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Andrea (Drea) Raggambi, PCC, CBC
Chief Success Designer
& Accelerator Coach

My Mission

I am an executive coach and organizational development strategist. My mission is to inspire and empower ambitious leaders to deeply appreciate who they are by exploring what thoughts, attitudes, and habits they are willing to shift to reveal the person they have yet to become. My WHO-BE-DO leader development model facilitates crucial inside-out leadership awareness that improves collaboration, strengthens relationships, and increases team performance and organizational results.

My Story

I am a Professional Certified Coach, Certified Behavioral Consultant, EFT practitioner, and author with over 20 years of experience in adult learning, leadership and organizational development, and coaching. Holding a Master's degree in Adult Learning and HR from Virginia Tech, I design and deliver impactful training and leadership development programs and coach leaders to unlock their full potential by elevating their self-awareness, confidence, and leadership prowess to achieve unprecedented results. I rely on success management, rather than change management techniques to rally people and teams around positive realities of change that shift mindsets and approaches toward more constructive conversations and behaviors. I have supported professionals primarily in the following industries: non-profit, architecture, construction, real estate, engineering, and government contracting.

As the author of "It's Time for Some Next Level SHIFT", I offer science-based methods to enhance self-awareness, shift limiting beliefs, and set goals for personal growth. I am dedicated to staying abreast of industry trends and advancements through continuous learning and involvement in professional organizations like Harvard Business Review, the International Coach Federation (ICF), the Association for Talent Development, and the NeuroLeadership Institute.

Outside of my professional endeavors, I volunteer as a mentor at my local Association for Talent Development chapter, support female professionals through pro bono work, and contribute to Lucky Dog Rescue. In my leisure time, I enjoy the outdoors and travel, acrylic and watercolor painting, various Peloton workouts, and spending time with my fiancé and our dog, Wally, in Falls Church, VA.

My Inspiration, Values, 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. I pause often to look at cloud formations and find beauty in the smallest to largest natural objects. I'm often in awe of what I notice just outside my window every day. Like with nature, I keep the wonder in my work with clients. 

Living with intention through my values keeps me aligned to my purpose of service and creates better results in my life and the lives of my clients. My values are:

  • Adventure - To me, this means a lot of things. Like seeing life as an adventure, staying open to new things, experiences, and whatever comes next, and figuring out how to build a little adventure into every day. In the literal sense, as a citizen of the US, Australia, and Switzerland and, a childhood filled with travel, the travel bug stuck with me. Whether via train, plane, or automobile, I like breaking up my routine to explore new and different things and foods.

  • AuthenticityI keep getting better at learning what this looks and feels like for me. I do my best to live my Truth each day through my words and actions. When life pulls me in different directions, this value can be the toughest to be out of integrity around but ends up  being the most important to recenter and recommit to.

  • Accountability- I take commitments seriously and always do my best to follow up, follow through and, deliver based on clear expectations. Whether with friends, family, colleagues, or business partners, I take responsibility for my words and actions, do my best to uphold my personal boundaries, speak my truth, and seek to understand others' perspectives. 

  • Creativity- Another personal value guiding my behavior and decisions for a long time, is creativity. I rely on it daily and channel it through art, writing, and other forms of creative expression including my work and interactions with others. It's the 'juice' that feeds my soul.

  • Impact - In whatever I take on, I'm keen on creating value and seeing a difference as a result of my time and efforts. I am research and data-driven and believe in measuring results. I also like to use facts rather than relying on assumptions, judgments, or opinions to move the needle.

Though we are all unique, what I recognize unites us as humans, is our backgrounds, experiences, conditioning, beliefs, value systems, and traumas (we have all experienced some trauma just to normalize that for you) wire us for resilience.

 

In fact, we have already survived 100% of our worst days. From this alone it is clear, very little is insurmountable if we are willing to recognize when and how we are standing in our way. So for each of us, our success starts and ends with US - it is an inside job!

 

So as a client with me, 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 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. This evolution is grounded in my WHO-BE-DO formula which highlights the importance of grounding yourself in WHO you are so you can BE that person in all you DO. 

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.

 

Ways I Serve:

Clients who seek leadership and organizational development services come to me because they:

  • Want to improve team communication, dynamics, trust, collaboration, 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

  • Desire improved organizational culture through organizational change and growth

  • Seek strategy facilitation services to align people to important organizational goals and outcomes

Clients who seek coaching come to me because they:

  • Want to elevate their leadership presence and improve relationships to influence outcomes and common goals

  • Want to experience progress through less conflict and more constructive interactions

  • 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 tolerate people and/or situations that drain them 


In addition to my WHO-BE-DO development model, 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)

  • DiSC

  • 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.

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The WHO-BE-DO Development Model
Leading from the Inside-Out

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Learn more about this model in this 13-minute video.

WHO

At the core of the model is the "Authentic Self," representing the essence of who you are. This encompasses your values, beliefs, experiences, and unique characteristics. Understanding and embracing your authentic self is crucial for genuine leadership. Focusing on WHO involves evaluating thought patterns, strengths, values, and limiting beliefs while fostering habits of gratitude and acceptance. This journey leads to conscious behaviors aligned with our true selves, fostering ease, peace, and flow. As our internal state shapes our external reality, regular calibration and alignment to WHO we are brings us closer to desired outcomes. 

BE

The next layer focuses on "BE," which refers to the way you present yourself to others. It involves being the person that aligns with your authentic self in every interaction. This authenticity fosters trust and builds stronger relationships. BE represents the transformative nexus where we engage with others, yielding both complexities and enriching relationships. These interactions serve as mirrors, reflecting aspects of ourselves that may otherwise go unnoticed. By aligning with our authentic WHO, we empower ourselves to express freely and pursue meaningful actions. Focus here fosters confidence, self-worth, and respect, enhancing feelings of value in relationships and behaviors that improve the quality of relationships.

DO

The outer layer, "DO," represents your actions. It’s about taking actions that are consistent with your authentic self. When your actions align with who you truly are, they are more effective and impactful, leading to genuine results. While most people operate here in doing, excellence here relies on alignment of WHO we are and how we are BEing. This phase delves into understanding motivations, limitations, and capabilities, facilitating action within an inspiring and efficient timeframe. 

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