Speaker Intro

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Thank you for inviting me to your event.  If you need a photo for a press release or announcement you should be able to right click on the high resolution photo above and save it to your hard drive.

Here’s the introduction we used to introduce the keynote for the Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts Annual Meeting:

“Throughout her life, Andrea Patten has distinguished herself as a creative problem-solver.  She has worked with families at every social and economic level,with issues ranging from improving communication skills to homelessness… or creating a better bedtime routine.  Whether as  team leader, marketing consultant, therapist, author, director or Mom she helps craft messages that provide service and value to the intended audience.

 Please help me welcome…..”  

Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, you might want to borrow something from my About.Me bio copied  below for your convenience.

“My name is Andrea and I’m an addict.  Actually, I’m an indie author who feeds my writing habit by helping others look good. A dot-connector on steroids. An irreverent problem-solver with a history of creating experiences to yield unusual insights. Setting the stage for lasting change.

I want all kids to be able to grow up knowing they are safe and loved. Living my own happily-ever-after: writing, coaching, training & building little websites. I love connecting great people, products & ideas. Sales people, small business owners, clinical team leaders, other writers… I work with people to help clean up the messes that live in their heads but show up in blogs, social media strategies, non-profit boards, direct sales teams, websites or other relationships.

Passionate about helping people access opportunities & showcase their talents, the years I spent working in addictions & family violence intervention make me a great editor for life stories.

In “other lives” I’ve been a marketing geek, a therapist, a program director, a team leader, a waitress, a ski instructor & a cowgirl. Before that I fingerpainted & ate paste. I love dogs.