stanford University
  • Susquehanna University
  • Temple University
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • Vermont Law School
  • Warren Wilson College
  • Western Carolina University
  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
  • Wisconsin Technical College System
  • Carolinas Credit Union
  • Credit Union National Association (CUNA)
  • Inova Payroll
  • North Carolina Government Finance Officers Association
  • Wisconsin Reinsurance Corporation
  • AmeriCorps
  • Asheville, NC Chamber of Commerce
  • City of Asheville, NC
  • City of Madison (Wisconsin)
  • Dane County Committee on Aging
  • Explore Asheville
  • Madison School and Community Recreation (MSCR)
  • National Conference of State Legislators
  • North Carolina Government Finance Officers Association
  • Ohio Department of Corrections
  • Pacific Northwest National Labs
  • South Central Library System (Wisconsin)
  • State of Tennessee
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Strategic Command
  • WIC California
  • Wisconsin Association of School Nurses
  • Wisconsin College Personnel Association
  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
  • Wisconsin Emergency Management
  • Wisconsin Library Association
  • Agrace Hospice Care
  • Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals
    Group Health Cooperative
  • Haywood Vocational Opportunities
  • MAHEC Mountain Area Health Education Center
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Osceola Medical Center
  • St. Croix Regional Medical Center
  • Wisconsin Association of School Nurses
  • Wisconsin Primary Healthcare Association
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • A Fund for Women
  • Agrace Hospice Care
  • American Camp Association
  • American Foundation for the Blind
  • American Marketing Association
  • American Society of Training and Development
  • Association for Leadership Programs (ALP)
  • Badger Volleyball Association
  • Bethel Horizons Summer Camp
  • Boys & Girls Club of Dane County
  • Camp Manito-wish
  • Camp Joy
  • Center for American Progress
  • Center for Craft
  • Chiefs for Change
  • Cleveland Leadership Center
  • Common Wealth Development
  • Conscious Capitalism
  • CUPA-HR – College and University Professional Association for Human Resources
  • Experiential Education Exchange of St. Louis
  • Goodwill
  • IACC – International Association of Conference Centers
  • Illinois Farm Bureau
  • Jobs For the Future (JFF)
  • Leadership Asheville
  • National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals
  • National Conference of State Legislators
  • North Carolina Government Finance Officers Association
  • North Carolina Outward Bound School
  • Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute
  • Osceola Medical Center
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Postsecondary National Policy Institute
    Project Adventure
  • Sherman Lake YMCA Camp
  • Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)
  • Western Women’s Business Center
  • Wilderness Education Association
  • Wisconsin 4-H
  • Wisconsin Primary Healthcare Association
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • YMCA of Western North Carolina
  • Youth Leadership Forum
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