Andy Cope describes himself as a qualified teacher, author and learning junkie. Andy is currently studying happiness, flourishing and positivity as part of a PhD thesis. He has delivered his flagship workshop, ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’ to rave reviews all over the world. Andy has written ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’ and ‘Being Brilliant’, self help books for adults, as well as ‘A Brilliant Life’ and ‘The Game of Life’, the UK’s first positive psychology books for teenagers.
Andy has also penned the successful ‘Spy Dog’ series, published by Puffin. His first novel won the Redhouse Children’s Book of the Year and the series has sold in excess of a million copies worldwide. Andy is currently working on the ‘Spy Pups’ series. His new book, ‘Spy Dog’s Got Talent’ was chosen to be the World Book Day title for 2011. Andy has done numerous TV and radio appearances. He has also set up the hugely successful 2%ers club, the UK’s first, foremost and…err…only society for happy people. He lives with his wife, 2 children and 2 pet pigs in a village in Derbyshire.
Andy Whittaker is a trainer, author and part-time stand-up comic. Andy is also an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) trainer and master of time line therapy but, good news folks, he doesn’t like to brag about it. He is firmly rooted in the real world has been described as the best thing to come out of Morecambe since the M6 motorway. Andy is Lancashire’s answer to Anthony Robbins (great big fella from America who does an amazing job of motivating people and walks on fire.) Andy is also a very nice bloke. Andy has spent a great deal of time observing behaviour in companies big and small. More importantly, he has spent his time learning about leadership, communication, human interaction and positive psychology.
Andy co-wrote ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’ with the other Andy and has claimed all the really good bits as his own. The ‘Art of Brilliance’ team has recently adapted their hugely successful business leaders’ programme to meet the needs of teachers, parents and teenagers. Andy counts bravery as one of his strengths. Good job really as he’s at the forefront of school delivery.