Training with Andrea


Yes…. I am the co-author of What Kids Need to Succeed: Four Foundations of Adult Achievement.  As an indie author I find myself doing a lot of different things.  One of them is training:  bridging the gap between my former life in human services (in which my primary job was to start programs and develop tools for stakeholders) and working online.  In more than two decades of creating and presenting engaging learning experiences for a variety of audiences, I’ve developed a long list of training topics, the most recent are listed here.  If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind training experience, drop me a line so we can ‘noodle’ about it.


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(Tamarind seedling. Credit: Wikipedia)

Recent events:

 — taDONE!  Combines project management, accountability and coaching to help you put your “to do” list on a diet!  All from the comfort of your home or office.  Real time. No archive.  Space limited.  Check  taDONE! for more details or to apply.


  • Social Media’s Not Scary  (In-person training.)  Do you have friends or family whose small businesses could use the boost good social media can provide?  Authors who you know would LOVE  (and benefit from) Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest… but are afraid to try? Participants have nicknamed this one “social media for gray hairs.”  They leave with the confidence and optimism to get started… and tools to follow-up and grow. 


  •  Social Media 101    (In-person training.)  Wonder what’s with all the squawking about Twitter? Should your Facebook friends be FANS instead? Ever wish your DASHBOARD would stay in your CAR where it belongs? Blog, website or both? Got an interest in PINTEREST?  No idea where to start? Right here.  Click for more info and registration.



  • Private consults.  Ever want someone to sit at your desk and connect the dots between your blog, your website and your social media?  Help you claim all of your profiles?  Link them together?    E-mail me if this is something you’d like to explore.


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(327 of 365: Everyone’s A Critic Photo credit: lism.)

  • From Inner Critic to Inner Ally  (in-person training) Do all those self-help books, downloads and podcasts you’ve bought and used get you fired up to make change?  Of course!  And when that ‘fired up’ feeling disappears a day (or a week) later don’t you sometimes feel WORSE???  Like YOU let THEM down, right?  And the more it happens the more discouraged you get, right? Of course…. Who WOULDN’T feel that way? But what if YOU HAVEN’T FAILED?  There’s nothing wrong with you.  Stop beating yourself up. There’s nothing wrong with you and there’s probably nothing wrong with most of the materials:  It’s just that the tools you’ve been using were meant for something else… and might have you trying to solve the wrong problem.  If that sounds “right” to you then Inner Critic to Inner Ally might be just the thing for you.


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(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bottom line?  I’m  a dot-connector on steroids… and get to feed my writing habit by helping other people to look good.  I may be your secret weapon:  an irreverent problem-solver with a long history of creating experiences yielding unusual insights and setting the stage for lasting change.

No matter what I’m doing for work, I want all kids to grow up knowing they are safe and loved.  And, of course,  I love dogs.

Want to host a training or retreat?  E-mail me right now to start that conversation.