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“Engaging. Uplifting. Inspiring.”

Andrea Owen is a dynamic keynoter, melding her expertise with an enthusiastic sense of humor.

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LESSONS FROM ROLLER DERBY:
FACE YOUR FEARS, STRENGTHEN YOUR MINDSET AND MAXIMIZE CONFIDENCE IN THE WORKPLACE

Best audiences:
Sales Conferences, Direct Sales, Associations, Women’s Conferences, Kickoffs and Trainings

It's no secret that we've lived through one of the most difficult times in history. We can likely all agree that we’re ready to have a new conversation. One that focuses on what’s next…and that’s asking yourself how do I live a kick-ass life? 

Andrea draws on her experience playing roller derby as “Veronica Vain” to bring you this motivational keynote chock full of tools around overcoming your fears.

  • Learn the best imaginative tool to try on to go from feeling afraid to take action on something that scares you– to feeling like a legend in your own mind. This is the tool that the vast majority of derby players use.
  • Using a metaphor around what we call “falling safely” in derby, I give scripts, examples, and stories around language to use in order to create a safe environment to make mistakes and experiment with things in life that might be anxiety inducing.
  • We tend make things hard and create drama with our thoughts, mindset, and stories we make up around our fears. Using the metaphor of toe stops on skates, I ask you three powerful questions to take with you to change your life, just like using your toe stops and still making it look easy.

Results: Key takeaways will be inspiration and motivation, as well as ways to bypass any fears around taking action on steps that will take your work (and life!) to the next level. You’ll also get strategies to ask for what you want with confidence, kindness, and professionalism.

LESSONS FROM ROLLER DERBY:
FACE YOUR FEARS, STRENGTHEN YOUR MINDSET AND MAXIMIZE CONFIDENCE IN THE WORKPLACE

Best audiences:
Sales Conferences, Direct Sales, Associations, Women’s Conferences, Kickoffs and Trainings

It's no secret that we've lived through one of the most difficult times in history. We can likely all agree that we’re ready to have a new conversation. One that focuses on what’s next…and that’s asking yourself how do I live a kick-ass life? 

Andrea draws on her experience playing roller derby as “Veronica Vain” to bring you this motivational keynote chock full of tools around overcoming your fears.

  • Learn the best imaginative tool to try on to go from feeling afraid to take action on something that scares you– to feeling like a legend in your own mind. This is the tool that the vast majority of derby players use.
  • Using a metaphor around what we call “falling safely” in derby, I give scripts, examples, and stories around language to use in order to create a safe environment to make mistakes and experiment with things in life that might be anxiety inducing.
  • We tend make things hard and create drama with our thoughts, mindset, and stories we make up around our fears. Using the metaphor of toe stops on skates, I ask you three powerful questions to take with you to change your life, just like using your toe stops and still making it look easy.

Results: Key takeaways will be inspiration and motivation, as well as ways to bypass any fears around taking action on steps that will take your work (and life!) to the next level. They’ll also get strategies to ask for what they want with confidence, kindness, and professionalism.

 MAGNIFY CORPORATE WELLNESS: GAIN HEALTHY COPING MECHANISMS, EVEN DURING STRESSFUL TIMES

Best audiences:
Trainings, corporate events, women's conferences

The impact of the pandemic, social unrest, division of ideologies and relationships over the last few years has taken its toll. Many people have adopted unhealthy coping mechanisms or leaned in even more to the ones that existed in their behaviors already just to be able to handle life. Too much drinking, impulsive spending, sleeping too much or too little, isolating, avoiding everything and everyone, and more. Andrea has been speaking and working with clients on this topic for over a decade, wrote a book about it, has overcome her own addictions and negative coping mechanisms, and brings you solutions into this keynote. 

Mental health matters, and especially to the Millenial and Gen Z workforce where this is often a non-negotiable for them. Topics like these need to be talked about and practiced more than ever. 

  • Trust and believe that you can change your behaviors. It won’t be linear, but it will go in a positive trajectory. 
  • Identify the root problem. We think it’s about the overspending, drinking too much, or avoiding, but it’s not; those are just symptoms. Determine what yours are so you can make progress in the right direction. 
  • Practicing compassion and kindness with yourself are the pathways to kicking ass in your life and work. It may seem counterintuitive to some, but the more self-compassion you have, the more success you’ll have as well. 

