Mark Venn-Dunn, Head of Boarding, ACS Cobham International School

Andy was the guest speaker at our recent formal Annual International Meal. His speech inspired students and staff from over 40 countries.

Andy shared his story of a very personal accident. He made it relevant to each individual in the audience and shared with us how he overcame challenges and succeeded. His speech was short, sharp and very clear. He did not dwell on his many incredible successes as an athlete, but on the keys to success which he made relevant to each and everyone of us. Our students left feeling inspired and more determined to meet their own challenges. Our staff found the speech hugely engaging and likely to repeat what they had heard to other audiences!

After the meal Andy stayed for a few hours. He spoke to our students in small, informal groups around the boarding house. He was humble about his own successes, celebrated those of our students and was engaging throughout. I feel that I have personally gained a great deal from listening to Andy and speaking to hm for a short time. I would happily invite him to our school again in the future and recommend him highly.

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