Here are a few things you might be interested in knowing about me.
- Some of my best achievements and biggest struggles have been directly effected by my creativity, sensitivity and powerful voice.
- In November 2014 I started exploring how these attributes effect my relationships and my impact on the world on my blog. My desire was to share snippets of real life and share how I process those moments to find a redemptive message in each moment.
- In April, 2017 I started the Voice of Influence: Compelling Communication Strategy podcast. Interviewing experts and leaders with a well-developed voice of influence is incredibly rewarding.
My husband and I (Aaron+Andrea = “The A-Team”) live in Western Nebraska with our two kids Amelia and Grant and two dogs, George and Belle. We love working and playing in our backyard and all of the humans in our family are triathletes – some of us a little slower than others.
After growing up in Holdrege, Nebraska I spent the next few years going to college and grad school in Nashville, Kearney (Nebraska) and Chicago where I earned a B.A. Music Education and M.A. Counseling Ministries. I taught music at Loomis, Nebraska for three years, and Aaron and I got married in 2005. We lived in LaCrosse, Wisconsin where our daughter was born. Our son Grant joined us while we were living in Hastings, Nebraska.
For three years, I led Uprising, a ministry for Hastings College women; and, for part of that time, I taught Bible classes at Horizon Recovery & Counseling Center.
In 2010 we relocated to North Platte, Nebraska where I led a small group for four years before I started to focus more on writing and speaking. Aaron is a physical therapist/owner at Sandhills Physical Therapy. We love spending time at home with our kids and dogs, playing and working in our backyard.
This is me.
UNFROZEN: Stop Holding Back and Release the Real You released on August 28th, 2016. View the book trailer below and then check out the free discussion guide here: Discussion Guide.
Read the prologue HERE. The book is my story as a strong, empathetic, sensitive woman on a search to figure out how to use my voice for relational connection and extraordinary impact. Maybe it’s your story, too.
Voice of Influence