Testimonials


What people are saying

Watching Andrew work with our senior leadership team was just fabulous. The audience left alive and buzzing ... Andrew is a great asset for any organisation looking to change, enhance or grow the culture and management capabilities.

Sally Royal, Corporate Services Director, Hunter Water Corporation

LEADERSHIP


Absolutely amazing!

government"This course was absolutely amazing! Andrew is an incredible man, with such great energy and life experiences. I would 100% recommend this course, not just for 'Emerging Leaders', but for a personal journey. I learnt more than I thought or hoped I would. Can't say enough positive things. It was simply life changing."—Sara Perdrau, Emerging Leaders Program, Canberra 

Invigorating

"Most invigorating course I have been on. Very inspiring and enlightening."—Andrew Hope, Emerging Leaders Program, Canberra 

30439Hunter_Water_logoCharisma, energy and intellect

“Andrew is a very experienced corporate facilitator who brings a great deal of charisma, energy and intellect to any presentation. He has presented to senior leadership teams and wider audiences about the values and methodologies of great leadership and people management. Eloquent, articulate and with a blue chip background in the law and finance, Andrew commands attention and is effective across a variety of presentation settings.” —Jonathan Morris, Hunter Water Corporation

Alive and buzzing

"Watching Andrew work with our senior leadership team was just fabulous. The audience left alive and buzzing. We received the most positive feedback from our managers. The leadership team's perspective was challenged on how to engage and manage people. Also, the managers (like myself) were applying so much of the insight Andrew shared to their home life as well. Andrew is a great asset for any organisation looking to change, enhance or grow the culture and management capabilities." –Sally Royal, Corporate Services Director, Hunter Water Corporation

Everyone should do this course

"I think everyone at every level in any organisation should do this course."—Alison Coates, Evolution of a Leader, Canberra 

Truly inspiring

Marketsoft-logo"Thank you SO much for our session today. I have taken so much away and I can see our Team dynamic changing already. You are truly inspiring, your confidence and enthusiasm is awesome!!!"—Alison Feuerstein, Marketsoft “First impressions of Andrew as we greeted him in the morning were only positive. Throughout the day he grew in his energy levels and would give Tony Robbins a run for his money! Andrew was able to constructively respond to all questions from the team and left us all with a few key life changing habits to immediately action.”—Joel NicholsonManaging Director, Marketsoft "Andrew created an amazing day, which engaged the whole team. His style brings out the best in everyone, and stimulates change."—Dan Cummins, Marketsoft

Andrew rocks!!!

retain HR"Andrew rocks!!! The delivery of the leadership sessions is more advanced than anything I have experienced in the past. Real content that I can use."—Craig McGregor, Director, HRG

Fascinating information

limespring_logo"I wish everyone in the workplace had the opportunity to attend at least one of Andrew's sessions – a mix of fascinating information, humour, and making sure we take the lessons learned back into the workplace. Thank you!"—Nicci Richman, Limespring Recruitment 

A great investment

bloomfield"Andrew Hughes provides an engaging view on teamwork from both perspectives. His experience, theory and application made the 3 days a great investment for all the management team."—Paul Taylor, CFO, The Bloomfield Group

Brilliant!

UGL"Thank you, after many years in management my journey starts again, with a fresh set of skills and tools. In one word - Brilliant!"—David Paff, HR manager, UGL Limited  

True Inspiration

government"I've been...on many courses, but your course has been different. I've learnt more things about myself in 3 days that I have in 30 years. You are a true inspiration and I now look forward to being everything I now know I can be."—MC, Evolution of a Leader, Canberra 

More at peace with myself

"I left the course feeling stronger, safer and more at peace with myself and the world around me. I also acquired some important tools to help me reassess, refocus and move forward in my life without so much fear and worry."—MFB, Evolution of a Leader, Canberra 

A very big impact

"Apart from the very engaging presentation style, the humour and the honesty, the course itself embodies your 5 Ps of WellBeing. You have affirmed many things in my mind to do with the enormous privilege of working with people. Your passion and commitment to the message also have a very big impact - especially for people who may be exhausted and weary of using methods that stunt rather than enlarge the experience of life for others. Thank you for following your dream - because in your sharing of this dream, hope and encouragement comes to many others."—Rosyln Namgyal, WellBeing for Leaders, Canberra

Awesome session

"Andrew, I want to bottle you and take your teachings with me everywhere I go! Awesome session today. Just what I needed!"—Sarah Caesar, WellBeing for Leaders, Canberra

Exciting to be around

Thank you for such an inspirational day...it's exciting to be around someone who is as passionate as you about what they do! I went home via Bunnings and bought a pinboard so I could write down my 3 daily gratitudes and pin them up where I can see them – positive thinking here I come!"—Renae Ballantyne, Emerging Leaders, Canberra

Dynamic presentation

Parsons Brinkerhoff"Andrew delivers a dynamic presentation to his audience. He kept the group engaged and we all went home with some valuable knowledge."—Chris Rice, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Craig Lieschke, Director, Healing WaveNothing short of priceless

"Your message, passion, motivation and inspiration for our staff (both personally and professionally) have been nothing short of priceless."—Craig Lieschke, Director, Healing Wave

 Things have never been better!

