"I am a Coach, Mentor and Educator, and a Minister of the Interfaith Seminary in London. I work privately with individuals, both youth and adults, and design and facilitate group learning experiences designed to develop emotional intelligence, critical thinking skills and appropriate responses to challenges facing people and planet. I delight in what I do and am passionately committed to helping people find, develop and share their unique gifts with the world.
"My life experiences have been extensive and varied and have all, I believe, contributed to the work I do now. My most powerful learning has been experiential, that is in group settings. Two years for Post-Graduate Certification in Client Centered Therapy, four years as student and intern to become an Interfaith Minister, Mentor and Spiritual Counselor, group facilitator training at the Findhorn Foundation, basic facilitator training with Shadow Work®, youth facilitator trainings with Teen Talking Circles and the Boys to Men project and forest restoration leadership training with Trees for Life in Scotland. I am associated with the Mankind Project, through whom I participate in men’s trainings and circles. I have a Bachelors degree in Music and a Masters in Hospitality Management, and countless hours of workshops and trainings with inspirational teachers Michael Meade, Robert Bly, David Deida, Thomas Hübl, Carolyn Myss, Robert Moore and many others.
"I’ve worked in gardens, farms and forests; cafes, restaurants and breweries; in concert halls and cathedrals, factories and offices. Spent years in the Corporate world, many more working for a large University, and ran my own café in London. Then I retreated from the mainstream world to join the Findhorn Community, a spiritual community, ecovillage and international centre for holistic learning, in the North of Scotland where, amongst many other things, I led volunteer groups in forest restoration, held men’s circles, ran a Bed and Breakfast, facilitated personal growth workshops and was a member of the Community Council.
"Born in the South of England, I now live in Boise, Idaho with my beloved wife Sondra. I have extensive interests and pursuits beyond my work. I take great care of my physical, emotional and spiritual health. I have an (almost) daily yoga and movement practice, and love to shop for, prepare and cook good wholesome, local food, ideally to be shared with family and friends. I spend many hours every week in forests and mountains, accompanied by my dog Niko, hiking and pursuing my botanical passion for trees and plants. I am a musician and stage actor and maintain an active interest in spirituality, social justice and environmental sustainability."
Resources and articles
- Andrew Tree About, organizational web page, accessed June 27, 2013.