First and foremost, I am a husband, father, and son. My family is everything to me. In fact, a significant driver for me to leave my stable, well-paying career in the commercial theatre was to show my daughters what chasing a dream looks like.
Service and contribution are two values that are woven into the fabric that is ME. I feel most alive when I know I'm making a difference in the lives of those around me. It's probably why I do what I do.
The first line in my personal manifesto is "Lead With Love." My daily intention is to love whatever or whomever is in front of me. Love is all there is.
My teenage daughters call me "a child!" I have the sense of humor of a 12 year old boy and love to have fun. To live a full life belly laughs are required.
Since the age of 23, I've been all-in on personal and professional growth. I will always be a work in progress, and I love that. I love growing and helping my clients see the possibilities for themselves.
Despite having a loving family and privileged childhood, I felt like a “shitty kid!"
I struggled with ADHD (undiagnosed) and my parents didn’t know what to do with me. I thought I was broken.
I was bullied a lot for how I looked. What I internalized from those experiences was “you’re a piece of shit. You don’t belong."
And I believed it, for years.
I tried therapy. But I realized that therapy's main job was heal past wounds and trauma. And I was seeking change, progress, a new perspective on life.
Then I found coaching. It was forward looking, progress-focused, and action-oriented. It asked questions like:
What can we do to get over the hump? What can we do to practice courage to build confidence? How do we understand how we think? How we interpret the world? How can we tangibly track and see change over time?
I hired a coach I couldn't afford, and I started doing my own work. Then I learned the truth of it all:
To see any progress, I had to first embrace my own personal worth. I began to understand that no matter what, I am perfect.
And from love, I could create so much more for myself.
I built a business I love, a family I love, and a life that I love. If you asked me today, I would tell you that I'm truly livin' the dream.
Coaching got me there, and it has helped so many of my clients transform as well.
Now, I want to help you reach the same levels.
Working with Andy has been a game-changer. I was always curious about whether or not coaching was something I could benefit from. I decided to take the leap with Andy. He has the ability to bring things to the surface that I needed to see (and may have been avoiding searching for) then coach and hold me accountable on how to grow as a leader, husband, father, friend etc. If you’re wondering if this coaching thing can work…I’d highly recommend a conversation with Andy.
Starting a brand new business can be scary and intimidating. Before deciding to work with Andy, I literally had NO money coming in, and I was very skeptical of the time commitment required. I signed on anyway. Great news! I NOW HAVE A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS! And, I have gained so much confidence in myself. So Much Confidence! What else can I say? I can’t think of anything I’d change! Our work together was terrific, and I’m very grateful for all of the insights, for believing in me, and for my newfound belief that “yes, I can!”! I highly recommend working with Andy!
Andy’s ability to truly see me was what I needed. He believed in me even when I didn’t. Working with Andy will transform your life. He really helped me dive deep and get to what is really getting in my way of creating a thriving business that I want.
Thanks to his guidance and support, I have transformed in ways I only used to dream of. Before I met Andy, I lacked confidence, and I truly felt lost in my life. But after working with him, I feel that I have realized my purpose and have gained complete faith and confidence in myself. Andy’s coaching has helped me realize how important it is to love myself and embrace my imperfections. His coaching has also enhanced my productivity, by improving my planning and goal-setting discipline. While these lessons may come easy for some, it used to be difficult for me to realize and implement. But with Andy’s support and empathetic coaching, I am now able to apply these lessons with ease and finally grab my life by the horns. Here’s why I decided to sign up for Andy’s coaching: I decided that I needed a kick in the butt to get where I wanted to be in my life and I needed the right person to do so. I needed a professional who would listen and was empathetic. I needed someone who would push me when I needed to be challenged and was understanding when I failed. I needed someone who would ask me the hard hitting questions that I would be afraid of answering, but with the intention of understanding me and helping me find solutions to the problems those questions helped reveal. And fortunately for me, Andy had met all that criteria.
Andy is an extremely kind and compassionate person. The insights I’ve gained from his coaching have helped me navigate some financial hurdles as well as improve my career / life balance. I’m grateful for Andy and I recommend him highly to anyone looking to take their life and work to the next level!
When I began my work with Andy I was overwhelmed by the many forces in my business and life. I felt as if I was being pulled in every direction and getting nowhere. In a very short time, Andy was able to help me see how I was living out of balance with my core values, which was causing a lot of dissonance within me. Once I was able to see my world through this new lens, my path forward became crystal clear.
Andy is kind-hearted, up-beat and full of empathy. He immediately puts you at ease and offers the ideal mixture of compassion and accountability. My work with Andy was amazing and I never imagined I could feel as free and “open” as I do today.
To say that Andy is an angel in disguise is an understatement. My life and business had all of a sudden taken a major turn and I felt like there was no way out. He helped me rediscover the woman that I had lost somewhere along the way. With his support I was able to regain my self-esteem, confidence, and self-reliance, as well as reach the goals I had set for myself. Andy has an inspiring way about him that encourages you while you navigate through some of your toughest personal and professional challenges.
I have read many self improvement books and gone to therapy for years, which, of course, helped. However, hiring Andy as my coach accelerated my growth and helped me become even more capable, confident and in control of my own future.
My work with Andy came at just the right time. I was feeling stuck, even paralyzed, with indecision about how to move forward with my organization. Our time together revitalized my mission – as a businesswoman AND as a human. His calm, kind, encouraging demeanor makes it easy to talk to him, confront the big stuff, and find tangible ways to move forward. This work with Andy was one of the best investments I’ve made for my organization and myself. The organization is structurally sounder than it was when we started, and I have a rejuvenated sense of purpose and delight in the work that I do.
Andy helped me flesh out my ideas and gain perspective on how to move past a few blocks I was facing in the creative process. Talking with him helped me visualize how to overcome those blocks and put my ideas into motion. I’m so thankful for Andy’s insight. He’s a super easy guy to talk with – he can conceptualize the high level, 50,000 foot view and he can also get down and dirty in the creative trenches – he’s a powerhouse!
Before working with Andy, I felt like I was 80% of the way there, but I just couldn’t move forward because I couldn’t see the path and I was afraid of failing, to be honest. Then, Andy and I spoke and it was like all of a sudden, things connected. The lights in the room got a little brighter, the ideas started flowing!
You may have reservations about baring your soul to someone, rightfully so. You may fear shining a light on your issues because, let’s face it, that’s painful and it’s hard to hear criticisms about your self/process/ideas. If allow Andy in and work with him to achieve (fill in the blank) you’ll be asking yourself, ‘why didn’t I do this sooner?!'
I had the great pleasure of meeting Andy in a mastermind group. I was immediately drawn to his wisdom and masterful ability to coach. I recently had the opportunity to participate in a group coaching program that he was offering and work with him privately. Andy has been able to provide me with a broader vision and guide me through my blind spots, as well as expand and work through fears that were holding me back. If you need to change abruptly or evolve gently, Andy is the coach for you. I’m genuinely grateful.