Foster Workplaces of Greater Connection, Mattering, Belonging & Collaboration

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Interactive virtual experiences with speaker, author, & founder of Gracenotes, Andrea Driessen:

  • Cultivate deeper MEANING, especially when life feels precarious and uncertain

  • Help audiences feel more GROUNDED and COHESIVE in times of enormous change

  • Build stronger TEAMS through the lens of appreciation

  • Bring everyone’s WHOLE SELVES to work

  • Provide an ACTIONABLE tool for defeating IMPOSTOR SYNDROME

  • Reveal exactly how our talents MATTER

  • Move individuals from feeling unseen to feeling SIGNIFICANT

  • Clarify and cultivate a more compelling LEGACY as we age

​This engaging experience will resonate with:


CORPORATIONS: For boosting retention efforts that save massive $$$ on replacing disengaged, under-appreciated workers. For cultures committed to helping everyone bring their full selves to work. For teams craving more cohesion. For managers needing an easy to-use tool that shows employees how their talents matter.

TRADE GROUPS: Associations are hungry for fresh, affordable tools to foster a deeper sense of meaning and calm when circumstances feel unstable. They want to honor and appreciate members, boost engagement, and amplify belonging. When association members go from feeling unseen to feeling significant, they contribute more time and energy to your industry.


HEALTHCARE / HOSPICE WORKERS: For professionals on the front lines of medicine, Gracenotes are a vital tool for communicating in the midst of difficulty, honoring others, and coping with change and loss—their own and their patients’.

FINANCIAL SERVICE FIRMS: For clients of investment firms involved in conversations around legacy, meaning, and how they wish to be remembered, Gracenotes help create a strategic road map.


WOMEN’S EVENTS: With 70% of women and men reporting a sense of impostor syndrome (!), Gracenotes are a critical antidote to the doubt many feel in our accomplishments and self-worth.

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Foster Workplaces of Greater Connection, Mattering, Belonging & Collaboration

Today’s work and home life feel particularly uncertain and tenuous. Many are isolated and unsure. Constant change happens…constantly.


What’s the antidote as we re-examine our shifting priorities and precarious futures?



Gracenotes express our most affirming thoughts about anyone we work with and care about. They ensure we all know we matter—at any age. They are tangible and actionable tools for honoring one another and creating a more human and meaningful workplace.


After all, when we know our talents matter, when we’re valued and appreciated for our humanness, we take bigger risks. We take on greater challenges. We bring our full selves to work. Our culture becomes one of greater belonging. Teams are more cohesive. And we contribute more time and energy to mission-critical initiatives.


This highly engaging experience is a one-of-a-kind mix of connective, respectful interactivity along with funny and poignant stories that open people’s minds and hearts to positive change.


It's a crowd-sourced Wenote®.—Andrea’s term for the high-energy alternative to a standard, one-way keynote. Attendees are transformed into participants and we co-create the program together.

Facilitator Andrea Driessen is the creator of Gracenotes, international award-winning entrepreneur & author, TEDx speaker, boredom buster, wenote presenter, & hospice volunteer

Andrea has dedicated her career to helping companies, nonprofits, and teams become more communicative, effective, and capable. An event-industry veteran, she’s spent her entire career in the trenches of business meetings—understanding each group’s unique goals and delivering impactful and engaging solutions. Andrea has curated programs for hundreds of meeting planners who wanted to create new experiences to invigorate their audiences to take action.

And as a hospice volunteer with Providence of Seattle, she understands the profound power of open and caring communication between those who are dying and their loved ones, along with the importance of recognition, reward, appreciation, and productivity in the business world.

Through her interactions with people who are dying—and those who are very much alive—she has developed this powerful, actionable tool. And has witnessed the life-changing effects this straightforward exercise has on anyone.




From Amazon

“Andrea has a unique gift for bringing the right conversations to the forefront in ways the message can be heard and processed quickly. Watching her deliver in a corporate setting like at Amazon was a case study in how to engage the head and the heart for tangible results. And for us, these results included learning to apply her fresh approach for communicating messages of inclusion, belonging, and mattering. She engaged a 300+-person online audience with wit and smarts, while also flexing to embrace the unfolding conversation of the group. Everyone stayed engaged til the very end! Kristin Graham, Principal, Culture and Communications, Amazon

From the Boeing Company Sales & Marketing team:

Andrea as a person and a professional is authentic and genuine, making the working relationship extremely positive and enjoyable. She is a clear communicator, organized, thoughtful, intentional and an active listener (which is hard to come by these days!) During Andrea’s Gracenotes session, our audience participation and engagement was at the highest I’ve seen it during these virtual times, because of Andrea’s ability to relate to people, making them feel safe and comfortable. After her session, I received several notes of praise and thanks to Andrea for reminding and encouraging them to pause and reflect on acknowledging those who are most important in life.”

“The power and purpose of what you do is infinitely meaningful. P to the power of 3. Your poise, professionalism, and polish fuel the credibility of your work. Your authentic kindness is evident in the first 30 seconds of the session…You have inspired me to share your message of grace to many, many others.” Carl Gaertner

"Andrea’s talk touched me in so many ways. Andrea is such a poised and compelling speaker, using inspirational stories and touches of humor to draw her audience in. SHE is such a lovely Gracenote herself.” –Lori Green


“Your Gracenotes talk held my heart. What a brilliant presentation, inspiring each and every one of us to not wait to offer our appreciation. You presented so very well, your carriage is outstanding, and you left the words grace notes on my radar forever.” –Debra Fine


“The whole idea of Gracenotes is a beautiful ‘aha.’” –H.V., Seattle

© 2020 Andrea Driessen.
All rights reserved.

Photo Credits: TEDxSeattle & headshot by Gudmundur Ibsen

“Love” by Theo Crazzolara on Flickr creative commons license

Magic markers copyright jorge riviera reyes on Flickr creative commons license

Pen on paper by Jonathan Reyes on Flickr creative commons license

“Dear Matt” letter copyright bell and jeff on Flickr creative commons license

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