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Andy Cope

Andy Cope is the author of the famous Spy Dog books, a trainer and keynote speaker. He is an expert in positive psychology and happiness, which led him to develop The Art of Being Brilliant. This is delivered in various forms as workshops for businesses, conferences, teachers and teenagers. It has also informed the thinking behind his brilliant books.

Click here to listen in on Andy’s podcast with Pivotal Education - ‘Being Brilliant!’.

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Publications by Andy Cope

The Art of Being a Brilliant Teacher

Teaching is an art; with the right techniques, guidance, skills…

The Art of Being a Brilliant NQT

Everything a NQT always wanted to know about starting their…

The Art of Being a Brilliant Middle Leader

The Art of Being a Brilliant Middle Leader by Gary…

The Art of Being A Brilliant Primary Teacher

On a good day, being a primary school teacher is…

The Art of Being a Brilliant Classroom Assistant

The Art of Being a Brilliant Classroom Assistant is a…

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What do you want for Christmas?

December 04 2017

You want what everyone else wants. Oodles and oodles of HAPPINESS

That’s why our shop is fully stocked with prezzies for family, friends and work colleagues. Check out our teeshirts, 2018 calendar, books and posters. You might even be tempted to treat yourself? And to nudge your happy-ometer into ‘overload’, why not subscribe to our 100% free happiness podcasts

Fill yer happiness boots

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The Christmas cheat code

November 20 2017

Recently, I found myself stressed out about travelling the length and breadth of the country. Dashing around was getting me down. So I had a word with M and asked if she’d take on the worrying for me. Note, I didn’t ask her to do the travel, just the worrying and stress bits.

M’s superb. ‘No problem Dr Happy,’ she beamed. ‘It’d be a pleasure.’

I can’t tell you how better I feel. The other night, my 5 hour drive from Warrington to Portsmouth was a breeze. As I crawled through the M6 roadworks my normally sky-high blood pressure was super-low because I knew that M would be worrying for me. It’s not just the traffic. Every day when things go wrong I remind myself that M is already on the case and I relax, leaving me more productive to deliver fabulous training.

So here’s something nobody on the planet have ever offered their readership. For absolutely no fee whatsoever, myself and the dedicated ‘Art of Brill’ team will take on your worry. Yep, the whole burden. All you need to do is email us at info@artofbrilliance.co.uk with a couple of lines about the s*** you’d like us to worry about. Mother-in-law coming for Christmas? We’re on it. Stressed by the supermarket queue? Leave it with us. Not sure if your turkey’s gonna be a bit dry? That’s our worrying speciality.

We’ll take pretty much anything on. You can be certain that we’ll then worry about it for you, leaving you free to skip along, enjoying an unburdened and fret-free festive season.

Our new boy Jason is offering an extra service called ‘over-thinking’ (his specialty) in which he’ll take your issues and ruminate on them. He’ll mull them over and over and over before coming to no final solution, just like you would do yourself. What a wonderful result! You can sleep soundly, safe in the knowledge that Jase isn’t. He’s in his dressing gown, pacing up and down until 4am.

Oh, and if you’re fretting about what prezzies to buy, our happiness shop will deal with that particular burden.

Happy Christmas

Andy and the team x

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