Unconventional

Celebrations of Life

Experience an event more celebratory and upbeat than formal & somber.

I’ll plan & organize everything—so you don’t have to. Your guests will come to appreciate the best in your loved one. Whether they have passed or are still living.
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Losing a loved one means bearing the unbearable

Add to that all the steps to memorably honor them. Are you confused by what to do next to plan the celebration? Worried your event will be unremarkable? Concerned guests may find the event…uneventful? Wondering how to best honor your loved one’s legacy? Want to meaningfully involve invitees, but unsure how? Or maybe YOU are the celebrated?

Don’t carry the burden of planning, organizing and orchestrating it all yourself.

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Death & dying are really about living & legacy

From hospice care to Eulogies for the Living, I work, live and love in the field. I also know about planning and staging imaginative events—been doing it professionally for 30+ years.

Plan the legacy

Realize the outcome you want—with an expert to plan and ensure a glitch-and-hassle-free event. Not sure what you want? Understandable. We’ll explore options to stage an outcome you and your guests will love and always remember. And you’ll be confident your celebration will showcase the best of how the honoree lived.

Experience the legacy

Everything planned. Everything in place. Everybody sharing & caring. Participants honoring and awe-ing. You and your guests telling stories, paying respects and participating in personalized and imaginative ways. A one-of-a-kind experience that’s never happened before—and never will again.

Experience the legacy

Everything planned. Everything in place. Everybody sharing & caring. Participants honoring and awe-ing. You and your guests telling stories, paying respects and celebrating in personalized and imaginative ways. A one-of-a-kind experience that’s never happened before—and never will again.

Sustain the legacy

Arrive feeling deeply grounded and present for your celebration. Explore what can be different in the world because of how your celebrant lived. Leave with peace knowing everyone honored your loved one in meaningful, healing ways. Guests will be inspired to leave A Greater Legacy by living A Greater Legacy ™.

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“Andrea Driessen is a consummate professional with a keen eye for detail and a clear understanding of our big picture—a true business partner. She goes above and beyond to make the experience enjoyable and worry free. Her sincere dedication to helping us through grief has had a tremendously positive impact on my family.” South Bend, Indiana

Mike Nicholas

“Andrea Driessen has been a trusted partner for over 10 years. I value her breadth of experience to help us create unique programs for our multi-generational audience, from presenting big ideas to finalizing the smallest detail.”

Allison Conkin

“Thorough, professional and solutions-oriented…Andrea Driessen is a shining example of excellence. She sets the bar for professional expertise and integrity within her field.”

Meredith Lee

“As Executive Director of TEDxSeattle, I’ve had the great honor and pleasure of working with Andrea for more than 5 years. Her skill, passion and creativity are second to none. A consummate professional, Andrea has an uncanny ability to see how all parts of an event fit together and can spot potential problems that others would’ve missed until it was too late. Better than a problem solver, she’s a ‘problem avoider’ par excellence. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”

Elizabeth Coppinger, TEDxSeattle

Feel calm up to and through your celebration

Enjoy the celebration with your full attention—without any concerns for logistics.
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Talk over phone or Zoom ∙ Learn about your celebrant ∙ Determine if we’re a match

Design your celebration

Take what I heard ∙ Develop a proposal ∙ Review & refine it together

Stage your celebration

Plan it ∙ Organize it ∙ Orchestrate it ∙ Everything expertly handled ∙ Breathe

Celebrate your loved one!

You: ready & grounded + Guests: sharing & caring = Loved one: remembered & cherished

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Andrea Driessen
Founder of A Greater Legacy

Life is precious & precarious

It’s deeply human to deny we will die. But we can instead choose to allow our awareness of death to live more fully. Knowing we matter—that our lives move the dial on what matters most—lessens regret and inspires us to leave a Greater Legacy. It’s the ultimate ripple effect. That’s why I created this service: To help people live and die with more intention and impact. Whether planning someone else’s celebration—or your own.

Andrea Driessen
Founder of A Greater Legacy

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I don’t know your loved one (yet). You don’t know event planning.

What a great match.

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What I’ll do—so you don’t have to

More than a day, it’s everything leading up to, during and after. Whether for a virtual, in-person, or hybrid celebration. Choose all or some of these services, and we’ll figure it out together.

  • Identify event goals based on your celebrant’s and family’s wishes

  • Determine event elements & scope based on your budget

  • Recommend venues, including non-mainstream locations

  • Write & send invitations and manage RSVPs

  • Write & publish the event program

  • Determine & integrate personalized keepsakes to make the event memorable

  • Project manage the entire experience

  • Arrange lighting & sound—including songs, slideshows, videos & music

  • Curate & arrange performers—speakers, celebrants, clergy, musicians and singers

  • Write the obituary if needed

  • Set up and suggest décor, catering, floral and more

  • Determine and set up the right security for the event

  • Ensure presenters’ mics, cameras & lighting are set up and working

  • Provide day-of tech support so everyone feels safe & secure

  • Moderate chats, transitions and other communications

  • Send post-event thank you cards written by your family

Everyone deserves to be inspired by your loved one

“I want to know everything’s taken care of. To feel good about grieving without having to plan it all out. I want this to be a one-of-a-kind celebration—and the beginning of a new legacy.”

Wow. Well stated. Let’s make that happen.

Contact me. I’ll get back to you right away to schedule a call. Promise.