Dr Kenneth Andrew
Hi, I’m Kenneth and with many years in business, I help people who are looking to deal with the challenges they face in their business or management career so that they achieve success.
Helping To Manage Your Career
What do I need to do to advance my career? Why can’t I get promoted? Should I change jobs or company? So many of us face these questions. I know I did on various occasions. But I learned how to manage my career and now I help others to do the same. I find that enabling people to do this leads to happiness, satisfaction and a worthwhile role in their company.
Personal Development/Motivation And Confidence Building
It’s so frustrating not knowing what to do or how to do it. It might be due to a lack of confidence or a lack of motivation. Whatever it is I know, through experience, that it’s possible to break through this uncertainty. Our recent experience in living through lockdowns with all the uncertainty has made it even more difficult and frustrating. I’ve found that talking with someone else really can help and can lead to a more stable environment. With this it enables people to focus on their personal development more successfully.
It’s a great feeling setting up on your own but you then have questions. How do I best manage the business, how much money do I need, how do I get my customers? Having achieved some success the next concern is how do I best grow the company? How much money will I need, what extra staff should I recruit and what’s the best way of managing growth? With great success or with the desire to stand down the question becomes how do I best get a buyer for the business? No matter where you are on this spectrum from start-up to sale, these are real and challenging issues to deal with. I understand these questions and how you can respond positively having set up three companies of my own and coaching/mentoring many others.
Why did I become a coach and mentor
Put simply I have a passion to help people in business, whether they have their own company or are managers in a company.
Having had a successful career as a manager, director and chairman, I want to share my experience and support to help others succeed. Throughout my career I have supported colleagues with their careers but a few years ago decided to become professionally trained as a business and life coach. As the testimonials below show this has benefitted a number of people across various types of business.
Importantly, I have set up three businesses of my own and expanded them. These experiences have enabled me to recognise and understand what small businesses and their owners go through. I find that with my background in marketing, finance and planning these are important skills that assist small business owners and managers.
Having an experienced third party to talk with means you not only have skilled advice available but also means you are never alone in facing these various challenges
How I Work As A Coach
I am comfortable working in any mutually agreed way with clients. I do, however, initially provide a 30 minute free consultation with possible clients for us both to conclude whether we would like to work with each other. If we agree to go ahead then we decide on the number of sessions, price and contract.
The first meeting is usually best face to face (though in the present environment that needs to be by zoom) and thereafter by zoom or telephone.
Please feel free to get in touch either by phone on 07710488282 or by email here I'll look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Life and Small Business Coach, having graduated with a distinction and merit in diplomas in small business coaching and life coaching respectively, gained through The Coaching Academy. I am also a full member of the Association of Business Mentors.
I work across the UK and overseas through up to date internet contact such as zoom and can hold personal meetings when allowed in the Kent and London areas.
I have held roles at all levels of both large and small companies, where i have helped people resolve problems and achieve their own success. I hold a doctorate in Marketing and have written and had published three books.
1 Finding Her way Forward
I started coaching sessions with Ken after I became unhappy and stressed, both at work and at home. My time spent with Ken was invaluable; he helped me organise my thoughts with the questions he brought to our meetings. By the end, I was able to evaluate what is important to me and whether I am willing to make the sacrifices needed to achieve what I want in life.
Ken has an upbeat manner and a very positive attitude. He has the ability to make you feel at ease when discussing sensitive issues. Thanks to him I now feel more confident about myself and my abilities.
FI Executive, Fund Manager
2 The Next Phase Of Business
I was fortunate enough to meet Ken about 10 months ago and have benefited tremendously from his coaching. We have had 20 coaching sessions since that time. Ken started by helping me to identify the goals I was envisioning and worked with me to arrange my thoughts into an organized and manageable set of achievable goals to execute. He is excellent at helping to bring out and clarify issues as well as helping clients formulate potential solutions. Ken brings into his sessions decades of first-hand experience from highly successful areas of his own life. One of the areas that I find Ken to be extremely valuable is his effectiveness as a coach. Another important aspect of working with Ken is the level of comfort one feels when dealing with him. Ken made me comfortable and at ease right out of the gate. In just a few sessions I have improved my decision-making skills and making life-altering positive choices in both personal and business with a focus on overall wellbeing.
A A Medical Doctor
3 Re-focussing on Goals
I have had 6 sessions with Ken, all of which have helped me understand some key areas of development to focus on and agree what goals I think I need to achieve to help improve my situation.
The conclusion was that I had become fairly complaceent about the goals I was trying to achieve and Ken helped me re-focus on what was important and by the end of it I had successfully performed two public speaking events and had developed opportunities to start to improve my senior engagement across the company’s customer base.
Ken has a very warm, engaging and open manner that made me feel very comfortable from the start of our engagement. His questioning effectively led me to some very meaningful actions to help me achieve the goals I set myself. Ken has a very broad business experience at an extremely senior level, and this meant Ken had significant knowledge that he could draw upon to help guide and support me through his questions.
JB Senior Executive, Major IT Co
4 Starting A New Business
I have started my coaching with Ken and as a result of his questioning I have managed to resolve more clearly my overall objective and importantly why I want to achieve that objective. It’s been quite interesting how quickly Ken has related to me and seems to understand what I’m trying to achieve. He has helped me to set specific challenges whilst working towards my long term goal.
Ken has an easy style, very open but at the same time asks some challenging questions. I think his business background together with his personality has made me feel relaxed and comfortable to talk with him.
Even at this early stage, I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others.
LR-H on setting up a new fashion business
5 Deciding The Future
I started working with my coach Ken Andrew when I was looking to review my career goals and set a long term goal and some short-term milestones.
In this context, Ken was extremely helpful in helping me to think through and clarify the issues by listening and asking questions for me to consider in my thinking, which enabled me to set and start to achieve my goals. Ken was also very helpful in constructively questioning my thinking so I could refine my goals and objectives as we progressed.
Ken is very easy to work with – he is open, warm and engaging which means I felt able to be open and share my goals and thinking. Ken put in place the right amount of structure to the sessions which meant it was very easy to maintain focus and remain on track.
I really enjoyed working with Ken and found him very comfortable to work with. He is very strong at creating the right environment and tone for coaching sessions.
The impact of the coaching sessions meant I was able to set an overall goal and objectives and start to achieve these which has given me the impetus and structure to keep working to my long term objective.
KT-B Director, Facilities Management Company
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
As part of my commitment to helping people with their careers i provide a focussed package of support in updating their CV's and showing how this can work to their benefit in seeking other jobs/roles.
I also provide a structured course in helping executives become non executive directors.
From £75.00 to £150.00
Free initial in-person session
We would initially have a conversation for about 30 minutes to discuss your needs and how i might help. This is a free consultation.
The Agreement To Work Together
If we agree to go ahead then we would decide on the number of sessions and the fees to be charged. The cost of a session lasting 60 minutes can be as low as £100 and the overall cost can be discounted if a package of sessions is decided upon.
I am available for coaching sessions most days of the week and happy to work around the clients needs
I am happy to engage with clients in anyway they would prefer such as by zoom, skype, telephone and when allowed in a face to face meeting.
Contact me now either by email here or call me on 077104 88282 and I would be happy to discuss how I could help you with your specific challenge. It’s free and will only take 30 minutes of your time.