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The Daring Way™
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ONE on ONE
As a certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (since 2014), I work with women 1:1 doing work based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The end result for the client is courage building, shame resilience, and uncovering the power of vulnerability. My clients are high achieving women who resonate with Brené's research and would like to implement the work in their own life. If you're interested, read on…
Here’s what I hear the most from the women who come to work with me one-on-one, and maybe you see yourself here: You’ve worked your ass off to have a great career, maybe the “ideal” family, and everyone around you thinks you have it ALL together. But inside you’re feeling:
that your relationships are not as fulfilling as you'd like them to be.
because you isolate instead of reaching out for help.
to control the people and circumstances around you and for a guaranteed outcome.
that even though everything looks great on the outside, your self-confidence is lacking. Like, a lot.
I 100% understand this because it’s exactly who I was for much of my life.
I people-pleased, perfected, and performed constantly in order to feel whole. And when it didn’t work, I tried all of those things harder. And thus began the cycle that never ended.
Until I dove deep into my behaviors and inner-work, unlearned that way of being, and re-learned a new way.
Now, my life is by no means perfect. I still hit hard times and find myself in situations that I mentioned above. But, the difference is that I don’t live there anymore. And when I visit, I don’t stay for long.
I’ve learned a whole new way of LIVING and have the tools for resilience.
And it’s completely and totally possible for you to learn it too. If you did, your life could look like this:
on things that matter that you've been too afraid to do, or procrastinated on.
enough to speak up when you need to set a boundary (and know what to say!).
to ask for support from the right people.
with people who've earned that right.
you've always admired in other women.
I’ve combined fifteen years of experience working with hundreds of women, plus my training and certification with both The Coaches Training Institute and The Daring Way™ to bring you a combination of coaching, consulting, compassionate inquiry, and a little bit of ass kicking, (only when you need it) within The Daring Way™ program.
We meet weekly over Zoom video for sixteen sessions.
You get weekly assignments that we co-create together to better process and learn the work.
You’ll receive personalized, signed copies of all three of my books, plus The Daring Way™ Workbook all shipped to your home.
For those serious about a 1:1 relationship with me completing The Daring Way™:
WILL BE DIFFERENT:
Most women live their life coming from a place of fear and scarcity. Messages like,
“I'm not ______ enough.”
I don't need help.”
“I need to be better at _____,
so that I can _____.”
“If only _____ were different,
then I would be happy.”
And if you’re still reading, you’re likely at a place where you’re tired of believing these messages. It’s exhausting, and you deserve better.
What our work together will accomplish is we shine a light on all of the ways you’re living your life from fear, where it came from and why you’re doing it. I then teach you the tools necessary to live your life from a place of courage instead, all the while I’m with you supporting you in practicing these tools in real-life scenarios.
You’ll get a complete understanding on what it looks like to think and behave differently in a way that makes you proud of the woman you are. This work is about learning healthy behaviors. Practicing them (with my help), getting it right, getting it not-so-right, trying again, and gaining the confidence that you can be different and feel better. All of this helps you have better relationships, have more confidence, and a better sense of self-worth.
Lisa Grossman NEW YORK
I loved spending time with Andrea in person. She is real, no BS, and open. She challenged me when I needed a push and supported me when I needed validation. She helped me commit to concrete goals.
I now have a new understanding about the importance of vulnerability in relationships and compassion for my perfectly imperfect self. I have actionable steps I can take now that I am back home.
Andreé Boissonneault MONTREAL
I have been working with Andrea for over two years and I don't even know where to begin to describe how much I have grown from the person I used to be, transformed into the person I am today.
Before working with Andrea, I would not have been able to identify a trigger even if someone was yelling TRIGGER ALERT in my face. I knew I wanted to change things in my life, but I had no idea how. I had heard of the concept of self-love and self-acceptance, but I had no idea how to get there, it was so foreign to me. I was convinced that I was “bad at love” and that didn't know how to love others, let alone myself. I didn't know how to be vulnerable and I tended to be rigid with myself and others. Like a lot of others out there, I didn't grow up in an environment where it was encouraged to talk about our feelings, have difficult conversations, or to communicate my needs. I knew that I wanted to break that cycle and I wanted things to change, but I had no idea how …. so I decided to invest in myself and work with Andrea.
