© Brian Walter
"Our best-ever event"
... Andrea also has an uncanny ability to see how all parts of our event fit together and spot potential problems that others would have missed until it was too late. Andrea is better than a problem solver—she is a "problem avoider," par excellence. Andrea quickly becomes an exceptional member of any team lucky enough to have her as a member. I cannot recommend her highly enough.Elizabeth Coppinger,
"No More Boring Meetings takes the guess work out of helping us select incredible and unique keynote speakers for our annual events. They listen to our needs and then put together custom lists of options for our review. I recommend them without hesitation!"
"Ross Shafer was absolutely fantastic! I can’t tell you how much we appreciate him making a difference for our businesses and organizations…Thank you for all your efforts and support in making our annual meeting a very successful event. Our private and public sector seemed to thoroughly enjoy his presentation. It meant a lot to everyone that Ross knew Yakima and really connected with our audience. His stories were great, we loved his video clips, he made us all laugh, and content was on point.” Beverly Schieche, Yakima County Development Assn. "
"...Scott Crabree tailored his presentation to incorporate plenty of scientific data, and did not pressure any of the audience into participating in the activities. In the end, the crowd became fully engaged and audience members willingly and eagerly took part in the meditation exercise. Mr. Crabtree received rave reviews and ranks amongst the best speakers we have had at our membership meetings."
"A fresh, exciting, and memorable event..."CEO,
"(Andrea’ Driessen’s) professionalism, attention to detail and ability to keep everyone informed allowed this event to excel and become a record-breaking evening for fundraising."
“Within 20 minutes, Dr. John Izzo had our executive team engaged and riveted, so much so that we didn’t see anyone checking their phones or iPads…To say that our team was transformed in how they interact and move forward into our future is not an exaggeration. It was one of our best retreats ever.”CEO,
"Brian Walter, David Koch & Lisa Koch were just what the doctor(s) ordered. We couldn't have been happier with our attendees’ responses…I highly recommend this group and wouldn't hesitate hiring them again."
“Humor is very difficult with a large international group. Not only was your humor acceptable to the entire audience; the music and added relevant humor that reinforced the messaging built a better-than- expected energy that bled into the entire conference program...."
"Andrea Driessen has been a trusted partner for several years. I value her breadth of experience in speaker management to help us create unique programs for our multi-generational audience, from presenting big ideas to finalizing the smallest detail."Special Events Coordinator at Seattle-area independent school,
"…one of the most inspiring speakers we have invited…." Lakeside School regarding speaker & mountaineer Ed Viesturs
"Brian Walter (of No More Boring Meetings) turned our conference into an exceptional event."
“It's a joy working with Andrea. She's easy to communicate with (personable with a great wit), creative in her thinking and seriously knows the meeting/event industry.”Editor,
"The perfect opening to our most successful conference to date…"
"You nailed it!"—CEO of PEMCO Financial Services
“Andrea Driessen LIVES her brand, always finding new ways to add value to your business and life.” Posy Gering, OD consultant, Seattle
"They put the fun back into training and learning. I will definitely work with them again and would without any hesitation refer them to others!" ,VP at Sanofi,
"The comments we received from our participants since the performance have been outstanding."
"(Emmy-winning comedian) John Keister really nailed it with his style of humor and local jokes about the city and the company."
"Andrea Driessen is a consummate professional with a keen eye for detail and a clear understanding of our big picture—a true business partner. She goes above and beyond to make the experience enjoyable and worry-free."
"(Speaker/Performer Dan Thurmon) …got an instant standing ovation from the 272 people in attendance …"
"Greg Bell was our highest ranked keynote speaker since we started tracking feedback 5 years ago.”
"Bill Stainton's 5 Best Decisions keynote outstanding. It was all we could have hoped for--plus. I've heard nothing but positive feedback. Many commented specifically about how well Bill prepared, including calling out our issues and tying in specific people from the association into his program."
“Scheduled at the end of a long, multiple-day meeting with a room full of tired field leaders, our customized ‘Seal Tank’ exercise from Brian Walter raised the energy levels right back up….It was a huge success….”James Greathouse, ,
"I can't say enough wonderful things about my experience working with Andrea Driessen. She made sure my experience was excellent—and continued to follow-up every step of the way."Woodland Park Zoo event planner,
"…thorough, professional and solutions-oriented...Andrea Driessen is a shining example of excellence, and sets the bar for professional expertise and integrity within her field.” Seattle’s YWCA following a record-setting fundraiser featuring best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert