About the Harbour Master

As a boy, Andy Andrews loved everything about the ocean and by the time he was a young adult, he lived on the beach. Literally. It’s a long story you’re sure to hear soon, but for now it’s enough to know that Andy and his family live in a small town on the Gulf Coast named Orange Beach.

In Orange Beach, one can wander the shore alone on an early morning. You can drink coffee with the locals, read a book, or just sit in the sand, close your eyes and think.

In a place where you can catch a few fish, some sun, or the scent of citrus blossoms on the salty breeze, it was inevitable that Andy Andrews share the place he has found with his friends. That is why Wisdom Harbour was created—as a place for you and your family to visit when you feel the pull of that special somewhere… that place of refuge… the retreat that is always available when you need to go. No prior notice required…

A place this special obviously needs a careful caretaker. On ocean ports around the world, the caretaker is called a Harbour Master. As the Harbour Master of your very own port of call, Andy Andrews roams the docks each day, making certain that everything is as it should be when you arrive. Even if you decide to drop in on a whim.

There are docks you can visit for a few minutes just for a laugh or two. There are docks where someone is ready to sing to you or read for you.

There’s one dock stacked with answers to questions you’ve had for years. There are docks with explanations and docks with contemplations. Wisdom Harbour has been created and is cared for by Andy… for you.

So who is the Harbour Master?

Andy lived a relatively normal life until the age of 19, when both his parents died just months apart—his mother from cancer, his father in an automobile accident. “I took a bad situation and made it much worse,” he says, reflecting on the series of poor financial decisions he made during this tragic period of his life. Within a few years, he found himself literally homeless, sleeping occasionally under a pier on the Gulf Coast.

It was then that Andy asked the question that sparked a search for what would ultimately affect millions of people:

Is life just a lottery ticket, or are there choices one can make to direct his future?

To find the answer, he went to the library. Over time, he read more than 200 biographies of great men and women—from George Washington Carver to Anne Frank—and discovered one common thread that existed between all of them: They had each made a handful of decisions at critical junctures in their lives that ultimately determined their success. Life was not a lottery ticket—they had chosen their fate.

The “Seven Decisions” (as he calls them) became the engines Andy used to carry his life in a dramatically different direction. Eventually, they became the outline for The Traveler’s Gift—a story of one man’s time-traveling search for meaning and fulfillment.

His subsequent releases—including the New York Times bestseller The Noticer—have continued to earn Andy praise for his ability to weave subtle, life-changing lessons into riveting tales of adventure and intrigue.

Scuttlebutt around the Harbour

Hailed by a New York Times reporter as “someone who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America,” Andy Andrews is the author of multiple New York Times bestsellers including The Traveler’s Gift and The Noticer.

Andy Andrews is an internationally known communicator. Leaders from the world’s top organizations—including four U.S. presidents—regularly seek him out as a trusted resource for unlocking extraordinary results.

Companies have more than doubled their results after hiring Andy as a consultant.

In the first year of our relationship with Andy Andrews, Fairway doubled its business volume—from $5.4 billion to $11.2 billion. The second year, we cracked $17 billion and the third year topped $22 billion. Andy proves what he teaches.

Steve Jacobson

Founder and CEO, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

The U.S. Special Operations community and those in command of America’s most elite military personnel and intelligence agencies trust Andy for ongoing guidance.

Andrews understands the challenges faced in today’s world. His astounding ability to identify tiny, yet critical components of a larger picture makes him invaluable to any organization struggling through change in a complex environment.

Lt. General Marshall B. “Brad” Webb

Commander, Air Force Special Operations; Former Commander — NATO Special Operations

His bestselling books have been translated into over 40 languages and transformed millions of readers’ lives worldwide.

Andy Andrews is a Life Whisperer. He has a way of taking life’s most confusing issues and simplifying them, allowing us to harness principles and reach our fullest potential.

Dave Ramsey

Nationally Syndicated Radio Host and Bestselling Author

Robin Roberts, the personable host of ABC’s Good Morning America was recently named “the most trusted person in America” by Reader’s Digest. Immediately after her award became public, Robin was interviewed by The New York Times.

She was asked: “With all the people you have interviewed in your career—presidents…world leaders…who have you been most excited to meet?”

Robin’s answer:

“I was thrilled most to meet Andy Andrews. I was blown away reading his book “The Traveler’s Gift.” It’s the kind of book you can’t wait to share with family and friends.”