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Program Manager (Managerial Leadership)
Formerly Head of Organisational Development
Doosan Power System
Director at First Glasgow
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.
It’s rare that you come across standout talent like Andy! He expertly facilitated several training courses on various aspects of management & development training for just over a year - on a 1:1 and group basis. I was particularly impressed by Andy’s ability to handle even the toughest clients—effortlessly. Every question/scenario that arose, he always used his experiences to get the points/learning across so that we could relate by using several examples. That skill often takes years to develop among training professionals, but it seemed to come perfectly naturally to him.” No matter how intense the training was, Andy made sure everyone left with a smile. As a training facilitator Andy earns my highest recommendation and I look forward to working with him in the future to further development!
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 is one of the best career coaches that I have ever come across. He has an in-depth knowledge of the market and has an amazing style when working with individuals or groups. He is able to coach his client in a way that produces outcomes that are owned by the client and offer direction on how to achieve their goals.
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.
When I was being made redundant, Andy helped me get back into the jobs market with valuable advice and input on LinkedIn, networking, CV writing, interview techniques and skills as well developing & maintaining a positive, active mental attitude. It'd been 18 years since I really had to find and get a new job. Recruitment has changed. Need advice from someone like Andy so you can market yourself effectively that companies want you to come and work for them. Thanks you for your help 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
I met Andy while I was going through the redundancy process with my previous employer. I attended 1:1 coaching sessions and can honestly say that without Andy I wouldn't have found another role as quickly as I did. Not only did I have emotional "baggage" relating to the redundancy, but I had no idea what I wanted or needed to do next to find a new role.
Working with Andy and taking on board his tips and guidance allowed me to focus and filter through my thoughts on how to proceed. I was also able to put in place a a strong strategy to help me sucessfully find employment.
I highly recommend Andy as a career coach and working with him has changed the way I view myself and how I work for the better.
I have recently been utilised Andy's skills and expertise in a number of 1:1 sessions to optimise my re employment chances in very competitive enviroment. Andy has significant experience in recruitment, advanced interviewing skills, CV writing and profile enhancement through social media. Andy developed a campaign strategy along with numerous specific techniques and skills to ensure that I was the best placed candidate for the role that I was looking to obtain. Due to Andy's sessions and support I was successful in securing my target role within a few weeks and am due to start shortly. I cannot recommend Andy highly enough and it is my belief that his sessions have delivered the biggest ever impact to my career.
I met Andy at Penna having been made Redundant after 22 years with my previous employer. Andy was a real inspiration and guided me through what was a really difficult time. Apart from the practical advice about the job market, interviews and preparing for them he convinced me that there were opportunities out there for me. So once again Andy thanks for your help and guidance...and yes I`m still talking to myself!! Best advice ever. I have passed on to so many people.
Andy was recommended to me by someone who had previously attended a training course delivered by him, and I was really pleased to have had the opportunity to work with him.
I was surprised and delighted at how much we covered in a relatively short space of time. Andy was able to give me both very practical advice on working on a particular area I was finding challenging while providing me with techniques to allow me to evaluate my thinking about longer term career goals. This meant within weeks I was able to measure an improvement in specific areas of work, and recognise a shift in how I was considering future options. I have been extremely pleased with the output of the sessions and recognise there is still development opportunities from the work already completed with Andy.
Having not worked with a professional coach before, I was unsure of the benefits of doing so, but Andy’s approach was immediately reassuring and I found his flexibility really helpful. If you are thinking of experiencing professional coaching for the first time or trying the support of someone new, I would definitely recommend speaking to Andy. He will take time to understand your particular opportunities and provide you with a range of flexible options to consider before making any commitment, and I am sure you will find even this initial conversation really helpful.
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 is very knowledgeable and expert in his field. His advice and training were of great benefit to me. He also has a very friendly and confident manner which helped put me at ease during the training sessions I attended.
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.
I worked with Andy to develop new ideas and strategies and was impressed with his insight into various techniques. He is knowledgeable, a very good listener and can grasp a problem very easily. I am happy to recommend him anytime.
Andy has worked with a number of my top 10 clients and the feedback has always been excellent.
In addition to this Andy has worked alongside me on a number of tenders and proposals and his input has been both knowledgeable and thought provoking. I would have no hesitation in recommending both Andy and his company.
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.
More details on the work that we have done for some key clients.