Andrea Harkins, a/k/a “The Martial Arts Woman,” is an internationally recognized writer, motivator, and public speaker. She is also a martial artist, martial art instructor, blogger, published book author, magazine and newspaper columnist, and life coach.
She began learning martial arts in 1989, and received her black belt in 1994. Later, in 1997, she earned her second degree. Today, Andrea shares her mission of positivity through martial arts and black belt concepts as they relate to life.
She eventually was recruited to write for such prestigious magazines as Think Positive Magazine, MASUCCESS, The World Martial Arts Magazine, Conflict Manager, Martial Art Guardian (UK), Martial Arts Illustrated UK, Martial Arts Business (Australia), Conflict Manager, and her local newspaper, The Parrish Village News.
Her book, The Martial Arts Woman, was published in 2016, and Andrea shares personal stories of victory and triumph after applying a martial art mindset to life’s hardships. Additionally, more than 25 other martial art women contributed fascinating, touching, and relevant real-life stories of empowerment and positivity that exemplify the spirit that dwells within all of us. It is available at: themartialartswoman.storenvy.com.
Andrea has been interviewed by Martial Arts Nation Podcast, Martial Thoughts, Warrior Radio, Warriorcast, The Dynamic Dojo Radio Show, Modern Combat Masters Radio Show, Whistlekick Martial Arts Radio, Life is a Marathon, Sisters in Harmony, and more.
In 2015, she was touted as a rising star by the World Martial Art Magazine, and in 2016 she was featured in the UK’s number one martial art magazine, Martial Arts Illustrated UK. In 2016 she was featured on the cover of the World Martial Arts Magazine for her positivy through martial arts mission.
Andrea’s endearing personality combined with her positive outlook has captured the attention of thousands of friends, fans, and followers, who are motivated by her messages of encouragement.
Improve your own life and mindset by joining Andrea in her mission of positivity through her mentoring, public speaking, life coaching, or brand coaching. You will discover how empowered and capable you really are!
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