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Storytelling keynote speaker, Andrea Cadelli, shares insights and her expertise in communications, storytelling, and change management to support leaders and organizations in developing narratives that empower associates and move them in the desired direction. She demonstrates how stories create that “heart-fire connection” with associates by igniting their emotions and helping them envision the future.

The future is a result of the stories we tell and believe. Leaders and companies don’t fail at change because they lack great ideas. They fail because they didn’t succeed at changing the narrative that connects their core values and beliefs to the culture, to the heart of the company.”

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Dynamic and entertaining, Andrea uses storytelling to teach and inspire a new generation of leaders who want to successfully manage change by connecting with both the hearts and minds of their associates. “Stories are evidence of your truth. They are more powerful than your opinions. Opinions build walls. Stories help you tear them down. If you want people to listen, to care, to follow you, tell them your story.” 

* Refreshing perspective and innovative approach to leadership development

* Communication and storytelling expertise

* Ability to emotionally connect with the audience and move them from tears to laughter

* Actionable strategies to support change adoption

* Educational and interactive workshops & breakouts

* Vulnerability and honesty in sharing her own journey of overcoming loss and adversity

* High energy, fun, friendly, and loves meeting with attendees

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* Creative solutions for leading millennials in today’s workforce 

* Storytelling skills to create stronger engagement and influence change 

* More self-awareness of personal communication styles  

* Leadership development and commitment to empower teams 

* Persuasive communication techniques 

* The brain science behind the power of story 

When you book one of Andrea’s keynotes get ready to be captivated by her stories and energetic style. She blends personal and business stories with current research, relevant examples, and case studies to ensure a memorable experience. Andrea is committed to building an emotional bond with her audience by delivering quality content, relevant stories, and actionable ideas. 

Storytelling Advantage: Influencing People and Results With Stories That Stick 
(Leadership Development)

Associate engagement and technology are two of the biggest challenges for today’s business leaders. In this talk, Andrea reveals three ways leaders win big by investing in the hearts and minds of their people through storytelling.  

Imagine The Future: Narratives For Navigating Teams Through The Jungles of Change 

(Change Management)

Experience the fear and uncertainty of the jungle with Zaru as he traverses deeper into the dangerous Amazon on a quest to find his family. This talk reveals the secrets for successfully leading associates through the jungles of organizational growth and change. 

Authentically You: Accelerating Your Path To Success 

 (Personal Development)

The desire for connection and validation is part of our human nature, but too often we seek these externally instead of looking within to find our inner strength. In this motivational speech, Andrea reveals the power of self-talk and how to construct stories that validate and empower you. 


Success Stories from the Stage

J. Darren Owen, J.D., Realtor


“Andrea captivated the entire audience with her stories and transformational change expertise. Her passion, energy, and personal stories created an amazing emotional connection with everyone present. If you want someone who can transform the energy in the room, I highly recommend Andrea Cadelli as your next speaker. You will not be disappointed.”

Annella Metoyer, President


“Hands down, Andrea is the best in the business for storytelling. She brings you into the story and takes you on the journey with her. Her talk lingers with you, leaving you wanting more. If you’re looking for a new approach to engage and influence an everchanging workforce, book Andrea for your next event!”

Val Heart, The Real Dr. Doolittle 


“Andrea has an extraordinary ability to engage her audience with soulful stories. She inspires and breaks down the walls between people, illuminating our humanity and expanding our ability to connect at a deep, personal level. Every one of us can improve our stories, on both personal and professional levels, and Andrea can teach us how to do it.”

Something most people don’t know about me is that in a previous life, I was a break dancer and a poetry slammer.  If I tried to do either today, I’d probably break a hip or a lip.  

On a trip to Greece in my twenties, I fell down forty marble steps at the Acropolis. I was talking to a friend when a man ran diagonally in front of me. I caught the back of his foot and the rest is history. Amazingly, I managed to escape with no broken bones and I didn’t spill one drop of my diet Coke! 

I only worry about the big stuff in life, like when I ask my 11-year-old nephew what he wants to be when he grows up and he responds with, “Either someone who makes video games or a clerk at Dollar General. Whichever one is easier.” 

Losing so many members of my immediate family has certainly had an impact on me, in ways I never could have imagined. By telling our stories, I keep my family’s spirit and memories alive and well. This has been an important part of my emotional and spiritual healing.  

Favorite movie: Life is Beautiful (Directed by Roberto Benini). Favorite non-fiction book: Pitch Perfect by Bill McGowen. Favorite play I’ve directed: Top Girls by Carol ChurchillMost challenging role as an actor: Ventriloquist, Audrey Hart, in BellesFavorite song: Can I only have one? Okay, then. Better Be Good To Me by Tina Turner (makes me want to dance and I LOVE dancing). 

My favorite time of year is fall, when all the magic happens in the world. Leaves turn from brilliant red to burnt orange and yellow. Pumpkin spice EVERYTHING reigns over the world and I’m a willing victim. And then there’s Oktoberfest and the most delicious beer. Yes, I’m definitely a fall kinda girl!