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Andrea Driessen

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Chief Boredom Buster Andrea Driessen…

believes everyone’s entitled to feeling radically engaged in the worldand that includes during important business meetings. Professional, playful and positively resourceful, she’s the high-spirited, highly regarded expert you need on your team.

Andrea views events as critical, yet often-squandered opportunities to build engagement, and inspire people to perform at levels they may have thought impossible. Audiences are then fully awake and able to learn what they need to be more effective and productive.

For 25 years, Andrea has been linking speakers with captive audiences. Raised in a family in which learning was strongly encouraged, by parents who valued self-directed education and discovery, Andrea thrives on connecting experts with audiences. A Professional Convention Management Assn. “Best in Class” speaker, Andrea delivers a wide range of interactive workshops for business audiences.

A member of the Int’l Assn. of Speakers Bureaus and a member of its Ethics Committee, Andrea was given their Pacesetters’ Award in recognition of her efforts to move the Association and the industry forward. She helped organize TEDxSeattle for 7 years, and is a TEDSummit and TEDActive attendee.

She is also the author of the award-winning book, The Non-Obvious Guide to Event Planning: For Kick-Ass Gatherings that Inspire People, which the International Book Awards named the 2019 winner in the Business: Communications/PR category. She also writes regularly for the Meeting Professional Magazine.

Believing that we’re all entitled to feeling engaged in the world up til the end, Andrea is a hospice volunteer in Seattle. And when not putting an end to boring meetings, Andrea stays un-bored with visits to spas, happy hours, gyms, and other time zones. Eventually she would like to become a trapeze artist with Cirque du Soleil.

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