Since attending your leadership course 6 months ago and applying the ideas we learnt, our team performance has gone ahead in leaps and bounds. We've developed a winning culture in a high pressure environment, and staff who have been around for years are telling us things have never been better! Our people enjoy coming to work, their attitudes have changed and their results speak for themselves, such that our bosses are noticing and letting us know we are doing a great job. All of this while we're having more fun and helping our team members to succeed. We love it. Thank you so much Andrew, your course was certainly worth it and we can't wait for more training with you.—Rudi and Rach, Transformational Leaders, Canberra 

Life-changing

"Before I attended this course I had a negative attitude as to what I wanted to do in life – career wise and personal life. The day after I attended your course I was more motivated then ever, I had such a positive view on the way I looked at life. I have now put my loan repayments up and will be debt free in 9 months rather then 4 yrs, I have opened up a house savings account and contribute to it every fortnight, I have also won myself a higher role in my Department. The skills I have gained will get me one step closer to what I want to do career wise and that is a great positive out of this new role. I look at what's really important to me now and feel good about achieving such great goals. I would like to say thank you for the opportunity to be apart of this course and I recommend it to everyone. It has only been weeks since I did this course and the impact it has had on me is life changing, I have never been so happy with my relationship, health & fitness, and career."—Julie Sims, Transformational Leaders, Canberra 

Fun, insightful and inspiring

"Andrew's leadership courses are practical, fun, insightful and inspiring. I recommend them to all who want to be the best that they can be."—Vincent Nguyen, Transformational Leaders, Canberra 

Hands down the best

"Personally and professionally, hands down the best personal development course I've ever attended."—Anna, Transformational Leaders, Canberra 

Practical tools which I really use

"I have just attended my sixth course through Andrew Hughes. It gives me practical tools which I really use for personal development and to contribute to the success of my teams."—Danni Woods, Transformational Leaders, Canberra 

Made you want to learn

Rated 10/10 for Content and Delivery.

  • I found Andrew Hughes entertaining. He made you want to learn.
  • Everything was useful.
  • Electromagnetic field of the heart stories and breathing through the heart (was the most useful) – It explains what I'm feeling and gives me space for perspective.
  • I love Andrew's presentations. He is so inspiring.
  • Andrew was very engaging.
  • The activities (were the most useful) as they put the content into reality.
  • The program was perfect for me. I was involved the whole day – great!
  • (How do we improve the program?) Just keep Andrew!
  • The parts about our 'being', our beliefs and our values (were most useful). The restrictions we place on ourselves.
  • All the content was excellent.
  • The impact of stress (was most useful) as (I am) currently going through this!
  • Presenter was excellent. 10 out of 10.

—Feedback from governmentTransformational Leaders 

A wonderful and passionate presenter

"...your course has given me tools to think about for use in my everyday working life. It has also made me realise that how you present yourself on a daily basis can leave good or bad work life impressions on those around you, so I am trying to think about the working image I may be presenting on a daily basis. I also try to remember not to react to a situation, but to think clearly before acting. You are a wonderful and passionate presenter and I marvel at your ability to express yourself. I thoroughly enjoyed your course and I would highly recommend your motivational ability. Thank you for a very interesting three days."—Irene Ferguson, Emerging Leaders, Canberra 

Changed my life

"Andrew's courses have changed my life and my leadership methods."—Sarah Caesar, Change Manager, Canberra

Great enthusiasm and practical ideas

"Andrew brings great enthusiasm and practical ideas to help people achieve their potential. Time with him is well spent."—Anne, Manager, IT Teams, APS

Definitely no sleeping

"Andrew makes the sessions fun and enjoyable. Definitely no sleeping during these courses."—Gillian K, Canberra

Focus was on me

"Andrew's Transformational Leadership courses are fun, energetic and real. First time I've attended courses where the focus was on me and how my management skills can be used instead of the other way around. Highly recommend it to those looking for a more self focussed approach."—Lola Pintos-Lopez, Canberra

I am inspired!

"What a fantastic presenter. To be better than we are, I am inspired! Some fantastic tools to not only be a better person within ourselves but also to instil in a team environment."—Kristi, Canberra

New skills

"Being a new team leader I found this inspiring and have now new skills to take back to my work place."—Marlene Leonard, Canberra

A truly creative thinker

"Andrew offers a very rare mix of innovation, research, intelligence, rigour, creativity, warmth and interpersonal skill. My team of 75 people loved his sense of humour and his capacity to bring out the best in us in a logical well constructed sequence of activities. It was the first time some of my team had met or otherwise come together for a common activity such as this. Staff found the workshop at times inspiring, at times challenging and at times playful. Andrew offers a good deal of himself in the process. The impact of the workshop has been deep and lasting - apart from the planning we've now completed, there has been a significant mood shift in the Branch and we are working constructively together as a team to deal with the backlog of staffing, financial and change management issues. I recommend Andrew as a truly creative thinker who draws of a great depth of experience at the senior executive level to impart a rich learning experience. We left the 2 days more energised than when we went into it - this is not common in public service planning days."—Rick Moloney, National Manager, Marketing, Online and Customer Communication, Centrelink

Inspirational

"ComSuper really enjoyed your presentation on the seven tips to be an Inspirational Leader. As a presenter you were engaging and very enthusiastic about the topic. When walking around the office we were able to tell the staff who attended your presentation as they were all smiling and inspired by you, many staff have also spoken about the tips they have taken on board from the presentation. Thank you for inspiring ComSuper!!"—Linda Brennan, Manager - Learning & Development, Canberra

One of the best

"Andrew Hughes is an excellent facilitator, one of the best in my opinion."—Heather Kay Manager, Business Continuity Audit & Risk, Canberra

Fantastic facilitator

"Andrew is very informative and enthusiastic. Fantastic facilitator."—Chris Byrne

Challenging and different

nclawsocnew"Andrew's presentation was really motivating, challenging and different. If we as lawyers applied only some of his ideas and attitudes in our professional lives we'd be happier in our work, and given the psychological risks within our profession, that is worth striving for."—Dr Colin James, Newcastle Law Society

Bloody fantastic!

