What’s he like then?
Andy is thoughtful, and reserved, but fiercely focused and present in the moment. He works hard to build relationships where he can provide support and guidance, but also where he can challenge and provoke in order to generate new ways of thinking.
What’s he done?
Andy has been working as a coach and leadership development facilitator for around 10 years. This includes working on many leadership development simulations, where participants experience stretching situations and are supported to reflect on their thoughts, feelings and behaviours in those moments. He is also a specialist in leveraging the best technology to support learning interventions.
Why does he bother?
Andy truly believes in helping people to learn about their own behaviour: to really notice how they were in certain situations as a person and as a leader – and then to apply that insight to their organisational life, role and responsibilities. This matters, because it is a VUCA world – and right now there is more noise and more disruption than ever. It feels very important to help people have the opportunity to find out how to be the best version of themselves working and living in such circumstances.
He thrives in helping people at all levels to answer the fundamental questions that often get side tracked in the rush and activity of work – questions like “who am I? why am I here? What work do I want to do and how do I personally do this best? How do I impact other people and how can I become as skilled as possible in this?
When working with people, at any level, around these questions he sees a series of lights coming on … these are the moments where he really loves what he does, the moments of self-discovery.
Is he qualified?
He holds a BSc from Oxford Brooked University, is an accredited coach and holds accreditations on numerous psychometric tools.
Some quotes to know him by…
“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.”
Lewis Carroll , Alice in Wonderland
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
“At the center of your being you have the answer you know who you are and you know what you want.”
“Awareness requires living in the here and now, and not in the elsewhere, the past or the future.”