Andy Lopata is a specialist speaker on professional relationships, mentoring, networking and social media strategy.
Andy is a firm believer that professional relationships underpin our success in our business, our roles and our careers. The right relationships with the right people can lead to new business opportunities, investment, collaborative working, innovation and career progress. We just need to be comfortable approaching those relationships strategically, without making people feel ‘networked’ by us.
Andy has worked in the field of networking and professional relationships for 25 years, working with global giants such as Paypal, GSK, AstraZeneca, Wella, HSBC, Wembley Stadium, the BBC, the Prime Minister’s Office of the UAE and many more in that time. He has worked with leading universities including NYU, Duke University and Oxford University’s Said Business School.
A regular blogger for Psychology Today, Andy has been quoted in The Sunday Times, The Financial Times and The Guardian as well as many other national and regional newspapers and magazines worldwide.
He has written or co-authored six books on networking and professional relationships, with his sixth book, The Financial Times Guide to Mentoring being published in Spring 2024. He is also the host of The Connected Leadership Podcast and has interviewed globally recognised names in business, academia, sports and entertainment for the show.
Andy has been inducted into the PSAE Hall of Fame – the Professional Speaking Association Award of Excellence, which was held by only 21 other speakers at the time it was presented.
He is a Fellow and a former Vice-President of the Fellows’ Community of the Professional Speaking Association (PSA), a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) and a Member of the Association of Business Mentors and the Meetings Industry Association.