"Thanks for arranging the [3 day Emerging Leaders] course with Andrew, it was bloody fantastic! Best course arranged by ComSuper I have ever been to! I would highly recommend it to anyone. I bought his CD and listened to it on the way to work and it's almost good as him being there in real life."—Rudi Rajic, Manager, Canberra

Refreshingly honest

"Andrew is very inspiring, and practices the integrity and leadership that he preaches. His honesty against the content is refreshing in a course."—Greg Saunders

Like a tonic!

"I really feel positive today, I feel the session with Andrew has helped me get things back into perspective. It feels like I had a tonic!"—Charmaine Whyte Case Officer, APS Case Management

His enthusiasm is contagious

"Andrew's energy is impressive and his enthusiasm is contagious."—Sharon Gallagher Manager, Corporate Communications, Canberra

Inspire you to greatness

"I think any time spent with Andrew Hughes is valuable based on his incredible ability to inspire you to greatness. I have done a few sessions with Andrew now and always come away with renewed enthusiasm to improve not only on my work skills, but my life skills."—Karen Ryan

Fun and engaging

“Overwhelmingly the feedback about [Andrew’s] facilitation has been fantastic. I don’t think I have ever before seen a facilitator with a rating no lower than 9 out of 10!… It was a combination of your professionalism, the experience you brought from your own experience as a senior leader … and importantly the fun and engagement you achieved from all participants, that absolutely made the Program such a success."—Tina Swain, Internal Facilities Director, Canberra

Excellent and motivational

centrelinkQuestion; What did you consider to be the major highlights of the Centrelink planning/team building days and why? "The presenter/facilitator (Andrew) was excellent and I would be very interested in him being used again." —Daniel Hodgson "Andrew Hughes. He is very motivational..." —Narelle Burton "Facilitator (Andrew Hughes). Excellent value and handled the reticent audience really well. I've no doubt he would have enjoyed a strong stimulant afterwards!" —Peter Ward, Centrelink, Marketing, Online and Customer Communication Division

Massive self-discovery

"I attended one of Andrew's sessions as part of an executive development program organised by my office. The session really opened my eyes to the central role that being in touch with someone's values and fundamental motivators can play in ensuring they are a happy, high-performing employee. In large part this was a massive self-discovery exercise for me. Reflecting on my own values, and what it is that makes me enjoy so much the work that I do, gave me a powerful tool for framing my own career development. More than that, it showed me a better way to manage the staff that I supervise to ensure that they are involved in work that they find fulfilling and meaningful. By engaging with my colleagues at this deeper level, I have a more profound appreciation of their motivators and their needs. I now feel like I can manage my staff (and myself) in a way that enhances their workplace experience beyond merely meeting their budgets and performance plan measures. If it had not been for Andrew's session, it may have taken me many years and many less-than-ideal supervisory experiences to grasp this - and perhaps I never would have."—Justin Davidson, Senior Executive Lawyer, AGS

Empowering and motivating

taree-council"Andrew - Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your leadership training last week. Your training should be very useful in empowering and motivating people for our journey ahead. I particularly liked the way you were able to blend facts about brain physiology, anecdotes and behaviours."—Ron Posselt, Executive Leader Service Delivery, Greater Taree City Council

An exhilarating experience

"Training with Andrew is a rewarding, motivating and exhilarating experience."—Maxine McPhee, General Manager, Hunter Irrigation & Water Solutions

A real wake-up call

Rated 5/5 (Excellent) for Presenter Effectiveness, Content Quality, and Content Relevance.

  • Andrew was an excellent presenter, he had a lot of energy and was very motivating. It was also useful as he understands how AGS operates and he was able to draw on this experience.
  • Good presenter with lots of energy. Good examples as a result of previous position at AGS.
  • Andrew is a true original - the course was a real wake up call and an inspiration to be more positive.
  • Provided excellent insight into ways of thinking and seeking and models for dealing with situations one might encounter in the workplace. Alluded to further reading and areas of interest which was useful.

—Feedback from AGS Executive Development Group

Loved every minute

Rated 10/10 (Very Effective) for Content and Presenter.

  • Best course I've ever been on.
  • Entertaining, enthusiastic, inspiring. Loved every minute.
  • I loved the lot. So many practical tools for work and life.
  • The applied psychology and neuropsychology were excellent. Very knowledgeable presenter, and engaging as well.
  • I didn't think I could meditate, but realise I can.
  • I loved the scientific, factual supporting info. The 'being' elements and the practical examples/tools on how to change the way you think.
  • You are inspirational. Thank you.

