Andy Cope describes himself as a "professional trainer, qualified teacher, author and learning junkie". He has recently completed a Doctorate at the University of Loughborough... investigating the science of happiness and positivity.
Our very own happiness guru, Andy has a PhD from Loughborough University and masquerades as the UK’s first ‘Dr of Happiness’ (yes, it’s cheesy but he considers it marginally more appealing than the alternative, ‘Dr FeelGood’). On a deadly serious note, in times of rising depression and an epidemic of ‘busyness’, Andy believes there has never been a more appropriate time to raise the happiness agenda.
His 12 years of research into positive psychology, resilience and human flourishing has given him a solid academic foundation but he’s not a fan of big words. Andy describes himself as a ‘recovering academic’ and much prefers a light touch, some laughs and plenty of fun.
Andy has delivered keynotes to rave reviews all over the world. He is lucky enough to work with some very large businesses, including Microsoft, DHL, Pirelli, Pfizer, Hewlett Packard, Astra Zeneca and IKEA. Recently, he has tailored his workshops to meet the needs of children and teachers and now delivers to audiences from age 8 upwards!
Andy is also a best-selling author. He has written ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’, ‘Be Brilliant Everyday’ and ‘The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager’ (Capstone), with ‘SHINE’ coming soon. For Hodder, he has written ‘The Little Book of Emotional Intelligence’ and ‘The Happiness Routemap’, with ‘Diary of a Brilliant Teenager’ and ‘Now That’s What I Call Leadership’ due in spring 2018. Andy has also penned a 5 book series for Crown House, aimed at teachers. Bizarrely, Andy also moonlights as a children’s author. ‘Spy Dog’ (Puffin) won the Redhouse Children’s Book of the Year and the series has sold in excess of a million copies worldwide. Andy bigs himself up by telling everyone he is world famous, if you’re 7.
Andy was born in the same year that England won the football world cup. He is married to Louise and they have two grown-up children as well as an assortment of pets (dogs and pigs mostly). 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.
His ambition is to be able to surf, brilliantly!