Jul 17, 2019
Today, I have a fantastic interview for you with my friend Andrea Hackman, the President of One Village Coffee. We had a wide-ranging conversation, but the theme Andrea kept coming back to was the grit she developed growing up in rural Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. It was that same grit that pulled her marriage back from the brink of a breakup and kept her coffee business going even when a fateful decision she made went drastically wrong. Andrea is a survivor with a positive spirit and I think you’ll be inspired by her story.
About Andrea Hackman
Andrea is one of those people where a set career didn’t come naturally. Growing up, she was considered the typical Jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none. Her passion was people and service, but making that a career didn’t seem viable. With an undergraduate degree in Theology from Eastern University, Andrea began her career creating innovative community gatherings, which found a balance in her passions. But, it still felt like something was missing. It wasn’t until Andrea moved to Texas and began working in a large HR outsourcing and consulting firm, that she discovered her love for business.
After working for the firm for several years, Andrea pursued her MBA in International Economic Development. It was during her MBA coursework that her family began traveling and brainstorming about the idea of doing business differently. She focused every project on the idea of One Village Coffee. Writing the initial business plan, Andrea was part of the founding team that launched One Village Coffee in 2007. Her initial role was focused on operations and Finance.
After working for 2 years in the family business, Andrea took time off to have children and gain more external experience, working as the Operations Director for a local risk management firm.
In 2012 as a result of a family meeting, Andrea was identified as the family’s desired successor for One Village Coffee. Andrea returned to One Village Coffee in 2014 and became President in 2016. For Andrea, she found her “sweet spot” with One Village Coffee that combines her personal passions of people, service and business. Andrea lives in Telford, Pennsylvania with her husband, Scott, and two children.
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