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Andy Cope

Andy Cope

The Art of Being Brilliant!

Dr Andy Cope describes himself as a qualified teacher, author, happiness expert and recovering academic.

Andy’s Loughborough University PhD was 12 years in the making and while he appreciates that his ‘Dr of Happiness’ label is terribly cheesy, it does afford him an important media platform. In times of rising depression and an epidemic of ‘busyness’, Andy believes there has never been a more appropriate time to raise the wellbeing agenda.

Andy is lucky enough to work with some very large businesses, including Microsoft, DHL, Kellogg, Hewlett Packard, Astra Zeneca and Marriott Hotels. 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. ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’, ‘Shine’, ‘The Little Book of Emotional Intelligence’ and ‘Leadership: The Multiplier Effect’ have all been best-sellers. ‘Happiness Route Map’ was nominated as The Independent’s best self-help book of 2018. In an attempt to bring the messages to a younger audience Andy has also penned ‘The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager’ and ‘Diary of a Brilliant Kid’.

‘The Little Book of Being Brilliant’ is scheduled for release in Spring 2019.

Andy is a sought-after keynote speaker and authority on employee engagement, wellbeing and human flourishing. He’s done numerous TV and radio appearances as well as being featured in The Telegraph, Daily Mail and Esquire.

As for genuinely interesting asides, Andy is also a best-selling children’s author. His ‘Spy Dog’ series has sold in excess of a million copies worldwide (hebigs 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 has pet pigs and has set up the hugely successful 2%ers club, the UK’s first, foremost and...err...onlysociety for happy people.

His ambition is to be able to surf, brilliantly!

Testimonials from Teachers

"I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful input that you made to the conference last week. The heads were literally "buzzing" … and I am sure that you have helped to shape the future development of education in Blackpool".

– Blackpool Schools

"All Heads were thrilled with Andy’s session on the Friday morning. Many said that it’s the best speaker we’ve had on any of our Friday sessions which is high praise indeed".

– Caerphilly Heads

"Inspiring stuff and very thoughtful. Practical suggestions. Great to reflect on life – a thoroughly inspiring morning delivered with humour and life stories….Absolutely brilliant, should happen in every school."

– Brook Weston Academy​

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