About Reflections of a Successful Wallflower – Lessons in Business; Lessons in Life:
Andrea Michaels is literally the backbone of the special events industry. In fact, Special Events magazine awarded her the one-time Pillar of the Industry Award in January, 2014. Michaels launched her business when there was no formalized or defined marketplace. She was, and still is, a trailblazer, pioneering the way for others to follow. Always on the cutting edge of the business, she has stacked up a pile of firsts (and more than 50 prestigious awards) in her legendary career – initiating corporate mystery events and interactive themes, charging into the international market ahead of her colleagues, incorporating never-before-used technology into her events, just to name a few. That alone should make her extraordinary, but she runs much deeper. Noted as one of the most caring and giving educators of our time, she has traveled the world to teach others not just her art and craft but to help them learn from her own mistakes. How did this genius evolve? Why is she so revered by all her peers? What does she know that we don’t?
This book can only be compared to reading Andrea’s diaries. This first inductee into the industry Hall of Fame shares, openly and candidly, not only the public wunderkind but the inner woman. Discover the workings of one of the foremost event producers in the world. You’ll laugh; you’ll cry; you’ll be in disbelief and fascinated at the same time. She is a storyteller, and her stories and her life are great lessons for everyone.