Didn't Anyone Ever Tell You? It's All A Game!
by Andrew J. Mullaney
My name is Andrew J. Mullaney, debut author of Didn't Anyone Ever Tell You? It's All A Game! I'm helping mentors, mentees and people like you to better understand how to play the game of life to your advantage.
I believe that life is like a game of snakes and ladders, full of quick wins and avoidable traps. Through a combination of personal anecdotes, interviews and pieces of advice, I'll show you how to influence the game and ultimately become the best version of yourself.
Learn how to ...
Be the very best version of yourself
Play the game of life with full consciousness
Embrace and nurture your Unique Selling Point (USP)
Tell your story
Master the dark art of the interview
Build resilience, overcome adversity and develop 'bounce-back-ability'
Create a plan and a lasting legacy
What's included ...
Personal anecdotes and practical advice from my life and career (including how to learn from my mistakes)
A summary of ladders to climb and snakes – i.e. pitfalls – to avoid at the end of each chapter
Inspirational interviews and biographies from people with truly remarkable life stories
Born and bred in the Black Country, I'm a proud family man with a 35-year career with Lloyds Bank behind me.
I was fortunate to undertake management roles within Retail, Commercial, Corporate and Private/International Private Banking, before formally retiring in May 2019.
The greatest privilege I had during my career came in the latter years where I was seconded to Business In The Community, one of the Prince of Wales charities, as a Business Connector for Dudley. This gave me a belief in and a passion for giving back and connecting others to improve the lives and well being of as many people as possible. I will always try to help anyone who asks.
I've assisted with many community projects, including social enterprises, and my favourite area is helping with the development of younger people. I've also been a founding Director of a Multi Academy Trust, Mentor to the CEO and I still mentor several people at different stages of their lives.
To find out more about what these roles involved, take a look at my LinkedIn profile.
Myself with fellow author ambassador Jude Hayland, presenting customer service awards to the Matador team.
I'm one of Matador's 2022 Author Ambassadors
Writing my book was a lifetime ambition and Matador helped me to make that dream come true. That is why I am absolutely thrilled to have been asked by them to become one of their first Author Ambassadors. The role is to support prospective authors and existing ones to better understand the journey to write, achieve publication and everything else that is associated with getting their work out into the world. The team at Matador give such wonderful support and I am extremely proud to be a client of theirs.
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How I can help you
Whether you're just starting out in your career, looking for tailored business support or a motivational speaker for your next event, here's what I have to offer.
Personal Coaching / Mentoring
Gain personal belief, affirmation and confidence
Set goals while recognising your achievements to date
Strengthen your communication skills
Ace your interview technique
Identify your strengths
Become a master of time management
Group/ Team Facilitation
Implement a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, with Third Sector engagement
Establish a values based culture
Improve interview styles
Build on your existing leadership, time management and networking skills
Develop world-class client relationships while maximising your business development
Hear some life lessons from my career (and learn from the mistakes I've made along the way)
Get clued up on all things business, including start-ups, strategy and delivery of world-class customer service and business development.
Discover the key takeaways from my book 'Didn't Anyone Ever Tell You? It's All A Game!'