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Paul McVeigh

Paul McVeigh is a former International and Premier League footballer. Known as football’s number one keynote speaker, he is also the first Premier League footballer to qualify with a Master's Degree in Psychology. Paul is also a well-known broadcaster on TV and radio with BBC, Sky Sports, BT Sport, and he is a published author.


About Paul McVeigh

Paul McVeigh has the answer and more to the question of What can the business world learn from a ‘Stupid Footballer’? He shares the many lessons he learnt from his 16 years at the top of his game as a Premier League footballer. He played for Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City. Furthermore, he translates these into strategies for success for organisations from all different walks of business life.


Paul McVeigh explains how he reached the pinnacle of one of the most ruthless industries in the world and what it was like facing some of the world’s best footballers from the last decade, sporting greats including Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.  Paul now reveals his knowledge and passion to help individuals, and companies as a whole, become the best in their field too.

In his dynamic keynote speeches Paul shares his story of growing up in Belfast at the height of the trouble to playing at the highest level in UK Football. He is now an established motivational and keynote speaker for businesses. Over the years Paul has given keynote speeches at a number of blue chip and FTSE 500 companies. These include Aviva, Grant Thornton, Clydesdale Bank, the Institute of Directors, Colleague Software and Epicor.

Paul is passionate about how determination, focus and even the ability to overcome adversity. Because he believes they can transcend the pitch into the boardroom. He spends much of his time helping brands achieve great success by delving into a company’s mental, emotional and strategic habits.

With an innate ability to captivate audiences every time he speaks, Paul shares his leadership techniques and explains how to adapt to change and overcome setbacks. He also reveals how to apply the psychology of elite performance to ensure peak performance.

What sets Paul’s gifted and engaging keynote speeches apart is his ability to deliver practical solutions that can be directly applied to real life business situations.

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