Andy Smith

About the author

Andy Smith is an Emotional Intelligence consultant, NLP trainer and author. He has been assisting individuals and groups with accelerated change for over a decade.

His experience includes twelve years as an IT consultant, where he gained first-hand experience of the problems caused by poor communication and a long-hours culture.

Subsequently he has been a hypnotherapist, stress management consultant and the training director of a branding consultancy before becoming a certified NLP trainer in 1997.

As a trainer, Andy is noted for his compassion, humour, and jargon-free approach. Seminar participants often remark on the friendly, open and like-minded people his small-group courses seem to attract.

As a coach, he helps people to find resources within themselves to solve their problems and achieve their goals, and is an expert in rapid changework. He is accredited to administer the Emotional Competence Inventory (ECI), the leading 360° assessment tool for leadership and emotional intelligence competencies.

Some recent clients

In the corporate sector he has provided executive coaching and training in emotional intelligence, stress management and communication skills to clients such as...

  • Sony
  • Mintel
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • BP
  • True North Design
  • Cabinet Office
  • Lancashire County Council
  • NHS


  • 55 Ways To Increase Your Emotional Intelligence (Coaching Leaders 2003)

  • Achieve Your Goals: Strategies To Transform Your Life (Dorling Kindersley 2006)

You can find information about the books, the benefits of emotional intelligence to business, and NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner training on the Coaching Leaders website.


Areas of expertise

  • Appreciative Enquiry
  • Coaching Skills
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • NLP training
  • ECI
  • Executive coaching