Participating in a weeklong career workshop conducted by Andy was one of the best coaching experiences I've had. Andy took a wholesome approach by pushing me to deeply introspect and identify what motivates me and form a big-picture view of what I wanted to achieve in my career.
He then combined this with practical advice and tips on how to best prepare for a job application covering everything from preparing a good CV and LinkedIn profile, writing a good motivation letter, immigration practicalities, and interview preparation.
He did all this while also creating an extremely safe environment for all participants and creating a supergroup where the participants were also supporting each other. For me, the results were immediate. I was able to line up interviews with 3 companies within a month, and I had a competitive offer in 2 months. Highly recommend engaging with Andy.
Andy accompanied me through a difficult professional phase and gave me many helpful tips and tricks, so that I quickly regained joy, but above all self-confidence at work. Andy helped me to look at things from different perspectives and to break through patterns. Due to his open and friendly manner, I felt in good hands from the beginning and had no difficulty opening up to Andy.
Thank you Andy,
For your patience and compassion, your incredible responsiveness and clever questions, for your insight and wisdom, for sharing from your own life experience and for your generosity.
Andy has a gift to truly hold space with patience and compassion, ready with a bouquet of clever and diverse assignments for you to go deeper.
Andy is a genuine listener who will empower you to learn and grow.
~ A T
Andy Whittle is one of the best coaches I’ve had the pleasure of working with in the past few years. I loved our sessions together, as he really inspired me and helped me to gain a new perspective in certain areas. Andy has a very friendly and 'lovable' personality, which immediately instilled trust and a feeling of safety. He is very thoughtful in his responses, asks respectful yet meaningful questions which helped me to see things differently.
He then guided me throughout my own thought proces, whilst always keeping the goals or struggles we discussed about earlier in mind, which allowed me reach my own conclusions on the matter at hand. I highly recommend his services to others and will always think back fondly on our sessions.
"At a crucial point of change in life, I see myself as extremely lucky to have benefitted from Andy's coaching skills. I highly recommend his quiet and relaxed, above all intuitive and subtle way to lead a conversation to anyone needing accompaniment through or supervision in challenging situations. In my case, professional and personal matters often interlink and Andy will know how and when to address both effectively. Our sessions brought me significant clarity and ongoing progress. Thank you, Andy. "
COACH AND ENTREPRENEUR
Just a short note to say a very big thank you for all your help and support throughout the Coaching course since February. You were generous with your time, expertise and knowledge as well as far more beyond. Above all, you were simply great!
"Andy excels at coaching. He is a great listener and has a special ability to rephrase your description of events/issues in a way that makes things so clear that you can see what possible steps you should take to improve or straighten situations, whether in your work or life environment. Andy is very supportive and sticks to the point so that at the end of a coaching session, you come out with a feasible and pragmatic list of actions. He also adapts to the pace at which one moves on. Small steps, big steps, faster or slower, it all depends on the person and he fully recognizes that aspect and encompasses it in his coaching. I highly recommend Andy as a coach."
CIVIL SERVANT AND COACH
I met Andy through the Kingstown College course. He was one of our trainers/mentors. A very thoughtful, caring person with a great sense of responsibility for good in his immediate surroundings and for the higher good. He is also a professional coach and trainer.
ASSISTANT EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Since your webinar about "rethinking your career", I indeed took the time to reflect, to update my LinkedIn profile and change my CV.
Since the 8th of April, I follow every day at least one webinar, to learn new skills and get to know new people. I sign up for writing a story, an English happy hour in Metz, France, even a Mentorship and got accepted yesterday as a Mentor, I am so happy.
Once somebody told me that if your title with your employer is Assistant that doesn't mean you cannot be a CEO somewhere else.
Since a few days I feel I am growing, by listening to myself and for some strange reason I am extremely positive that all will turn out fine, for myself, although we are going threw or dive into a crisis. I feel being in some airbubble, somehow.
As, I feel strong now, I sent out applications and I am curious where it will bring me.
That's all for now and thank you for that great initiative of yours in april.
Andy is a big multifunctional person in many ways. Born and having been educated in the UK he continued his growth outside the country. Living overseas, this “more than English” man absorbed cultures of many European countries where he has lived.
Andy is a polyglot. His English is on a top level, but he is also in very close relationships with French, Spanish and German. At the moment the flock replenishing with the new beast – Dutch, in which he speaks with his children.
Andy is an attractive speaker. You can listen to him and his calm soft velvet voice for hours. Its timbre is ideal for a background storytelling for fiction movies and a great one for any sort of a documentary. An open minded personality, Andy develops his skills constantly.
Being the life coach he is learning from all around including his followers. He knows how to listen and understands the matter from a half-word. Once having got the sentence, he proposes the solution that exactly fits the subject.
Andy Whittle belongs to a rare breed of smart people. Under “smart” I mean a good and high thinking one. Plus, he is a delicate, nice character fellow.
~Igor Pose (http://www.igorpose.com/ )
“I’ve never worked with anyone who can challenge traditional thinking to produce subtle differences that result in work and output that is pure brilliance.
An intelligent and creative individual Andy is both a disciplined technical expert and a good motivator and champion of people.
Andy is absolutely honest and trustworthy and I enjoy working with him”
~ John W
“I met Andy when I got Involved with PTPI in Brussels. We were part of the initial team that created the PTPI Hub, a place for people to communicate, help and support each other. Andy is the rock for everyone around, providing a safe place if you’re out of breathe and need a break. He is helping so many people through difficult and great times, always there if needed, learning and teaching real life skills. I am grateful for the chance to work with Andy and to watch such an amazing person in action. He always reminds me of the important things in life.
~ John D”
The obvious title on your business card is:
Andy Whittle "Encourager"
Because, first, it is true and I am witness to it, and second, it gives you an excuse to explain the term and start developing on what it encompasses (host, trainer, facilitator, listener, etc.)
You were always a kind and caring man Andy, right from when we first met as teenagers. Well done for what you are doing with your life now, and the terribly important support you give to others. Proud to call you my friend. Thank you for then and for now. Top bloke xxxx
~ Lyn Baines
I'm much happier now than i was this time last year. 2021 was still crap with lockdowns, Covid scares etc. but you really helped me to keep pushing forward and gave me tools to self reflect and keep going despite job rejections or other setbacks.