About the author
Andrea Charman, MCIPD FRSA has had a career in lifelong learning and Continuous Professional Development, having held senior posts with the BBC, the AMA (American Management Association) and the CTS Group, Andrea is currently managing partner in the EquiLearn Group and lead for the group’s Creative Leadership practice. A winner of two Winston Churchill Fellowships, Andrea is an RSA Fellow, a founding member of the International Circle of Coaches, and one of the first Western women to be appointed to the Board of a Japanese Company.
An accredited master practitioner of EI (Emotional Intelligence), much of her current focus is on leadership development, the key factors that determine the effectiveness of teams and individual (personal) effectiveness. The latter has involved in-depth work around the topics of unique purpose, authenticity, emotional honesty, and personal brand.
The originator of The Cutting Edge Programme, an innovative leadership development initiative for senior Public Sector teams piloted in the NHS in partnership with the King’s Fund, Andrea is also involved in leadership projects in education, to include the London Challenge and the NCSL’s Working Together for Success. One of her innovative projects involves work around the ‘Emotionally Intelligent School,’ with a focus on the elimination of bullying. She designed and implemented the high profile leadership development and capacity building programme – the Nelson Mandela Professional Development Programme – for future leaders of South Africa and has worked extensively in Japan, China, the US and the Middle East.
Her innovative ‘Learning to Learn’ Workshop, ‘Mindstretch,’ has won a number of education and learning awards and is currently an integral part of a pioneering New York work readiness initiative for hard to reach youth. An accredited coach, mentor, and NLP practitioner, Andrea is an assessor and learning set lead on a pioneering, workplace masters degree in leadership, delivered through action learning. She is also a Training-Advisor for the Work Foundation’s Campaign for Leadership.