Andrea is one of the most articulate, and accomplished coaches I know and if you have the time or opportunity to take advantage of learning directly from her, this is your moment!
Canadian Career Development Foundation
I absolutely loved my sessions with Andrea and my career totally transformed after working with her. She asked all the right questions and helped me to find the answers that I already had within myself without ever telling me what to do. I came away with a clear and organized perspective with practical strategies to achieve what I wanted. Since our time together, I was able to come up with a unique trajectory which has been totally funded for the next three years and I have had so many amazing opportunities that would not have come about had I not had Andrea’s help. I highly recommend her in every respect!
Erin James Design
Our ongoing collaboration with Norman Amundson and Andrea Fruhling over the last 25 years has given us continuous professional development for our staff providing employment service supports to clients in the Greater Vancouver and Toronto Areas. Our collaborations have helped empower and motivate clients to take positive steps in their career planning and development process.
On behalf of my colleagues, our Division is most grateful to Norman and Andrea for their insightful professionalism and dedication to the field of employment services.
Career and Youth Services
Andrea Fruhling and Norman Amundson of Doubleknot Works hosted a fantastic day-long professional development session for the staff of SFU's Career & Volunteer Services. The day's activities were not only interesting and engaging, but they nudged each of us out of our respective comfort zones at different times in ways that always felt safe and supported.
What was particularly impressive about the day was how well and how effortlessly the facilitators adjusted to the needs of the group. Within the team that day were experienced and novice career practitioners, support staff, and a number of student staff. Yet despite this range, each participant reported gaining both personal insights and developing practical tools, and informal session debriefs continued among staff for weeks.
The session with Doubleknot Works was one of the highlights of our year and a great way to wrap up the year.
Director of Career & Volunteer Services
Simon Fraser University
Andrea’s energy and expertise as a life-long career practitioner, coach and experiential educator has played a crucial role in the success of our participants in the Certificate in Organizational Coaching and Coaching Fundamentals for Career Influencers programs at UBC Extended Learning. As an instructor, Mentor Coach and program development collaborator, Andrea’s creativity is matched by her pragmatism and skill for simplifying complex ideas and breaking ambitious learning objectives into accessible, relevant pieces to help participants thrive.
As a career coach and practitioner, Andrea embodies the concepts and frameworks she teaches, offering herself as a model to others as she leads workshops and coaching sessions with groups and individuals in-person and virtually. Her ability to notice and adjust her approach to the energy of her audience, and to address emerging themes and patterns within her sessions enables participants to continually deepen their learning and enjoy the safe space to explore.
Andrea has played an active role in our UBC Extended Learning coaching community since 2017 and continues to play an important role as we iterate and expand our program offerings!
Program Leader, Organizational Coaching
University of British Columbia
It is truly a privilege to attend this Hope-Action Theory course by Andrea and Norm. I have learnt more about the Hope-Action Model and how I can apply various interventions and creative approaches when working with my clients. I am also grateful for the valuable opportunity to share and learn from our fellow course mates in the community of practice especially during our break-out sessions. Thank you Andrea and Norm for the wonderful learning experience. You have inspired me to engage our clients in practical and memorable ways through your live demonstration in the session!
- Andrew Er, Manager of Career Development & Transition, Public Service Division, SIngapore