Andrea Cole

Owner | Coach | Consultant at Andrea Cole Consulting, LLC
Neighborhood: West Seattle

Andrea brings a wide scope of knowledge and experience from both industry and education. With more than 20 years in the software industry, non-profit management, public sector and business enterprise consulting services, she has developed skills in managing projects of all sizes, including large international projects. Cole brings a fresh approach to organizational development that values the learner while supporting the organization's strategic goals. Andrea is an award-winning ?career coach ?and has worked with hundreds of individuals, coaching them through the job search process to land jobs at their targeted companies. Andrea cares deeply about each individual and their dreams. In addition to working with individuals one on one, she worked with a major outplacement firm during the 2014 Microsoft layoffs, coaching impacted employees to successful landings at new jobs. She has deep knowledge of the Seattle business community, and high tech in particular. As a ?Senior Action Learning Coach?, Andrea teaches action learning at Universities and for the World Institute for Action Learning. She also coaches teams to find innovative solutions to today's complex problems while building leadership skills, improving team dynamics, and increasing personal awareness. Andrea coaches in leadership development programs including Microsoft, Goodwill Industries International, and the National Park Service. Cole is a past board member for the World Institute for Action Learning, serving as Director of Social Media, and former Treasurer for the WIAL-USA board. She earned a masters’ degree in Human and Organizational Learning from the George Washington University in Washington, DC and a bachelors’ degree in Business Administration/Accounting from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Cole is a certified Results Trained Coach, certified through the Neuroleadership Institute.