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Andrea Goodridge

Hi, I'm Andrea Goodridge  

A talented Organisational Development professional with an energising personality and strong sense of achievement orientation. A wealth of experience spanning consultancy, change facilitation, coaching and leadership development. 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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About Andrea

Personal approach grounded in relationship building; organisational diagnosis; developing creative solutions that are human centred and outcome focused; and gaining stakeholder consensus to own and implement the changes to meet individual and business needs.

An inspiring and enthusiastic facilitator and coach, with the ability to establish common ground, build rapport and manage group dynamics at a strategic and operational level. Interventions enable individuals and groups to recognise and fulfil their true potential, and create sustained changes in behaviour and business performance. 

My Training and Qualifications

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management - Associate member;
  • Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector;
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator Step 1 Qualifying Programme;
  • Action Learning Facilitator Programme - Masters Level 7 National Qualifications Framework;
  • Foundation Diploma in the Art and Science of Neuro-Linguistic Programming; and
  • Member of the Association for Coaching.

My Coaching and Work Experience

Andrea provides solution-focused coaching through a balance of support and challenge, powerful questions and reflective feedback which supports clients in realising their true potential. Andrea is results oriented and helps clients identify and remove barriers to enable behavioural shift.

As a result of Andrea supporting others achieve their goals; clients have seen dramatic increases in self-awareness and confidence, improvements in communication methods and resilience dealing with change.

Andrea’s experience of coaching includes coaching in the line, and contracting with staff, managers, clinicians and executive directors, within the NHS, Education, Local Government and Housing Authorities.

Customer Reviews

  • from Director, Public Sector on 29 Oct 2014

    I would like to personally thank you for your support and let you know how helpful I have found the coaching sessions. They helped me take some time out, clarify my strengths, consider my future aspirations and begin to prepare for the changes ahead.


  • from John, Director, Public Sector on 22 Sep 2014

    The coaching sessions I have had with Andrea have been excellent and provided an invaluable opportunity to explore issues that I have at work. Andrea has helped me consider these issues in an objective way and come up with practical solutions; which I have then been able to put into practice back in the work place.
    Andrea is an excellent coach and an effective listener. She is also able to ask challenging and insightful questions which make you think about your responses and actions.


Customer Reviews

  • from Director, Public Sector on 29 Oct 2014

    I would like to personally thank you for your support and let you know how helpful I have found the coaching sessions. They helped me take some time out, clarify my strengths, consider my future aspirations and begin to prepare for the changes ahead.


  • from John, Director, Public Sector on 22 Sep 2014

    The coaching sessions I have had with Andrea have been excellent and provided an invaluable opportunity to explore issues that I have at work. Andrea has helped me consider these issues in an objective way and come up with practical solutions; which I have then been able to put into practice back in the work place.
    Andrea is an excellent coach and an effective listener. She is also able to ask challenging and insightful questions which make you think about your responses and actions.


  • from Kathryn, Director, Public Sector on 15 Aug 2014

    Thank you so much for the coaching sessions. They really did help me get in the right frame of mind and I didn’t feel at all nervous or anxious before the interview. Well …they worked, I got the job!


  • from Julie, Manager, Public Sector on 08 Aug 2014

    Andrea’s coaching skills are exceptional. She was able to develop a rapport with me very quickly along with gaining my trust which is no easy task as I am a private person.
    She is so positive, encouraging, and consistent. With her support, I’ve achieved things I never thought possible for myself. I’ve learned things about myself that I didn’t know, and I didn’t even know that I needed to know them!
    I have been able to have very open and honest conversations with Andrea and at times there have been emotional moments. I feel this shows the depth of the coaching and the trust I have developed in Andrea.
    What particularly impresses me about Andrea is that she only has to ask me a simple question and I think as soon as I hear it, I wonder why I did not ask it myself?
    I really value Andrea’s insight, she has the ability to see how I am feeling and to ask the right questions. Andrea shows confidence in me, and has encouraged me to reflect on where I am and where I want to be.
    It’s great to be able to be so truthful about concerns and issues that are affecting me, and to be able to talk through any issues to support me in making decisions.
    I found the sessions exciting, fun and highly thought-provoking.
    I highly recommend coaching with Andrea.


  • from Suresh, Manager Private, Sector on 30 Jun 2014

    Andrea has been very easy to work with and her passion for coaching shows that she obviously cares for all the people she coaches. I felt happy and energised during and after each session with Andrea. She helped me face some realities that I sometimes wanted to ignore and kept me focused and on track with my goals. She also got me to consider a whole set of new opportunities that I would not have taken on without her support. I consider myself very lucky to have had a coach as excellent as Andrea. She listened and paid attention to who I am as an individual and catered her coaching to fit my specific needs.


  • from Kathryn, Manager, Public Sector on 06 Jun 2014

    I have worked with Andrea since December 2011 and her coaching has proved very useful to me. I was going through a period of change at work (after a period of "acting up") and very quickly in the first session she made me think clearly about what I wanted from my work situation and what exactly I could/could not control. I found this very useful and supportive.
    In subsequent meetings I have raised staffing problems/issues and she has challenged my interpretation of events and got me to look at problems from a different perspective.
    Although Andrea challenges me she never makes me feel uncomfortable - this is a great strength on her part as she very definitely does not tell me what I want to hear and yet I find that I think carefully about her advice and take it on board.
    I trust Andrea and I know that whatever is discussed is kept confidential - I find this opportunity to discuss work issues in this secure environment invaluable and I am grateful I have had this opportunity to be a coachee.


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Avg cost (per hour): £ 72.00