Andrea Cohen, Seattle, Washington
Andrea Cohen is a communications consultant who has worked with public agencies, private businesses and not-for-profit organizations as a strategic planner, project developer, trainer and staff facilitator. She has been instrumental in developing Compassionate Listening’s Core Practices and was one of the first facilitators certified to teach the initial curriculum. She was co-director of the Jewish-German Reconciliation Project for many years, and is also an award-winning video scriptwriter and producer who directed the Compassionate Listening film Children of Abraham. Andrea facilitates Compassionate Listening workshops locally and internationally and integrates Compassionate Listening fundamentals into her facilitation of dialogue events, consultation with workplace teams, and in her work with communities in conflict. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.A. from California State University, and an M.S.W. from the University of Washington. She is the author of Practicing the Art of Compassionate Listening, an easy-to-use practical guidebook that helps people bring compassionate listening skills to bear in their daily lives.
Andrea is originally from Chicago and has lived with her therapist husband in Seattle for many years. She has integrated Compassionate Listening fundamentals into their work with couples and is beginning to introduce Compassionate Listening skills to her grandchildren.