Andy Smith is a change catalyst who can show you powerful, practical methods to develop yourself as a leader and get the best from your team
An expert in Emotional Intelligence, leadership development and positive change methods, Andy Smith has been assisting individuals, groups and teams with accelerated change for over 20 years. He specialises in helping leaders and teams get beyond the blocks that stop them achieving their potential.
Andy is known for facilitating highly interactive workshops with an emphasis on practical applications, and for sharing the insights of leading-edge change methods in an accessible way so that individuals and teams can start using them immediately to make a difference in their organizations and in their own lives.
His experience includes IT consultancy, stress management and corporate branding. He is the author of Leadership EQ: How To Lead With Emotional Intelligence (Coaching Leaders 2014), Achieve Your Goals: Strategies To Transform Your Life (Dorling Kindersley 2006), and The Trainer’s Pack of NLP Exercises (Coaching Leaders 2010).
Andy’s work ranges from executive coaching (using the Hay Group’s Emotional and Social Competence Inventory 360º assessment, the DISC Model or his own Emotional Intelligence self-assessment as a starting point) to the design and delivery of coaching skills training for managers and coaches. He has developed a number of coaching models which incorporate appreciative and solution-focused tools in practical and jargon-free formats.
He has provided executive coaching, team facilitation and training in emotional intelligence to a client list which includes O2, the Defence Academy of the UK, Disney, GlaxoSmithKline, Mizuho Corporate Bank, the Cabinet Office, Lancashire County Council, and the National Health Service.
Andy has worked extensively outside the UK, particularly in the Middle East and South East Asia. He is a faculty member of the Madinah Association for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE) and moderates their Emotional Intelligence online community. He is a trainer member of ANLP International and hosts the Practical NLP Podcast.