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I’m Andrea Featherstone, an unconventional mind-tamer for indecisive overachievers
Like a lion-tamer, but for minds. A tamed mind is a bloody majestical thing —Want one? I’ll hook you up.
I’m also a former sceptical pessimist and current hater of cucumber.
I coach and train indecisive, practical people to tame their minds and get more clarity, confidence, and pep in their step. With absolutely no mention of chakras.
People I work with often describe me as “genuine, caring, honest, and no-bullshit”
I love having a laugh (mainly at my own expense), but behold, the professional spiel —
I facilitate unconventional mindfulness and emotional intelligence workshops across Australia, the UK and NZ for organisations like Deloitte, MYOB, BMW, Electrolux, Victoria Police, & ExxonMobil, at schools (in partnership with Smiling Mind), and for the medical faculty and academic staff at Monash University, run by world-renowned mindfulness expert Dr Craig Hassed.
—Read: I do actually know what I’m talking about, (at times).
Andrea is the most genuine, caring, and open person it has been my pleasure to work with
What struck me from the beginning is her integrity and also bravery at being honest that she is a human being and not a fictional persona created simply to sell a course.
Rachel, Business Consultant, UK
Andrea is easy to talk to, inspiring, honest, and calls things how she sees it. No bullshit!
Since working with Andrea, my life has done a complete 180 degree turn! I have a completely different outlook and there is so much more ease and joy in my life.
Michelle, Doctor, Brisbane
Andrea is an incredible woman who is extremely relatable, insightful, genuine, and inspiring
Andrea is able to convey complex things like ‘mindfulness’ in a very relatable way, she takes it in manageable steps which makes it much easier to understand.
Paula, Operations Analyst, NZ
Once upon a not-so-excellent time…
I was a practical, cynical, overachieving architecture graduate with a life that looked great from the outside. But if I was honest with myself (which I usually wasn’t), I felt pretty numb and unfulfilled.
I lived in a constant state of indecision, people-pleasing, and accidentally snapping at my boyfriends.
Eggshells were mentioned.
I felt that I was missing a seriously crucial piece of the puzzle.
My pessimistic, moody-as-cripes self decided to try to sort that shit out and go looking for better answers to my numbness. As an overachiever hamstrung by perfectionism, I knew a fair amount about succeeding at anything I put my mind to, but nothing about how to leap out of bed with a grin.
Nor how to stop being a snapadaktal in my relationships. Nor how to work out what to do when I unexpectedly quit my career in architecture with no better plan.
It took a while for me to work out that putting my mind to the problem was the problem.
I spent years travelling the world – grumpily vacuuming my way around the Mediterranean on the superyacht of a Russian Billionaire… attempting to vegan myself into happiness at an ashram in the middle of Swedish nowhere… befriending a white guy called Black Jesus in Nicaragua. Trying like buggery to piece together the life puzzle.
Cripes, I’ve done a lot of self development courses, and I have to say… much of it was utter bollocks. But some of it smacked me over the head like a lightbulb and changed… well, everything really.
There’s a lot of self help out there, but my superpowers involve:
(A): Not being a dick about it.
—AKA being honest AF about the ridiculous pickles I get myself into so you can laugh about it with / at me…
And (B): (in Karen’s words) “making the complex so easy to understand and relate to” using self-deprecating laughs and gaspingly honest personal stories.
If you’re sceptical, as you should be, you could take my blog readers Katie, Laura, Suresh, Sara and Jaclyn’s words for it, because I glued a bunch of their emails together (there was much overlapping sentiment) in one lovely feat of shameless self-promotion:
“I always hold a bit of cynicism as to how ‘perfect’ and ‘figured out’ self-help authors really are. You don’t hide behind a pretence and people adore you for that. I LOVE your blog posts, they’re bloody hilarious. It’s refreshing to get emails that make you laugh out loud. They make me feel so much better (the relief to know I’m not alone and crazy is incredible, lol!)”
Copy-Pastable Professional Bio:
Andrea Featherstone is an unconventional mindfulness consultant who helps practical overachievers to tame their mind, get clear on their direction, and stop snapping at strangers. Without a single mention of chakras.
Andrea facilitates workshops across Australia, NZ and the UK for corporates (incl Deloitte, MYOB, Victoria Police, Electrolux, Lululemon, BMW, ExxonMobil & the ATO), schools (in partnership with Smiling Mind) and for the Faculty of Medicine at Monash University.
Andrea has trained with and works for Dr Craig Hassed, world renowned mindfulness expert, and has attended trainings with Eckhart Tolle, Dr Daniel Siegel, Russ Harris, and Jack Kornfield.
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