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The Daring Way™

work with me


As a certified Daring Way™ Facilitator for nine years, 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.

of feeling the need to measure up and falling into perfectionistic patterns.

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!).

Having the

to ask for support from the right people.

Having real and loving


with people who've earned that right.

Building the

you've always admired in other women.

I’ve combined sixteen 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.

here’s how we’ll work together

We meet weekly over Zoom video for twelve sessions.

You get weekly assignments that we co-create together to better process and learn the work.

You have email, text, and/or voice messaging access to me in between sessions to be in regular communication. You’ll never have to feel stuck or alone or have to process a situation without my support. I’m there every step of the way.

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™:


Most women live their life coming from a place of fear and scarcity. Messages like,

“I'm not ______ enough.”

“I can do this all myself,
I don't need help.”

“I need to be better at _____,
so that I can _____.”

“If only _____ were different,
then I would be happy.”

I 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 of 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, more confidence, and a better sense of self-worth.

Lisa Grossman NEW YORK

Lisa Grossman

Andrea is like a soothsayer without the snaggletooth. She's a truth bomb dropper and a positivity infuser, with a curb your enthusiasm humor – she can make something funny out of nothing. I didn't know I needed Andrea before I found her, and when I found her, the forward movement in my life was catapulted at a speed I didn't know I was ready for. But I was ready, and she knew it. Here's the thing I love about Andrea..
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…she sees you, and I don’t just mean over Skype. She has the ability to connect on a level that not only makes you feel like you’ve known her forever, but you feel completely safe because she sees you without your masks on. During our sessions she has given me permission to show up for myself, to take the time to look in the mirror and feel safe in the knowing that working on myself is a journey, not a destination. Playing small is not an option. She sees you in your greatness and holds that vision for you, until you’re ready to meet her there. Working with Andrea is like putting your hand up and saying, “I’m ready to move towards the things I fear,” while leaving space for the elements of life to surprise you.
Christina TEXAS
Like a lot of women, I signed up for the Daring Way to get my shit together. I had big goals I wanted to accomplish. I write fiction, but I hadn’t finished a book in over a year. My day job wasn’t satisfying. I had a nagging sense that I should do and have more, and I wanted accountability to make that happen. Then, almost as soon as I signed up, I got a health diagnosis that wasn’t as scary as I’d feared initially, but it required surgery. I thought, “Crap. Now, I’m going to miss out on my chance to get my shit together.”
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I was totally wrong. Going through the Daring Way during that time was the BEST thing I could have done. The support and acknowledgement I received from Andrea and the group were invaluable. Life doesn’t stop throwing things at us, and I gained the tools to navigate crisis in real time. I thought about canceling and putting it off, but working the program gave me a foundation to level up my life in ways that go beyond knocking out a to-do list and achieving. Andrea’s guidance helped me live with more clarity and intention. Rather than scatter-shooting and trying to do “more,” I have the courage to choose the few right actions that align with my values, and I’m calmer and happier for it. Going through the process unlocked my creativity and helped me jumpstart my writing career. I’ve finished three books since, and I have the confidence of knowing how to hit reset when things get challenging.
I knew my relationships were suffering as a result of my need to always be strong and independent, and not show feelings. I was prepared to take a hard look at old patterns that were keeping me stuck. I was ready for change. After working with Andrea, I am now clear on what courage looks like for me..
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…as well as living my life according to my personal values. My husband and are working on improving our communication and connection with our kids now in college. I am committed to show vulnerability by voicing my struggles and asking for what I need, both with my husband and friends.

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.

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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!

who is this good for?

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

When Andrea and I first talked during our initial consultation, I had a lot of questions. But, it really only comes down to 3 questions. Did I want something to change? Did I want to grow as a person? Was I ready? All the other questions come from fear and cause us to make excuses. For the first time in my life, not only did I invest money in myself and for my business, but I committed to scheduling months worth of appointments on my calendar. Holy commitment batman! That was a huge deal for me. I went all in and I committed to the process. And I’m so happy I did.
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I wanted something to change in my life and I had tried to do it all on my own. Feeling like I was failing at the task and change I wanted to make, I sunk deeper into the negative self-talk. Being a coach/trainer myself, I know the value of hiring an expert in the field you want to change. Andrea is the superwoman in this area. She not only helped me come up with a game plan for my struggle but also helped me develop a set of tools I can use for the rest of my life. She was also there to listen, there to give tough love, to lay the smack down on what I needed to hear just as much as she was there smiling, telling me she gets it and cares. She was the perfect support system I needed to get to the other side. She talked with me through my specific life struggles as well as helped me define my values, my strengths, and help me understand some of the why’s.

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

Before working with Andrea, I beat myself up about romantic relationships and really believed I was bad at relationships. I was also dealing with major impostor syndrome. I never felt like I was good enough. Now I am in a completely different place! I have so much more grace and empathy for myself. I have completely changed the stories I tell myself and know that I am completely enough, as I am.
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Andrea is a perfect combination of being real and compassionate at the same time. That allowed me to know that I needed to do something different, and I actually wanted to, because I knew she thought it was best for me.

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!

