His caring and commitment to clients is stunning - to be coached by Andy is to be shown new possibilities in uncharted territory with clarity and curiosity. He is willing to ask questions few would consider-which in turn helps people see their world anew.
The space he creates with clients is vast and deep. Anyone who gets to work with Andy is lucky - life is not the same and they never forget their time with him."
That was a year and a half ago.
Today I feel happier than I have ever been. I spent quality time talking with my dear friend before she passed away. I told her how much she contributed to my life and that I loved her. I feel blessed to have had that opportunity. I sold a home and made a little money. I have enjoyed success in my new job. As of today, I am down seven sizes in clothes and I feel very fit. I greet each day with a smile and wonder what lessons will come my way knowing I am prepared to manage them.
I am the best version of myself.
If you are searching for a coach who truly cares, look no further. "
I remember my first experience, literally walking into Andy's gym, and immediately feeling like, "I don't care what we do here, I just want to be a part of it. I want to be a part of this community. I want to be a part of this team. I have no idea what we do, it looks a little bit nuts. But that's fine. I'll figure that out later. I just want to be around this guy and around the people around him."
In working with him, I got this, and so much more. He taught me the value of heartfelt and heart-led leadership, of being vulnerable, (even when most guys don't like that word), of having integrity, of having to stand by your word, even when it's hard. To this day, in the running of my own organization, groups, and the Uncivilized Nation, I still have mental and emotional reference points, lessons, that I learned from those early days back at Petranek Fitness under Andy's watchful eyes.
I truly can't imagine my life without that four or five-year chunk, during which he was an integral piece, my leadership mentor, and my coach."
It seems so obvious now, but because of my past, and my low level of self-trust and self-esteem, I had created a protective shell around me that was preventing me from getting the very thing I wanted the most. Thanks to my work with Andy, I learned how to be happy and satisfied in a relationship with someone else because I trust myself to be vulnerable with them. As a result, years later, I’m happily married and have a lot of strong, loving relationships in my life. "