Andrew Chandler – Leadership and team coach, facilitator
Andy has had over 25 years working in large, complex businesses in some really interesting (and often challenging) senior operational and functional leadership roles including Divisional Stores Director and HR Director for Stores in Boots UK. He has experience across multiple sectors including construction services, retail, healthcare and most recently professional services.
He has a depth of experience in people leadership and was particularly proud to have led a very successful merger between Dollond & Aitchison and Boots Opticians that culminated in receiving the Best Companies accolade of being the best big company to work for in the UK. He has implemented lots of change – from mergers and organisational redesign to UK wide customer feedback programmes and regularly operated at Board level in a variety of different roles at a national and global scale.
Aside from the change and the accolades, he is a leader who has dealt with the ongoing and constant demands of continued growth, results and shareholder expectations, colleague and customer engagement and creating and keeping great teams.
He is a fully qualified and supervised coach who has a passion for coaching and developing leaders and their teams which allows him to connect his experience and help others. He also loves facilitation – there’s something about the energy, challenge and excitement of helping a room full of people work together to find a better way of moving forward together – whatever the topic.