Passionate about people, curious about behaviour, Andrew Lee has extensive experience of over 31 years as a management consultant, trainer, facilitator and coach throughout Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, with a great deal of expertise in adult learning approaches.
After early employment in construction and mining, Andrews’s career interests led him to Europe where he worked in the Entertainment and Hospitality industries, and explored the art of stone masonry as an apprentice in France and then to China where he worked at the Red Cross Hospital as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He then returned to Australia to study.
During study and a period teaching computer skills and working as a volunteer with unemployed youth, in 1991, Andrew made the transition into corporate training and since then has facilitated a diverse range of behavioural and attitudinal trainings throughout South East Asia, Australasia and the Middle East, while continually educating himself and building his knowledge base. Andrew’s near obsession with quantifiable results and learning transfer, along with his experience with diverse cultures and people with varying educational backgrounds, has led him to develop a pragmatic training style that produces measurable and sustainable results.
Andrew now works internationally as a keynote speaker, facilitator and coach. His unique ability to engage with audiences from all walks of life and present a message that cuts to the core of the issue at hand leaves his audiences inspired, thoughtful and entertained.
Andrew’s familiarity with technical thinking has enabled him to create a niche in assisting technically trained professionals make the move into management and leadership roles – translating complex theory into easily understood examples and stories inspires his audiences to take a fresh look at the problems they may be confronted with.
Andrew has also developed groundbreaking work in developing curiosity. A precursor for problem solving, learning, creativity, engagement and intrinsic motivation, curiosity is rarely employed as much as it should be. Developing a team’s Curiosity Quotient provides a springboard to solving most workplace problems. Curious by nature and always looking for more effective ways to engage, explain and educate, Andrew focuses on cultivating curiosity as a catalyst for learning, problem solving and change. In 2010 he delivered a plenary on “Cultivating Curiosity” at the International Conference on Thinking in Kuala Lumpur and in 2013 attended an Adaptive Leadership Program at the Kennedy School of Management, Harvard.
With his focus on performance, Andrew has run organizational development programs that deal with change, culture, leadership, management and an array of interpersonal skills including communication, presentations, conflict resolution, collaborative goal setting and giving feedback. The universal nature of his work has enabled him to achieve success in a broad range of industries including, finance, oil and gas, IT, mining, education, creative, public sector and NFP. While Andrew offers a range of common one or two day programs a large part of his current work is spread out over longer periods and has the look and feel of intensive coaching.
Andrew has a Certificate IV in training and assessment, is a master practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), has a Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is currently completing an MBA.