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 and qualified as an Executive Coach with the AoEC.  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.

I launched Coaching Confidential to provide Leadership 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.

Covid-19 is affecting all of us in 2020.  As well as continuing their personal development, I am finding clients are appreciating having someone they can talk to about their current work challenges and plans as we look towards the future.

Stay safe and well.


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
  • 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

  • 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!