—Feedback from Emerging Leaders Nov. 2012

Exceptional people skills

“It was a great pleasure to work with Andrew... My approach is to think outside of the square but focus on current realities and he encouraged this, bringing out the best in myself and the rest of the staff. What struck me the most, during that time, was his passion, energy and staff engagement. He has exceptional people skills creating a positive working environment. This is supported by his legal background which enhances his problem solving abilities.”—Karen Goldspink, Project Management & Communications, Depart. Climate Change & Energy Efficiency

Sees the big picture

“Andrew has a stong commitment to an outcome; he sees the big picture, identifies obstacles and pushes hard to get to the ends the business needs. He is innovative and can make proposals that challenge orthodoxy and more conventional process types. He is also great fun to be with.”—David Riggs, CFO, AGS

High energy, intelligent and able

“Andrew is a high energy, intelligent and able operator who impresses with his industry knowledge and zeal. Those who work with Andrew will be impressed by his sense of urgency, communication skills and charisma.”—Julian Lambert, Senior Specialist, Evidence Services, ASIC


TEAM BUILDING


The best I've seen

timeline_img1“Andrew’s amazing content deals with issues and challenges that successful financial planning practices deal with daily… He is the best I’ve seen and I’ve had the privilege of seeing many.”—Philip Smith, MDRT Top of the Table Member, Australia

logo“Having been in business in the financial services industry for 15 years I have been to many conferences both in Australia and overseas and Andrew is up there with the best presenters I have seen.”—Glen Reilly CFP, Fitzpatricks Newcastle

You have a gift

d.kratzenberg“We have had our wrap up of MDRT  Toronto and we had an outstanding meeting. Our focus sessions were very well rated and I have to say that you did a fabulous job. You were engaging, articulate and very well received by the audience as well as being a pleasure to work with.

You have a gift for your work and I expect our paths will cross again in the future.”—Donna Kratzenberg, MDRT organiser, USA

Vankat Vakalapudi, MDRT Indian flagbearerSo engaging and motivating

“I am Venkat Vakalapudi from Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) India. I was the Indian flag bearer for the MDRT Meet at Toronto. I attended and thoroughly enjoyed your presentation. Your delivery was so engaging and motivating. By any measure you are a very effective speaker and educator. I consider myself lucky that I got this opportunity to attend it and gain information that would help me better my business and improve my relationship with existing clients.”—Venkat Vakalapudi, Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) India.

Played a significant role

CarolineBanks"What a journey! Thank you for being a part of the MDRT Annual Meeting. Your invaluable contribution to the program is most appreciated. We appreciate the time you took in preparing and sharing your insights and expertise with our members.

The entire meeting was well attended and you played a significant role in the success we experienced in Toronto..."—Caroline A. Banks, First Vice President, MDRT, London UK

Everyone was on a high!

arhi"What an inspiring ball of energy! Wow, what a finish to an excellent day. I hope I can see Andrew speak again, as I LOVED IT! His powerpoints were visual, short and sharp, he motivated the entire room and was definitely a fantastic speaker at the end of the day. I can't wait to use some of his ideas and put them into action."
"Very professional and entertaining presentation."
"A fantastic experience."
"Everyone was on a high! Very inspiring."
"A very inspirational guy and very entertaining."
"I still felt motivated at the end of a long day! Some great leadership information."
"Andrew's session was amazing! He was very entertaining and insightful."
"Best of the day."
"WOW! Amazing presentation. Thoroughly enjoyed the content and Andrew's insights."
"Very engaging speaker...Left the room in a very positive mode and demonstrated how to encourage positive thought processes. The electromagnetic field and the energy of the heart project was very interesting."
"A high energy presentation which lifted the atmosphere in the room and provided much 'food for thought'."
"Inspiring, energetic, entertaining. Knowledgeable speaker with a big heart."
"Great facilitator. Thought provoking."
"Wow! Wow! Wow! I want what he's having! Andrew is energetic and passionate, knowledgeable, logical and inspiring."
"How could you not be motivated!" —Feedback from Australian Human Resources Industry Practices Day

30439Hunter_Water_logoCharisma, energy and intellect

“Andrew is a very experienced corporate facilitator who brings a great deal of charisma, energy and intellect to any presentation. He has presented to senior leadership teams and wider audiences about the values and methodologies of great leadership and people management. Eloquent, articulate and with a blue chip background in the law and finance, Andrew commands attention and is effective across a variety of presentation settings.” —Jonathan Morris, Group Manager People and Safety, Hunter Water Corporation

Great Value

"On behalf of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, I would like to thank you for presenting at the Leading through Transformational Change: Executive Level Leadership Conference. Your interactive presentation on 'Releasing the Pressure – Real Strategies for Real Life' where you explained the effects of stress and the strategies to use to help reduce stress levels was of great value. It was highly entertaining and very well received by the delegates in attendance. I am delighted that you were able to play an important role." —D. Taylor, Acting Assistant Secretary, Learning and Development Branch, Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

maitlandWe were lucky to have you

"I wanted to write on behalf of Maitland City Council to thank you for your speech at International Men's Day. We were lucky to have you there to deliver our first speech of the day, which was rousing, thought-provoking, and in the spirit of the theme of the event. I for one found myself reflecting on my relationship with my father and how in turn it's shaped the person I am, and I was told by many people on the day how much they enjoyed your speech."—Richard Hershman, Community Planner, Maitland City Council

The client just loved you!

hve logo"Well the client just loved you! Thank you so much for your excellent work with this group. They noted that there was one lady in the group, Janice, whose parents had died 6 months ago or so and who had been very depressed, lonely etc. There were a few things you said which really resonated with her, and she commented to the boss and organizer how much she enjoyed the session with you and that you had given her some constructive tools to take away. They, and we, are very appreciative of your great work."—Rebecca Edwards, Event Manager, Hunter Valley Events

Tailored the talk to the audience

matrix

"...I really appreciated that you listened to our brief and tailored the talk to the audience and the challenges facing financial advisers. Believe me, many speakers are briefed, few respond as well as you did."—Allison DummettDirector, Matrix Planning Solutions

"Andrew really hit the spot for our motivational speaker – passion, poise, powerful presentation – perfect!"