Little did I know at the time how life changing it would be, and it was the single most important gift I could ever offer to myself. Because even after years of reading all the books, I still had no idea how I would change and transform myself. I didn't have any concrete tools to work with. I needed someone to support me, to be my accountability partner, and to push me out of my comfort zone, so that I could grow.
Concretely, what did Andrea help me with? She helped me discover self compassion. She helped me learn how to forgive myself. She taught me how to embrace vulnerability and how to break down my rigid walls. She taught me how to identify my triggers and how to build my resilience. She gave me tools to help me to communicate effectively when having difficult conversations with loved ones. I would not be where I am today without Andrea's help, compassion and guidance. I would highly recommend Andrea, I promise you will come out on the other side a transformed person!
A woman who wants amazing, fulfilling relationships in her life. Not just intimate partners, but friendships as well.
A woman who wants to let go of chronic perfectionism and learn how to be kind to herself.
A woman who wants to stop pleasing, proving, and performing for others so she can live for herself, FINALLY.
A woman who is not stuck in blaming everyone else for her struggles. She’s ready to take responsibility and own her life.
A woman who knows she’s a leader, but inside is feeling the nagging voice of “something is missing.”
For a complimentary 20-minute consultation to hear more and to see if we're a good match:
(Please only apply if you are serious about learning more about a 1:1 relationship.)
Annastoshia Dutko FLORIDA
After pushing through the tough stuff, I started to see clearer and realized the process and what I was learning was working in my life. I started using my self-awareness more and applied the tools I learned in my everyday life. I was growing and I felt proud of myself. By the end of our time together, I knew I had picked the right coach.
Andrea has a heart of gold and is a bad ass business woman that I have mad respect for. She leads from the front and shows she’s human too. She helped guide me. She knows we can do things ourselves, but it sure it easier and more pleasant to have someone in your corner. Thanks for being in my corner Andrea. You’re KICK ASS and I’m grateful to have been coached by you.
Jessica Sharp GREENVILLE, SC
The financial investment was a huge reservation for me. Like huge, but I knew this was important. I knew I liked Andrea and the work of Brené Brown, knew this was part of Andrea’s training, so I knew this would be meaningful. Also, I decided to choose me.
The most useful thing I learned through this process was that shame is real but empathy, self-compassion, and sharing with special friends is a game changer.
After working together, I finally had the courage to create a consulting company. I had been thinking about it for a long time, I brought it up in one of our sessions, and there was NO WAY Andrea was going to let that slide! She challenged me to purchase the domain name right away (which I did) and just START. No more listening to fear that I should wait, or what if it didn’t work out, etc. I just went for it!
Our calls will be about 50 minutes in length and most of the weeks require homework that will take you about an additional hour (give or take). I do recommend setting aside some time for reflection.
I currently have client sessions on Tuesdays to Thursdays from 9 am to 2:30 pm Eastern time, with some flexibility.
At this time, the only way to work with me is privately. Group programs may come back. Sign up for updates or listen to the podcast to be notified.
Originally, I ended up working with Andrea on my coaching business but as we plugged away she really started to figure out there were other things happening (my inner critic). Andrea quickly turned our sessions around and we started working on the Daring Way curriculum.
Once Andrea and I started working on The Daring Way I saw instant results in my life. She held me accountable, checked-in often and pushed me to think differently. I certainly had a roller-coaster of emotions but she was there every step of the way. By working through this I not only saw myself getting my mindset clearer but I saw that I was a completely different person. My relationships with my family and friends were changing and I was able to align more to who I am and what I wanted to be. I love Andrea and the work we did together. I will forever be changed by our time together and cannot wait to do the same for my clients.
