Shay McConnon Speaker, Speeches, Booking Agent | MFL Global
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Shay McConnon

Creator of the An Even Better Place to Work™ Solution

Few speakers have the ability to deliver life changing messages as they make their audiences laugh. Shay McConnon is one of them. Shay is a psychologist, an author and the founder of People First an international training and consultancy group that specialises in leadership and culture issues.

Exciting, engaging, enlightening and entertaining are watchwords for Shay’s style of delivery. His messages have real business impact. He is a regular speaker at conferences and had been awarded a Fellowship by the Professional Speakers Association, best speaker by the Academy for Chief Executives and best new speaker for Vistage, the world’s largest organisation for CEOs.

He is the creator of An Even Better Place to Work, the world’s first on-line, self-managed system for creating a culture of openness, trust and collaboration. This has been translated into 5 languages and is being used on 4 continents by Siemens, Emirates, NHS, Qatar Airways, CERN etc. This positions Shay as a leading figure on Leadership and culture issues. He doesn’t talk models or theories but gives people the tools, the how to (transformational rather than informational) which also differentiates him from others.

He is a member of the Magic Circle and he uses magic to illustrate his key messages in a fun and memorable way.

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Grow Great Leadership across your Business

Is inspirational leadership always inspiring? Are there quiet leaders who have genuine followers making big differences?
Discover your leadership style. Discover your strengths. Leadership is about individualising not universalising. It is complex. So complex, people themselves have got to take ownership for being led. Discover ways to create that partnership. Learn how to make your people a growing rather than depreciating asset. Create special people who will give you special results. Lead and inspire. Develop great leadership, not just leaders.

Winning Relationships

First class businesses have first class relationships. Shay brings fresh insights to work and domestic relationships with lots of humour and audience participation. It is a high energy, content rich keynote that is packed with practical, workable ideas that will reduce your people problems and create more collaborative relationships across your business. Suitable for everyone in your organisation. Themes include personality types, leadership, motivation, conflict and collaboration.

Bring out the best in your people

Communication continues to be the number one problem for organisations and indeed for personal relationships. In this entertaining and highly interactive keynote, Shay will show you how to handle everyday situations, so you get the best out of your relationships. Learn the secrets that will enable you to be an effective leader of people and a master communicator. Find out how to replace conflict with collaboration.

Create An Even Better Place to Work™

Shay McConnon will share with you the culture change model he has developed for organisations like Siemens, Emirates, the NHS and others. He identifies 7 indicators for making your place at work 'An Even Better Place to Work' and outlines a system for growing and tracking these indicators across the organisation. Delegates will be given practical ideas for improving the impact of leadership, the development of teams and the quality of work life for everyone.

The feedback has been excellent - evidenced by our repeat bookings with you for the remainder of our USA and UK Staff... ...You kept the audience riveted and I look forward to the next time.


The most charismatic speaker I have heard. You kept our people fascinated for the entire session... ...Your anecdotes, metaphors and slight of hand brought so much life to the presentation. A speaker of rare effectiveness.

Dorset Quality Forum

One of the most motivational, educational and moving keynote addresses we have had - it was also the funniest by far.

MCGT conference organiser

You have been truly inspirational and we look forward to working with you in the future.

WWF International


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Managing conflict in the workplace: 4th edition

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Resolving Conflict 2/E: How to Manage Disagreements and Develop Trust and Understanding

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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £3k to £7k

  • Europe:

    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom



* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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