Andrew enjoyed a 20 year career in senior leadership primarily in the UK Civil Service. Having benefited from his own personal practice for several years, Andrew decided to share mindfulness with his peers and bring it into his leaderships and teams.
He realized the importance of supporting personal practice at an organizational level through design, whether this was how a meeting was run to the way reports appeared. Andrew published his book ‘Organizational Mindfulness – a how to guide’ in 2018, setting out his experience of implementing mindfulness at a structural level. At the same time he established his consultancy Lines of Sight to help organizations embed mindfulness in their culture.
Andrew’s experience had taught him the value of networks and the reality that implementing this kind of cultural change can be a lonely business, so in 2020 he launched the Mindful Workplace Community (https://mindfulworkplace.community/) for the Mindfulness Initiative (https://www.themindfulnessinitiative.org/). The first international network for workplace mindfulness champions, the Mindful Workplace Community now thrives with members based from Poland to the West Coast of the US and with corporate support from members including Roche, HSBC, EY and Lloyds Bank