Living Sugar Free
Living Sugar Free
Andréa Raquel - The Sugar Free Coach

Finding ways forward.

I show leaders and teams how to improve their communities, businesses and lifestyles one solution at a time.

In 2007 I founded Better Me, Inc. a not for profit corporation to help individuals and organizations with common issues that face all teams, families, and companies. The supporters and audience of Better Me, Inc. has grown to become The Xstream Network Live, with an experienced team of leaders providing information, tips, resources and coaching for almost any need. Together we are the solution.

I've spoken before 60k people and trained teams of 5. It doesn't matter how large or small the audience I'm committed to seeing people own their own power and be the change in their particular situation.

I believe everyone has a superhero inside them and I am passionate about helping those who want to find out more about their undiscovered talents and gifts.

Herstory / Bio
Andréa Raquel author of '#LivingSugarFree Revealed: Aspie Secrets', is the founder of Better Me, Inc. She is also the host of "The #LivingSugarFree Lifestyle Show & Andrea In The Morning" #AITM and known by many as their Sugar Free Coach. Andrea and fellow members of The Xstream Network Live (#TXNL), are social entrepreneurs who seek to find business solutions to social challenges. The ultimate vision of Better Me, Inc. is to improve communities, businesses and lifestyles one solution at a time.


In the first year of operation the company helped countless individuals and businesses get a better perspective on sales, teamwork, staff development, marketing and technology improvements. 


In the second year a radio station was added to help promote the books and great messages of TXNL members as well as providing a safe platform to enjoy work place music and motivational business topics.


In the third year, Andrea partnered with small business visionaries to offer master minding and business incubation; offering management consulting and training to small and mid size businesses. Together these businesses form Total Solutions and are located at The Business Spa in various locations.


Better Me, Inc. provides opportunities to determine if they have the right solutions for you. Privacy is of the highest consideration and consultations are confidential. Andrea's goal was to establish an organization with a committed focus on providing solutions to their audience and to play at what they're good at. As a result she has created the perfect mix of entrepreneurship, philanthropy, publishing, social networking and leadership through partners and affiliates.


As a talk show host and internet radio producer, Andrea brings new media solutions to her clients and audience members through #TXNLVision with her social media and communications expertise. Solutions were strategically added to TXNL to help clients and partners get trustworthy information; quality services and the most value available. As a marketing and strategy professional Andrea has hand picked partners and affiliates of Better Me, Inc. / TXNL to best serve the needs of clients and members of #TXNL. The #TXNLExecs are small business owners, coaches, authors and speakers who partner to provide total solutions for the community, the members, and each other. SD Management & Consulting, LLC is now responsible for leading the team, planning and execution to include event, grants, fundraising, hiring and training.


As the webmaster and developer for Better Me, Inc. and TXNL, in the early days, Andréa was also responsible for the design of many web sites and spaces for Better Me, Inc., TXNL and its members. Now she passes her experience and knowledge on to others and provides support for TXNLExecs and SDMC. Andréa believes that it shouldn't cost a fortune or take months to get your business online and in front of your potential clients. #TXNLExecs under the leadership of SDMC, help you get up and running in no time or take your struggling business to where you want it to be. Together we are the solution.


Professional Experience

A retail manager at the age of 20, The first female "Voice of The Old Guard" by the age of 30, Vice President, Branch Manager and Private Client Manager of Bank of America, real estate and securities licensed, and all around coaches coach. Also a successful Business Growth Adviser with OneCoach, leading business growth coaching company founded by John Assaraf. Andrea served as an Ambassador and Speaker for The Atlanta BeltLine. She was a Certified Zumba Instructor, trusted by local churches, gyms and mentor to instructors as well as various leaders, schools, and programs. Andrea's experience is as vast as her desire to pay it forward. She believes her reasonable service is giving her clients access to the knowledge and resources traditionally only afforded to high net worth individuals. She treats people as clients whether they are hiring her to speak, participating in a community event, or connecting with her online.

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Updates From Andrea

Better Me, Inc. celebrated eleven years as a registered business on January 1, 2019. Since its inception on August 15, 2007, it has experienced a steady incline in Internet traffic and web buzz


We have been partners and affiliate member of various trusted names in business. TheXStreamNetworkLive which is a community for socially responsible entrepreneurs has grown since May 2008 and currently receives over 3000 page views per month. For over eight years we have provided free coaching lines, web sites, promotional opportunities, start up advice, donations, sponsorship and life sustaining support for small businesses and entrepreneurs locally and around the world. 


