Andrea Raggambi, PCC, CBC
Chief Success Designer
& Accelerator Coach
My mission is to inspire and empower ambitious leaders to increase their self-awareness by noticing how they show up to lead themselves and others to accept differences, embrace change, and act with intention, curiosity, and confidence to make choices more in line with what they want and deserve.
I am an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Certified Behavioral Consultant and author. I have more than 27 years of professional experience with 20 of those focused on adult learning, leadership, development, organizational design, and coaching and a Master's degree in Adult Learning and HR from Virginia Tech. I have designed and led hundreds of professionals through successful, transformative learning experiences across many organizations and industries including small and large non-profit organizations as well as for-profit industries in architecture, construction, engineering, and government contracting. I have served project managers, people managers, and executives.
I stay current on industry best practices, research, and advances in the field of leadership and coaching by reading as much as possible on these topics. I also utilize my ICF membership resources and pay forward support of female professionals in my community doing pro bono work. I have served in volunteer capacities at my local Association for Talent Development chapter, enjoy acrylic and watercolor painting, many different Peloton workouts, and volunteer to support dogs and cats at Lucky Dog Rescue. I reside in Falls Church, VA with my fiance and two dogs.
My Inspiration, Philosophy & Approach
I am inspired by and curious about nature - all kinds - our physical world, human nature, the nature of things, and appreciate how we see things differently even if we are looking a the same thing.
So when working with clients, it is important to me to understand not only what success looks like for you and your teams but why that type of success is important to you. When consulting to determine the right leadership development engagements, my style is extremely collaborative. I seek to clearly understand the behaviors you want to shift to move people and your business forward and aim to co-create the experience in alignment with your mission, values, and culture.
Coaching individuals and teams to success includes strategies to unveil old programming and beliefs that hold them back while embracing radical personal responsibility. When this awareness is ignited, the path that lights up new choices and opportunities becomes more clear and actionable.
No matter who you are, what I know for sure is:
Regardless of your background, experiences, conditioning, beliefs, value systems, and traumas (we all have experienced trauma just to normalize that for you), you have already survived 100% of your worst days. From this alone it is clear, very little is insurmountable if you are willing to recognize when and how you are standing in your own way. So really, your success starts and ends with you - it is an inside job! This is great news because you only have one person to focus on – YOU. When you are clear on who you are and operate in a way that is in complete alignment with your true self, it becomes easier to show up in service of and to more effectively and energetically lead others to their goals.
The factors that limit us reside within us. These limitations are based on what we believe, what we expect, how we respond, and what we choose. If we can create intentional space to hit the pause button on our ego, limit and shift self-judgment, dismiss comparison, and manage our expectations and responses to ‘fake’ threats, we have access to the recipe for designing and accelerating the success story we have yet to write.
Clients who seek leadership development services come to me because they:
Want to improve team dynamics, trust, and performance
Seek new and creative ways to change behaviors
Have middle managers who need to unlearn individual contributor habits and develop people leader habits
Want inspiring and fun ways to engage their teams and improve relationships
Seek specific high-potential leader development for sustainable organizational growth
Clients who seek coaching come to me because they:
Feel unsure about how to change or take their careers to the next level
Feel stuck in their personal and/or professional lives in a particular area and want a nudge forward
Feel overwhelmed with things they feel they should be doing instead of what they want to do
Feel the need to control many aspects of their lives and have trouble prioritizing their emotional and physical health
Avoid difficult situations, conversations or asking for what they need including setting boundaries
Have imposter syndrome or feelings of low self-worth or esteem
Baked into my MADES coaching model, is the ICF Code of Ethics to ensure ethical principles and standards of behavior. I am also certified to utilize many well-known tools and self-assessments that support self-awareness and development:
Leadership Circle 360
Leadership Effectiveness 360
EIQ 360 and Emotional Intelligence - EQi 2.0/ EQ 360
HPTI (High Potential Trait Indicator)
Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
Energy Leadership Index Assessment (ELI)/ELI 360
PROSCI Change Management Methodology (Train the Trainer Certified)
I work with clients who are ready to make decisions that make a difference for themselves, their loved ones, their teams and their organizations. Contact me to see if we are a good match to explore what that means for you.
My Clients Hail From:
The M.A.D.E.S Coaching Model
My MADES coaching model is founded in the ICF Core Competency Model and includes four steps and a system of ongoing "success managment" to deliver targeted and personalized coaching services that create motivation and momentum to reach your goals.
In this phase we discuss the value of and set the foundation for our partnership. We also establish the coaching agreement and outline the parameters around communication and mutual expectations.
In this phase we work together to identify what success means and looks like for you. We assess your current energy leadership, strengths, values, motivations and beliefs that got you where you are today. We also take a look at how your current viewpoints and behaviors could be preventing you from achieving the levels of success you desire. A clear vision is established and a variety of coaching tools and self-awareness tools can provide new insights. Empowering questioning techniques and self-discovery methods are also used to help identify new ways of seeing opportunities and potential to shift perspectives and uncover new possibilities for action.
In the design phase, we build on our work in the assessment phase to design actions related to your vision and goals. We then develop and maintain an effective coaching plan that is attainable, measurable, specific and targeted. This time of active experimentation allows you to implement new and exciting strategies that we have created and celebrate your progress as you go.
At the evaluate stage we make time to reflect on progress and impact to determine where and how awareness is different and what opportunties are available to take new action.
I apply my unique version of 'success management' techniques throughout the process which utilizes a mix of change management, mindset, and habit-building practices to shift energy, thoughts, and behaviors in the direction of your vision and goals. At the core of this model, this type of ongoing support is critical to success throughout the process. Embedded in this step is providing a safe and supportive environment for you to grow, learn and expand your horizons to reach new heights.