Andrea’s passion for community was awakened by a siege at a Chocolate Café inspiring her to start Chocolate and Coffee Day for Religious Harmony. With 40 years in community leadership, she saw how the catalyst for change emerges with the invitation to the table. And so, Chocolate and Coffee Breaks was born to help nourish and create communities where people thrive and innovation flourishes. As a Speaker and Author, she inspires you to create new ways of being, and lead into the future with visionary action. Andrea’s message will serve the mind, inspire the soul and touch the heart.
Andrea’s life has been spent in leadership and service to the communities in which she finds a sense of belonging. Through her own life experiences, she has come to recognise that true purpose and fulfillment come when we give of ourselves. When you do that within a unified community your potential is magnified and you unleash your ultimate impact to create real change in the world.
Being passionate about her own social mission opened Andrea’s eyes to the purpose and fulfillment that comes from following this calling. She could see the value for individuals, workplaces and communities to embrace their own social mission as a means of working together on projects that unify their community. Here is where Social Mission Revolution was born. An inspiring podcast evolved, with guest who are making a big difference in the world. This has given Andrea the opportunity to champion many causes.
Believing that stories are the heartbeat of the Community, podcasting has become a driving force, with the addition of a second podcast. Chocolate and Coffee Breaks podcast highlights how each of us can invite someone different to us to the table and discover different perspectives on life. Here we discover that opposites and the same.
As a volunteer Community Chaplain working with Emergency Ministries, Andrea has seen firsthand, that after trauma and tragedy, reconnecting to the sense of belonging is the primary key to rebuilding lives and community.
Her leadership style is all about empowering others and creating “teamship,” where each member is empowered to contribute.
An avid inspiring writer, passionate humanitarian and a Speaker with a life time of experience, Andrea’s talks will inspire you to invite others to the table to create community where all find acceptance, a sense of belonging and an opportunity to contribute.