Andrew Soren, CPCC, MAPP, is a leadership coach and consultant, certified through the Coach’s Training Institute (CTI). Passionate about meaning, culture and community, Andrew has worked in the corporate and non-profit sectors spanning the performing arts, philanthropy, corporate marketing and sponsorship, leadership development, culture change, coaching, and applied positive psychology.

Andrew works for BMO Financial Group in their department of Talent Management and Development. He is accountable for leadership and talent strategies across the enterprise, with a focus on high performance and employee engagement. Previously, Andrew managed a national coaching program at BMO designed to leverage the evidence-based methodologies of Applied Behavioral Science in the context of leadership and managerial practice. He worked at BMO’s Institute for Learning in their faculty of Advanced Leadership and Management Development, creating innovative ways to engage employees in cultural change. Andrew also spent five years managing Corporate Sponsorships and Marketing Alliances for BMO.

Prior to joining BMO, Andrew produced performing arts in Toronto. He worked for four seasons on the administrative team at Soulpepper Theatre Company and was Associate Producer for Necessary Angel Theatre Company. Andrew is also a founder of contemporary ballet company, ProArteDanza; and political cabaret, The Wrecking Ball

Andrew volunteers with a variety of Canadian arts organizations on fundraising and marketing strategies in the arts. An avid city-builder, Andrew has worked extensively with the Emerging Leaders Network, part of the Greater Toronto Civic Action Alliance. He also volunteers with Camp Oochigeas – a camp for kids with or affected by childhood cancer.

Andrew recently attained his Masters of Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsilvania. This branch of psychology is the study of human flourishing.  It was founded on the premise that psychologists had spent too long focused almost exclusively on sickness and pathology, missing the boat on human potential.  It is the rigorous, scientific investigation of such good things as strengths and virtues, well-being, increased success at reaching goals, and even happiness.  Ultimately, positive psychology looks to increase what has been broken down into five interlocking elements of flourishing: positive emotion, engagement, relationship, meaning and achievement for individuals and/or groups. Andrew is also a graduate of the University of King’s College in Halifax.