"Very engaging presenter – good choice for first slot on the second day of the conference."

"He was so motivated and really made you think about the way you go about things. It was a different perspective and he also got the whole room into the session."

—Feedback from Matrix Professional Development Event 2013

A great investment for our company

crest"Andrew presented at the Crest Financial Services staff development day. The session with Andrew was enjoyable, energising and it stimulated us to focus on the culture and development of our team both on a business and personal level. We were impressed with Andrew's creative, interactive style and presentation content.

The thought-provoking perspectives,along with Andrew's ability to simplify everyday business and client service issues have helped revitalise our entire company.

The feedback we received from our staff has been extremely positive. Since the session we have continued to focus on our everyday interactions both on a business and personal level, and have seen real change in relationships for our company.

A great investment for our company."—Paul Howden, Managing Director, Crest Financial Services

Truly inspiring

Marketsoft-logo“Thank you SO much for our session today. I have taken so much away and I can see our Team dynamic changing already. You are truly inspiring, your confidence and enthusiasm is awesome!!!”—Alison Feuerstein, Director, Marketsoft

“Andrew created an amazing day, which engaged the whole team. His style brings out the best in everyone, and stimulates change.”—Dan Cummins, Director, Marketsoft

Awesome speaker

rotary_greenhills"Awesome speaker – we were in stitches laughing." —Rotary Club of Greenhills

 Such genuine spirit

Forsythes"...it is rare to get a speaker who can have the crowd snorting, walking around like depressed people, comparing us to trees, and talking about tirodial fields in the one presentation!!  My big ah ha from your presentation was “when the why is big enough, the how is never the problem”. Thanks again for your willingness to engage with people so humorously and with such a genuine spirit. AHRI appreciates it!!—Michelle Crawford, Organisational Development Manager, Forsythes Recruitment

Gave me back my life

Singleton HS_logo"It was a Wednesday afternoon, the 3rd Wednesday of the month, so that meant a staff development meeting. As I walked into the hall I thought to myself, "now here goes an hour that I will never get back in my life". Little did I know but that very next hour would in fact give me back my life, my purpose in life. As I sat listening to the energetic and charismatic presenter his words resonated in me. He could have, in fact, been speaking on my behalf.

For years I had been trying to work out what it was that I was going to do with my professional life, what it was that I would be great at and what it was that was actually going to give me self-fulfilment. Andrew Hughes opened up my mind and most importantly my heart. He made me realize that what I was in fact looking for was right in front of me, the thing that I would be great at I actually was doing and surprisingly I'm even better than great at it, and I am incredibly fortunate to experience countless moments of fulfilment each day. I walked away after that hour knowing that my life from that moment on would be different. Nothing had physically changed but my whole mental approach to life had dramatically changed.

My life now has a distinct purpose and because of that hour I am the best person that I can be and will use this to inspire all the young students that I have the privilege to teach."—Rochelle DooleyTeacher

The staff were buzzing

s727“Thank you very much for your thought provoking, love filled presentation. You read us better than any guest speaker we have had over the past decade. The staff were buzzing in the last half of this week. This positive resonance is what more life is all about… FUN.” —Dr. Daniel Smith, Healing Wave Chiropractic Centres, Australia

Motivational and astounding

DSC_2377"Andrew was a very energetic and inspiring speaker. He had an entire group of business leaders, often distracted by the stress of management, on their feet physically throwing away their anxiety. His ability to change the attitude of a room in just half an hour is both motivational and astounding. I personally left feeling at ease with issues that had previously been causing me stress. I look forward to hearing Andrew speak again."—Peter Blackmore, Mayor of Maitland  

Inspiring and liberating

"It was very refreshing to hear from a speaker with such innovative and positive ideas for self-development and dealing with stress. Andrew’s energetic presentation took us through a variety of exercises that not only get the mind moving away from stress but engage the body, allowing people to physically loosen up and let go of anxieties. Andrew’s manner is both inspiring and liberating and I would recommend his services to any professional group."—David Evans, General Manager, Maitland City Council

Passionate approach

psyborg“As a speaker Andrew is inspirational, engaging and practical. Andrew explains his topics using a passionate approach and references real world examples that help cement his concepts in your mind. His practical advice on business challenges are logical and helpful. I have no hesitation in recommending Andrew as a speaker or as a life/business coach.”—Daniel BorgOwner & Creative Director/Designer, Psyborg

Engaging, fresh and interactive

"Andrew is a powerful, charismatic and entertaining presenter with a passion for propelling you towards exactly what it is you love. His presentations are engaging, fresh and interactive, and afterwards you will feel focused, on target and determined to have fun while acheiving your goals. I would highly recommend Andrew Hughes.”—Paul Robinson, Account Manager

