Andréa Coutu, she/her/hers
Consultant, Consultant Journal
Entrepreneurship, marketing, business, consulting business, consulting, business writing, business analysis, communications, multimedia, online learning, publishing, careers, entrepreneurs, advocacy, flexible work, education for special needs, disabilities, social services and healthcare for special needs children, special needs policy, remote work, virtual work, feminism, feminist, women in business, underrepresented groups, policy, urban living, city living, human rights, teaching, instructor, university, COVID-19, COVID19, coronavirus, corona, working from home, business impact, social impact, career, planning
Chip Wilson's Apology Fails to Silence Critics
Vancouver school's earthquake supplies mouldy and expired
CBC's The World at Six, March 12, 2020Radio/Podcast
Interview with CBC's Thomas Daigle about how businesses and individuals will work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic
Consulting Fees: A Guide for Independent Consultants
My book, Consulting Fees, is in its second edition. Sales can reach top 3% on Amazon. (See on amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Consulting-Fees-Independent-Consultants-Consultant/dp/B01FKTDH8W/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=consulting+fees&qid=1585000354&s=books&sr=1-4)
Consulting business fills a need in current economy
Buffalo Law Journal, January 10, 2010Print
More companies asking employees to work from home to slow spread of coronavirus
Globe & Mail, March 11, 2020Print
A growing number of Canadian companies are asking employees to work from home in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Article on Setting Consulting Fees
This articles has seen millions of visitors. My site has about 1000 articles about consulting.
How Moms Give of Themselves Every Day
In BC, schools need to stop sending children like Joshua home
The National ObserverOnline
VSB mini schools have a major problem
The Georgia StraightOnline
Andréa Coutu, MBA, founded ConsultantJournal.com, growing it from a tiny trade publication to an entrepreneurship community with 60,000 unique monthly visitors. Originally a finance and tech marketing consultant, Andréa pivoted when her life took some unexpected turns. While quietly building Consultant Journal, she found herself applying lived experience to advocacy for education, women’s rights, and social services. She co-developed some of Canada’s first recognized CPD courses on advocacy, reflective practice, inclusion and pronouns. Aiming to democratize business practices, Andréa published Consulting Fees: A Guide for Independent Consultants, available at bookstores worldwide. In addition to her MBA and Wharton Entrepreneurship studies, Andréa has studied psychological first aid, trauma-informed practice, collaborative problem solving and Indigenous cultural safety. She has taught for UBC and Simon Fraser University, guest lectured for Vancouver Island University, Langara, SFU Masters in Publishing and Vancouver Native College, and been interviewed by Entrepreneur, CBC, Radio Canada, Business Week, CanWest, The Vancouver Sun, The Toronto Star, Business in Vancouver and other media. She has published articles for a range of media, including USA Today. A social justice advocate, Andréa volunteers extensively and was a 2020 Small Business BC Community Impact Award nominee and a recipient of a 2019 Hidden Hero award from The Hon. Joyce Murray, MLA.
Hidden Hero - Vancouver Quadra (from MLA Joyce Murray) | Professional
The Right Honourable Joyce Murray honoured me as one of her Hidden Heroes for ongoing and meaningful contribution to the people and communities of Vancouver Quadra.