Results: Audience members will walk away with simple but impactful key learnings to begin to move away from unhealthy coping mechanisms that are keeping them in a cycle of being stuck, and making them feel terrible about themselves. This will help them move towards better, more success driven ways of coping, so that they can create better, more positive personal and professional habits. 

MAGNIFY CORPORATE WELLNESS: GAIN HEALTHY COPING MECHANISMS, EVEN DURING STRESSFUL TIMES

Best audiences:
Trainings, corporate events, women's conferences

The impact of the pandemic, social unrest, division of ideologies and relationships over the last few years has taken its toll. Many people have adopted unhealthy coping mechanisms or leaned in even more to the ones that existed in their behaviors already just to be able to handle life. Too much drinking, impulsive spending, sleeping too much or too little, isolating, avoiding everything and everyone, and more. Andrea has been speaking and working with clients on this topic for over a decade, wrote a book about it, has overcome her own addictions and negative coping mechanisms, and brings you solutions into this keynote. 

Mental health matters, and especially to the Millenial and Gen Z workforce where this is often a non-negotiable for them. Topics like these need to be talked about and practiced more than ever. 

  • Trust and believe that you can change your behaviors. It won’t be linear, but it will go in a positive trajectory. 
  • Identify the root problem. We think it’s about the overspending, drinking too much, or avoiding, but it’s not; those are just symptoms. Determine what yours are so you can make progress in the right direction. 
  • Practicing compassion and kindness with yourself are the pathways to kicking ass in your life and work. It may seem counterintuitive to some, but the more self-compassion you have, the more success you’ll have as well. 

Results: Audience members will walk away with simple but impactful key learnings to begin to move away from unhealthy coping mechanisms that are keeping them in a cycle of being stuck, and making them feel terrible about themselves. This will help them move towards better, more success driven ways of coping, so that they can create better, more positive personal and professional habits. 

MASTER RESILIENCE: EXCEL IN MENTAL TENACITY TO BOUNCE BACK STRONGER FROM PROBLEMS AND DIFFICULTIES

Resiliency is a skill too often neglected and not focused on. Especially as we’re dealing with a once in a century pandemic, all of us are facing challenges both personally and professionally that we’ve never had to navigate before.

With seven years experience facilitating the Daring Way™ modality (based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown), Andrea pulls from her training and experience in shame resilience and resilience in general. Your audience will walk away with science-backed tools to bounce back quicker in times of turbulence.*

Best audiences:
Associations, Women’s Conferences

Challenges and struggles will always be a part of work and life, and the key to thriving during these times is resilience.

  • Understand clearly that your life challenges are invitations to your best and most tremendous life.
  • Build superior mental stories so that you can quickly see when your inner narratives are holding you back and learn to create more empowering ones.
  • Recognize your values, so you’re clear on what’s important about the way you live your life, and have a “map” to help you navigate life’s challenges.

Results: Audiences will leave this keynote or workshop with renewed enthusiasm for what makes them stronger and wiser, research-driven tools on both how to master their mindset, as well as dependable strategies to help them re-navigate when they get “lost”.

MASTER RESILIENCE: EXCEL IN MENTAL TENACITY TO BOUNCE BACK STRONGER FROM PROBLEMS AND DIFFICULTIES

Resiliency is a skill too often neglected and not focused on. Especially as we’re dealing with a once in a century pandemic, all of us are facing challenges both personally and professionally that we’ve never had to navigate before.

With seven years experience facilitating the Daring Way™ modality (based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown), Andrea pulls from her training and experience in shame resilience and resilience in general. Your audience will walk away with science-backed tools to bounce back quicker in times of turbulence.*

Best audiences:
Associations, Women’s Conferences

Challenges and struggles will always be a part of work and life, and the key to thriving during these times is resilience.

  • Understand clearly that your life challenges are invitations to your best and most tremendous life.
  • Build superior mental stories so that you can quickly see when your inner narratives are holding you back and learn to create more empowering ones.
  • Recognize your values, so you’re clear on what’s important about the way you live your life, and have a “map” to help you navigate life’s challenges.

