Meet the Coach

Andrea McKay

I have enjoyed 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.  In fact I started my coaching journey with Hilton Hotels in 2004 and since then I have become a Master Practitioner in NLP, qualified as an Executive Coach with the AoEC in 2009 and became a certified Breakthrough Coach in 2021.  Running a successful marketing consultancy, Amano Marketing for 10 years, I saw how coaching teams to understand their team purpose, improve collaboration and increase accountability was a major part of delivering the marketing strategy especially during/after periods of change.  So in 2016 I trained as a Systemic Team Coach to bring a structured approach to my interventions.

I launched Coaching Confidential to provide 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.  I work with leaders to

  • Lead in a VUCA world
  • Plan career moves and transition to new ones
  • Focus on development and performance goals
  • Developing authentic and self-reflective leadership
  • Be part of and lead teams that are aligned, motivated and understand their systemic impact.

I am a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and as such, follow their Code of Ethics and coaching competencies.

With 2022 upon us, managers look towards delivering on challenging new objectives in times that remain uncertain and with teams that may have changed or have different ways of working. I am finding clients are appreciating having someone they can talk to confidentially about their motivations, current work challenges and complexity of plans as they look to rebuild their businesses.
If you think I can help you, get in touch and we can have a chat.


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.
  • Amy Brown
    "Andreas' approach really helped me to explore thoughts and challenges I was experiencing, and she asked all of the right questions in the right places to help me find my answers, move forward with conflicts, and gain a better self understanding. All of this has already helped me progress with more confidence and understanding of how I can fulfil my goals and be successful."
    Amy Brown
  • 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
  • Leslie Sarfati
    Working with Andrea’s approach really helped me to find proactive and measurable solutions to my everyday challenges. Each session made me feel more empowered and confident in my work.
    Leslie Sarfati
    Marketing Manager
  • Frances, Business Owner, USA
    Andrea created a safe space with her calm presence, excellent listening and powerful questions that allowed me to share deeply, make connections and gain insights that otherwise would not have happened.
    Frances, Business Owner, USA
  • 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
  • Marie-Laure, Coach, France
    Thank you Andrea to have patiently accompanied me to find my way throughout my objectives.
    Marie-Laure, Coach, France
  • Suzie Thompson, VP Commercial
    "Working with individual members of our team, Andrea ensured that clear objectives were set and actions between sessions agreed in order to help build self awareness and personal confidence in the team members who received the coaching. The impact of the sessions was almost immediate and continue to positively impact our team each day."
    Suzie Thompson, VP Commercial
    Red Carnation Hotels
  • "Thanks for your time and for allowing me to grow in my role but also within myself. I truly think coaching can help all of us at some point in our career."PP

    "Thank you for all your support and for the opportunities and development you have given me" TA

    "Thank you for the trust you placed in me and for your excellent sense of humour" RL

  • Yogesh Ram, Director of Marketing
    I really liked and appreciated Andrea’s empathetic and deep listening style.  Andrea was personally invested in seeing my progress and that was very valuable for me. I can definitely recommend Andrea as a coach.
    Yogesh Ram, Director of Marketing
  • 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.