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Career transition
Leadership development
Change management

Andrew Sims

Executive coach


Andrew Sims

Andrew is a professional executive coach, qualified at an advanced level, with over 25 years’ experience of leading major organisational change and holding senior leadership roles. He draws upon a wealth of business experience, partnering with senior clients to help them step up, broaden their repertoire of leadership skills, and manage transitions in their career. His coaching also serves as a discrete and insightful sounding board for senior leaders.

As a management consultant in the transformation and change practices of EY and Capgemini, Andrew advised and supported senior leaders to implement challenging and large-scale change within their organisations. Andrew’s own corporate leadership experience includes being a global executive team member and UK Managing Director of a private equity owned business services firm. Prior to his business career, Andrew was an Army Officer. He holds a small number of non-executive roles, both commercial and charitable.

Coaching Style and Expertise

Andrew’s coaching blends several highly effective approaches, including ‘Person Centred’, ‘Gestalt’ and ‘Solutions Focused’, combined with an experienced business leadership perspective. This approach enables Andrew to focus with agility on his client’s needs, their objectives, their awareness (of self, others, and the often-complex systems in which they operate) and developing solutions that will move them forward.

Andrew’s coaching specialisms include supporting clients with:

- Positioning to secure their next role

- Managing transition

- Stepping up into a more strategic role

- Developing or broadening their repertoire of leadership skills

- Facing challenges, making choices and delivering against their strategic agenda


- AoEC Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching

- AoEC Advanced Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching

- AoEC Gestalt Coaching Skills – Foundation and Advanced Modules

- International Coaching Federation (ICF) Accredited Coach

- Supervising First Aid for Mental Health – FAA Level 3 Award

- MBA - Edinburgh University Business School

- Coaching Panel Member – NHS Leadership Academy

- Coaching Panel Member (Executive & Global MBA courses) – The Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

- 12+ years of coaching experience


“I've had the pleasure of working with Andrew, an exceptional coach, for the past year. His patience, depth of experience, and remarkable skill set have truly transformed my leadership journey. Andrew employs a diverse range of methods, including Gestalt, to creatively explore and resolve complex issues. Each session left me feeling more empowered and better equipped to handle my professional challenges. Andrew's guidance has undoubtedly been a catalyst for my growth as a leader. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking to metamorphose their leadership capabilities and unlock their full potential.” Data Science Director

“As a leader in an established professional services organisation, I recognise the value of coaching but am typically cynical about the outcomes achieved in short periods. However, Andrew’s coaching technique created the space for highly efficient coaching. Andrew’s relaxed yet probing challenges made coaching sessions effective and challenging, offering a chance for me to create tangible plans to change my status quo. Andrew’s style made it easy for me to be self-critical without judgement and for me to guide the sessions in the way which was most impactful. I’d highly recommend Andrew as a senior leader professional coach.” Partner in a Professional Services Firm