The Aspire Group
Innovative solutions to business issues
Andrea Brown, Associate
Andrea Brown Conde, MA, obtained her Master's Degree in Urban Planning from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and was a National Science Foundation (NSF) and a James Irvine Foundation fellow while working on a doctorate at the University of Southern California (USC). At UCLA, Andrea was the Associate Director of the Pollution Prevention and Education Center and the North American Integration & Development Center. She went onto Occidental College where she helped create the Urban Environmental Policy Institute. In 2006, in Mexico City, she was part of a team of trainers on the Way of Council, which catapulted her into using this practice as a professional career. Andrea works with her clients adapting circles and other practices, such as Nonviolent Communication, to her clients needs, which may include: diversity/equity/inclusion, professional development, executive coaching, communication/feedback, restorative justice, meetings and retreats for group transformation, exploration of organizational conflicts, or facilitation of meetings. Andrea also works closely with the Center for the Council - which integrates programs in social justice organizations and in prisons. She has trained, advised and facilitated in English and Spanish, both locally and internationally.