About

Hi, I’m Andrea Weckerle and I’m glad you’re here!

Philosopher Heraclitus said, “the only thing that is constant is change.” And if the past several years have taught us anything, it’s that change is happening around us at incredible speed.

But there is something we can do to have greater control over our lives amidst all of these changes, and that’s being prepared

That’s why I created Ready When Stuff Happens, the life organizer system that gives you peace of mind knowing you’ll be ready when the unexpected hits you. 

RWSH helps people organize and manage their personal records so their affairs can be taken care of and their wishes known in the event of an emergency, illness, or incapacity.

Imagine the feeling of relief you’ll have knowing you’ve taken action and not left things to chance. It made a huge difference in my life and I know it will make a big difference in yours as well.

And go to RWSH’s Instagram for information you can use right away!

What did I do before RWSH? Here’s a short summary of my background: 

I founded CiviliNation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing online harassment, character assassination, misinformation, and violence, which I led for over ten years (it closed in late 2021). I also wrote the book Civility in the Digital Age: How Companies and People Can Triumph over Haters, Trolls, Bullies, and Other Jerks (available on Amazon).

I taught in graduate programs at Georgetown University and Kent State University.

I ran my own boutique communications consultancy and worked with national agencies, where my experience included legal and corporate communications, online communications, and social media.

I worked at an international professional services firm where I helped design, develop and implement alternative dispute resolution systems for Fortune 500 companies.

I’ve been quoted and published in media such as The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Fortune, New York Daily News, The Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune, U.S. News and World Report, CNN, and USA Today, and presented at SXSW, the National Press Club, BlogHer, World Technology Network Summit, and the Centre of Excellence for National Security at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, among other places. (Full list of media available upon request.)

I have a Master of Arts (MAIS) degree with a focus on Public Relations/Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond School of Law.

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