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About Us

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

Our mission is to provide personalized coaching solutions that produce organizational excellence.  We deliver our mission by providing providing coaching services based on our five core values.

  ---  Competence  ---

Our expertise is solving problems and realizing opportunities for our clients and their organizations.

---  Objective  ---

Our principal objective is to add value for our clients through support that is unbiased and free from conflict of interest.

---  Accountable  ---

Our client's success is personal - our livelihood depends on our client's success!

---  Collaborative  ---

We facilitate time management, task prioritization, and team dynamics.

---  Human  ---

We are committed to both personal and organizational development.

Our Story

Andy Halko XCEL Coaches Founder

Andrew Halko, CPA

Founder and CEO




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A Bit About Me

Andy Halko is the best partner for all leaders who desire to transform their organizations.  He brings both specialized knowledge in the fields of business and organizational development and practical, real world experience of having to deliver results.  Known for his creative thinking, inquisitive problem-solving and practical optimism Andy has served in virtually every function and level of management over the past 20+ years.  As a former VP/General Manager of several different multi-million dollar companies, Andy understands the challenges and risks of running a business, building a high performing team, and sustaining results over time.  He works shoulder-to-shoulder with leaders to bring clarity and results to organizations of all sizes, including those dealing with turmoil and transition.  

Work Experience

2022 - Present

2021 - Present

2011 - 2019


  • Invented the XCEL DIAMOND™ coaching framework

  • Author of forthcoming book on organizational excellence 

Chief Financial Officer - Oklahoma State Department of Health

  • Implemented new ERP and HRIS systems eliminating antiquated and redundant systems

  • Redesigned agency processes improving cycle times

VP/General Manager - Nortek Air Solutions

StatePoint - US, Canada, Europe, Asia 

  • Commercialized new heat exchanger technology for data centers

  • Developed 3-year strategic plan and financial projections

  • Hired dedicated commercial team of 50+ employees

  • Booked $60M in new projects and created $250M sales pipeline

  • Executed a multi-country manufacturing and distribution plan

Huntair - Portland, Oregon, USA

Venmar - Aston, Canada

  • Introduced standardized Lean production system

  • Eliminated unprofitable product lines

  • Plant profitability improved from loss to double digit margins

Ventrol - Montreal, Canada

  • Expanded plant resulting in $20M sales increase in the first year

Governair - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

  • Turned-around unprofitable plant to double digit profit margins

Temtrol - Okarche, Oklahoma, USA

  • Modernized and expanded plant 

  • Introduced Lean manufacturing and ERP system

  • Created Operational Excellence and Quality teams

  • Secured partial funding from state economic development pool

  • Grew sales by $40M while maintaining highest profit margins

  • Awarded the Oklahoma Governor's Leadership Award

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