Results: Audiences will leave this keynote or workshop with renewed enthusiasm for what makes them stronger and wiser, research-driven tools on both how to master their mindset, as well as dependable strategies to help them re-navigate when they get “lost”.

Interactive Workshop: The Steps of Shame Resilience + Recognizing and Navigating Your Triggers

Best audiences: Conferences, Direct Marketing, Company Retreats

Shame is pervasive and universal. Unchecked, it bleeds into our relationships, jobs, families, and our self-confidence. Trained and certified in The Daring Way™ (methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown), Andrea has created this interactive workshop to help you quickly recognize when shame is in control, so that you can move through it and come out better on the other side.

  • Recognize your own triggers so you know exactly when they happen to prevent you from acting against your values. 
  • Break down the four steps of shame resilience so that you can move through any sticky situations that might keep you stuck.
  • Understand the process in asking for everything you want so you can create more confidence, make more money, and get what you want.

Results: Key takeaways will be massive self-awareness around one of the biggest and most unconscious ways we behave that moves us out of alignment of our values. Audiences will also get steps to identify when they're in shame and how to navigate it in a healthy way.

Interactive Workshop: The Steps of Shame Resilience + Recognizing and Navigating Your Triggers

Best audiences: Conferences, Direct Marketing, Company Retreats

Shame is pervasive and universal. Unchecked, it bleeds into our relationships, jobs, families, and our self-confidence. Trained and certified in The Daring Way™ (methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown), Andrea has created this interactive workshop to help you quickly recognize when shame is in control, so that you can move through it and come out better on the other side.

  • Recognize your own triggers so you know exactly when they happen to prevent you from acting against your values. 
  • Break down the four steps of shame resilience so that you can move through any sticky situations that might keep you stuck.
  • Understand the process in asking for everything you want so you can create more confidence, make more money, and get what you want.

Results: Key takeaways will be massive self-awareness around one of the biggest and most unconscious ways we behave that moves us out of alignment of our values. Audiences will also get steps to identify when they're in shame and how to navigate it in a healthy way.

 
Contact us for more information or to book a call with Andrea to see which keynote is right for you. All talks and workshops are customizable. 
Meeting planners may click HERE to get images and Andrea’s bio. 
“We were seeking a motivational speaker to provide positivity skills for women who are experiencing life transition(s).”

Andrea made our experience incredibly easy. She was very accommodating to our event guests as most showed up late, yet Andrea still took the time to personalized her book for guests who missed the designated time slots. Andrea was very personable and made one-on-one time with several of our guests and board members. She moved through our inaugural event with ease and was very accommodating to our schedule during the day.  

Andrea's talk was spot on for our guests of over 200 women. We are still receiving emails and telephone calls from our event guests regarding how they were inspired or comforted by Andrea's presentation.

I would absolutely book her again to speak. 

We are a very young non-profit organization and to have Andrea talk at our first event raised the level of the day for our guests and our Board. We hope to have Andrea back after she completes her next book and feel she will stay with us as we further our journey to assist women in transition.

– Kimberly Arquilla, Founder of B & B Foundation

Meet Andrea

Andrea Owen is an author, mentor, and professional certified life coach who helps high-achieving women let go of perfectionism, control, and isolation and choosing courage and confidence instead. She has helped thousands of women manage their inner-critic to create loving connections and live their most kick-ass life.

She is the proud author of How To Stop Feeling Like Shit: 14 Habits That Are Holding You Back From Happiness (Seal Press/Hachette Books) which has been translated into 18 languages, as well as her inaugural book, 52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life: BS Free Wisdom to Ignite Your Inner Badass and Live the Life You Deserve, (Adams Media/Simon & Schuster).

Andrea is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) from The Coaches Training Institute, a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation, as well as a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator; a modality based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. She holds a Bachelor of Science from California State University in Kinesiology. Andrea has been featured on The Huffington Post Live, xojane.com, NBC, and Entrepreneur.com. She is also co-founder of The Self-Love Revolution.

She has facilitated many workshops for girls hosted by Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty whose efforts inspire and empower women and girls to live confidently and change the world around them.

When she’s not juggling her full coaching practice or hosting retreats, Andrea is busy riding her Peloton bike, chasing her 11-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter or making out with her husband, Jason. She is also a retired roller derby player having skated under the name “Veronica Vain”.

