Andrea Novakowski is an executive coach who has been helping clients align their professional goals with their personal values since 1997. She guides executives from strategic vision to measurable action plans, and works with high-potential employees seeking to move up in their careers. By tapping into Andrea’s knowledge, tools and skills, clients are able to meld career development and personal growth to reach higher productivity and deeper levels of job and personal satisfaction.
Why I Love Being a Coach
“I love that I can bring my background, experience and gifts to others to help them move to the next place in their life. I love being part of their journey, connecting in a meaningful way, and supporting them to make their dreams into reality.”
Andrea brings 20 years of experience to her coaching business, both as a corporate executive and a small business owner. She co-developed and grew a highly successful employee benefit consulting firm that was acquired by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA). Her responsibilities included managing the P&L, strategic planning, sales, client service, marketing, and the hiring, training and management of staff. At BCBSMA she was part of the executive team that opened a new distribution channel by establishing a dedicated broker sales organization. She developed excellent working relationships with top-level division heads in marketing, product development, service, finance, and underwriting.
Awards and Certifications
- ICFNE Hall of Fame Awards (page)
2012 ICFNE Hall of Fame Award (video)
- Boston Herald.com Selected Top 10 Executive Coach for the 3rd time
- Past President International Coaching Federation, New England
- Master Certified Coach – International Coaching Federation
- Coach U Graduate & Professional Mentor Coach
- PaperRoom™ Certified Coach
Andrea recognizes the importance of giving, whether it’s through charitable work, networking or helping others. She does this through her non-profit work at places such as Babson College’s Center for Women’s Leadership and the International Coach Federation of New England, where she is a Past President. She enjoys inviting others to participate in her giving programs – sharing the opportunity to see what is possible through involvement. Andrea organizes Pounce on a Project – a monthly call to action for people to take on that special project that never seems to get done. Building relationships between and among people is one of Andrea’s values that she clearly honors.
Andrea received a B.A. in Psychology from Simmons College and an M.B.A. with a specialization in Finance from Babson College. She graduated from the Entrepreneurial Master program from SBANE/Babson in 1992.
Public Speaking & Seminars
Andrea inspires her audience with her knowledge, energy and passion, sharing stories based on her work with clients and her own life. Her highly interactive presentations share tips, techniques and strategies that you can easily learn and use. Her background as an employee, business owner and coach give Andrea a unique perspective to share. Some of the organizations where she has spoken include: A.G. Edwards, Boston Women in Finance, Broad Institute, Downtown Women’s Club, Environmental Protection Agency, Gilbane Building Company, International Association of Administrative Professionals, Keefe Tech Continuing Education, The Marriott Hotel, Milford Bank, New England Meetings Industry Conference, Simmons College and the Women’s Summit at Bryant University.
Contact Andrea if you would like to have her speak at an event or to a group within your corporation.
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