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What others are saying:

I consider myself to be extremely lucky to have Andreas Widmer as a mentor of mine over the years. Not only has he played a pivotal role in helping me to navigate my career path but has also taught me how to place an ethical lens on each decision I’ve had to make along the way. He is a true leader, a practitioner and above all else, the best teacher that I have ever had.

Brendan Smith

Founder of Koper Lane

Andreas Widmer has been an integral part of RINGLET’s success. From his business mentorship to his spiritual fatherhood, he has provided me essential guidance over the years. His obvious respect and reverence for the feminine genius and extensive experience as a Catholic business owner has given me the space to learn what it means for me personally to be a Catholic woman in business.

Elise Gallagher

Founder & CEO, RINGLET

Andreas leads each conversation with genuine empathy and admiration for the founders he engages. For our team at Wellfound Foods, he helped us navigate the whirlwind of 2020, and helped us chart a course of rapid expansion not in spite of the pandemic, but because of it.

Brian Becker

COO / Wellfound Foods

Andreas helped guide our mission and business model from the earliest days. Above all else, he cares. He cares about you as a person, about your work, about who you're called to be. Andreas is the ideal mentor, whose genuineness and business acumen shine through his insights and words.

John Cannon

SENT Ventures

Andreas Widmer is the founder and director of the Art & Carlyse Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship at The Catholic University of America’s Busch School of Business where he loves to teach and mentor students to find their true calling.

Previously, Andreas helped lead high-tech companies, bringing more than one hundred leading-edge technology products to market and also led several organizations focused on enterprise solutions to poverty. He is a former member of the Swiss Guard serving under Pope John Paul II and author of the book, "The Pope and the CEO", which describes the ten lessons he learned from the late pope about leadership and the centrality of the human person in work. Andreas’s biggest accomplishment in life is building a great marriage together with his wife, Michelle, and his biggest joy is seeing the character of their teenage son, Eli, develop and grow.

Andreas has a passion for helping professionals of all ages to find deeper meaning in their work and sustainable success in Principled Entrepreneurship. One way he does this is to discover and share the stories of successful Principled Entrepreneurs like Art Ciocca who overcame great challenges and built wonderful companies by never losing sight of their humanity. If you are interested to learn more about Andreas’s work, or would like to engage him to speak, coach, write, or simply to share your own Principled Entrepreneurship story, he would love to hear from you at Andreas-Widmer.com/contact.

Speaking Topics

Principled Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is meant to be a force for good. Find out how to pursue entrepreneurship for you or your company/group. Learn to create a culture of entrepreneurship in your life, group or company.

A Mind for the Poor

How can we best help alleviate poverty? We see that sometimes helping actually ends up hurting. Learn about a framework on how to evaluate the best path to bring about prosperity.

Business as a Vocation

Business can be a way to find personal fulfillment and flourishing. How does one pursue a path both for oneself as well as for others in a company that brings out the deeper meaning of work, business, and life?

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