Andy Thompson

Lead Coach

Andy has held a wide range of roles in his 30+ years of working in both a corporate environment and as a co-founder of a number of start-ups. His early career utilised his academic education in geographic data and IT, working for GIS software companies, building analytical systems. Merging consumer behavioural data with geographic and demographic information, he created predictive models for clients in retail, leisure and financial services.

In 1999 Andy started GeoBusiness Solutions with two colleagues, providing these analytical services to UK and international clients. The business was acquired in 2005 by MapInfo Corporation.

In 2010, with other investors, Andy purchased the UK & Ireland master franchise licence for Anytime Fitness, a global fitness franchise. Under his leadership, Anytime Fitness has grown to 172 franchised clubs and #2 in the UK fitness market.

Coaching Style

Throughout my career, I have developed and grown myself in all the roles I have held, through self-motivation, an open mind to change and confidence in myself to succeed.

I recognise that many people find it difficult to develop without some support and I want to use my experiences to advise and coach people to help themselves achieve success and high rewards.

I believe that to progress in your work life, you need to believe in your own abilities, celebrate and take strength from your successes and take responsibility and accountability for your setbacks.

Being strong mentally and physically will help prepare you for the challenges of change and finding a new role. I will focus on self-esteem and strong physical and mental health to prepare and achieve career success.

Functional Experience

• Board Leadership and Management
• Managing Director
• Professional Services Delivery & Management
• Commercial Property Strategy & Investment
• Retail Network Planning & Profitability
• Project Management & Implementation
• IT Strategy and Implementation
• Franchise Strategy & Development

Behavioural Strengths
• Optimism
• Critical thinking
• Empathy
• Flexibility
• Self confidence
• Creativity
• Decisiveness
Areas of Specialism

• Strategy & Business Planning
• Data Analysis and Predictive Modelling
• Business Decision Making Frameworks and Processes
• Leadership and Career Coaching
• Personal Coaching & Development
• Business Growth – start up to maturity
• Board Development & Performance
• Board Governance & Risk Management
• Capital Investment & Investment Appraisal
• Business Process Design and Performance Improvement
• Programme and Project Management

Coaching Levels

• Executive Team
• Senior Leadership
• Managers & Team Leaders
• Analysts & Consultants

Qualifications & Education

• B.Sc Topographic Science (University of Glasgow)
• M.Sc Information Technology (University of Glasgow)
• Directors Roles & Responsibilities (Excellence in Learning)
• Mental Health First Aid
• ATCP PGC Business & Personal Coaching (Barefoot Coaching)

• RFU Level 2 Rugby Coach
• RYA Power Boat Level 2
• RYA Day Skipper (Sailing)
• TRX Suspension Training
• Optimum Nutrition for Health & Performance