Who I am...
Coach. Mum. Smiler. Sewer. Writer.
I am Andrea Anderson
I'm a creative being, I love making things, colour, texture, movement and music.
I'm comfortable in my own skin and I have found freedom in living a life that's true to who I am.
I bring this to life in my work as a coach by creating spaces for people to embody and experience their brilliance, beauty, creativity and vulnerability.
Where possibilities and clarity emerge on their purpose, values and strengths, what drives them and what holds them back, developing their courage and confidence to pursue their dreams and define success on their own terms.
Where I live...
I live with three wonderful people, a lovely man who I am married to and two gorgeous, mischievous, wonderfully adventurous boys, who I am Mum to.
We live in Brighton, a (sometimes!) sunny place, in the south of England, a gorgeous hive of creativity, friendliness and refreshingly down to earth!
My career story...
I have had the privilege of working with some brilliantly creative and talented people.
For over ten years I worked in fast growth fashion and digital businesses, including TOPSHOP, TOPMAN and ASOS.com.
My focus and drive when working with these businesses was on activities that delivered inspirational leadership; happy people; cultures of freedom; innovation; and ultimately achieved growth.
Whilst it definitely helped me to grow as a person, and I loved the creative and pioneering spirit I both experienced and helped to create, as I progressed through the “ranks” I found it soul destroying to become something I was not…. tough minded, focused on short term gains, detached and ultimately burnt out.
I’ve worked with some passionate and committed people, with huge amounts of energy to making a creative vision happen, and I’ve witnessed some ugly toxic corporate behaviour.
I’ve learned that organisations can only positively change and transform if those who are founders and leaders in the business are prepared to listen and accept hard truths, and to be brave enough to be uncomfortable and face up to what’s holding them, and the organisation, back and to get clear on what it will take to get to where the business wants to get to.
(Ahem, this will not happen overnight! )
My most rewarding and transformational work comes from working with people who want to invest in themselves, who recognise the fulfilment that will come from getting clear on who they are, what they want and where they’re heading.
I can’t even begin to tell you how much my life, hopes and plans for The Grateful Hearts Club have transformed.
I’ve finished the coaching with a better sense of myself and my values 💖 I’ve worked out what’s holding me back (pesky saboteurs as it happens) and how to overcome it (them) ✨ I’ve dreamt as big as I possibly can and now have the confidence to make these dreams a reality.
There is honestly no better investment than in yourself. So, if you think creatively, or want to work with someone who challenges you to think differently you’ll get a lot from working with Andrea, she is also one of the most kind, compassionate, real and lovely humans I’ve ever meet. My life has been changed in the most wonderful way and I’ll forever be grateful for that 💘
Charla Grant, Founder The Grateful Hearts Club
Charla Grant, Founder