Sarah B.
I found Andrea during one of the darkest periods of my life. Some health and relationship challenges had worn me down and after a few years of struggle I finally found myself incapable of dusting myself off and getting back up. Grief and disappointment permeated every moment of every day, and I knew that my old habits of numbing out through shopping, overeating, or getting a bit tipsy weren’t going to do the trick this time. Deep down I think I realized that I wasn’t ready to give up. I wanted more from life and from myself – but I needed help.
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I had done a lot of therapy and other work before working with Andrea, but what I liked about her – in addition to her incredibly warm and supportive style – was the fact that she was all about understanding the root cause of issues while also taking ACTION to really make change stick. Her gentle accountability kept me going through several months of sifting through my pain and beginning the process of truly healing. Several months later, I honestly feel as though my outlook on life has flipped 180 degrees. I feel lighter, I feel optimistic about the future, and above all, I feel capable of doing my part to make my dreams come true. I can’t say that I never have bad days, but I know now that they will pass as my new “normal” is a much friendlier, compassionate and loving place than it used to be.
How much time per week do I need to dedicate to this?

Our calls will be about 50 minutes in length and most weeks require homework that will take you about an additional hour (give or take). I do recommend setting aside some time for reflection.

What all is included in the package price?

  • 12, 50-minute Zoom calls with me.
  • Assignements that we co-create based on your unique growth and learning needs.
  • Lots of accountability from me, which included debriefing your assignments.
  • Accessibility to me in between sessions. I'm available to support you via email, text, voice messaing apps, or even a quick phone call if you need me. My private clients get the highest level of commitment.
  • Research-based tools, strategies, and resources to change your life for the better.
What are your coaching hours?

I currently have client sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 am to 5 pm Eastern time, with some flexibility.

Do you have any group programs?

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.

What if I'd like to do a shorter package with you?

I got you! You can sign up for an 6 or 12-session package, which is perfect for the woman who is looking to uplevel her life.

Click here for that package.

Amanda Flisher

Before coming to Andrea I was spinning in my coaching business and personal life. I was looking for a trusted source who knew what I was going through and who has laid the path ahead of me. I had been following Andrea for some time and always knew I wanted to work with her in some capacity in the future. In mid 2015 I was ready to take my life and business to the next level but I had no idea where to start.
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What made me gravitate towards Andrea was her ability to be real, vulnerable and compassionate. I loved her podcasts, emails and her spirit. I also resonated with her coaching style. I decided I wanted to be Andrea when I grow up.

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

Before I started working with Andrea I was struggling with fear, confidence, and connecting with others. I had big dreams and deep down knew I could accomplish them, but I felt stuck and afraid. Through this work I now am opening up more in my relationships and at the same time have clear boundaries. I’m incorporating more fun and creativity in my days, and trusting my intuition. Andrea’s support and the tools I received from her have given me the confidence I needed to move out of fear and step into courage.


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…

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…it was very eye-opening about the way I interact in relationships with others. I also enjoyed the creative projects, especially about Shame and Authenticity. It helped me to see things so differently in my life and acted as a catalyst for change in several areas of my life that I did not expect. I am also glad that I did this in a one-on-one setting. I think it’s invaluable to have a personal touch and be able to deal with my issues exclusively in a session, and not share the time with others.

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

I started working with Andrea not really knowing what to expect but what I did know was that I needed her in my life and I need to get my act together! It was time to take care of me and learn to accept my imperfections. During my 16 weeks with her I found out more about myself than I ever thought possible and I didn’t even realize most of it until later when a life event would happen and I would be able to recall something she had taught me. The best part of this for me was figuring out my core values and learning to apply them appropriately.

Jennifer P.

I wanted to thank you again for the work you do. I’ve had life and business coaches before and I’ve always been able to bullshit them. You’ve been the first coach that I couldn’t bullshit (big compliment (: ), and you cracked me right open and held me accountable to do the work! While I know that this work will be a process for me for the rest of my life, I feel like I’ve taken a HUGE step in the right direction.
Kristy R.
I started working with Andrea because I was stuck. Not unhappy, not falling apart, not out of control or a mess, just stuck. I had an idea of where I wanted to be, as in how I wanted to feel and the kinds of relationships I wanted but I couldn't see a path forward. I was (am) a successful professional woman, my social and travel calendars the envy of friends and family, completely put together on the surface. Underneath, I had spent 45 years of my life not feeling good about myself, believing that my self-worth was in direct proportion to my weight, feeling disconnected from even my closest people, professing that I wanted a romantic relationship but what I really wanted was someone to validate me and make me feel less unworthy..
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Over the past 10 years, I had done some work, tiptoeing along the journey of self-growth, healing from family of origin dysfunction, forgiving myself for poor choices and self-inflicted torture. My version of work was half reading self-help books and talking (not in the moment of course) with a few very loving, kind, accepting people who could empathize with my story even if I couldn’t. Oh and guilt, lots of guilt about always messing up, with promises to do it better next week.

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.

Before working with Andrea, I just felt like I wasn't good enough. I felt like I had to be this perfect mom, the perfect wife, the perfect friend. had expectations of others and was constantly disappointed and let down when they weren't met. After working with Andrea, I have earned to walk away from others who do not treat me how I want to be treated. I am able to step in my own arena and if it scares me, that's really a good sign I'm on the right track. I do have spirals from time to time, but now I can recognize them and change them quickly..
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My relationships have significantly improved. The thoughts in my head have improved too – I used to worry about what others thought. It took some courage to walk away and give myself the space I needed, but it definitely worked out for the best. I also have been finding myself having the courage to stick up for myself again – something I had lost when I became a SAHM.

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!