Dr Andrea Giraldez-Hayes is an experienced and renowned coaching psychologist, consultant and academic. With a background in music and arts, she has worked as a university lecturer and consultant for Departments of Education and Culture in Spain, Italy, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina. She has also overseen the Arts, Culture and Citizenship Programme for the Ibero American Organisation for Education, Science and Culture (OEI) between 2007 and 2017.
For the last ten years, and after a career change, she has worked in coaching psychology and positive psychology, with a particular interest in the arts and wellbeing, the boundaries between coaching and therapy, education and the use of art and creative approaches in coaching psychology. Andrea has researched, published, and lectured on these topics at national and international universities, and since 2018 at UEL.
She is currently co-editor of Philosophy of Coaching, associate editor for Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice and International Coaching Psychology Review, and member of the advisory board for the International Journal of Coaching Psychology. She is also an active member of the Division of Coaching Psychology Committee and chair of the Coaching Psychology Partnership and Accreditation Committee at the British Psychological Society, and assessor for the EMCC International Accreditations Committee.
Always committed to social causes, Andrea has worked as a volunteer coach for Parent Gym and UpRising and currently collaborates with Lon-Art, the Humanitarian Coaching Network and the Waterloo Community Centre.