“Andy led a Positive Leadership learning pod that I was a member of. Andy is a great coach and I highly recommend his coaching services to anyone looking for someone who displays empathy, kindness, insightfulness, and vision. Over the course of a few weeks, our group developed a community and I believe that Andy had a major influence on creating a safe and inclusive learning environment. The group was so impactful that I wanted to stay in touch. Any professional, whether you are a new professional or seasoned professional, can benefit from Andy’s coaching.”
PHILIP WILKERSON III, M.Ed.
INDUSTRY ADVISOR, GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY CAREER SERVICES
“Andy Ceperley is a truly exceptional coach. I had the opportunity to work with Andy during a period of significant change and transition at UC Santa Cruz in the middle of COVID-19. Andy’s coaching style, frameworks and approach to shared accountability transformed my personal and professional approach to work and my relationships with colleagues. He helped me navigate a new leadership transition and helped position me for my dream role. I would recommend his coaching with great enthusiasm.”
DIRECTOR, UC SANTA CRUZ FOUNDATION
“I have had the pleasure of knowing Andy since he was elected President of our national association, NACE, several years ago. More recently, we were able to contract with him as a professional success coach for several of our high potential leaders within our Division of Student Affairs. To say that his individual clients were glowing about their experience with him is an understatement. Rather, they used words such as “life-changing,” “transformative,” and “the best professional development experience I’ve ever had” to describe their individual experiences. Andy has a natural, uncanny way of helping people identify what is holding them back and helping people focus on how to move forward in an improved direction. When I talk with him, I find my shoulders relax, and am thinking forward and positively about the future. He is a true difference-maker and the ultimate coach.”
KELLI KAPUSTKA SMITH, Ph.D.
ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT SUCCESS
“I absolutely and positively recommend Andy Ceperley for consultation! Andy helped me develop plans for elevation of career services on my campus – philosophy, brand, and physical space. What a fabulous experience – Andy is the consummate professional, did more than his due diligence in preparing for our work together, and through his decades of experience, engaged my stakeholders in serious and productive conversation about the pulse of the profession and value of career development. Andy is extra-prepared, leaves no detail unattended, and yet can easily see the patterns and big picture. He’s a master at branding and image, asks insightful questions, and takes an action-oriented approach.”
MARIANNA SAVOCA, Ph.D.
ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR CAREER
& EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION
“Andy coached me through a major career shift. After working at UC Davis for 22 years, I made the leap to a dream position at UC Berkeley. I was excited, humbled and frankly, in a bit over my head. Andy coached me on every piece of my transition. We spoke about my grief on leaving people at UCD I admired and adored, how to be intentional with this new role/environment, the shifting dynamics on my family with a daily commute and me feeling like I was a bit of an imposter. I looked forward to every session. I loved how he listened, reframed, asked gentle, probing questions and really saw/heard me. I respect Andy immensely and found every session to uncover a new layer of exploration/opportunity for me. I offer the highest recommendation for Andy as a personal/professional coach.”
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MANAGEMENT, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
“Andy has a true gift for facilitating team off-sites. Today he led our annual department retreat, and it was our most productive and enjoyable yet. He prepared thoroughly for the meeting by having individual phone calls with staff members and carefully researching our department and institution. I was impressed by how well Andy understood our department’s mission, services, strengths, and challenges. Andy cares about each person on the team. He facilitates in a structured yet organic manner, allowing plenty of time for spontaneous problem-solving and discussions yet still achieving the retreat goals by the end of the day. He is an excellent active listener, is optimistic yet realistic, and imparts important wisdom from his many years working in higher education. I strongly recommend having Andy facilitate your next team off-site.”
DEBRA ROSENFELD, MA, LMFT
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF COUNSELING
“It was a pleasure to invite Andrew Ceperley to lead a recent external program review. Andrew’s significant experience in higher education administration coupled with his ability to bring together people from across campus ensured an insightful approach and outcome from the review. His genuine interest in working closely with campus constituents ensured a transparent dialogue, demonstrated further by his personable and empathetic approach in conversations. We were left with a clear path for next steps, and takeaways that will drive the future direction of our program. I would highly recommend Andrew to any organization seeking a realistic analysis of a function through a review process, one that is backed up by thoughtful design and a realistic approach.”
DIRECTOR, PENN ABROAD AND GLOBAL PROGRAMS
“I had the pleasure of working with Andrew Ceperley recently. His insights and guidance for me and the Career Development Team proved invaluable. As we considered ways of updating key partners on-campus and off-campus about the changes being implemented in our office, we benefited greatly from Andy’s fresh perspective. He is a master coach, and his own background in higher education provides “street credibility” in a very powerful way. He is also a master communicator, guiding his clients towards more effective and concise ways of conveying key facts while weaving the delivery in a memorable manner. I would highly recommend Andy as a consultant. His ability to synthesize important facts and propel them into action items that resonate well with stakeholders is invaluable.”
DIRECTOR, EASTIN CENTER FOR CAREER READINESS
“Andy served as the Associate Provost for Career and Professional Development at LMU during a key transition year for our program. His deep knowledge base, strategic vision and strong people skills made his tenure very successful. As a leader he was able to set an agenda that re-positioned the office in the eyes of his team and the community. He had significant impact through his interactions with senior management, our board of trustees and colleagues in both the faculty and administration. Andy’s influence will be felt on our campus for many years.”
VICE PROVOST OF ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT