Andrea Koppel is a former award-winning CNN correspondent and is currently an Ed Tech start-up entrepreneur, career coach, and Founder and CEO of the College2Career Academy which helps confused college students find careers they’ll love.
In 2021, Andrea was named a Top Job Search Expert to follow on LinkedIn. She also hosts the Apple TOP 100 podcast, Time4Coffee, and is the founder of Time4Coffee LLC, a company with a mission to empower 1 million college students to turn their degrees into careers they’ll love. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur and podcaster, Andrea zigged and zagged her way across three different industries.
She started out her professional life as a journalist where she spent 20 years, the last 14 of them with CNN. She then pivoted from journalism into public relations; and eventually moved into the nonprofit world, leading global affairs and policy for Mercy Corps, an international humanitarian and development organization.
Andrea earned her B.A. in political science, Asian studies and Chinese from Middlebury College and never studied any of the industries she ended up pursuing. She is the mother of a high school junior who is currently exploring where he’d like to go to college in the fall of 2023.
On this episode, Andrea shares her one way ticket to the highest level of consciousness she can achieve. She also offers the benefits of meditation, shares her mission of empowering 1 million college students to turn their degrees into careers they’ll love and highlights why she tells the young people she coaches why they need to be like mad scientists when it comes to their own professional journey.