Powerful presentations

DSC00238“Andrew is a leadership management and employee engagement specialist. His presentations are powerful, engaging, and leave you wanting more of his knowledge. It is without hesitation that I would recommend Andrew if you want to get more from your team. Have Andrew help get your passion for the business into your employees and enhance your bottom line.”—Craig McGregor, Director, Retain HR

Captures entire audience

archer“Andrew is a fantastic motivational speaker, who captures the entire audience's attention when making a presentation. He manages to engage and include all members of the audience in his enthusiasm for the topic. Andrew has the ability to draw upon his leadership experience and provide facts and statistics when delivering his topic. I highly recommend Andrew as a speaker for any motivational/leadership presentations.”—Melissa Archer, Principal, Archer Business Consulting

Witness the passion

MaitlandBusinessChamber"Andrew “wowed” Maitland Business Chamber members... Andrew's presentation skills and presentation content kept the attendees engaged throughout. A challenge for any early morning meeting!

It was a great pleasure to witness the passion Andrew emanates in his presentation and how he was received by the members. Everyone left the meeting with “something”, another challenge successfully navigated by Andrew. Our sincere thanks to Andrew and our strong recommendation to anyone who would engage Andrew as a speaker."—Craig Wellings,Vice President, Maitland Business Chamber

Take your organisation to the next level

channel-direct“I have had the pleasure of being inspired by Andrew's presentations on different topics and seen the way he relates to groups and individuals. He has leadership understanding, passion, enthusiasm and ability to engage and inspire an audience. If you need someone who will take your organisation, whether big or small, to the next level...Andrew is the man!”—Robyn Roberts, Owner, Channel Direct Home Loans

Entertaining and inspiring

“I have been privleged to hear Andrew speak on many occasions, his engagement with his audience is both entertaining and inspiring. Andrew can deliver his message on a topic that will leave his audience with the inspiration to take action.”—Fred RobertsOwner, Channel Direct Home Loans

Builder of self-confidence

SendOutCards Logo"I had the privilege of listening to and working with Andrew on leadership issues. During this time I found Andrew to be a builder of self-confidence who had the ability to transform your being. He gives you the belief and faith in your own abilities and style which will ultimately work for you. Andrew instils leadership and reinforces what is good and right.”—George McIntosh, Send Out Cards

Kept listeners intrigued

aiesec“Andrew was a fantastic speaker! Both the content and the delivery of his presentation was superb. He mixed in interesting stories with useful pictures and slides, keeping listeners intrigued, entertained and informed. His passion for personal development really shone through. A pleasure to have as a speaker and I hope to have the opportunity to hear him speak again.”—Francis Wong, AIESEC UNSW

"Andrew is an extremely engaging speaker who has inspired me to further explore the leader in myself. Through his 'Leadership from the Inside Out' session and funny stories, Andrew has challenged me to think outside the square and to focus on developing the leader in me who will greatly impact this world. I look forward to applying the key aspects of Andrew's session to my AIESEC life and beyond."—Esther Ho, AIESEC UNSW

Informative, interactive, enjoyable

HBC“Andrew was a guest speaker at one of our Hunter Business Chamber functions - the Business Development Forum - earlier this year, where he provided the audience with a comprehensive overview of the topic 'The Balanced Workplace'. He captured the audience from the very beginning and offered a very informative, interactive, enjoyable and valuable presentation which acquired positive feedback. I would not hesitate to approach Andrew for further speaking opportunities at Chamber events in the future."—Lee Cleary, Events and Marketing Coordinator, Hunter Business Chamber

Made me think about my brain

maitlandWe were invited to a breakfast at Maitland Senior Citizens Hall to celebrate Local
Government Week. Teachers and school leaders from schools in the Maitland Council
area shared breakfast with some of the Maitland Councillors.

We had bacon, sausages, scrambled eggs and toast with orange juice or water for
breakfast. The bacon and sausages were the yummiest. During breakfast we completed
a survey about places we go to around Maitland as part of the ‘ Creating A Vibrant River
City ’ project.

Andrew Hughes was there as our guest speaker. He spoke to us about
our brains and how to be ourselves as good leaders. He showed us pictures that proved
to us that we see, hear and feel with our brains. He gave us four points to remember to
be good leaders.

They were:

  1. BE before you DO
  2. Believe you CAN
  3. Focus on your BRILLIANCE
  4. Do the things you LOVE

We got goody bags to take away with us as well.

What we thought:
Justess: “It was brilliant and a really good experience to learn about our brain. ”
Tamlyn: “It was great to sit and learn about your brain and learn how to believe in
yourself. ”
Dane: “Andrew Hughes was funny and he made me think about my brain. The food
was good. ”

—Local Government Week Breakfast (from the Gillieston Public School Newsletter)


EXECUTIVE COACHING


Stoked!

DSC00957I wrote down a dream re studying at Copenhagen Business School when attending your weekend workshop with the timing for this exact date. It's crazy as it seemed to have just happened out of the blue and in a week I'll be relocating over there. Thanks for the techniques and tips shared over the last couple of years. I'm stoked and can't wait to write down a few more goals in your lucky workbook!

Matthew Harland, Hunter Young Professionals

Changed My Life

Andrew’s sessions changed my life. I went to see Andrew during a challenging time but found that Andrew’s charismatic style and simple and effective techniques were able to break down my barriers in a relaxed and comfortable setting. I enjoyed every session. I also found the tools that he provided are very effective and easy to implement in daily life. As a result I’m having more fun, laughing more and see things differently. So far, I love the results.

