Andrew Macdonald-Brown

Leadership Coach

Andrew believes that everyone has the capacity for positive change, and that people really matter. He sees the potential in everyone and believes that coaching can help pretty much anyone make positive changes in their lives.

His has a calm, intuitive, supportive yet challenging (and sometime playful) approach to working with others, and has a knack of distilling and summarising ideas, and helping people ‘make sense of things’.

His time as a senior leader in the UK and overseas has given him a deep understanding of the challenges of leadership and what makes engaging learning.

When not coaching or facilitating, Andrew likes to go ‘walkabout’ and is learning to speak Australian.

For his family and him – the beach is ‘our happy place’.


4Cs Coaching and Facilitation


I set up 4Cs to provide coaching, coaching training and leadership development.  I bring my experience of facilitation and school leadership to both 1:1 coaching and training design.

Dulwich International High School Zhuhai, China – Director (Principal)


As part of one of the leading international schools group in SE Asia, this High School Programme was part of a ‘family of schools’. As Director I took the school through a successful international accreditation, enhanced the exceptional university destinations, and introduced 2 coaching programmes to build a coaching and wellbeing culture for all.

British School Muscat, Oman – Deputy Headteacher (Whole School)


One of the leading international schools in the Middle East, BSM is a large 3-18 school with approximately 1100 students on roll serving a diverse expatriate community. As part of the school leadership team we led the school from a BSO ‘Good’ judgement (2014) to BSO ‘Outstanding” (2017).  My portfolio included professional learning and middle leadership development.

SSAT (The Schools Network). UK. – Operational Director


One of the leading schools networks, I was part of the extended leadership team, taking a ‘by schools, for schools’ ethos to our programmes, including; leading on subject specialism networks, teaching an learning (TEEP), regional networks, and leadership development programmes.


University of Roehampton 1997–2001
Post graduate Certificate in Education (Business and Computing)
Bachelor of Science (Joint Hons): Sports Science & Business Studies
National College of School Leadership, UK 2015–2017
National Professional Qualification for Headteachers


Qualified Coactive-Training Institute (CTI) Core Curriculum Coach
I specialize in coaching leaders across the MSB focus areas: Example clients include
Journalist and presenter, BBC
International educator (Principal, Singapore and Thailand)
Senior Leader (Primary School, London)
Senior Leader (High School, China)

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