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Andrea Driessen

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Helping individuals & teams become more capable, communicative, & connected

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Learning & Training Design

Corporate and trade association teams will learn more in less time and ensure it all sticks:

  • Leadership-development programs
  • Audience-engagement tools
  • Innovative adult-learning design and implementation
  • Meeting and event design
  • Trainer and speaker curation

Based on current brain science, 3x award-winning book, and 30+ year career of designing and managing a wide range of B2B events … including large industry conferences, summits, team events, roadshows, panels, and sales meetings.

Hybrid, e-learning, virtual, and in-person modalities.

Case studies available.

“Andrea Driessen has been a trusted partner for over 10 years. I value her breadth of experience to help us create unique programs for our multi-generational audience, from big ideas to the smallest details.” Allison Conkin, Seattle’s Lakeside School

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Writing & Editing

Fast, reliable copyediting for your next proposal, report, pitch, book, or script:


  • Never again publish mediocre, rambling content with grammar, punctuation, and usage errors.
  • Save time, avoid headaches, and ensure your publicly facing communications are polished, error free, and reader directed.
  • Fast-track your projects and make your materials shine, so you can generate more sales and more impact.

“Andrea was invaluable to me as an editor, sounding board, and creative partner—a joy to work with.” Jacqueline Farrington, author

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Project-Based Marketing

Creative marketing concepts and execution that delivers:

  • More eyes on your product or service
  • More brand awareness to drive sales
  • Fast-tracked execution on otherwise-stalled projects

Founded and built B2B business consultancy from scratch, with zero funding, and no initial contacts. Through creative, low-cost marketing campaigns, grew it into an international award-winning brand serving the Fortune 500 and nonprofits alike.

At TEDxSeattle, single-handedly grew cash sponsorships 4-fold over 3 years, working with stakeholders, business leaders, and philanthropists. Experience with spotting, curating, managing, and contracting with corporate partners to forge win-win agreements that advance goals.

Case studies available.

” … Andrea is better than a problem solver; she is a ‘problem avoider’ par excellence …” Elizabeth Coppinger, Executive Director, TEDxSeattle

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Gracenotes® (Eulogies for the living)

Live, virtual, and in-person keynote experiences for the recovering-from-the-pandemic workplace that:


  • Foster greater connection, inclusion, belonging, and performance
  • Lie at the intersection of what organizations need NOW: tools for boosting mattering and meaning making, as well as navigating grief and loss … especially within hybrid workforces.
  • Help teams bring their full selves to work and become more cohesive. Clients include Amazon, Boeing and Trauma Intervention Programs.

” …[Gracenotes is] a case study in how to engage the head and the heart for tangible results.”

Andrea Driessen …

is a learning, training, and development expert who helps people and organizations worldwide become more capable, communicative, and connected.

An internationally award-winning business owner who built her business from the ground up, she’s dedicated her career to helping others grow.

Andrea served on the core organizing team at TEDxSeattle for nearly 8 years, and is a TEDx speaker herself.

She’s curated programs for hundreds of executive teams and meeting planners who want to create new experiences that ignite higher levels of performance. Andrea’s 3x award-winning book, The Non-Obvious Guide to Event Planning: For Kick-Ass Gatherings that Inspire People, is in its second printing.

Her margaritas will make you smile—and put hair on your chest.