Andy Bass Speaker

Andy Bass

Find the Hidden Gold in your business, accelerate growth and achieve your strategic goals more quickly, with the author of "Start With What Works".

Andy Bass: Biography highlights

By tapping into existing underappreciated potential, clients are able to grow their businesses with Andrew more quickly, typically with no or low capital investment, thereby achieving stretching growth goals and attendant personal rewards/fulfilment.

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Andy Bass’ Background

Andrew Bass has worked across a wide range of industries and sectors including professional services, technology, media, health, financial services, packaging, automotive and education. Some of the organizations he has worked with prefer to remain confidential. Those who do not have included Aon Risk Solutions, KPMG, DLA Piper, L’Oreal, all three emergency services, AAH Pharmaceuticals, the NHS, and International Automotive Components Group. While based in the UK, Andy travels extensively and has worked on projects in the US, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Finland, Mexico, Russia and China.

Renowned international authority on management consulting Alan Weiss says this: “Andy Bass is that rare consulting talent who appreciates the synergy between strategic direction and committed support. He sees the job through until the client sees the practical results.” Andrew has taught consulting at Warwick and Aston Business Schools, and is a visiting faculty member at the Aston Centre for Executive Development.

His writings are required reading on courses at Aston and at McGill, and he is on the ‘Big Thinkers’ panel of experts for #oglivychange, the innovative behavioural change practice of Ogilvy & Mather.

In addition to presentations and workshops for a range of business and public sector organizations on strategic decision-making, leading change, creating buy-in and conflict resolution, Andrew has spoken at both the Cheltenham and Edinburgh Festivals of Science on aspects of communication and perception. Andrew has a PhD in Software Engineering from Aston University, and a BSc in Computer Science and Ergonomics (the application of human sciences, especially psychology, to design), also from Aston.

Andy’s work has been published on Forbes.com and in Career Development International, Legal Week, and Managing Partner magazine as well as in leading journals on systems thinking and organizational change. He is author of the book The Performance Papers: Incisive Briefings for Busy Leaders, published by Bookshaker. An active member of the Birmingham (UK) business community, Andrew is mentor for start-up acccelerator Entrepreneurial Spark (supported in Birmingham by Nat West), a former member of the West Midlands Regional Advisory Board of the leadership education charity Common Purpose, a former Board Director of the business lobbying and networking group Birmingham Forward, and former advisor to the Birmingham Future Mentoring Scheme.

Outside of work, Andrew has dabbled in the dangerous world of stand-up comedy (with decidedly mixed results!), and plays lead guitar in a tribute band dedicated to the music of Canadian progressive rock band Rush.


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Emotional Engagement
Emotional Engagement
Articulate, delegate, perambulate
Articulate, delegate, perambulate
Don't let your Mars Rover fall over a cliff - Articulate
Don't let your Mars Rover fall over a cliff - Articulate
This is what I do for my clients
This is what I do for my clients
Just put a gun to their head - Why you can't motivate people, and what to do instead
Just put a gun to their head - Why you can't motivate people, and what to do instead
Andy Bass on Why You Can't Motivate People (and what to do instead)
Andy Bass on Why You Can't Motivate People (and what to do instead)
Look out of the window - Why you can't motivate people, and what to do instead
Look out of the window - Why you can't motivate people, and what to do instead
Dr Andy Bass - Speaking: Keynotes and Workshops
Dr Andy Bass - Speaking: Keynotes and Workshops
International Automotive Components Group (IAC)

IAC people are benefitting hugely from Andy's expert guidance in aligning our people with our objectives and turning strategy into action'

Jens R. Hohnel
Global Co-CEO & President Europe
Corporate, Aon Risk Solutions

'Andy's contribution was essential to the success of the project. He was challenging, engaging and full of innovative ideas. Crucially he focused on what he called the 'execution gap'. Andy doesn't repackage old ideas, he adds a genuinely new approach and engages with his clients with real empathy. Seriously impressive!'

Craig Preston
Area Director
Dornbracht International GmbH/ Chief Sales Officer at Dornbracht Group

'Andrew displays this rare mix of confidence, humanity, subject knowledge and wonderful dexterity in his coaching. His insightful approach and focus on achieving results are impressive. Highly recommendable consultant if you are looking for a true professional.'

Paul Heldens
Managing Director
Basic Arts

'Andy's focus and ability to ask trenchant questions at just the right time has been invaluable in helping my business fulfil its potential, and moreover, to do it without succumbing to pressure to compromise the vision. I would wholeheartedly recommend his direction to anyone trying to shape their ideas into a going concern, and who don't want to get lost, derailed, or diluted along the way.'

Alex Smith
Rieke Packaging Systems (A TriMas Company)

'Andy Bass is exactly the guy that every president or CEO needs. The fact is, senior leaders can get pretty isolated. We can't share every thought with our employees, and most of them will be guarded about challenging or bringing tough messages, in case it affects their jobs. With Andy, though, you can discuss any business matter, and you know you'll get a smart, knowledgeable view. Plus, he'll call you on gaps in your thinking and when required, steer you towards something better.'

David J. Pritchett
Lloyds Development Capital

'I have known Andy for many years and as a consultant, coach and mentor he has the rare ability to mix the theory, intellectual rigour and practicality into a real value added offering to the businesses and individuals he works with.'

John Handley
Senior Director
Birmingham City University

'Andy facilitated animated engagement with our new Strategic Plan, at a time of major change in the organisation and sector. He helped make our strategic objectives meaningful to people at all levels. He also went further, transferring approaches and tools so that internal change agents are now using them independently.'

Cliff Allan
Rolle Exmouth Ltd

'Andy's counsel was invaluable in helping me - and the board - hold the strategic line when everything around us was going nuts.'

Deborah Hallett

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