Testimonials

Executive Coaching

“Andy has given me back my career focus, a work life balance, and the confidence that I can do anything even outside of my comfort zone.

His professionalism, knowledge and passion has helped me negotiate a career crossroad. He took time to understand me and to devise a strategy to get the best desired outcome.

He has many years of negotiation experience – and in my mind he is best person to take one forward in their career!”

Susan St John, London.

I met Andy during my Master of Business Administration. During the course, he masterfully delivered a lecture on negotiation skills.

Listening at him, it was like a light bulb went on in my head.

At that time, I was experiencing lack of self-confidence and relational issues that were severely threatening my wellbeing. I even recognized myself in one of the “psychological types” he presented that day.

I decided to contact him, in the hope he would have a good advice for me. When we met, I immediately appreciated his calm attitude, his empathy and considerate listening.

From that, I also appreciated his help in overcoming my issues, my high levels of stress, through the appropriate relaxation techniques and how he helped me to boost my self-confidence, by developing superior presentation skills.

Even today, before delivering a pitch, I always remember Andy and the formidable learning of The Three Pillars of Persuasion.

Andy is a truly competent person, who takes genuine care and personal interest on the people he works with. I would definitely recommend him to whoever needs to develop self-confidence, presentation skills and improve own work and personal relationships.”

Stefano Bagala, Managing Director, BatiGea Ltd, Aberdeen.

I first met Andy through the Scottish Institute for Business Leaders. He is very talented in helping you to gain clarity and breakthrough tough times and decisions to help create a work-life balance. His professional, candid, kind and authentic nature guides you to become aware of any blind spots you may have which ultimately helps you move forward and make positive changes.

He has such a variety of skills and talents he can share with you to improve any situation. Within a few months working with Andy two significant areas in my life dramatically improved for the best.

He has coached me on how to use negotiation techniques to double my revenue in my business. He helped to show me areas of value that I had overlooked in myself and my business.

If you feel you are close to a transition point in your business, career or life, don’t hesitate to contact Andy. His coaching and support are second to none. You can rest assured he genuinely has your best interests at heart and will help you find the right path for you.

Gordon Cassells – Business Consultant

Negotiation

“Andy’s deep expertise and experience, combined with academic underpinning particularly in areas of psychology provided the basis for a fascinating session. He mixes theory and practice and engages his audience with humour and some very interesting role-play situations. Our MBA audience is comprised of mature professionals from all around the world across many different industries, and Andy’s material is highly relevant and indeed invaluable. I have no hesitation in recommending Andy.”

Ian Roadbent, MBA Director, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

“He is an excellent manager who cares deeply for his staff and has the vision to steer the department forward in the new Police Service. However, it is the area of hostage negotiation and maritime piracy where Andy is a true leader in his field. He is already an established author on the subject and his presentations are insightful and thought provoking. If you manage to secure Andy’s services as a speaker or advisor you will be engaging one the best in the world.”

Allan Jones QPM

”Chief Inspector Andy Brown was been an incredible speaker/lecturer featured at the inaugural International Facility Security Officer Conference (Niagara Falls, 2013) and the Maritime Security 2013 Caribbean conference (Providenciales, 2013). In his presentations, he incorporates a seamless twist of firsthand experiences, multimedia examples, and occasional wit. Overall, Andy Brown produces informative, compelling, and entertaining presentations that can be delivered to law enforcement/military and civilian audiences alike”.  

William Lusk, Director of Operations/Publisher at Homeland Security Outlook

“Thanks very much for the lecture, Andy.  It really did hit the mark, and the class loved it.  They said it got them thinking hard about the application of the law to very difficult practical problems.  Some of them now want to write their dissertations on the legal issues arising from your lecture. They also said the lecture was presented with crystal clarity”.

Professor Hilton Staniland, Institute of Maritime Law, University of Southampton.

Leadership

“Andrew is a sound leader who manages people well and always achieved results to the benefit of him personally and the organisation in general. Worked with him on many critical incidents and his calm and professional approach combined with an abundance of common sense ensured successful outcomes.”

David O’Connor QPM

“As a leadership development expert, there are few people in Europe with as much knowledge as Andrew.”

Professor Chris Kemp, Mind Over Matter Consultancy

“Thank you very much for an excellent course. You can understand that at my age it is very seldom that I enjoy so thoroughly a course and come out feeling I have learnt something. 

In your course I felt I learnt a lot and have given the tips to all my friends, family and of course my team. There are few things like keeping notes of everything has made a great impact in my thinking. Thank you again.”

Minakshi R.Malik, Head – Sponsorships & Events, Marketing Department, Abu Dhabi International Bank.

Military Advisory

Commented that the pre-deployment training had been “first rate and equipped our soldiers not only with a valuable skill set, but also with a way of thinking, that might well be lifesaving”.

Lieutenant Coronel Robin Lindsay, Royal Regiment of Scotland, 2nd Battalion
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