His approach is very assuring, considered, and insightful, which helps you build a deep understanding of the issues you face. Coaching aims to help you become free from the things that keep you stuck in the same place doing the same things and feeling frustrated. In this way, you can reach your full potential, as a leader and as an individual.
Andrew brings over 25 years of extensive experience in supporting business leaders and C-suite executives to reach their full potential. Andrew started his career in industrial sales with Pirelli Power Transmission Systems, looking after clients such as Massey Ferguson and Ford New Holland, but soon realised that he needed a more significant challenge.
His coaching career started at Proudfoot Consulting, which he joined in 1999. At Proudfoot, he began coaching managers and supervisors on how to achieve significant productivity improvements. As he progressed through the company, Andrew started coaching senior clients through the challenges of organisational transformation. It was the start of a fascination with executive and leadership development.
Andrew eventually left the corporate world to branch out on his own, building an executive coaching and consulting business operating in the public and private sectors. His work has extended across various organisations, including Education Scotland, Edinburgh University, College Development Network & Local Government. Andrews experience in executive coaching reaches across a variety of sectors, including Manufacturing & Engineering (automation, robotics, subsea oil and gas & industrial manufacturing), Food & Drink, Travel & Tourism, Government, Education and Youth & Social Services.
In addition to his own business, Andrew now works as an executive coach and course leader for the In Touch Networks Group. At In Touch, he coaches leaders into board roles. He also delivers award-winning programmes such as Passport to NED Success, CCI: Corporate Coach International (training aspiring coaches to ILM Level 7) and leadership training at the Advanced Coaching School.
"My coaching with Andrew came at the right time for me, and he provided exactly the right space for me to do some deep breathing metaphorically speaking! I felt I had been rushing from one thing to the next for too long, never having the chance to really do more than skim read any aspect of my work. I was at a point where this had come to a crunch and I was really struggling to manage all of it.
Discussions with Andrew, his patience and measured approach, helped me to stop and think, to take each of the key aspects of my work in turn and look at these and size them up, to recognise how much of a demand they each made. The pinchpoint is now past, I work hard, but I am really pleased that much more often I am able to really engage with issues and think and plan strategically. I feel proud of that and I constantly sing Andrew's praises in helping me get here. I also often tell people that I think the conversations on the phone rather than screen were essential to this because of the level of concentration it gave me - at a time when we were all so stressed as a society in lockdown, this was particularly important."