Personal and Professional Development

About me

About me

The New Directions initiative was created by business coach and entrepreneur Andy Guile, using his extensive knowledge of empowering and supporting people to get the best out of themselves.

With over 25 years of experience working in the private, public and voluntary sectors, Andy has developed new projects, , mentored people in to employment, coached business leaders, created training programmes and trained business people of all levels and supported the growth of many new businesses.

New Directions brings together Andy’s passion and skills to help you and your business achieve greatness

My Mission:

To make a positive difference to the lives of everyone we meet

I do this with a mix of blended learning styles, one to one coaching, group training and bespoke in house company training .

My Values:

I up hold my values of

Honesty

Integrity

Creativity and innovation

and instilling fun into all my work at all times

With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world. Delai Lama

Testimonials.

Brilliant course. Extremely informative on both a professional and personal development level. Each session was well thought out, engaging, creative and exceptionally delivered by Andy. I have been provided with the tools to better myself in all aspects and plan to keep using my newfound skills to better my future. Thank you very much Andy.

Kate Birkbeck- Kniveton STS UK

 

Andy delivered an excellent workshop on the ‘Psychology of networking’ to me and other members of Cheshire & Warrington Business Growth Hub. I particularly appreciated his perceptive insights into different personality types- how they think, behave, and are perceived- all high applicable to every day networking situations. 
The workshop was well-paced, with a clear focus on the need to apply the learnings in practice, and the business benefits this would bring.
I would recommend this workshop to anyone who wants to sell their services.

Lisa Cox, Freelance project manager

 

 “Andy recently provided a short course on coaching and team building for the whole team here at Halton Chamber and I was very impressed with his approach as well as the skills and tools he shared with us. We all benefitted very much from the sessions and were pleased with the results. The sessions, themselves, were enjoyable as well as interesting and informative and he left us with a number of suggestions and ideas that we could implement straight away. I highly recommend Andy.”

Paula Cain Chief Exec Halton Chamber of Commerce

“ I have to say, mind mapping, goal setting, and visualising, have, over the past few weeks, had a huge impact on my life and the lives of others both in business and family life, I have made significant progress.”

“As a current participant on the Masters course, I can fully recommend the value this will add to both yourselves personally and the value it will have on your business. If you are at that level of thinking of where do I go next, or how can I improve on what I already have then you need to seriously consider attending this course. We all have the skills to improve, to learn and to develop. What many of us actually lack is the understanding on how to increase these skills in a way our own brains work. This is where you will benefit massively from attending one of these courses”

Ashcroft – Business Manager

“Just wanted to say thank you so much for today.  It was an enormous help, don’t know where I would have been able to find that extra little step to move forward without it so a massive THANK YOU “

Claire Noble Sales Manager

 “Andy has had the inspired idea, of creating a group to help people into business and networking. Far from working against local networks, the work Andy is doing will in time increase their memberships and provide them with new contacts who are versed in the basics of networking and ready for the often more formal networking occasions. We fully back Andy’s endeavours and can only hope that more agencies and companies come on board, to help him take this into different areas and grown on the success he is already yielding.”

Peter Dean Customer Service Team Member at Ocado

“Andy has had the inspired idea, of creating a group to help people into business and networking. Far from working against local networks, the work Andy is doing will in time increase their memberships and provide them with new contacts who are versed in the basics of networking and ready for the often more formal networking occasions. We fully back Andy’s endeavours and can only hope that more agencies and companies come on board, to help him take this into different areas and grown on the success he is already yielding.”

Steve James Director at Steve James Leisure Ltd

I have known Andy Guile for a number of years now and have started working with him on a number of projects over the last 2 years. Andy has provided some great business advise and lately I attended a start up networking seminar which changed the way I look at my business. Give Andy a call and get him booked in to help you with your business and you have got to attend his networking days!!!