Meet Andrea

Andrea Owen is an author, mentor, and professional certified life coach who helps high-achieving women let go of perfectionism, control, and isolation and choosing courage and confidence instead. She has helped thousands of women manage their inner-critic to create loving connections and live their most kick-ass life.

She is the proud author of How To Stop Feeling Like Shit: 14 Habits That Are Holding You Back From Happiness (Seal Press/Hachette Books) which has been translated into 18 languages, as well as her inaugural book, 52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life: BS Free Wisdom to Ignite Your Inner Badass and Live the Life You Deserve, (Adams Media/Simon & Schuster).

Andrea is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) from The Coaches Training Institute, a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation, as well as a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator; a modality based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. She holds a Bachelor of Science from California State University in Kinesiology. Andrea has been featured on The Huffington Post Live, xojane.com, NBC, and Entrepreneur.com. She is also co-founder of The Self-Love Revolution.

She has facilitated many workshops for girls hosted by Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty whose efforts inspire and empower women and girls to live confidently and change the world around them.

When she’s not juggling her full coaching practice or hosting retreats, Andrea is busy riding her Peloton bike, chasing her 11-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter or making out with her husband, Jason. She is also a retired roller derby player having skated under the name “Veronica Vain”.

David Van Oostendorp President and Chief Financial Officer of Perfectly Posh

David Van Oostendorp

President and Chief Financial Officer of Perfectly Posh
Our attendees loved Andrea! She kept them engaged and attentive, and taught practical tools and strategies to help them bring more self-confidence into their lives and businesses. Andrea was funny and relatable; and one of our attendees said it was the first time she’s ever felt seen by a speaker. I’m so glad we made the decision to bring her on as one of our keynoters for our conference!

Chris Cicchinelli President and CEO of Pure Romance

Chris Cicchinelli

President and CEO of Pure Romance
Andrea's keynote at our World Conference was truly impactful. There was no holding back which made her relate to our audience, as well as teach them practical tools they can take back to their business as well as their personal lives to make them more successful. Her stories were both poignant and entertaining– I loved watching the whole room laugh within the first five minutes of her talk. I appreciate that she took the time to understand the culture of our company, as well as meet with every person afterward who wanted to personally speak with her.
Thank you, Andrea!

Lisa Grossman POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY PRACTITIONER

Lisa Grossman

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY PRACTITIONER
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.

Amanda Frailey AUDIENCE PARTICIPANT

Amanda Frailey

AUDIENCE PARTICIPANT
I just wanted to reach out and tell you that I really felt uplifted by your speech at the Pure Romance World Conference. You are an inspiration! I actually downloaded your podcasts and started listening to them on my flight home. You’re a badass! But you already know that I’m sure.
Christine Monteleone ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR AT EVOLVEMKD

Christine Monteleone

ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR EVOLVEMKD

Andrea was a DREAM to work with. We were seeking a panelist who could speak to women about resilience and snapping back from life’s many setbacks, and Andrea was nothing short of excellent. She was relatable, engaging, professional, and a hell of a lot of fun to have on our medical aesthetics device panel. The crowd of 40+ people were captivated by Andrea’s knowledge and openness about her personal journey, and loved speaking with her one-on-one once the panel concluded. We can’t wait to work with her again!

Tonya Williams AUDIENCE PARTICIPANT

Tonya Williams

AUDIENCE PARTICIPANT

I wanted to email to tell you that you have changed my life forever. In 2019, you spoke in front of Pure Romance Consultants in Las Vegas. I was one of those consultants. It was at that moment I found a woman, a coach, that I connected with, you. After I got back from Vegas, I devoured your content with such ferocity that I was instantly able to make important changes within myself. You helped me confirm I had found my purpose! My soul is at peace and settled. I am ready and excited for one amazing adventure; the good, the bad, the joy, and the tears. All of it! Thank you for being a light in the world. Because of you, I was able to put a name to my purpose. You rock and are an inspiration.

Andrea is available for virtual or in-person events. To book her for your next event, completing the form here is the fastest way to reach us. If you prefer, you can email support@andreaowen.com or call (336) 355-3494 (please note this is a voicemail and we'll return your call shortly).