Andy Smith is an Appreciative Inquiry facilitator and Emotional Intelligence coach based in Europe. He specialises in the practical application of Appreciative Inquiry and other positive change methods to improve team working and leadership.
His previous experience includes IT consultancy, stress management and corporate branding. He is the author of Leadership EQ: How To Lead With Emotional Intelligence (Coaching Leaders 2014), Achieve Your Goals: Strategies To Transform Your Life (Dorling Kindersley 2006), and The Trainer’s Pack of NLP Exercises (Coaching Leaders 2010).
Andy’s work ranges from Appreciative Inquiry facilitation and training, through executive coaching to the design and delivery of coaching skills training for managers and coaches.
He has developed a number of coaching models that incorporate appreciative and solution-focused tools in practical and jargon-free formats.
Andy is accredited to administer the Emotional and Social Competence Inventory (ESCI™), a leading 360º assessment tool for leaders. He is a certified NLP trainer (Advanced Neuro Dynamics, 1997) and a professional member of the Association for NLP.
He has provided training and facilitation in Appreciative Inquiry to a client list which includes O², the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Manchester City Council, and many parts of the NHS for both primary and secondary care services.