I'm guessing you’re here because you need things to change, there's something tough you need to figure out, or you have a problem.
Perhaps you're a business leader, and you know that developing yourself and your team will give you the edge, but you're a bit doubtful when you hear the usual stock soundbites, fuzzy “folk wisdom” and boring business bunkum out there. Maybe someone you trust said, “Hey! You really should try Andy at Think Distinct!”
Well, I'm glad you made it. You won’t find grand claims, vague theories and mind-numbing PowerPoint here.
And you definitely won’t find pop psychology or your next guru.
What you will find is creativity, critical thinking and realism; Leadership development, Personal development, Psychological Skills and High-Performance Coaching based on how people actually think, feel and behave.
Find resources here to build your confidence, develop your business, progress your life and inspire others, step by realistic step.
Perhaps you're a business leader or you want to make a personal change but you're a bit sceptical of the typical soundbites and snake oil out there. Your gut tells you there's more to it than the commonly accepted wisdom. You're tired of business bunkum and maybe someone you trust said, “Hey! You really should try Andy at Think Distinct!”
Well, I'm glad you made it. You won’t find grand claims, vague theory and mind-numbing PowerPoint here.
And you definitely won’t find pop psychology or your next guru.
What you will find is CRITICAL THINKING & REALISM; leadership development, psychological skills training and high-performance coaching based on how people actually think, feel and behave.
We focus on one thing; "Does it work?" and help you apply it in your own situations.
Best of all, we’ll show you how to practice with precision, and test it in your own experience.
Here you’ll learn how to build real confidence based on robust skills and a step-by-step approach.
Think Distinct means RAISING a NEW STANDARD in FUNCTIONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
WHO'S THIS FOR?
Business leaders bogged down in people problems, who need to unstick themselves and their teams, to grow their business and build a happy place, where people love to work
Professionals who feel trapped in their thinking, stuck in negative emotions, unhelpful habits or behaviour, who want to make a change and put the fun and thrive back into their lives
Teams hamstrung with wicked, sticky problems, demanding deadlines, and continuous conflict, who need to create a whole new way of working successfully together
CEO’s, Entrepreneurs or Business start-ups who have a vision but struggle to close the performance gap. Get crystal clarity, focus on specific actions and get the results you know will make a difference
HR Partners, OD Practitioners, and Change Leaders who need to create real commercial value by thinking differently about people and culture.
clients who love us
I worked with Andy initially as a way to help improve my team and my performance as professional athlete and coach in the sport of MMA. I soon realised that what I was learning could be applied to all facets of life. I have noticed Improvements in my performance as an athlete, coach, artist and as a person overall, that has rippled through my team and those who I am connected with…the direction I have taken now is much more effective and works with distinctive results in my personal life and career.
You won't meet many coaches like Andy. He is one of these rare professionals you're glad you met: an expert in his field who makes you feel at ease and delivers what he promises. I..didn't want a guru to try and impress me with buzz words and jargon. I wanted someone to actually "help" me develop my skills with hands on, practical advice and techniques which would actually work. I would definitely recommend Andy if you are looking to improve your "self" personally and as a Senior Exec
Andy is a wonderfully insightful and inspirational speaker . His coaching skills have been incredibly helpful to me in setting up a new business. If you're thinking about using his services or learning from him, do not hesitate; you will not be disappointed!
Just attended advanced presentation skills training and just wanted to say...Thank you Andy for a seriously valuable 2 days. It was challenging and thought provoking but really armed us with new ways of thinking to take forward. One of the best training sessions I've been on. Look forward to developing the network and follow-up ideas discussed. Thanks again.
Andy is such an enthusiastic and engaging person to be around. He really knows how to hold a rooms attention and such a positive person. Def recommend for coaching, I personally learnt a lot by him. Thank you.
Andy has been an excellent coach, delivering high quality, useful and life changing leadership coaching to me. I have recommended him to several friends and colleagues.
Andy is one of the most intuitive and perceptive coaches I have met. During a recent period following redundancy, I had no hesitation in contacting Andy to arrange time together in the full knowledge that I would be stimulated to think in different directions regarding my next role. He has a great ability to motivate and build confidence whilst challenging thought process. I highly recommend Andy.
I have worked with Andy for a couple of years now and highly recommend his services. I initially engaged him to help me with public speaking. He surprised me with innovative and novel approaches to the task. I now have far more confidence when speaking and can structure more fluid and varied talks , increasingly without the need for notes.
Based on this experience, I have been working on my own personal development with Andy, particularity around leadership and work management. Andy has a knack of making you focus on the small steps that take you on the journey you want to go - but doesn't flinch at making you engage with and overcome the obstacles along the way. Its a very rewarding and truly developmental process to work with Andy.
Julian Parrott - Ethical Futures
Business owner & ethical financial planner
Andy is an exceptional lecturer & coach who has a deep level of understanding in Management Development and supporting areas of Psychology. While I was undertaking my Management Development Programme ( MDP 360) I found Andy's class sessions well planned and expertly delivered and thoroughly enjoyed participating in them.
I have found this training valuable and learned a lot from Andy's teaching manner's .
Andy was a coach and trainer on my management training at Technip. His depth of knowledge and experience is impressive. His integrity and confidentiality are without question and he brings a whole new meaning to "thinking outside the box". Robb C
Andy has worked with two of my teams and a number of others in First over the last couple of years.
Through his passion, knowledge, expertise, help, support and patience our staff have developed significantly both as team members and individuals which has been translated into overall business performance.
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Andy to anyone looking to work with him.
I've always appreciated Andy's ability and persistence to truly understand the business issue to be addressed. He was an integral part of the project team to design and deliver management and leadership development with demonstrable return on investment.
Andy worked with with me as my coach on the Technip MDP. The sessions were great with some really sound advice in analysing situations that develop. He listens well, asking questions in such a way as to get you really thinking and looking at situations differently, not giving an opinion, but improving your own thought process and looking at all sides of a problem or situation. I'd recommend Andy to anyone looking to improve their management skills.
Andy designed and delivered a leadership development programme at Doosan Babcock for 100 senior managers. His approach was highly professional and the programme was delivered to cost and on time with high quality results. I'd be happy to work with him again.
Andy offers a truly unique and inspirational approach, he works closely with you to develop a learning experience that meets the needs of your workforce and organisation. His work delivers deep learning that empowers your people, developing skills they will apply to many work/life situations.
Andy was my first choice to design, develop and deliver a leading-edge change programme for one of the UK's biggest engineering firms. His approach to this piece of work has been inspirational and most definitely "out of the box". A complex and detailed thinker that it drives a deeper level of change which wouldn't be realised using more traditional training / delivery practices.
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