Barbara Hemphill describes her working relationship with PEI President, Andrea Anderson as Peanut Butter & Jelly.
In the early 90’s while Barbara was launching her Taming the Paper Tiger book series, Andrea was earning a degree in Elementary Education at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Although she loved teaching, Andrea took a position in the Family Preservation field, where for approximately 10 years, she worked as an Intensive In-Home Family Counselor.
She worked with troubled children and their families to establish routines and systems in order to help parents create order in their lives so they could provide proper structure and support for their children.
Although the counseling work was rewarding, Andrea realized her real interest was in organizing the company’s offices and creating systems to streamline the massive amount of paperwork that she and her colleagues were required to do. So she requested to be moved into an administrative role, and eventually became the Operations Manager for the company.
Andrea’s experience in Education, Family Systems, and Administrative Operations proved to be the perfect training ground for the role she was destined for—working with Barbara Hemphill in the organizing and productivity industry—which, of course, is all about educating people about systems and streamlining operations.
For the past 11 years, Andrea has partnered with Barbara to train and mentor Certified Productive Environment Specialists around the world, helping them start and build successful home-based businesses. She helped Barbara turn her consultant training class into an online program and virtual team of experts, and is the author of the ebook “How to Launch a Highly Successful Productivity Consulting Business in 90 Days.”
Barbara Hemphill defines a Productive Environment as “an intentional setting where you can accomplish your work and enjoy your life.” With a view of the ocean from her home office in Carolina Beach, NC, Andrea is doing just that.