Andrea Arena organically grew the first company she founded, 2 Places At 1 Time, Inc. from a $5,000 investment into a multi-million dollar company and wants to help you do to the same.

Whether your group or organization is interested in entrepreneurship, fast-paced growth of a business, successful women in business, or challenges of mothers returning to work, Andrea’s humorous, plain spoken delivery is guaranteed to thrill all in attendance. Andrea is an experienced keynote speaker, lecturer, and instructor with a keen ability to inspire audiences to follow in her foot steps to success. Andrea is a speaker you will never forget.


Andrea’s inspiring success story resonates with everyone and hearing her tell it inspires others to immediately implement her clear, practical teachings. She will teach you how to succeed and convince you that you can!

Example of a topic. . .Keep everyone rowing in the same direction!

Today’s work environment includes a complex mix of employees – some are working from home, while others work at your office or a client site. Many travel extensively while others work a variety of office hours. This lends itself to a disjointed work force. So, the big question is, “How do you keep all of your employees sharing the same vision for the company and operating accordingly?”a2-SPEACKING-COPY-BLOCK2

#1 First, you must instill the concept that “no man is an island” amongst your staff. All employees are part of a team – your company.

#2 As the leader, you must develop a structure that requires every employee to take part in frequent, quick department or team meetings. Review the concept of the “daily huddle” as detailed by Verne Harnish in Mastering the Rockefeller Habits.

#3 Additionally, it is necessary to recognize the individuality of the each employee and their unique talents. So, each of our employees has regular meetings with their direct supervisor as well.

#4 Routinely speaking to the company’s vision is crucial. For example, during each monthly team meeting of our front line customer service employees, we share at least one story customer service success story about one of the attendees.

“Andrea is a captivating speaker, a passionate coach, and a willful mentor. She brings the same combination of skills that she used to build 2Placesat1Time to the Hob Nob advisory team, and we realize how lucky we are to have her help. Andrea has helped shape Hob Nob’s strategy through her enthusiastic involvement and insightful feedback, and I’d highly recommend that anyone with the opportunity to learn from her take her up on it!” –Ben Harris Founder HobNob

Past Speaking Engagements
• 2004 keynote speaker at the Georgia Tech Women’s Leadership Conference
• Two-time Georgia Tech IMPACT speaker
• Andrea was featured on the jumbotron along with President Jimmy Carter during Ga. Tech orientation
• A frequent speaker at Ga. Tech’s School of Entrepreneurship
• A speaker at the College of Management and Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship and Emory University’s Business School.
• The Springboard Conference
• Women in Business
• The Tennessee Benefits Professionals
• The Hugh O’Brien Youth Foundation (HOBY).