“The coaching took the format of relaxed one to one conversations; the sessions gave me the opportunity to reflect on current practise which in turn gave me a deeper insight to my strengths and weaknesses. I found the process enabled me to find solutions to work issues. This learning and development took place in a relaxed friendly atmosphere and Andy’s style and encouragement greatly enhanced this process. Andy created conversations that were based on trust and confidentiality. He is very skilled in giving feedback that validated my feelings and contribution” Marie Reynolds – Nugent Care
“We would like to thank Andy for the support he has given to The Social Partnership specifically looking at change management , governance and the appropriate structure for the organization to ensure it is best placed to meet the significant challenges over the coming years. The development of planning for growth strategies will have long lasting results for future development. We continue to work with Andy to support specific staff to ensure we maximize their potential within the organization and look forward a continued relationship for the future. The organization is now on a clear path with a clear structure and the appropriate support in place”. Paul Mannix, Commercial Director The Social Partnership
“Andy has a real grasp on turning new strategy into operational success. I have worked with Andy several times over the last decade and would highly recommend him when you need and influencer who can create positive momentum and a ‘can do’ team culture. Whether hands on or providing vision and direction all stakeholders will value the quality of the contribution and ethics and values he brings to the table”. David O’Sullivan, Managing Director at Matchbox Recruitment Limited, technology recruitment specialist for the New Zealand market.
“Andy was referred to me as a mentor. Andy has helped me to develop as a manager in terms of developing my own style of communication and to think more strategically in my day to work work life. This assistance has greatly improved and enhanced my managerial skills and has led to other career opportunities. Andy has continued to remain in contact with me even after the completion of the mentoring scheme. He is a genuine, honest and reliable professional, who I would have no hesitation in recommending”Colin Lafferty, Development Officer at Helena Partnerships
“I have known and worked with Andy in different organisations over the last 12 years. He has an excellent range of skills and experiences ranging from strategy through to operational delivery. Add to that his ability to build strong relationships at all levels, lead from the front and build strong and committed teams, you have a high quality business professional. During his last assignment with me in Saudi Arabia he put all of these attributes together to great effect enabling a complex and aggressive time bound programme of work to be successfully delivered to a high standard. He also showed his ability to adapt to a completely different cultural environment and develop new approaches to address these differences. I would strongly recommend to other purchasers, particularly in relation to assessment, recruitment and team building” Kevin Browne, Director for Emerging Markets at Ingeus/Deloitte
“Andy has an easy-going style that makes you feel comfortable at the start of a coaching session and then moves into a more questioning approach, pushing you to consider reasons for actions and ways to improve performance. He picks up on negative personal comments and probes into why you say them, giving you a chance for self-reflection. Andy displays significant knowledge on leadership and coaching that gives you confidence he knows the subject and you feel positive that you can progress” Vicky Roper, Independent HR Consultant.