In the science experiment called life, Andrea considers herself, and her husband, a data point, and her changed behaviour a hypothesis. Abusive behaviour can be stopped.

With a million views, shares and comments, her video When the Police Came is a clear signal that this is a message whose time has come. Her talks, Redeemable Abusers: Possibilities for Healing from the Perpetrator Side of the Equation, and Why Abusers Abuse provide much-needed counterpoints to the prevailing discourse about abuse, and represent a sea change in focus and prevention.

Andrea has traveled to Ecuador, Trinidad, India, and across the United States with the Indrani’s Light Foundation to teach, speak and spread the message of emotional leadership and appropriate anger.

Andrea is also CEO of Thought Partners International, a consulting firm that champions problem-solving, and ideas that are ahead of their time. Described by clients as having a hands-on, “Back Pocket CEO,” Andrea’s strengths lie in helping innovative ideas find footing. Results come in the form of leveraged, sustainable income and, her favourite outcome, measurable change in the mainstream conversation about possibilities.

She is the coach you want when the chips are down, and stakes are high. A thought partner whose game gets better when what you’re working on is deeply important.

When she’s not swimming or paddle-boarding in the lake, or homesteading with her husband of 23 years in the Pacific Northwest, she strives to be worthy of the many blessings in her life, and to live up to what her dog thinks of her.

Kind Words about Work With Andrea

"Andrea will get you thinking and most importantly operating from a new perspective. Solving problems is Andrea's forte."

Armando VillaInside Sales Manager, Extimata Inc.

"The business coach version of Neil Armstrong.”

Judy Ann PayawalFounder, Soul Coach

"A unique animal: a philosopher with a business brain. She also knows how to make the money happen."

Indrani GoradiaFounder, Indrani’s Light Foundation
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5 hours ago

Andrea J. Lee

[On Being Steady and Quiet] When I get asked (okay sometimes confronted about) why I take a pacifist/charge neutral stance, at least relative to louder, more aggressive posture in times of great pain and inflammation... one of the more abiding answers for me is that ...

I need and want to be in this for the long game.

(I want for ALL of us to be in it that way, actually.)

Acute issues call for acute responses, definitely. And right now we need ALL approaches. I am someone who has responded violently to wrongdoing in the past, but these days, I choose being steady, trying to go to the roots, and sustaining my energy. It's not more or less right, but it's what works for me.

I have no difficulty resisting (not being triggered by) the finger-pointing, which can get nasty 'you should be responding differently' 'you need to say more do more' 'you're doing it wrong' etc. But not everyone is as tough skinned. Those of you doing the finger-pointing, I ask you to please reconsider yourself.

You didn't ask why my stance sounds like it does, and I'm not really self-justifying, but I do get asked, so there it is. There are a lot of useful ways to 'do something.' Just as in your work, your life, or heck, decorating your house, do it your way so it is sustainable, because you own it. But definitely do something. Try to stretch when you do.

Good news: your resistance will be as unique as your fingerprint, if your soul (not someone else's) is the source. This is important. It's the only way to scale the work ahead. And I promise it will result in your life being and feeling like a work of art, even more than it already is.

#doonething #doyou #peaceispossible
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3 days ago

Andrea J. Lee

Don’t fear urgency, embrace it. What would you want to accomplish if it were the last thing you did today? Or this year? ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

Andrea J. Lee

[Conceptual Nuances] I am playing with some definitions today and wonder if anyone would like to join in? In particular I'm thinking again about the differences and similarities between:

Training and coaching
Training and facilitation

There are lots of places we can straight up train - mostly provide info, yes? So are coaching and facilitation nuances and advanced ways to deliver training?

I have so many great friends who do all these things, I'd love to hear your thoughts, and, please be reassured, I'm not looking to lock anything down or be black and white, just get this a bit clearer in my mind. Thanks for any thoughts you have! ♥
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