Love you lady! You have no idea how much you have changed my life! XOXO
Nicole Indelicato BLUEMONT, VIRGINIA
Sue Mariconda SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
I have spent most of my life in fear and living small. Wanting desperately to change the way things were in my life, but too afraid to step out of my comfort zone. I was two years out of a divorce and feeling very stuck I all areas of my life, especially an intense fear of dating, feeling like I needed to wait until I was someone perfect, or better than I was. In retrospect, I obviously did not feel good enough or worthy enough of the relationships I wanted in my life. My favorite lesson was about Shame Shields…
My biggest takeaway is that I am a lot stronger and braver than I give myself credit for. That I do not have to be perfect. That I do not have to apologize to the world for who I am and what I want, and other peoples’ opinions of me do not define me.
To be honest, I was initially afraid to sign up, thinking that this was a lot of money and a lot of time investment, and maybe I wouldn’t do the work. I never had the greatest follow-through with things that I signed up for with the best of intentions. But having someone there to hold me accountable was key. I realized I was worthy of the time and effort to do this work, and it has changed my life. Being clear on my values made it not so scary to try online dating, which I’d not done in the two years since my divorce out of fear. When I became confident in who I am and what I deserve out of life, I had no hesitancy to request it and expect it. Breaking down shame shields is helping me to massively declutter my home in a way I never have before – releasing things that I’ve carried around for decades and was hesitant to let go. I am also quicker to catch myself when I start going down the rabbit hole of shame and say “hell no” and reverse that thinking.
I am so very grateful to Andrea for offering this work. I’ve done Gremlin and other coaching work with her for years, but the curriculum took all of that to the next level and gave me back so much more than I could ever have expected. I would not hesitate to highly recommend this program, and working with Andrea specifically.
Mariah Porter WASHINGTON
When I wasn’t doing the work, and feeling at my most fragile, I relied on old behaviors – I drank alone, netflixed alone, cried alone, disconnecting from the world and isolating myself and my pain. I would tell a friend later that I had had a rough night or weekend but certainly not while I was in it. This wasn’t every day but it was certainly more often than I’d like to admit and way more often than should be for someone who was happy-ish.
Enter Andrea, by way of a dear friend who gently suggested that I was half-assing my personal growth (to quote AO). Fortunately, I was really ready for this, to do the work. I was sick and tired of being in my own way. I balked a bit at the price of the program, mostly worried that I wouldn’t get out of it everything that I wanted, but decided that I was investing in myself, my present and future happiness and that it was worth the expense and risk. After the first few sessions, I still wasn’t sure how much this was going to change my life. I had read the book Daring Greatly (in its entirety) and knew most of the material. And I’m not exactly one for structure. But the more that I followed through on the exercises, did my homework, discussed each lesson with Andrea, who coached me through each with kindness and humor, the lighter I felt. I began to truly understand the need for and to feel self-compassion, empathy, gratitude. I started to understand that my isolating behaviors were a self-fulfilling prophecy and that the way to have authentic meaningful relationships was to be vulnerable and to connect. I started calling in the moment, I asked for a friend’s company when I was feeling sad, I started to care for myself instead of numbing myself. And in turn, I was able to care for others, to empathize with their stories, to meet them where they were.
And then something shifted, I remember the exact moment very clearly, and I could see the path forward. I could feel it! I could feel love for myself. THIS!! This is what the work was for. Is for. The work continues. But now I have more tools to work with, I have people who are there when I need to share my story and feel safe, I have a profound belief that I am worthy of love and connection simply by being me. No more no less.”
Here is an update from Kristy, “I wanted to let you know that 13 months on from when our work began I am lighter, happier, more confident, enjoying more connected relationships and excited about my life.
Taking the time to work on yourself, is definitely worth the time and the money. I am so glad that I did it! I loved that I could sit and cry and Andrea let me walk through it. I started saying no to things I would normally say yes to. And I am having hard conversations with people. Andrea, you are amazing! Thank you so much for all your help. I feel like you have given me such a gift!