When Andy West isn’t working at The School of Life he teaches philosophy to children and when he isn’t doing that he’s teaching philosophy in prisons. He has written for the Guardian, Boundless, 3AM, Litro, Open Democracy, the Times Education Supplement, Bloomsbury and other platforms. He worked for Camden Mediation Service at saw how it was possible for most people to end up in difficult relationships. He also saw how when given the time and resources almost anyone can grow in emotional intelligence. Since moving to The School of Life he has relished teaching emotional intelligence as a primary goal.