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About me

Why Peeling Birch?

Discovering Your Potential

I love hiking in the Northwoods of Wisconsin and in the deserts of the Southwest, observing the uniqueness and variety of the landscape, plants and animals. I also love the reflection of the autumn trees or the moonlight on a calm lake and the adventure that kayaking down an unknown river brings.

It’s a metaphor for our own lives. Life ebbs and flows from times of hardships to times of joy and celebration. We each bring our own uniqueness and variety to life.

At Peeling Birch Coaching, we journey together to discover your potential, draw from what is already inside of you, and unearth who you have been created to be. Together, we peel away the layers of your complex and busy life to discover you.

Peeling Birch Coaching offers life and work place coaching, nutrition, wellness and self-care support, and spiritual companionship (interspirituality). Peeling Birch Coaching provides a a safe and confidential space for you to be seen and heard.

Andrea Fluegel is a Certified Clergy and Congregational Coach (ICF Certified, Level 1/Level 2 Discipleship), Team Coach and Facilitator, a Transition Facilitator, and an ELCA pastor. She partners with clergy, Councils, ministry teams, and individuals to be curious and faithful about the movement of the Holy Spirit in their lives, work and ministry, especially during times of transition, uncertainty and reimagining.

She is also available to companion individuals and teams in secular and business environments bringing creativity, curiosity and imagination. She is passionate about working with people in times of transition.

We flourish when we have hope.

We flourish when our voice is heard.

We flourish in times of joy and pain.

We flourish in our belonging.

Andrea is the founder and owner of Northwoods Church Consulting, LLC and Peeling Birch Coaching. Andrea is a Certified Nutrition Coach (Precision Nutrition certified) and a spiritual director/companion (Franciscan Spirituality Center) and a member of Spiritual Directors International. She also writes for

Andrea is a wife, mother of three young adults, and is the forever home of a rescue dog. She loves to hike, kayak, snowshoe and make prayer beads. She is currently discerning to be an Affiliate with the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. Andrea grew-up in a home where faith was a mixture of different spiritualities and practices. She has completed several half-marathons and is a member of the Eagle River Genealogy Society. Andrea is passionate about supporting individuals, teams, and those who struggle to have their voice heard. Andrea lives in Eagle River, Wisconsin.

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Resting in the winter times of life in order to bloom