Andrew Thornton

Phone Number

+44 7831 206691






United Kingdom

What do others say about me and my coaching?

I believe that businesses that are run with a Heart deliver better results for all the stakeholders – its a happier, better place to work for employees, customers and commiunities feel and appreciate it, suppliers are treated better, the environment benefits from a more conscious approach has to business and shareholders get a better return. My aim is to work with business (and not for profit) leaders to create heartful organisations. My own supermarket in London (Thornton’s Budgens) is the ‘laboratory’ for everything we do – we only work with clients on things that have been tried and tested in my own business.

Who is my ideal client?

Changemakers/Visionaries, Entrepreneurs, For profit, Organizations

What is my vision for my coaching practice?

My life purpose is to create a heartful world by encouraging leaders to open their hearts starting with my own. My passion is working with leaders to help them create more heartful organisations.

Life experiences I bring to my coaching

I am an entrepreneur who has run my own businesses since I was 24. Having started off my career at Mars, every step I have taken has prepared me for my ‘journey to the heart’. Thirteen years ago I was leading a consulting firm that worked with big multinationals and had become disillusioned with how short profit focused they all were. This set me on a personal development journey that lead me to realise that organisations with a heart were the way forward and lead me to develop my life purpose (above).

My Speciality

Leadership Coach, Executive Coach, Entrepreneurship Coach, Team Coach, Spiritual Coach

Geographic scope of my practice


Anything else about Me

This work is my passion and I need to take care not to burn myself out by taking on too much and not leaving me enough time and space to reflect and refresh.

What inspires me most about the HP approach?

We worked in Thornton’s Budgens to develop our heart approach, developed better results and improved employee satisfaction – yet business leaders still left feeling ‘that’s nice’ but without conviction. When we implemented the HP measurement, we could prove the direct correlation between how much Human Potential we were using and our financial performance – and suddenly business leaders got it – it was now measurable, so it’s real! And, with the results of our HP assessment, we embarked on a journey of self-leadership that has transformed the business.

What unique talents and gifts do I bring to the community?

I have spent my whole working life in business and have developed a high profile and successful retail business in the UK. In parallel with this, I have been on my own personal development journey. So I speak the language of business leaders, get their issues and challenges – and having done so myself, I can help lead them towards a more heartful and fulfilling way to run their organizations.

What do I hope to get out of the community?

Working with Mark, Sujith and the rest of the HP team has allowed us to share best practice and access a pool of highly capable people all of whom share a common goal – more heartful organizations (even if they don’t use these exact words).

In what ways would I like to collaborate with other coaches in the community? (select all that apply)

Co-creating proposals, Building partnerships, Sharing knowledge