V Hall, Newcastle

World Class

glenThe coaching service you deliver is top of the range. Through my professional sporting career I was fortunate enough to have leadership and mental skills coaching from some of the best in the business. I have gained as much from you as I did from these experts in developing high performance. With your coaching I continue to improve towards being the best person and business leader that I can be.

Glenn Bunny, Director Infrastructure and Land Management



Wrapped up a 200K leasing deal within a week

kristian_morrisWork ethic has never been a problem for me, however working with vision, purpose and clarity can be often be difficult in the competitive world of Commercial Real Estate Sales & Leasing.

A 30 minute power session with Andrew got me off the hamster wheel and, with a tweak here and a tweak there, I was able to wrap up a 200K leasing deal within a week. That deal is worth 23K to me.

Thank you Andrew for your knowledge and wisdom.

Kristian Morris, Sales and Leasing, Deans Property

The results have been spectacular

paul-robinsonI recently met with Andrew for a coffee, and this 30 minute catchup turned into an amazing visioning session. He asked me to describe my “perfect 10” for a scenario at work. Over the few next days I received calls from clients agreeing to proceed with a solution worth $71,821.00 and 3 lots of new business coming in at $17,981.00. I now visualize my “perfect 10” for meetings and monthly sales targets. This is easy and fun!

I have been working with Andrew since 2008. During this time and with Andrew as my tour guide, mentor, coach and friend, I have seen my goals come to life, not only in my mind's eye, and the results have been spectacular, including 2 x $20,000 pay rises, regularly exceeding monthly sales targets and building a healthy property portfolio. I would recommend anyone to Andrew for an eye-opening dose of inner potential.

Paul Robinson, Sales Manager

The surprises just keep coming

Working with Andrew on an individual basis, he takes you on an unexpected journey. Lose your preconceived ideas of one-on-one coaching and you will find yourself with the best outcome. My whole approach to looking at challenges and focusing my energy has changed. Many changes have occurred since working with Andrew and the positive surprises just keep coming my way.

 Sally Royal, Senior Executive, Hunter Water Corporation

Andrew changed my life

robmason“Andrew is an inspirational coach who has changed the way I look at life. Andrew is always 100% present for me and I know that I can bring anything to the table during our sessions.

He is a caring, intuitive coach who walks his talk and uses the tools and techniques in his own life. He shares his personal experiences with me which gives me confidence in my own ability to makes the changes I want to in my life.

After a coaching session with Andrew, I feel as though I can take on the world. He opens my mind to so many possibilities I have never seen and allows me to move forward from areas of my life that I have felt stuck in for years. Without him, I would have stayed stuck forever.

Thanks to Andrew, I have smashed through my fear of going after what I want in life and now look forward to challenges that I used to hide from. Coaching with Andrew has empowered me in both my personal and professional life and improved my confidence and knowledge of who I am. As a result of our sessions together, my life has changed and I am eternally grateful for having Andrew as my coach."

Rob MasonBusiness Owner, Chatswood 

Outstanding approach

"A Leadership Coaching program with Andrew is more than energising and focussed – it’s inspiring. He creates an environment that dissolves the limitations of history, expectation, and assumption. Participants become more positive, more confident, more successful within hours of entering the program. The approach is outstanding."

Maxine McPheeGeneral Manager

A dynamic force for change

fiona"What ever you wish to change in your life, Andrew Hughes is your man. He is a dynamic force for change in anyones life. If there is anything, anything at all that you need to let go, move towards or just be a more authentic, he is the one you need to get you exactly where you want to be. A passionate man with a mission, he is unstoppable in his quest to make the world a better place and that starts with you and me. Thank you Andrew for being such a beacon of light in my life!

Fiona Baylis, Singer

Less burdened, less anxious

DSC00237"I feel a lot less burdened by my business, a lot less anxious. I see it as an asset now. I really enjoy going to work, which wasn't always true. And I'm a lot more comfortable with the financial viability of the business – it seems much easier to bring in the money."

Ian Bell, Business Owner, Newcastle

The real deal

Rohan"Having spent the twenty years in the field of human wellness, the concept of NLP is not new to me. Recently I experienced a total break through with an important issue that I had been trying to resolve for many years, after just one session with Andrew.

The very next day I was noticing positive changes in my life!

Andrew is the real deal, I highly recommend him to anyone who is serious about creating the life they deserve."

Rohan O'Reilly, Holistic Strength & Wellness coach, Mandala Keys

Work is now flying in the door

DSC00552"Before engaging Andrew’s leadership coaching services I was reasonably happy with my level of success but felt that something was lacking. I felt that I was on a plateau unsure of my next move. Life and business was good, but I could sense repetition settling in...

Andrew challenged the beliefs I had about myself and helped me to redefine them, building new ones. He guided me through some NLP exercises and engaged me in an interesting dialogue about my character, my past and future expectations, giving me tools to help me better self manage and self perceive.

In meeting with Andrew I realised that I could change the beliefs that I had built about myself and in doing this could change my approach to learning new skills or taking on new endeavours. In the past I may have simply believed that I was not capable of a particular task or direction and thus ignored it. Andrew helped me bust through those beliefs and limitations.

Work is now flying in the door. I am back on my creative edge, tackling new skills and pursuing new connections with a new level of enthusiasm. I feel like I have launched off the recent plateau behind and can see more clearly the many opportunities and bright paths set out ahead."

Daniel BorgOwner and Creative Director, Psyborg

I feel so much more relaxed and content

"I came to Andrew to help me with my relationship issues, I felt so stuck and wanted to move forward with or without my partner. I'm very glad to say that I am still in my relationship and we are simply more open, real, caring and loving toward each other. My changes inside me instigated changes in him and I am armed with tools to help if issues arise, but I feel so much more relaxed and content from deep inside. It is wonderful. Other areas of my life feel less cluttered and I am generally in a much healthier space, more open to relaxing into the joy of life."
TanyaBlue Mountains

Talented healer and motivator

“My gentle kind son always thinks of others and cares about what others think... He is a talented singer and had stopped singing due to peer presure and getting teased.

After 2 sessions with Andrew the following week his teacher asked kids to stand in front of class and show their talent... My son got up and sang and everyone loved it, except his best friend! My son came home happy and realised his friend can get over it! He was proud he faced his fear of rejection for his love of singing and how well he had been cheered by his class mates.

Thank you Andrew for helping him be true to himself. I would highly recommend this talented healer and motivator to all parents."

Lisa De Ruyter

Real and tangible action

“Andrew is one of those rare people who is willing to help others by giving of himself. Andrew changed my life – literally – with his words of encouragement and motivation, which he backed up with real and tangible action. Thanks to Andrew I have realised my goal of moving to Melbourne and taking up a fantastic opportunity working for the largest Superannuation Administrator in Australia. I would hire Andrew’s services in instant!”

Thomas Brosz, Engagement and Relationship Analyst, Superpartners

The transformation was amazing

"I brought Tom to see Andrew after he experience violent bullying by three other teenage boys at a school camp. I had been recommended to a child psychologist and found that Tom was completely unengaged and uninterested in participating. I was very concerned about Tom because he was withdrawn and had been talking about suicide.

I brought Tom to see Andrew and the transformation was amazing.

When I picked Tom up from the appointment, he was excited about his future, he’d let go of some extreme fear which had been holding him back, and set some goals. He decided to change schools and move away from the violent, bullying students. It was really interesting to see this transformation in Tom as he has been highly resistant to change his whole life; and yet, he chose to change schools. Interestingly, he spoke about some of the goals he’d set and changing schools was going to support his new direction.

Since the session with Andrew about three months ago,Tom is happier than he’s been for a long time – as if a load has lifted. I would always take my boys to see Andrew because it is one of the most effective ways I’ve discovered to create a sustained change."

Ruth Donald, Managing Director, Brainbase

Helping people achieve

“Andrew Hughes is such an enthusiastic achiever for himself and his clients. He is focused on helping people to achieve the best they can and he directs his energy toward that. He is a joy to work with.

Judy Williams, Owner, Tonic Coaching

Knowledge and insight

AndrewFreer“Andrew possesses the knowledge, insight and personable nature to assist anyone wanting to achieve improvement in their business or career.”

Andrew Freer, Owner, KJB Law

I'm more me and I love it

"Before I saw Andrew I was often stressed out. I wasn't having much fun and my health and life were suffering. Working with Andrew made it easy to let all of that stuff go, and now I don't think or feel the same way. I react differently – things don't worry me and I can just get on with it. I speak up for myself and I'm much happier with who I am. In a way, I'm more me and I love it. Doing some 'mind work' with Andrew was truly transformational."

Karla, Newcastle

I have my life back

"Before I saw Andrew I was constantly stressed. I was always worried about what might go wrong and did lots of crazy things to try to feel safe. I knew being so stressed and anxious all of the time wasn't really who I was but I couldn't stop. After only one session with Andrew I felt totally different - now nothing seems to stress me. Just the day after I remember telling my sister "words can't explain how good I feel". I have my life back."

Renee C (aged 17)

Andrew told me to be proud of who I am

Mentoring Program. Feedback from the Year 8 boys.

boy walking in water"The best thing I have gotten out of coming to see Andrew would be that I now think more positively about myself and everyday things. And I now realise what my best qualities are as a person. If it happens next term I don’t want anything to change in these lessons." Peter

"The best thing I liked about this class was learning how to respect myself more and hearing the stories and getting hypnotised. Next term I would like to do the same things." C.S

"Gained more respect for myself and it was fun. If I did it again I would want to do the same thing."

"The best thing in this group is you just get to be relaxed and get to use your brain and feel all your strengths and muscles relaxing and you get outta class. I want it to be the same."

"I really enjoyed coming here because Andrew sorta told me to back yourself, be proud of who I am and he done meditating that helped my day to stay relaxed and unleshed(sic). Thanks Andrew." Josh

"To just learn about the thing we could do if we apply ourself and I learnt a lot. And I am a lot more positive. I would love to do this again. It was a great thing. Thanks Andrew." Joe

"The best thing I liked was the stories and hypnosis. It also made me feel better about myself."

"The best thing about this class is the feeling you get when Andrew talks to us because it makes me feel calm and relaxed. It is good to make myself feel more confident about myself because sometimes I feel down. Makes me respect myself more and better." Isaac

"I feel that coming here has made me feel so much better about myself, I feel stronger and more confident about myself and what I can achieve in life. I wouldn’t change the experience, it has changed my life and how I feel about everything." Callum

"Made me feel good about myself and to respect myself and what I do. It was really fun and interesting." J.S.