Andrea Riggs is one of the most sought out leaders today for women who want to discover, live and fulfill their original callings, their true destiny as women, the women they were meant to be. She is helping to bring thousands of women out of what she calls the 7 MYTHS or societal constructs they’ve been overshadowed with that sabotage their ability to reach their peak in every aspect of life from relationships to career to individual and spiritual fulfillment. Her work is helping women from all walks of life from cities throughout the United States and countries abroad through speaking engagements, conferences, corporate trainings, seminars and private and group coaching sessions.
Andrea’s academic credentials include a Bachelor of Business Administration and a law degree (JD) from the University of Missouri. She was the Ewing Scholarship recipient for study abroad in International Business and Finance as part of her undergraduate studies. In law school Andrea was a member of Law Review, the Moot Court Board and the International Law Society.
She began her career life working for the Missouri Attorney General’s Office protecting consumer rights. The next five years were spent in private practice as a litigator. Andrea then moved on to corporate America working at a Fortune 500 International Telecommunications Company where her responsibilities included negotiating multi-million dollar agreements with other carriers and managing contract disputes.
It was during her work at this corporation of 30,000 employees world-wide that she really experienced and saw the female myth syndrome first hand that most women have been and continue to suffer from that are keeping them from their real destinies as women. In addition to going through several of her own myth cycles like “the drive for perfection in her career” and “the need to marry,” she witnessed thousands of other women, not just in her own company, but many others she interfaced with, struggle through a variety of their own myth syndromes. There were 7 MYTHS that seemed to hold women captive and keep them from their authentic, extraordinary real roles as women. They were the myths of: “Perfection” “Sex=Power” “Marriage” “Aging” “Having It All” “Competition” and “Celebrity.” This is where the 7 MYTHS were born.
Feeling like she had found her life’s calling, Andrea moved to Southern California and left the corporate world. She then spent several years doing research, interviews and further investigation into dynamics of the myths that sabotage women’s true callings. Determined to break through her own struggle with myths that held her back and wanting to help other women as well, she tried a variety of techniques and protocols that ultimately set her free into the woman she feels she is born to be. She now helps women all over the world from almost every age group, socio-economic background, profession and culture discover what set of myths are sabotaging their personal dreams and goals in life and helps them break through them quickly and easily to fulfill their real passion and destiny as women.
"Andrea: I am so grateful to have you as my coach. You have helped me dispel the 7 myths to live my life fully and completely: "Flaws and ALL." Because of our work together, I am forging ahead and making major breakthroughs towards my career aspirations and personal goals. What a difference a great coach and mentor can make.
"Andrea: The 7 Myth Workshop you presented for our group was captivating and ground breaking. We were on the edge of our seat for the entire day. Your style of delivery kept us focused and engaged. Many members have already requested that you be asked to present for our group again. You made our day an unforgettable success. Thank you."
"Andrea: Working with you has changed my life. I’ve been able to finally get those last few credits to complete my college education, I’ve had the courage to apply for promotions at work and I’m back in the dating world looking for my Mr. Right instead of settling for Mr. Right Now. Thank you for helping me move beyond the constraints of so many of the myths that were holding me hostage. I had no idea that I had taken on so many beliefs that didn’t belong to me and didn’t serve me. Now I’m free to focus on the opportunities that await me."
"Andrea: Your keynote presentation on The 7 Myths that Sabotage All Women’s Lives was so sincere and eloquent it changed my life. Thank you for taking an extremely complex and intellectual subject and making it so interesting and easy for everyone to understand. It’s people like you that change the world."
"Dear Andrea, It was such a pleasure to attend your conference. You present the 7 myth’s affecting us all so clearly and concisely! Thank you for assisting me and many other women with these astounding breaking-throughs. I believe many of us are ready to step into our destiny. Thank you so much for stepping into yours. This is the work that will change all women’s live and the world."
"Hi Andrea, Your workshops are full of so much wonderful information and practical solutions for women. I came of age in the early 60s, a time when none of the points you make were expressed openly. Even though we now have the research and many women role models, there is still a long way to go. Thanks for all that you do.. Your sister in the trenches."
"Thank you for the workshop you conducted for our group. I learned so much about the myths that continue to plague women today and why they are so pervasive and compelling. It was very eye-opening to discover the myths that hinder me personally. I will now be able to recognize the thoughts and behaviors that stop me from moving forward and I have the tools and techniques to reach my goals."
"I highly recommend Andrea Riggs as a speaker and facilitator for workshops, seminars and conferences. Andrea is informative, factual and at the leading edge of the 7 Myths that are holding women back and the methods for overcoming them. Her teachings are innovative, engaging and thoughtful. Her audience will be captivated and experiencing major breakthroughs!"
Jennifer LaBounty, Psychology Instructor and Counselor
"Andrea: Thank you so much for your 7 Myth Weekend Workshop! I had many "AHA" moments at the event and opportunities to use the material as soon as I got home. I had no idea how all of the myths are so deeply ingrained in our psyches, our social contexts (work and play), and how these messages are continually reinforced all around us. The process for changing is really very subtle, but very powerful. It’s a VERY big deal, and one that I don’t feel has been addressed as head on by anyone more than you. It IS a woman’s issue that we perpetuate these myths for ourselves. I can’t wait for your next event. Sign me up!"
"Andrea Riggs has been a regular presenter for the past ten years at Orange Coast College’s Re-Entry Center and for CARATS a statewide organization for adults returning to college. Andrea is an outstanding speaker on motivation, career building, leadership, self- improvement and breaking through barriers in today’s workforce. She is highly charismatic, informative and yet very down-to-earth. She is always well informed and approachable. Students and professionals consistently rate Andrea’s presentations as a top 5 out of 1-5 rating on effective presentation style, useful information, inspiration and communication skills. She is a positive, informative and loving support for anyone who comes into contact with her. I highly recommend Andrea Riggs as a speaker, educator and leader."
Nicki Jackson Brown, Director, OCC Re-Entry Center
"Andrea: I have had the honor and pleasure of hosting you at several of the workshops sponsored by my company and at events for other organizations. You are able to inspire, educate and facilitate any type of audience. You have a unique ability to tap into the culture and language of the group/organization’s desires and goals to create a meaningful experience for the participants. Your expertise in the area of "myth work" is unparalleled. You have an extraordinary ability to assist others in the process of discovering the myths that hold them back and empowering them to overcome them to become the best they can possibly be. You inspire so much hope for a future where women are reclaiming their authenticity and operating from a place of pure potential. Your sessions always stand out as superior on the feedback surveys at our events. I would like to thank you for sharing her work with us; it is a true gift.
Tracy Heffelman, CEO Ellie/Alice Inc.