Andy Brown is a Non-Executive Director, leadership coach, speaker and author. He provides coaching to leaders in people-based businesses, enabling them to make better decisions and to build more valuable businesses. He coaches founders and CEOs including, in recent years, two CEOs at M&C Saatchi and has advised many agencies as they prepared themselves for sale.
Over the years, Andy has recognised that most leaders subsidize their companies at the expense of their own wellbeing, which he refers to as the ‘emotional overdraft’. This insight has enabled him to save numerous clients from burnout and stress and, at the same time, made their businesses more resilient.
With more than 30 years’ experience in the field, Andy has developed coaching and training programmes which give leaders and their teams the confidence, skills and tools needed to make a positive impact on their organizations. As a result, he was voted ‘Outstanding Non-Executive Director 2021’. He is regularly invited to speak to organizations and teams about leadership and business growth.
During his career, Andy has advised more than a hundred companies in the creative services and communications sector, serving on the board of advertising and brand agencies, and working with digital media, direct response and research businesses. He has also served on the Board of the Princes Trust.
Andy produces a weekly newsletter for founders and leaders, called Rambling On. He has written hundreds of articles on leadership and business growth, is a regular contributor to podcasts and has lectured at the University of Brighton.