What are the barriers that stand in the way of becoming exceptional?
Following a successful career in senior management roles across public, private, and voluntary sectors, Andy Fryer set up Sycamore Coaching to help other leaders break through these barriers to find their full potential. Andy’s own experience – from leading 17,000 people from 17 nations in Afghanistan to driving innovation as COO of a startup – has given him a real breadth of understanding when it comes to the challenges and dynamics of life at the top.
Core to his approach is facilitating the development of radically enhanced self-awareness, enduring resilience, and agile leadership. These critical skills are the fundamental building blocks needed to deliver success in today’s highly dynamic, ambiguous business environment.
Radically enhanced self-awareness gives you clarity of purpose and an appreciation of your impact on others, helping you to align your behaviour to your objectives. Enduring resilience supports you in dealing with the pressures of inevitable complications and challenging situations. Agile leadership equips you to adapt your style to get the very best out of those around you, responding effectively to shifting contexts.
Coaching provides a completely confidential, high-trust environment, during which difficult issues can be teased apart. Hidden assumptions, thoughts, and feelings can be explored and challenged, supported by proven psychometric analysis. The anticipated outcomes of coaching include improved clarity around strategy, enhanced confidence, and better decision-making.
We have worked with Sycamore now on a few occasions. Ironically, introduced by a valued Customer Sycamore are now enabling our integration with other Customers, the latest being Bristol City Council with what was a hugely engaging and meaningful piece of work. – Deputy Managing Director, Willmott Dixon Construction Limited
Andy’s supportive yet challenging coaching style works very well, and it has allowed me to find solutions and approaches that really work. Andy’s coaching has been particularly beneficial when targeted and timed to coincide with specific challenges I’ve faced; where his support has helped me think more clearly and identify new approaches. – Commercial Executive, BAE Systems
Excellent morning’s work with Andy Fryer. All those involved in our building project emerged a coherent team under his skilful guidance. – Chief Executive, Major UK Arts Trust
The company asked Andy to help us improve how we work as a team. He unlocked not only better mutual understanding across the management team but created the foundation for real and positive changes to happen. – CEO Real Estate Investment Management Business
A coaching approach sits at the heart of everything we do, which includes executive one-to-one and team coaching, facilitation, psychometric assessments and recruitment support.