How I can help you

I am an ideas guy.  I love hearing about your business idea, and trying to figure out how to manifest that idea in the physical world, as a product or a service.  I have some training in business accounting (though I'm neither a CPA nor a bookkeeper), designing programs and services, and developing an overall plan for your business's success.  I'm a cheerleader — I always believe it can be done — but I also recognize that it's going to take skill, cleverness, and realistic expectations to achieve.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Technology & IT Services
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience

  • Home or Personal Maintenance Services
  • Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
  • Technical & Scientific Services
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations

Education

Formal Education

  • Fencing Coach, Foil 1, US Fencing Association, Colorado Springs, CO — 2006
  • Master of Arts of Liberal Studies (MALS), Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT — 2002
  • Master of Theological Studies (MTS), Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA — 1996
  • Bachelor of Arts, Trinity College, Hartford, CT — 1992
  • High School Diploma, Kent School, Kent, CT — 1988

Informal Education

  • Workshops in: sewing, tailoring, jewelry making, automata, graphic design, fontography and color theory, marketing and communications, robotics, computer programming, woodworking, bookbinding, weaving, spinning, dyeing, sewing, quilting, geometry, drawing, and philosophy.

Volunteer Roles 

  • District Director, Toastmasters International District 53, 2020-21 (currently serving)
    • Responsible for managment and supervision of 50 volunteers and a budget of $50,000+, serving 125 clubs and 2500 members
  • District Program Quality Director, Toastmasters International District 53, 2019-2020
    • Led team of 20 to manage, direct, organize and present annual conference, and training programs for 900+ club officers
  • DIstrict Club Growth Director, Toastmasters International District 53, 2018-2019
    • Directed sales, community and corporate outreach teams of 25 members to present the Toastmasters program to corporate and community clients; ran a public relations program and advertising efforts.
  • SCORE Chapter Co-Chair, 2020-  (currently serving)
    • Lead a chapter of 47 members, directing teams dedicated to community outreach and sponorship, workshop development and presentation, volunteer recruitment-training & coordination, and client service through mentorship and coaching.  

Andrew B. Watt

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone
  • Video
  • Email