MK: Andrea, we want to get to know your story. Tell us a little bit about your background and how you got to where you are today.
AW: Post graduation, I knew that I had to find a corporate position and I did one day after. I started out in banking and moved from customer service to Vice President of Marketing in 4 short years.
I left banking and moved over to the pharmaceutical industry and repeated the process from customer service Manager to Director of Marketing. The one thing I found about myself was that I most enjoyed my staff and managing people. I did not enjoy the day to day business and I made a big leap: I left corporate and began my company: The Wright Path where I am a Life and Executive Coach.
Certainly scary, ultimately rewarding and then two books later, here I am!
MK: That was a courageous move starting your own company. How has the journey been so far?
AW: Completely smooth… Not! There was the fear of failure of course, and then the fear of success. What would be the expectations put upon me to do this? Financial obligations to my family was a huge one.
I quickly found out that there was no helpline. I was the helpline and I was in need of help regarding marketing, and my website. I trusted the wrong people and lost money. I have since found trusted souls and am still changing my site.
MK: It’s good to know you found people you can trust! Now, tell us more about your business.
AW: EXECUTIVE COACHING: helping managers function at their highest level so they may help their staff be successful, and thus your business more successful. Additionally, I help teams function better, which usually results in communicating better.
LIFE COACHING: I work with individuals to help them reach their full potential regarding goals they have set for themselves. Being a life coach is a service itself! It gives me great pleasure to see people transition from a place of uncertainty to a place of assuredness, confidence and freedom.
What sets me apart? I use my intuitive skills to guide me to treat you and your teams all while helping you get on your (W)right path!
I’m most proud of the books that poured out: Trusting the Tingles (out now) and Knowing (out soon).
MK: Congratulations on the books, that’s awesome! Andrea, after achieving great things such as starting your own business, how do you define success?
AW: Success is relative. For me, it means meeting a goal. That goal can be very small (making that call) or signing a 6-figure contract.
This year, I want to publish my second book and get my tour scheduled. I want to identify at least 2 new coaching programs to market, as well as identify 6 new leads before the new year.
Most importantly, I want to serve the clients that I have to the best of my abilities.
MK: Last but not least, what are some of your influences?
AW: Too many to name: Eckhart Tolle, Tich Nhat Hanh, Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Ted Andrews.