Andrew Cooper

Andrew Cooper

Andrew’s career to date embraces the profession of accountancy, entrepreneurial business (two businesses started and managed) and his main focus, executive development. His involvement with coaching started in 1996 when he established Gordon Cooper Associates Ltd with a conscious decision to create a centre of excellence in executive coaching. Since then Andrew has helped a range of businesses that include professional firms, ‘Blue Chip’ multinationals and smaller entrepreneurial businesses. This work is largely carried out in the UK but also includes Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the USA.

Andrew spends the majority of his time working with professional services firms. These include Baker Tilly, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Deloitte, Linklaters and Reed Smith. Andrew is experienced in most aspects of management skills and development, particularly focused on ‘the people side’ of management, i.e. what behaviours are effective in helping individuals and teams to be successful.

Andrew has a very strong track record in relation to Leadership, Personal Impact, Client Relationship Management and Business Development skills and has been awarded an advanced post-graduate diploma in Executive Coaching with the Academy of Executive Coaching – which is accredited by the International Coaching Federation.

Typically Andrew works with his clients for a 6 month period to address specific objectives. He has developed his own coaching model (Wonderspace) which he developed through a combination of his own experiences and by drawing from a diverse range of models and approaches.

Andrew encourages his clients to gain a greater insight into their world and helps them to explore and ‘wonder’ about new possibilities and choices. Creating a robust and authentic relationship of trust forms a key part of his approach.

He is qualified to Level B with the British Psychological Society and uses a wide range of psychometric tools and coaching techniques. Andrew is a certified trainer for Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats which is a tool used to improve thinking, creativity, and overcome unproductive behaviour in groups.