I educate CEOs and brands in getting their message across clearly and with integrity, through Media Training, Keynote Speaking and 1:1 or Group Executive Coaching.
In my 24-year career as a national broadcaster on live television I interviewed some of the biggest names in the business, including Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé and Michael Bublé, who are experts in managing their brand identity and integrity. I also interviewed people who in one short interview saw their reputation and business left in tatters, because they didn’t understand the devastating power of getting it wrong.
I now use my experience to teach others who want to raise their media game personally and professionally by passing on the skills I have learned over two decades in the media, saving them from crucifying headlines, furious shareholders and worst of all, disenchanted customers .
Any skill that seems effortless comes through training. This can take decades to learn on the job, but when it comes to putting yourself or your brand into the spotlight, you need to know what to do and how to do it fast, because getting it wrong can mean the difference between success and failure.
It’s also embarrassing.
My hands on, bespoke training will show you and your team what to expect in any media setting, teaching you what to do, and more importantly what not to do, giving you the confidence and tools you need to handle it like a pro on any global platform.
Know, Like, Trust
These three words are the cornerstone of every successful brand because they tap into our basic human need for connection.
You already know this; and also how long it took you to get there with your customers.
That’s why when you and your team step into the spotlight and outside your comfort zone, I’m there to help you protect your brand whilst communicating your values in a controlled, friendly way. I help you to stay connected with your customer and tell your story with integrity so your brand continues to be known, liked and trusted.
Powerful Keynote Speaker
Talking in front of millions of people on live TV almost every day for 24 years makes speaking in-person to large audiences so much fun.
I actually get to see the eyes and smiles of the people I’m talking to.
Speaking in public.
What’s the worst that could happen?
That’s why I help you say and do the right thing in front of the world’s media so you don’t ruin your business.
Being an expert in your given field may make you a natural when it comes to telling your story or selling your brand in your own environment, but what if you’re now being asked to put yourself and your brand outside of this and into the media spotlight?
This makes the best of people lose themselves and say the craziest of things, especially when it comes to talking on TV, radio, podcasts or to print media, where one simple slip or throw away comment can make the difference between soaring success or crushing failure.
This is where I come in…
The skills I teach will help you in all of these these high-pressure environments plus…..
TWENTY CLUB DINNER
Keynote speaker for the quarterly gathering of the Twenty Club, a private members dining club in Marylebone for senior executives in the retail industry – following in the footsteps of former Prime Ministers and Visionaries.
“Andrea spoke at our Twenty Club members dinner held at Home House and attended by over 100 people. Andrea was the perfect guest and speaker with her fascinating, humble and humorous stories from the start of her career till now, where she has turned her passion for supporting other women into her latest venture, she inspired and entertained us all. She also answered numerous questions and spent time with our guests after speaking which was much appreciated .
I have had so many comments from our members and guests who loved hearing her journey and particularly her bravery regarding resigning from her high-profile job and focusing on helping women. In fact, many said they would have loved to hear more about that element of her life, so we may have to get her back! Fun fact – the March dinner historically is the quietest but thanks to Andrea we had a full house.”
President The Twenty Club
Keynote speaker for The Founders Club, a private members club for business leaders and entrepreneurs.
“We invited Andrea to be our keynote speaker at our Audience With Event, and she absolutely smashed it. The members loved her, and she created such a lovely vibe in the room – she had us all on the edge of our seat, laughing one minute and in awe the next. We were humbled listening to her story – it’s easy to see why the world loves her so much.”
MD Foundxrs Club
INSPIRING GIRLS INTERNATIONAL, UK LAUNCH
Speaker and panellist at the UK launch of the charity Inspiring Girls International, an organisation dedicated to raising the aspirations of girls around the world by connecting them with female role models from all walks of life.
“It was amazing to hear Andrea’s personal journey and advice to girls in the audience. Everyone was so inspired and the feedback has been fantastic. Andrea played a huge part in making the event so special and full of empowering energy!”
Projects & Communications Manager Inspiring Girls International
Speaker and Panellist at the quarterly event hosted by Tessy Ojo CBE, bringing inspiring women together for life-changing conversations, speed mentoring and tools for navigating life.
“It was an absolute joy and privilege to spend last Saturday with Andrea. I cannot thank her enough for being present and leaning into everything that the day brought. I set out to create the space for visibility, a place for every woman to feel seen. A space where women can build community with each other and create connections that help each other achieve personal and professional success. What happened on Saturday was beyond my expectation and I honestly cannot wait to repeat it all over with Andrea and many more women in June.”
Tessy Ojo CBE
CEO The Diana Award
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE CONFERENCE
Keynote Speaker with husband and business partner Nick Feeney
Andrea and Nick presented an interactive and highly engaging talk. Their natural ease together made the keynote flow with facts, inspiration, anecdotes both as a couple and individuals.
We loved having them and would highly recommend them to any great company or brand who wants to motivate and inspire their teams to improve, change and move forward.
Founder of Make Events and the Anything is Possible Brand
FIRESIDE CHAT SOHO HOUSE WHITE CITY LONDON
Host of An Audience With
Jessica Huie MBE
“Andrea hosted the evening with warmth and grace. She made me feel empowered talking about my life story in such a gentle and encouraging way.”
Jessica Huie MBE
Author and Mentor
MENOPAUSE MONOLOGUES BAFTA
Speaker at the Menopause Monologues Event, live streamed in front of a studio audience at BAFTA in central London for Boots UK.
“Andrea was an absolute joy it was to work with. I loved helping her to write her story and her enthusiasm and willingness to try stuff out was a gift for me. Hearing the audience laugh at her monologue and seeing how beautifully she performed it gave me goosebumps. She’s brilliant.”
Writer / Director
CHAMPION OF WOMEN AWARDS
Host of the annual awards ceremony celebrating women who champion others and recognising the positive change that they have made in their respective fields.
“Andrea was incredible – this is the second time she has hosted this awards ceremony for us and we were delighted to have her back!”
Managing Director The Dovetail Agency
THE MAYFAIR TIMES AWARDS
Host of the annual awards ceremony.
“Andrea did a great job for us and really connected with our audience. Everyone appreciated that she stayed and spoke individually to the nominees and winners for so long afterwards, she made everyone feel special.”
Editor Mayfair Times
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY EVENT WE WORK LONDON
Co-host, speaker and panellist at an all-day event bringing together speakers, coaches and mentors to discuss overcoming fear, finding your purpose and increasing your energy – in life and in work.
“Working with Andrea and Nick has been a total joy from the beginning. The passion that Nick and Andrea have for not only their business but for helping and inspiring people is incredible. They curated a series of events which were interactive, thought provoking, inspiring and inclusive which is exactly what we aim to do with our events at WeWork. Our members loved every session and were engaged from start to finish, and the icing on the cake is that the whole team were amazing to work with…. all of them embodying and spreading the message of their brand! We can’t wait to collaborate more in the future.”
Jennie Becker, Director of Events and Activations, UK & Ireland
LEGACY CLUB INTERNATIONAl WOMEN’S DAY EVENT ALLBRIGHT MEMBERS CLUB
Host of IWD22 panel discussion on Women In Business
“Wow! What an absolutely brilliant morning! So proud to have been part of putting this together, but the credit must go to all of our Legacy Club members and guests for turning out, AllBright Members Club for the beautiful venue and service, and last but by no means least the outstanding, honest and very talented host Andrea McLean.”
Founder Legacy Club