Dr. Andrea Dardello’s experience as a community college educator, administrator, and certified professional coach has prepared her to speak about the issues that those in leadership face. Her 2007 dissertation, entitled Using a Theory of Emotional Intelligence to Teach Basic Writers at a Two-Year College was one of the first to identify the relationship between emotional intelligence and student retention and success. Since that time, Dr. Dardello has gone on to conduct numerous workshops that have helped educators and administrators achieve success at their institutions.
After serving 18 years as a community college educator, Dr. Dardello has responded to the call to begin her ministry as a life coach in church settings. Whether ministering the gospel through preaching, teaching, or song, she applies her skills as a professional life coach and educator to inspire and motivate. Her book, Fasting for Leaders from the Pulpit to the Pew: Twenty-One Days to Find Your Godly Purpose, provides thought-provoking, yet easy-to-follow steps for successfully completing a fast geared towards understanding one’s purpose.
Dr. Dardello is graduate of the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), one of the nation’s premier schools of coaching, accredited by the International Coach Federation. In addition to being a certified coach, she is an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner.
When she is not speaking, teaching, coaching, or conducting workshops, Dr. Dardello enjoys spending time with her husband, Darryl, and their son, Bakari Keith.