Coaching is a journey, an adventure, and an exploration of leadership challenges, barriers and purpose. With the advantage of a coach, clients are challenged to grow, see issues from multiple perspectives, and think critically about their own defaults and paths, all which allow them to make significant progress personally, professionally and culturally.
As a coach Andy partners with his clients to expand their awareness, creating new options on how to address challenges they find most important.
Andy holds a deep belief in people’s ability to learn and grow through experimentation and collaboration. He holds a high value on always striving to make our communities and environments better. Coaching is the perfect vehicle to enable these.
Andy is a founding member of the Ad Astra Coach Alliance and is the President of Huckaba & Associates, a management consulting firm focusing on strategy, leadership, and management. He is a Certified Civic and Community Leadership Coach and provides leadership coaching through the Ad Astra Coach Alliance, the Kansas Leadership Center, the Healthy Community Leadership Academy, and independently works with a number of ongoing coach clients. Andy also is an instructor with the KU Public Management Center, teaching classes on management, leadership, customer service, communications, and ethics. Andy was a City Councilman for the City of Lenexa, Kansas for 17 years ending in 2019. As a part of his City Council role, he served on two advisory committees for the Federal Communication Commission and is a past chair and active member of the National League of Cities Information Technology and Communications Committee.
He is actively involved in local, state and national initiatives to bring world-class broadband to everyone in our country. He serves on a number of non-profit boards in the Kansas City area and finds great joy in his family and friends.