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Andy will be joining our ‘leading men’ panel at Inspirational YOU this Saturday 31st March 2012.

I’m Andy first and foremost. I’m curious, I’m here on the planet to learn and experience life and the amazing uniqueness of human beings. I’m committed to showing people how amazing life can be when we have the courage to embrace our unique strength and power, being the same person at work as at home. I believe that every human being has unique genius, real power and impact, and a delightful ability to dream.

I grew up in a small Dorset village, went to a regular comprehensive school and was generally academically rubbish – spending most of my time looking out of the window or standing outside of the classroom for causing too much merriment in the classroom itself. At an early age I was aware that I was different, I didn’t understand why and I tried very hard to fit in or just make people laugh.

Later in life I realised that part of my difference was about being gay. From school I went straight to work as an engineering design apprentice and at the same time started a day release HND programme in Computing.

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I then bounced between work in design and IT, finally moving to London in 1998 where I joined PwC as an IT Security consultant. In 2006 I was asked to be a Partner. I now spend 90% of my time running the firms International Aid Development consulting business and the rest of my time helping individuals and leadership teams achieve their dreams.

Twtter: @andy_woodfield