What my clients say about me
-Rory Martyn-Smith, Pwc Scale Programme Manager,
A very insightful session run by Andrea around international expansion strategies to the 12 start-ups on PwC's latest 2019 FinTech Scale programme. The founders and management teams had some great takeaway points from the session and will be incorporating this new knowledge into their expansion plans for the coming year.
-Rebecca Schulz, Energy Analyst and Consultant,
I had the fortunate opportunity to work with Andrea through several key transitions over the last period. Andrea helped me challenge myself to develop new perspectives and skills and successfully direct my performance to a new level. Andrea is skilled at working issues from several angles, maintaining patience and strategic direction throughout, as well as displaying an exemplary degree of compassion, humour and humanity.
-Dominique Davies, National Director, Right to Play,
I’ve recently started working with Andrea as I transition into a senior role within my organisation. Andrea’s approach is very calm, thoughtful and inquisitive without being overwhelming. His listening skills and ability to draw out the ‘real’ elements of what I needed to focus on and develop is second to none. And his manner and approach immediately put me at ease, whilst also challenged me to think on a deeper level. I’d highly recommend anyone who needs strategic business coaching to seek Andrea’s support. I’m really looking forward to continuing my leadership development with him.
-Mary Fisayo, Scale | GovTech Programme Lead, PwC Digital Business,
Andrea completed a masterclass on International Expansion for 10 of our founders on PwC's GovTech Scale programme. The insight provided and his great delivery resulted in a immensely valuable session! Feedback obtained from the founders was also very positive. We'll definitely continue to bring Andrea on board of our future programmes.
-Jeremy Locke, Strategic Marketing Director, Placecube,
Andrea understands the importance of instilling a culture-first approach to international business relations. His clear communication style draws you in – creating space to appreciate his calm and experienced perspective, so often lost in the rush with results-first, relationship-later pressures of company life. I very much enjoyed meeting him and listening to him as one of the hand-picked contributors to the PwC Scale-up Programme
-Ben Klarich, Head of New Business, Mapcite,
I recently attended a masterclass from Andrea on international expansion and found lessons I could immediately apply to my company and how we conduct ourselves. Andrea's insights on culture and business relationships were practical, and will prove useful to me in my day to day work. I highly recommend him as a thought leader in this space. Andrea is open, engaging and a compelling presenter - I hope my interactions with him are only just beginning.
-Borja Rosales, UK and EMEA Director, Segasec,
Andrea delivered an amazing masterclass at PwC Scale Program! I enjoyed every single bit of his presentation that showed the vast experience of Andrea when it comes to International Expansion for companies that are Startups or Scaleups. Particularly interesting are his comments about how the profile of the right people you onboard can make the difference between a successful internalization and a "let's try again" situation. Other key takeaways can be: - "Don't understand your international business development as just exports" - "Culture Matters"! I'd recommend Andrea to anyone looking for advice in International Expansion without any doubt.
-Stephen Meager, Scale Programme Manager, Pwc,
Andrea delivered masterclass on international expansion and strategic planning on the PwC scale programme. He was very professional in delivery and made sure the content was relevant for the companies on the programme. The companies get great value hearing from Andreas wealth of experience. Thanks Andrea
-Davina Yanful, Head of Events, Tech Nation,
Andrea facilitated an intimate workshop for the HRDs of some of the UK's leading tech companies on our Future Fifty programme. He did a great job of researching the guest list beforehand so he understood the companies attending and could steer the conversation in the correct and most impactful way. Thanks Andrea
-Tania Ferreira, Senior Conference Producer, Bonhill Group,
I had the pleasure of working with Andrea Petrone for our 2019 Tech Leaders Summit in London. Andrea tackled the topic of How to create and sustain a high-performing culture from scale to growth. By breaking down the types of culture that have been observed both internally and externally in the business world, Andrea highlighted 9 key mistakes that were being made by many organisations. He offered great insights as to how our senior leaders could avoid making these mistake as well as overcome any cultural errors that may be happening right now in their organisations. Andrea is an engaging speaker. He is very clear and passionate about his work. Thank you for joining us Andrea and I look forward to working with you again soon.
I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to work with Andrea and experience firsthand the tremendous benefits of his passionate coaching style. His support over the past months has been invaluable as I’ve built my own business. Andrea is not only an incredibly talented and authentic executive coach but also one of the rare ones that genuinely cares for his clients and their development. He has the ability to focus on the right questions to help 'peel back the onion’, think through the real issue and then develop solid action plans. Thanks to his guidance, I was able to push my limits, uncover my true potential and finally believe in my success. Every time I finish a session with Andrea I feel inspired, energized and motivated and have full clarity and confidence about my next steps. Simply put, working with Andrea is a fantastic and valuable experience that I would recommend to anyone looking to go to the next level – and beyond.
“Executive coaching sessions with Andrea has been a hugely learning experience. They have been instrumental in decluttering the mind and creating prioritized thought pockets each with problem and solution approach. Biggest benefits are to identify, define & prioritize problems and then have a solution to each. The sessions with Andrea helped me immensely in having a structured mindset towards them”.
“Andrea has a huge number of strengths to offer. He has the key qualities of a coach, facilitator and leader, particularly when working with specialists helping to bring out their brilliance, carefully nurturing and testing their ideas. He values vision and will seek to use the talents of the people he works with to achieve organisational and strategic goals. Andrea has an interest in new ways of working, and suggestions will be both practical and realistic and also implemented in a planned and systematic way”.
“I had the opportunity to be coached by Andrea on a challenge I was facing in building and growing my coaching practice. Andrea's biggest strength is his ability to empathise and make the Client feel valued and comfortable. His powerful questions and ability to get people to think through the issues they raise, helped me gain some fresh insights on how I was working on my business, and with Andrea's help this led to clear actions that made a significant impact.”
-Grace D., CEO
“I’ve had the privilege of working with Andrea several times on business development, and without a doubt, his coaching has been pivotal to my progress. Andrea is adept in helping clients attain the insight that they need to move to a higher level success. The depth and breadth of his international business experience combined with exceptional communication skills and his passion to see clients succeed, gives anyone works with him a highly valuable competitive advantage.”
Besides work, my main four passions in life are:
- Leadership (It terrifies me to see how many organizations have poor leadership nowadays)
- Technology (This is a never-ending learning experience for me. Every day!)
- Sports (I have to admit. I can’t really live without tennis…)
- Give back (member of the Development Committee of the leading international non-profit organizations, Right to Play in UK that has mission to protect, educate and empower children to rise. Very excited!)