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Paul McVeigh

Paul McVeigh

Former Premier League Footballer and Sports Psychology Businessman

What can the business world learn from a ‘Stupid Footballer’? Paul McVeigh, football’s No.1 keynote speaker, takes the many lessons he learnt from his 16 years at the top of his game as a Premier League footballer for Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City and translates these into strategies for success for organisations from all different walks of business life.

How do you reach the pinnacle of one of the most ruthless industries in the world? Having faced some of the world’s best footballers from the last decade, the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, Paul is now passing on his knowledge and passion to help individuals, and companies as a whole, become the best in their field too.

He has recently finished his studies which means he is the first person in history to play in the Premier League and qualify with a Masters in Sport Psychology.

As an engaging and dynamic keynote speaker, Paul describes how he went from a young boy from the violent streets of troubled Belfast to competing at the highest level with, and against, some of the most well-known players in the world today.

Paul explores how the determination, focus and even the ability to overcome adversity can transcend the pitch into the boardroom and helps companies realise their potential. By tapping into a company’s mental, emotional and strategic habits, time and time again Paul puts brands firmly on the road to success.

Whatever field you’re in, from finance to legal, medicine to IT the one thing that motivated business people have in common is the drive to be the best. What sets Paul’s keynote speeches apart is his ability to deliver tangible, realistic and effective solutions that can be directly applied to real life business situations.

As well as keynotes, Paul also delivers the ‘Peak Performance Mind’ programme as a follow up session.  This is a 3 day course that provides the leadership framework that can be utilised for both, professional and, personal benefits to help your staff perform at even higher levels in work and also be more fulfilled in their personal lives.

Since his retirement from football he has seamlessly made the transition from athlete to keynote speaker alongside his regular spot as a sports presenter for Sky Sports, TalkSPORT and BT Sport utilising the same psychological principles that he used to such great effect in his playing days.

A year after stopping playing professionally, Paul was offered the chance to present his own show on BBC Radio Norfolk which previews Norwich City’s games, namely ‘McVeigh & Butler’ as well as being the regular pundit on BBC’s ‘Late Kick Off‘. He can regularly be found reporting pitch side from games for Sky Sports as part of ‘Soccer Saturday’, which is presented by the legendary Jeff Stelling. On top of his TV work, Paul also regularly co-hosts ‘Football First’ on TalkSPORT with Ian Danter and also co-commentates for TalkSPORT Live on Premier league games which goes out to a global audience from U.S.A. to Australia!

Paul McVeigh is also a published author of the ironically entitled book ‘The Stupid Footballer is Dead’.

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This is a 3 day course that provides the leadership framework that can be utilised for both, professional and, personal benefits to help your staff perform at even higher levels in work and also be more fulfilled in their personal lives.

He presented everything in such a calm manner, introduced a lot of humour and was very down-to-earth. He made a great comment, ‘You can’t get the best out of others, if you haven’t the best out of yourself’. I’m going to take that back to the office.

I thought Paul was very good, very thought-provoking…and what was really good for us is that he was able to link it back to business very clearly was exactly what we needed.

“I thought he was very motivational, and there was a lot of things he discussed that really resonated. It was very engaging.”

The crucial thing Paul does is he uses his knowledge, but brought it back to a business context, keeping it practical for the guys in the audience.


Paul McVeigh

The Stupid Footballer is Dead

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    £7k to £15k

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    £7k to £15k

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    £15k to £30k

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    £15k to £30k

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