Andre Keil

Andre Keil Coaching and Consulting

Biography

Andre Keil brings more than 15 years of experience as an executive coach in the leadership-consulting space. His focus is helping leaders respond better to complex, continuously changing business environments so they can become more effective, resilient individuals in both their professional and personal lives.

Andre brings a unique understanding of the value of the coaching role, having managed more than 500 top U.S.-based coaches while holding leadership positions with the Center for Creative Leadership. His early career also included stints in the start-up world, which gave him a broad understanding of the many challenges entrepreneurs and companies can face.

Andre is adept at both strategic and tactical business thinking, looking at the big picture to determine where to go and then mapping a clear route to get there. He is very experienced at designing and implementing coaching programs and creating content that moves the needle for program participants. With an approachable and curious demeanor, Andre connects with others easily and is a skilled teambuilder.

Before his experience as an executive coach, Andre spent over ten years helping build successful technology-based start-ups in California and in Europe, with a focus on Sales, Operations and leading Product Management. In California, he supported the company’s growth that led to a 3X return in equity to investors after 6 years. In Europe, Andre led Product Management efforts for a Belgian-based start-up, working across cultures with various telecom-based organizations and technology partners.

Recent Executive Coaching Engagements: Coached SVP of Finance in support of him becoming CFO at a nationally based FMCG organization sourcing and supplying produce; Director of major cancer research center at large hospital chain, Director for Global Operations in large Fin-tech organization; School of Dentistry Dean at major US University.

Organizational work: Worked with the C-Suite of a large global manufacturing organization focusing on how to use coaching skills to drive a culture of more transparency and open feedback. Designed and delivered a wide variety of coaching workshops and programs at all levels in organizations. The approach of these trainings was to blend hands-on skills training with creating increased self-awareness while teaching practical tools that were leveraged immediately after course completion.

Teambuilding: Worked with a non-profit leadership team of a manufacturing organization to create clarity around direction, alignment, and commitment towards the company’s strategic goals. Additionally, worked with this team’s personality profiles (individually and as a group) to help leverage strengths and mitigate blind-spots as they developed into a high-performing team.

Background

Dutch by birth, Andre came to the U.S. at age 12 and has subsequently worked across the U.S and Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California, Los Angeles and a master’s degree in organizational behavior from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant University. He is also certified in the use of multiple psychometric assessment tools.

Andre is currently based in North Carolina, where he enjoys spending time with his wife and teenage sons, hiking, and paddleboarding. He has also recently resumed competitive swimming, a sport he excelled at in his youth.

Certifications

  • Founding Board Member ICF Board of Directors for Coaching Education, Certified (PCC) coach
  • Forbes Coach Council Member and author of several articles on leadership, coaching, coach training
  • Leadership Profile 360 Certified, Certified user of CCL’s 360 Assessment Suite, Hogan Assessment Suite, Change Style Indicator, Influence Style Indicator, Workplace Big 5 (master trainer), MBTI, FIRO-B, 4MAT for Business
  • BA, History, UCLA and MA, Organizational Behavior, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant University
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