Andy Chandler

First and foremost I’m a 50 something husband, father of two teenage daughters, brother, son and friend living in the West Midlands.


I have had over 25 years working in corporates and I’ve held down some really interesting (and often challenging) senior leadership roles including a Stores Director role and also HR Director for Stores in Boots UK.  


I have experience across construction services, retail, healthcare and, most recently professional services.


I’ve got broad experience in people leadership and was particularly proud to have led a very successful merger between Dollond & Aitchison and Boots Opticians which culminated in receiving the Best Companies accolade of being the best big company to work for in the UK.  I’ve implemented significant change  - from mergers and organisational redesign to UK wide customer feedback programmes.  I’ve also regularly operated at Board level in a variety of different roles including regular input at a global level.


Aside from the change and the accolades, I’ve been a leader who has dealt with the ongoing and constant demands of continued growth, results and shareholder expectations, colleague and customer engagement and creating great teams. It’s not always been easy and I’ve made some mistakes but I’ve learned loads.


I love coaching and I particularly love team coaching and facilitation – there’s something about the energy and excitement of helping a room full of people work together to solve a problem or two.  I’m very happy with uncertainty and sticking with the ‘not knowing’ and can guide rooms full of people on a path that may meander a little (or even a lot) but will deliver positive outcomes.


MBA from Warwick Business School - consistently one of the World’s leading business schools


PG Certificate in Personal and Business Coaching from Barefoot Coaching Ltd which is accredited by the University of Chester and the ICF


Member of the International Coaching Federation and an Associate Certified Coach


Qualified and certified practitioner for EQi 2.0


Qualified and certified practitioner for EQ 360