During her 30+ years as a working professional in journalism, public affairs, public relations and the non-profit worlds, Andrea Koppel routinely provided free advice, over countless cups of coffee, to scores of young people trying to build their careers. She sincerely hopes Time4Coffee will be able to replicate, at scale, what she and so many others do every day but on a one-on-one basis, to help hundreds of thousands of aspiring Gen Z, iGen and Millennial professionals achieve their wildest dreams.
In addition, Time4Coffee will also focus on providing information and inspiration as to how to achieve, or maintain good health, self-care and all around wellness. What good does it do anyone to get the job they want, if their physical and/or mental health ends up deteriorating? And stress isn’t unique to people in the working world. Students, of all ages, feel incredible pressure to do well in school, as they position themselves to achieve high grades and one day, get into the college or university of their choice, and eventually the career they choose. This is why Time4Coffee’s mission will include a 360º focus on helping young people develop the skills they need to build a healthy, happy and fulfilled life.
Most recently, in June 2017, Andrea listened to her heart and quit her job at Mercy Corps in order to become a stay-at-home mom. After traveling the world, she wanted to invest in deepening her relationship with her then 13-year old son before he decided she was just a figment of his overactive teenage imagination and refused to admit they are actually related. Now Andrea and her husband are taking advantage of their time together to travel the world, as a family, and took a trip to Morocco in the spring of 2018 (and yes, those are real goats in that argon tree!). In fact, it was while Andrea was at home being a mom and cooking, cleaning toilets, vacuuming and scrubbing the kitchen floor, and still meeting up with young people over cups of coffee, that she conceived of Time4Coffee as a way to help many more college students, and aspiring young professionals build successful, healthy, and happy lives!