Andrea Adler—author, screenwriter, director, producer, marketing maven, Broadway actress, and ardent practitioner of meditation—continually integrates her writing, theatrical background, and marketing expertise into her creative endeavors.
A serial entrepreneur, Andrea has introduced the status quo, on many occasions, to innovative business concepts. Most recently, Andrea coauthored Spanda Cards for the Entrepreneurial Spirit, a 52-card desktop oracle that bridges ancient wisdom and business acumen. This deck is the secret weapon for employees and entrepreneurs wanting to move from mundane thinking to higher states of consciousness.
Andrea pioneered holistic/spiritual marketing in the late ’80s (when people thought spirituality in marketing was a myth) and founded HolisticPR.com. Her three books on holistic marketing— PR for the Holistic Healer; Creating an Abundant Practice; and the winner of the Axiom Business Book Award, The Science of Spiritual Marketing: Initiation into Magnetism —sell worldwide. She toured the globe presenting her workshop The Tao of Marketing and has written more than 50 articles on holistic/spiritual marketing, translated into five languages.
Andrea has been an international speaker, workshop presenter, and consultant. As a keynote speaker, she has spoken at conferences, including the Science and Consciousness Conference, Natural Awakenings Annual Conference, Mountain Biz, the Holistic Medical Association, the International New Age Trade Show (INATS), and Expo Ser with Deepak Chopra.
Pushing Upward, Andrea’s breakout novel, won the Los Angeles Book Festival Awardand was the Hay House “Pick of the Month.”Andrea wrote the screenplay and is coproducing the film.
In 2017, Andrea wrote, directed, and produced, “Old-Fashioned, Naughty, Everything: A Glimpse of Emily Dickinson,” an original one act based exclusively on Emily’s poems and letters, performed at the Marsh Theater in San Francisco and at the Berkeley City Club. She also has cowritten and directed three videos for the American Film Institute.
In the ’70s, Andrea was an actress and appeared on Broadway in Neil Simon’s Chapter Two , and on the TV shows Police Woman, The Bob Newhart Show, Executive Suite, Steubenville, and Bronx. She was a member of Café La Mama, the improvisational theater group the Groundlings, and studied at the Actors Studio.
After a short stint as a journalist in the early ’80s for The Times Herald Record in upstate New York, Andrea received a significant grant from Senator Cook to create the Off Off Main Street Theater Company after three suicides occurred at a local high school. The company toured successfully for eight years. Andrea also tapped into her PR/marketing gifts and raised thousands of dollars for the Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse of Sullivan Country and went on to became a highly respected marketing consultant in Silicon Alley (NYC) during the internet boom, serving several dot-com companies prior to receiving their IPOs.
She is currently working on her film, Pushing Upward; promoting Spanda Cards for the Entrepreneurial Spirit; and presenting her workshop Ignite Your Genius with Spanda Meditation & Improvisational Theater Games to technology companies, corporations, and groups.
She is listed in Molly Lavik’s book Going Supernova: The Bold Paths of 101 Superachievers.