Andrea Owen is an author, global keynote speaker, and professional certified life coach who helps high-achieving women maximize unshakeable confidence, master their mindset, and magnify their courage. She has taught hundreds of thousands of women tools and strategies to be able to empower themselves to live their most kick-ass life through keynote speaking, her books, coaching, and her wildly popular podcast with over 4 million downloads.
She is the proud author of How To Stop Feeling Like Shit: 14 Habits That Are Holding You Back From Happiness, published in 2018, then updated and re-released in 2022 (Seal Press/Hachette Books) which has been translated into 19 languages and is available in 23 countries, as well as Make Some Noise: Speak Your Mind and Own Your Strength (TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random-House), and 52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life: BS Free Wisdom to Ignite Your Inner Badass and Live the Life You Deserve, (Adams Media/Simon & Schuster).
Andrea is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) from The Coaches Training Institute, a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation, a SHE RECOVERS® coach, as well as a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator; a modality based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown.
When she’s not juggling her full coaching practice or writing books, Andrea is busy working out, or spending time with her two teenagers. She is also a retired roller derby player having skated under the name “Veronica Vain”.
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Name of your business, website, social media handles
Your Kick-Ass Life Coaching, LLC | andreaowen.com | @heyandreaowen (all socials)
What has been our greatest & favorite achievement so far and why?
That my second book has been translated into 19 languages and sold in 23 countries. It’s gone farther and wider than my wildest dreams.
If you are an entrepreneur, what motivated you to start your own business?
Honestly, it was accidental! I loved the work and back then, there weren’t any companies that hired life coaches, so I started my own.
What does success mean to you?
Going after whatever it is you want and desire. Failure is inevitable, the real success comes from trying.
What is your mantra or favorite saying? (If it's a known quote, please let us know who said it first!)
“If we do not change the direction we are going, we are likely to end up where we are headed.” –Chinese proverb
What failure taught you the most about life or business? What was the lesson?
My divorce at age 30. I didn’t listen to my gut when it told me not to get married in the first place. The lesson being to always listen to your gut, even when what it’s telling you to do is painful.
What's your favorite book - fiction or non-fiction! - in the past year?
“Untangled: Guiding teenage girls through the seven transitions into adulthood by Lisa Damour (I have a teenage daughter!)
If you could teach the world one five-minute lesson, what would it be?
Personal values. We don’t know these enough and many times people know theirs, but they can’t articulate what they “look like” in their lives.
Knowing what you know now, what would you have done differently when you were first starting out?
Followed through better with certain projects like a YouTube channel. I spread myself too thin instead of honing in on a few things.
What does women's empowerment look like to you in action?
So many things, but one example would be for women to stop and ask themselves the question, “Is this my conditioning or is this my truth” ANY TIME they hesitate to go after something or second guess themselves.
What would you tell 19-year-old YOU?
Don’t marry him. Don’t center men in your life, center YOU and people who support you to be better and go far.
What will 86-year-old you want you to know TODAY?
That no matter what, you did your best, and it was great.
Does anyone call you by a nickname? What is it?
My high school bestie called me Cacahuete which is “Peanut” in Spanish.
What is your favorite place for our audience to reach you?
Instagram @heynandreaowen or my website!