FOUNDER/DIRECTOR Andrea C Hummel is trained in multicultural diversity, mediation and trauma recovery. She holds a Masters in applied anthropology from American University (Washington DC), with post-graduate studies in intercultural conflict mediation at the Intercultural Communication Institute (Portland OR). She is trained in WorldWork (with Arnie Mindell), ShadowWork (with Cliff Barry) and Multi-Track Diplomacy. She also holds a theory certification in TSM psychodrama for post-traumatic growth, and has presented at conferences both in the US and abroad.
In 1991 Andrea founded a consulting firm specializing in cultural diversity; provided trainings, cultural needs assessments and human relations consulting; and was an adjunct faculty member at University of Florida and Manatee Community College. Initially her focus was on preventing conflict (via cultural understanding); now it is on resolving conflict (via facilitated improvisations). She is the developer of the cutting-edge I4P (Improv for Peace) method for helping individuals and communities increase empathy, decrease miscommunication and create alternate endings to historical conflict. No stranger to staying focused during crisis, she was in the Middle East during the 1990 Kuwaiti oil crisis, Guatemala during the 1995 refugee persecutions, and Greece during the 2015 refugee crisis.
Past clients include: Micosukee Tribe of Indians, Recover! Charlottesville, US Navy STRICOM, AmeriCorps, Equifax, Children’s Board of Hillsborough Co., Florida Department of Child and Family Services, Eckerd College and University of Tampa.
PARTNERS: We partner with a variety of highly-skilled professionals with backgrounds in corporate culture, personal development, trauma work, diversity, psychology and group psychodrama.