Aside from his leadership work, Andrew is also a survivor of long-term domestic violence and an advocate for all victims of domestic abuse.
Sharing his insights with local radio, TEDx, safeguarding conferences and schools/colleges, he puts a spotlight on the complexities of domestic abuse, including;
Why do intelligent men and women fall into and get stuck in abusive relationships? How do you equip people to spot the signs of abusive personalities and take prompt action? Why is gender unity a critical first step in tackling domestic abuse?
Andrew is the non-executive director of a charity supporting families where children are the perpetrators of domestic abuse and he runs an online support group for male victims of domestic abuse.
Contact Andrew’s speaker agent Great British Speakers to book him for your next corporate event or call +44 1753 439289.
Andrew inspires change with insightful, fresh and usable strategies, delivering content-rich talks/workshops, in his own down-to-earth and light-hearted style. Working with people from all walks of life, Andrew serves a diverse client base including Lloyds Bank, The Institute of Directors, Association of Project Management, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, schools, colleges and charities.
Andrew delivers 5 thought-provoking and insightful keynote sessions for busy leaders who want to be more effective in their roles and more efficient with their time:
1) What domestic violence teaches us about critical decision making
2) Why burnout affects grafters and slackers and how to stop it
3) How to delegate so the job gets done on time and to the standard you want
4) How to master your speaking skills, so you inspire action not apathy
5) Get more done, without getting busier or burnt out
As a survivor of long-term domestic violence and an advocate for all victims of abuse, I know only too well the fear, complexity and gut-wrenching decisions faced by those struggling with domestic abuse, but did you know, that domestic abuse survivors/victims and organisational leaders share something in common?
In this session, we will explore the three, mind-bending dilemmas faced by both victims of domestic abuse and organisational leaders, three dilemmas that keep them stuck and cause emotional turmoil as they wrestle with them.
1) Never give up? Or wake up and smell the coffee?
2) Bold decisions? Or batten down the hatches?
3) Tackle the peripheral issues? Or tackle the core issues?
By the end of the session, participants will be equipped with insights and strategies to help them make difficult decisions and move forward when others would flounder.
i) Why boundaries form the foundation of effective decision making and self-mastery.
ii) How to create and communicate your boundaries, using a unique boundary building model, so you no longer get pulled into things you’d rather avoid, you no longer accept things you know to be wrong, and you no longer get stuck when you most need to move.
iii) How to navigate difficult decisions with minimal stress, using a powerful 3-step strategy.
iv) Why we put off our most important issues and how to easily bring them to the centre of our daily decision making.
“If you want a job doing properly, then do it yourself”.
Most of us have said words to this effect at one point or another and delegation is a huge risk for managers, leaders and all parents, but without delegation, the consequences are:
Under-performing teams who resent the fact you won’t trust them.
Dis-empowered teams who rely on YOU as the one and only person to put in the extra shifts and take the initiative.
Stressed out leaders who juggle too many jobs and refuse to delegate because they ‘CAN’T’ (won’t), resulting ultimately in burnt-out leaders and job applications elsewhere!
Under-developed teams, deprived of the opportunity to stretch themselves, try new things, make mistakes and benefit from the learning.
Nobody wins in these scenarios and yet, it is possible (even remotely) to delegate your tasks AND ensure that they get done on time and to the standard you want, whilst also developing your relationship with your delegates and protecting your sanity.
i) Explore the 6 sinful C.R.I.M.E.S of delegation (so you know what to minimise).
ii) Learn a 6-step strategy to help you delegate like a pro (so you know what to do).
iii) Learn the 3 critical pillars of leadership on which successful delegating must rest (so the 6-step strategy sits on solid foundations).
After this talk, you will be equipped with everything you need to know, so you can delegate like a pro, developing the people around you, freeing up your time for more important things, whilst also ensuring that the tasks you delegate get done on time and to the standard you want
We’ve all been there and endured it:
· The list of personal qualifications which the speaker takes ages to wade through.
· The corporate looking PowerPoint slides riddled with bullet points.
· The droning voice which never changes in intensity, pace or tone.
Do you remember anything from those talks? (other than being bored and planning your shopping for the week)
Did you take meaningful action because of something the speaker said?
Did you learn anything new?
Anyone can be a brilliant speaker. Anyone can captivate the audience. Anyone can hold the room. You just need to learn HOW, then put into practise the things that you learn.
i. How to create inspirational content that packs a punch.
ii. How to end your talk so you don’t lose your audience and so they take the action you want.
iii. How to command your audience’s attention from the start (without resorting to crazy antics or cheesy one-liners.)
iv. How to eradicate imposter syndrome and handle the nerves.
v. How to deliver like a pro (but without sounding rehearsed.)
vi. How to easily create free, attractive and non-corporate looking slides, which genuinely add value to your talk.
vii. How to keep the attention of your audience on longer presentations/talks.
Most of us already know that to achieve big things, we need to break our goals down into smaller chunks, learn to sometimes say “No” and get more sleep. But for all that we already know about productivity, in research carried out in 2019 in the UK, two-thirds of people surveyed, identified as procrastinators!
This session is for busy people who want to improve their habits and decision-making abilities, so they truly smash their goals despite the challenges they face, but without sacrificing their most precious things (like their most precious relationships, health or sanity).
i) Kick procrastination in the pants once and for all using a powerful 3-step strategy.
ii) Master your self-discipline: no more faffing about or working in ‘snail’ mode.
iii) Eliminate 4 hidden habits, which drain on average, 2 hours of time every day, from most people in the UK.
iv) Make wise decisions about your priorities, even when you’re drowning in things to be done.
v) Tackle burnout and COVID-related stress, so you remain productive in spite of the challenges you face.
v1) Implement truly inspiring goals using my E.P.I.C. goal-setting process.
Lloyds Bank, BAE Sytems, Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick, IOD, CIMA, Pinsent Masons, APM, Tedx, NHS, The Good Men Project, ROSPA, BBC, FSB, Project Management Institute and Optimus Education.