“It’s one thing to be successful in any profession, it’s another to be specific about what enabled you to get there. Succeeding to be a player in the most competitive, cut-throat league in the world cannot be underestimated. 

Paul uses his football experiences toconnect with audiences across ages and professional levels. To top it off, his sessions are both entertaining & inspiring”!

Verdayne Nunis / Chief of Staff (Asia), Microsoft

“We have learnt a lot and have a lot of key takeaways… what can we do with our
minds to improve how much better we can be at work.

I don’t think this is something our teams would have thought about before… they think about what we do practically, what we have to learn technically but we don’t go to work and think what should I be doing psychologically”

Sarah Eccleston / Vice President, Cisco

“Paul underlined something that I think is vitally important to remember, yes they will learn technical skills with us but it is the broader skills that they need to
succeed..resilience, tenacity and confidence in themselves so thank you Paul”!

Lynne Rainey / Partner (Forensic Services), PWC

Expert in Elite performance

For over 25 years, Paul McVeigh has been an elite performer in two of the most competitive industries on the planet; elite sport and performance psychology.

As a Premier League and International football player for Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City and Northern Ireland, Paul competed with and against the best players in the world on a daily basis which has shaped his understanding of his methodology of high performance. As a world-renowned expert in elite  performance, Paul’s credibility comes from his unique combination of reaching the pinnacle of elite sport as well as being the first Premier League footballer to qualify with a Master’s Degree in Psychology.

Paul specialises in implementing the mental tools required to elevate the performance of leaders and teams from organisations across the world; especially financial services, technology, and the professional services industry. He has recently worked with PWC, Grant Thornton, Aviva, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Nat West, Microsoft, Cisco and many more.

The insights that Paul shares are even more applicable today in our remote and virtual workplaces, which help empower individuals to understand that our mindset and thinking habits unlock the required behaviours that are necessary for elite performance.

Paul shares his psychological framework from growing up in war torn Belfast, Ireland alongside the strategies he implemented performing under the intense scrutiny of 75,000 fans across the world. He is also an established broadcaster on TV and radio with BBC, Sky Sports, BT Sport and is a published author of the ironically entitled book ‘The Stupid Footballer is Dead’.

The insights Paul shared as a Sport Psychologist for two Premier League clubs, Crystal Palace and Norwich City, he has helped a number of players compete in, what is considered, the most prestigious and ruthless sports league in the world.


“Paul gave us an understanding of the tools we all have available to manage the
distractions, the negatives and focus on the things we really want in life. We had a
briefing session in advance, Paul listened to that, to what we were trying to achieve and that really shone through.

People sometimes feel like elite performance is the reserve of superhuman…but reality is we all have potential to unleash..and if we are asking for 10, 20, 30% improvement then the first place we should be looking at is if we are even thinking about it”!

Joachim Mason / Director (UK & Ireland), Cisco

“I thought Paul’s session was amazing, absolutely fantastic! It was exactly what we
were looking for. We wanted to better understand what really drove success and
what the difference was between average performance and really, really top
performance and Paul brought that to us in abundance today”.

Terry Robb / Head of Personal Banking, Ulster Bank

Paul was phenomenal and inspiring. Paul made his points real by sharing experiences from his personal and professional life. Powerful session – loaded with insight and techniques for application!

Paul is a dynamic and engaging speaker who has an amazing ability to connect with his audience. He moves people into action! I absolutely loved your session with the Microsoft team this evening! It was very inspiring – thank you. I am a strong believer in visualisation and have created a few vision boards over the last decade.

The point you mentioned around having clarity on what we want/don’t want really resonated with me and was a great reminder. Also loved your point on affirmations”!

Simy Paul / Global Customer Success Manager, Microsoft

Client Offerings

Paul has a variety of packages to suit the needs of your business, leaders and teams, which
range from a one off 45 minute Keynote speech through to a 12 month programme that
develops your people and staff in the following areas:

Psychology of PERFORMANCE

Performance involves numerous, multi-faceted principles that can be broken down to
measure progress. Many top organisations consistently work on the technical component
and yet, the psychological approach is invariably the biggest differential between proposed
objectives and actual outcomes. I use my expertise to engage your staff to consciously
improve their mental performance.

Psychology of LEADERSHIP

The latest empirical research is redefining what a leader is, what they do and how they do it.
Implementing these 5 key principles can help shape the leaders of the future; belief,
accountability, pillars of change, identity and empathy. However, you can’t get the best out
of others until you get the best out of yourself. Here I share my insights to help your leaders
elevate these elite competencies.

Psychology of TEAMWORK

The highest performing teams on the planet share an ethos that is consistent, tangible and methodical. Understanding what is required from each other is crucial to success. Building upon our tried and tested framework helps each team player engage and flourish to develop them as people and future business leaders. I use insights from my 20-year experience in a high performing environment to help unlock your team’s potential.

Paul has spoken in 16 different countries, across 3 continents and delivered Keynotes Speeches across multiple sectors, including:

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