Does any of this resonate with you?
Are you tired of your job, even though you're paid well? Are you thinking, 'I can't do this for another 20 years'?
Are you busy and stressed to the point of feeling overwhelmed? Are you worried about the long-term affect of work on your health?
Do you long to make a valuable contribution to the world? Would you love to bring your considerable strengths and experience together to make a genuine difference?
Warm words from happy clients
Technical Operations Leader at GE Healthcare
"In a year of massive change for me personally and the business as a whole, coaching with Andrew helped keep me sane.
He supported me, challenged my mindset, and helped me develop clear insight into what I should and could be doing."
"Six months ago, my mind felt like a runaway train when it came to work. Fast. Out of control. Heading for a crash. Andrew has been invaluable in putting me back in the driving seat.
If you want greater self-compassion, confidence and clarity about where you are heading and how to get there, work with Andrew.”
The Nest Research
"I started working with Andrew as I made the decision to step down from owning a successful research agency and go it alone. I felt sure I was making the right decision, but that was pretty much all I knew. My 8 sessions with Andrew were so helpful. His style shifted to suit my needs – from coach, to mentor, to creative collaborator, to cheerleader, to kind critic. I've gone from being clueless to having a brand, a vision, a website, a strategy. Ultimately, he's helped with the thing I needed to discover the most – my story."
at Point 6 Design
"Our team of designers and writers got a lot out of Andrew's workshop and coaching. They came away with increased confidence, some great insights, and bespoke feedback on their presentation skills.
Andrew really strives to make everything he does both entertaining and useful. The fact that he has an ad agency background makes him ideal for this kind of work, plus his past experience as a stand up comedian was an unexpected bonus – he definitely knows how to read an audience!"
I used to be where you are now
A few years ago, I was a high-achieving, but also highly stressed advertising creative.
Every day, I tied my perfectionist self-worth to my performance. My heart wasn’t in it anymore, but I thought I had no choice. I was stuck. All I knew was that I couldn't go on like this for another 20 years.
After many months in the doldrums, I found the courage to take some action.
With the help of a coach, I did some valuable inner work and figured out what was truly important to me. Most importantly, I broke the cycle of overthinking and allowed some fresh perspectives to emerge.
From there, I was able to create a next chapter in my work and life that feels much more fulfilling and authentic.
Today, I work as a leadership coach with a great mix of clients: big corporates, creative agencies and charities. I also run a private coaching practice, where I work one-to-one with people like you.
A quick summary
ICF-accredited Business and Personal Coach
Leadership Coach & Facilitator with Awakened Executives
MSc Psychology (Distinction)
15 Years' Experience as an Advertising Copywriter and Creative Leader (Employer Branding & Marketing)
Successful Business Owner
Semi-finalist: Channel 4's 'So You Think You're Funny' Stand Up Comedy Competition
Start getting unstuck now
Ask yourself these questions. Give yourself a rating out of 10 for each segment. Remember that while there's no such thing as a perfect life, there is such a thing as a rich, fulfilling, good enough life. That's what I'm here to help you create.
How did you do?
Play to Your Strengths
When it comes to finding good enough work, the key is to play to your strengths. Find or craft a role that allows you to develop what you're already naturally good at. Don't spend years trying to be something you're not.
It's Your Manager, Stupid
Find a manager who has your back and cares about you. All of the research suggests that this is one of the most influential factors in determining your happiness at work. It's way more important than things like the company's culture, or even in some cases, how much you're paid.
How Much is Enough?
Beyond paying your bills, how much money do you need to live a fulfilling life? And how much of your time are you willing to trade to earn that level of income? Also, what's your relationship to money? All big, important questions that are worth reflecting on.
Find Your Flow
Are you spending at least 20% of your working day in 'flow'? Flow happens when you're doing something you're interested in and good at. Time passes quickly. The task is in the sweet-spot between being too easy and too challenging. It's challenging 'enough'. You don't need to love all of your daily work. But you do need to love at least 20% of it to find it joyful. (See the book 'Love + Work').
Exercise, Diet, Sleep
I don't need to tell you how important this stuff is. For me, meditation has been a game changer. On the downside, I'm still a bit of a sugar addict! This is MY next life change project.
In the 1950s, the psychotherapist Donald Winnicott came up with the idea of 'good enough' parenting. He said that to bring up happy, thriving kids, you don't need to be the perfect parent. You just need to be good enough. I love this concept, and could see how it applies to all relationships and, indeed, many other areas of life.
What's It All For?
Having a sense of your values and the contribution you'd like to make in the world makes life much more doable. It gives you a compass - a 'why'. It's amazing how many people don't take the time to figure what really matters to them. It could be the most important work you ever do.
Evolving as a Human
In my mind, we're put on this Earth to learn. Your development doesn't end when you physically stop growing. It can continue throughout your adult life. One of the key development steps I help people with is from a comparison-driven 'socialised' mind to a 'self-authoring' mind. This is where you pick up the pen and decide for yourself what the next chapter in your life will be.
I'm interested: What's next?
For anyone who's interested, I block out time for a clarity conversation.
You'll have time to tell me about your situation and we'll get clearer on how I could best help you. Crucially, you'll also have the chance to experience my coaching.
To set up a Zoom call, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
All the best,