Andrew Langford Entrepreneur | Leader | Certified Coach
I began working in hospitality at the age of 14 as a busser in a busy family restaurant, and received world-class training while sailing the seas for two years aboard Disney Cruise Lines. In Victoria, I have been in a senior leadership role at several prominent properties, including the Strathcona Hotel and Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa. In 2017, I shifted my focus to entrepreneurship, creating my own mobile bartending business, Twist of Fate Craft Cocktails.
2017 marked the culmination of my experience, training, and passion for leadership, with the launch of my Leadership Development Coaching practice. I have found my own unique work purpose, and thrive on sharing that passion while leading others to do the same. I am driven by the values of balance, discipline, joy, and adventure, and believe that we all inherently possess the answers to our most challenging questions.
When I'm not coaching or leading events with Twist, you'll likely find me in a kayak, on a trail, playing inconsistent golf, or sharing a quality meal with friends.
Throughout my life, I have been drawn to leadership, whether athletically, interpersonally, or in business.
My formal training in leadership and human potential is through Erickson Coaching International, the University of Victoria, The Human Element (via the Schutz Company), the Implicit Career Search, and PEAT Wisdom Development. I have also been influenced and inspired by my volunteer experience with Restorative Justice in the field of alternative dispute resolution. My approach combines the schools of psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy.