Human Potential
Episode 32

Andrew Laurie – Ex-CEO of a billion-dollar company and Global Executive Coach of the Year...a man on a mission.

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In this episode of the Human Potential Podcast our host, Oliver Freer, talks with Andrew Laurie. Andrew is on a mission to enable millions of business owners to not only create great businesses but also to lead extraordinary lives. He has developed a systematic approach for business owners to design and create an ideal life and business. Andrew talks about the importance of authentic and honest goal setting and the need to focus on life integration. He talks about the effect a near fatal skiing accident and 100-foot fall had on his approach to life.

Andrew has implemented a systematic integration in his own life, to great effect, and his approach has been implemented successfully by countless clients. Andrew is regularly ranked among the top business coaches globally and he was recognised in 2018 as Executive Coach of the year, WORLDWIDE. Andrew’s approach to executive coaching is based on his business acumen and principles used when he grew a business from $50 million in sales to $2 billion in sales in under two years.

Andrew has lectured in strategy and management at Sydney Business School, he holds an MBA from INSEAD, Degrees in Economics and Law (Honours) from the ANU and he is a published author of business books on strategy, management and the process of releasing successful business owners from their businesses, to achieve more in life.

Over the years he has been a professional mountain guide, run ultra-marathons around the world, played cricket to a professional level, and ridden his bike, alone, across the Nullarbor plain.

More about Andrew Laurie

After falling off a 100-foot cliff in Whistler in 2001, Andrew’s skull was fractured, his brain compressed, his lungs collapsed, and he broke most things from the waist up. Andrew was lucky to be resuscitated, helicoptered to Vancouver, operated on quickly and given the chance to recover.

For 18 years, Andrew has followed a process of dreaming big, setting goals, doing the necessary learning to achieve these, planning well and taking disciplined action.  He has always approached these steps from a “whole of life” perspective; not just a career perspective.

Andrew is also actively involved in charities aiming to empower young Australians to achieve more in life and to that end has worked with organisations including Rotary, Rotaract, Junior Chambers International, the Oaktree Foundation, White Lion, Open Families Australia and the Top Blokes Foundation.

He continues to pursue his passion for sport and adventure and loves to spend time with his family and friends travelling the world rock climbing, skiing, sailing or pursuing a range of other active pursuits. Over the years he has been a professional mountain guide, run ultra-marathons around the world, played cricket to a professional level, rode his bike, alone, across the Nullarbor plain, and climbed such iconic ascents as the Totem Pole in Tasmania.

Andrew Laurie’s Book recommendations

Thirty Essentials to Sustainable Success by Andrew Laurie

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

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