A few ways we have improved our community, businesses and lifestyles are through Kiva.com loans; making public service announcements from Ready.gov; donating idol computer space through BOINC and World Community Grid; offering discount and free services such as domain names, consulting and classes; a worldwide interactive talk radio show and a conference series to help small business owners find solutions to challenging issues such as legal support, education and technology.


The Sugar Free Approach To Coaching, evolved into Andrea In The Morning or #AITM, has grown from a weekly 30 minute talk show on Blog Talk Radio to an independent podcast with over 2000 weekly downloads. I hosted Andrea In The Morning a weekly morning show on TXNL Radio. In 2011 the show aired from a new studio in Atlanta live and uncut covering the real issues that affect entrepreneurs and business owners. It has since aired in partnership and from various studios. Now a YouTube Channel, and another podcast evolution called The #LivingSugarFree Lifestyle Show #AITM, continuing to provide information and solutions to help you improve your community, business and lifestyle one solution at a time. 


In 2017 we became a certified 'Veteran Ready partner of PsychArmor and are available to provide support and training to veteran facing organizations. 


#LivingSugarFree Revealed was published in January of 2019 and is now available worldwide on Amazon in paperback and eBook versions.

~Andrea Raquel

What people said about Andrea

American Speakers Bio

“Andrea brings a tremendous amount of passion and energy to everything she does for the Atlanta BeltLine and has demonstrated she is one of our strongest advocates. True to her brand, she has been able to accept sugar-free coaching and has become a better coordinator as a result.” - Rob Brawner, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership July 1, 2011


“I met Andrea in 2010. She was extremely supportive as well as informative from the very start. From business management and development to social media and PR, Andrea has been my go to " Superwoman for it all." The knowledge and support, she has provided me without the year is priceless. Her drive and determination are alarming contagious, just being in her very presence makes you know what you are truly capable of. Not only do I recommend Andrea. I won't run my business without her.” - Lakisha Melvin, Business Owner August 15, 2011


“Andrea is a forward thinking, dynamic leader and businessperson. She has the ability to get to the heart of the matter in speaking with a client, that allows her to quickly assess and fill the needs of that client. I highly recommend Andrea as one of the most polished professionals I have worked with in a long time. Her knowledge of social media is amazing - She's one in a million!” - Jeannie Keneley, Author January 14, 2010


“Andrea is a person with a ton of passion for what she does. I admire her ability to truly listen to someone and get at the heart of what is being said. Her energy and passion will benefit all who work with her!" - Rob, Director of Sales January 12, 2010


“Andrea is more than just a coach and mentor to business owners. She truly cares about your outcome. She always says, "people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." When it comes down to a person that will give you great direction, you can not do better than The Social Entrepreneur, The Sugar Free Coach Andrea. Over the past 7 months that we have worked together, she has really kept me inspired and most importantly on track with my stated goals. Hands down, when it comes to getting it done, this is the person you want to get your direction from.” -Earl Hall July 22, 2009


“I met Andrea through Microsoft Office Live and it's community. Andrea has to be one of the most driven people I know and her generosity and passion for success are unmatched. I am very happy to be working with Andrea on various projects and know she has the drive and skills to help anyone succeed in any business venture.” -Chris Moore February 14, 2009

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Why #LivingSugarFree?

Education

Workshops and classes for small and large groups.

Media

Experience

Large speaking events of 60k to small team development.

Reviews

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Experience & heart to share real solutions.

Andrea has the unique ability to get to the heart of a matter, and solve it.

Audiences 30-60k

The Women In Military Service to America was dedicated in 1998 and Andrea was The Voice.

Brand, Stage & Media Influence  

Andrea narrated events for the Army and Military District of Washington, hosted radio shows, taught children and adult classes, served as an ambassador to the Atlanta Beltline, hosted and sponsored local and major events and has been a brand ambassador for large and small brands since the age of 16. Even as a professed introvert and proud Aspie, Andrea is no stranger to a camera, mic or stage of any size.

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