Meet the Coach

I completed my first coaching course with Hilton Hotels in 2004 and then in 2006 I self funded the NLP Practitioner followed by the Master NLP Practitioner courses in 2008 learning from Richard Bandler, the co-founder of NLP. On leaving Hilton Hotels in 2009 I undertook a coaching qualification and started my formal coaching journey.

I have a successful career in hospitality marketing leading high performing teams within Hilton Hotels, The Hotel Collection and BPP University as well as working for privately owned, global PLCs and private equity backed organisations. Running a successful marketing consultancy, Amano Marketing, I find coaching so beneficial in leading and working with high performance teams so in 2016 I trained as a Systemic Team Coach to provide the benefits of coaching to a team setting.

In 2017 I launched Coaching Confidential to provide Executive Coaching to individuals and teams to help them better understand their purpose, values and authentic leadership style and, in doing this, align themselves with their organisations and personal objectives.

My 2019 goal is going well, which is to have more time to sit with a good cup of coffee and read one of the many books I have been waiting to be read whether its on coaching leadership, marketing or a new recipe I can try out on the family!

Andrea McKay, MSc

Am I the right coach for you?

For you to be coached and for me to coach you there needs to be a connection and trust between us. All my programmes start with an introductory session to ensure you feel comfortable with me and with the process. Here are a few things you should know beforehand:

  • I will not tell you what you could or should do. I listen, ask questions, expand your thinking, enabling you to see the options available to you and empowering you to choose the solution that is right for you.
  • I do not have to be from your industry sector, for the reason mentioned above. You are the expert in your industry and the expert in what is right for you.
  • I know some great life coaches but this is not my area of expertise. If you’re looking to improve your health, wellbeing, relationships or to find meaning in your life, I’m happy to introduce you.
  • I do believe, however, our work and personal lives are fully intertwined and so if one is affecting the other then we can explore this together.
  • Stephen Moran, Director of Marketing
    Coaching has helped me to evaluate the workplace with greater objectivity, identify opportunities to improve performance and enabled me to explore alternative approaches to challenges within the workplace. Andrea is extremely professional and I felt assured by her approach and expertise, in particular her knowledge of the hospitality industry was beneficial. I have no hesitation in recommending Andrea to a fellow professional, team or business.
    Stephen Moran, Director of Marketing
    Intercontinental London Park Lane
  • Michelle Coulson
    Andrea is a great coach and really helped me with developing my own skills . She is very perceptive and has a great talent for really bringing the best out of people.
    Michelle Coulson
    Digital Marketing Consultant
  • Sasha Ramdoo
    Andrea is amazing at drawing out exactly what you want to achieve and then clearly mapping out the steps you need to take. She fills you with confidence and all the goals seem achievable and obtainable in the time lines set. I often feel overwhelmed and unfocused, however after a session with Andrea everything becomes clear. I can safely say that without Andrea's coaching I wouldn't have launched my website.
    Sasha Ramdoo
    Founder of SR Fashion Start Consultancy

Contact me below or call 07724 406667. I look forward to hearing from you!