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Company Overview

Interaction Associates is a leading global innovator of proven solutions that transform the way people work — to deliver extraordinary business results, or, what we call, Return on InvolvementTM. The firm helps global organizations build high-involvement, collaborative cultures by developing their leaders, teams, and change agents. IA offers customized consulting, learning and development, and coaching services. It was named one of Training Industry's Top 20 Leadership Training Companies 2012 - 2015, and was named to their Content Development Watch List 2012 - 2014. Top_20_leadership.jpg

Since 1969, we have helped hundreds of global organization build the needed collaborative capability to produce strong business results, improve critical business processes, and create and maintain trusting and productive work relationships.

Fast Facts

  • Clients include half of the Fortune 500.
  • More than 1,200 clients globally.
  • Offices in Boston, Massachusetts, and San Francisco, California with consultants and affiliates around the world.
  • Industry pioneer in:
    • Collaboration as the spark plug for innovation.
    • Facilitation.
    • Developing leaders at all levels.
    • Building organizational trust.
    • Team excellence.
    • Managing the people side of change.
  • Research in collaborative problem solving/decision making, trust, and teams.
  • Top-rated books: How to Make Meetings Work and How to Make Collaboration Work.
  • Established 1969 by David Straus.
  • Privately held ESOP company, 100% employee-owned and run.
  • Founded the Interaction Institute for Social Change (IISC) in 1993. IA supports the IISC with 10 percent of pretax profits and up to 10 days pro bono support annually per employee.




CEO Linda Stewart to Speak at the March 2014 Human Capital Leadership Forum in San Francisco

Mar 4th, 2014

Interaction Associates President and CEO Linda Stewart will join a group of distinguished panelists at the 2014 Human Capital Leadership Forum in San Francisco, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. The Forum will focus on topics which are vital to the success today’s organizations.

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Interaction Associates Chief Innovation Officer Andy Atkins Named Among Top Thought Leaders in Workplace Trust by Trust Across America

Feb 12th, 2014

The 4th annual list of top thought leaders around trust and business is out from Trust Across America-Trust Around the World (TAA-TWA). This year, the list includes Interaction Associates Chief Innovation Officer, Andy Atkins, among the group of global experts making extensive and positive contributions to building trust in organizations globally.

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Interaction Associates Named to Prestigious Top 20 Leadership Training Company List by for 3rd Straight Year

Feb 10th, 2014

Interaction Associates (IA) has been selected as one of the the top leadership development firms for 2014 in the annual Top 20 ranking by a leading authority on best practices in the training industry,

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2014 “Women in Leadership” Workshops Equip Women Leaders to Advance

Feb 3rd, 2014

Interaction Associates has announced a slate of five open-enrollment workshops designed to equip women managers, leaders and executives to move into more senior leadership roles. These programs are open to the public and will take place throughout 2014 in Boston, San Francisco and in Houston and Plano, Texas.

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Ursula Liff Joins Interaction Associates in Boston

Dec 18th, 2013

Interaction Associates, the global consulting and training innovator that helps people work better together for strong business results, announced today it has named Ursula Liff as Client Solutions Director in its Boston, Mass. office.

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Megan Burke Joins Interaction Associates as Director, Client Solutions

Nov 12th, 2013

Megan Burke, a seasoned sales professional with more than 20 years of experience in a variety of strategic sales roles, has joined IA.

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Interaction Associates Launches New Website Redesign with Content, Tools, and Ideas to Drive Stronger Business Results

Nov 8th, 2013

Interaction Associates now features a redesigned website with new and revamped content to help organizations drive stronger business results.

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Interaction Associates Announces Deborah Rocco as Senior Consultant

Nov 1st, 2013

Deborah Rocco has joined the company as Senior Consultant in the San Diego, California area.

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Beth Yates Joins Interaction Associates as Senior Consultant in San Francisco

Aug 12th, 2013

Interaction Associates (IA) has announced that Beth Yates has joined the firm as Senior Consultant in its San Francisco office. Yates' role will involve partnering with global clients to deliver learning, consulting, and coaching expertise, in service of improving business results.

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Training Industry Inc. Names IA to Its 2013 Content Development Watch List

Aug 1st, 2013

Interaction Associates (IA) has been named to Training Industry Inc.’s prestigious Content Development Watch List for the second year in a row. The Watch List recognizes outstanding training content development firms globally.

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