Andy is an experienced facilitator, coach, presenter and public speaker, balancing quick thinking with an ability to engage all audiences and learners. His training is stimulating and engaging and in both training and coaching he is focused on supporting managers and leaders to deliver growth, operational excellence and superb project management when called upon to do so by their clients. He has extensive experience working with clients within a range of sectors and is a passionate advocate of business leaders working to find sustainable solutions to keep pace with the demands and drivers of modern operating environments and the expectations and needs of their workforces and clients.
Andy has worked extensively at senior manager and Board level, but also specialises in delivering highly interactive and practical solutions for those at the front line of management. His effectiveness is a direct result of his own real-life management experience.
Like so many managers, Andy worked his way up from the 'shop floor' and really understands the challenges involved in becoming a people manager for the first time, the fine line of balancing achieving the task with the needs of the individual people, and the difference that a good Team Leader can make to the business getting the results it needs.
Qualifications, memberships and other relevant skills
BA Hons English Literature, Newcastle University