Paul McVeigh

Premier League Footballer and Expert in Elite Performance

Paul McVeigh | NMP Live
About

Paul McVeigh is a former professional footballer with over 20 years experience, playing for clubs such as Tottenham Hotspur, Burnley, Luton Town and Norwich City.

He made over 300 appearances and was a key member of two Championship winning teams and rose to the pinnacle of English football ‘The Premier League' whilst gaining 60 caps internationally for Northern Ireland.

Paul now works in the national media for the BBC, Talksport and BT sport reporting on some of the biggest games in the Premier League.

He is also a published author of the critically acclaimed ‘The Stupid Footballer is Dead' and started his own company ‘Thinkpro' which works on the psychological development in elite sport and is currently working with two Premier League clubs.

Paul McVeigh is able to draw from his own experiences about what, he believes, it takes to be successful.

Paul gives a unique perspective and shatters the myth that footballers are not intelligent.

Speech Topics

As a former Premier League football player and expert in elite performance, Paul McVeigh's credibility comes from the 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.

He specialises in implementing the psychology required to elevate the performance of leaders and teams from the financial services' industry. He has recently worked with PWC, Grant Thornton, Aviva, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Nat West, Microsoft and many more.

These lessons are even more applicable today in our remote and virtual workplaces in order to empower individuals to understand that our thinking unlocks 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 a published author.

The insights Paul shared as a Sport Psychologist for Premier League clubs have helped many players compete in, what is considered, the most prestigious and ruthless sports league in the world.

His keynote motivational speaking topics include:

Psychology of Performance
Performance involves numerous, multifaceted 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. Paul uses his expertise to engage your employees and colleagues 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 five 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. In this presentation, Paul McVeigh share’s his 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 a tried and tested framework helps each team player engage and flourish to develop them as people and future business leaders. Paul brings his insights from 20-years’ experience in a high performing environment to help unlock your team's potential.

Testimonials

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’s insights and personality drove that home to us in abundance today.

Terry Robb, Head of Personal Banking - Ulster Bank.

We have learnt a lot and have a lot of key takeaways... 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 so this was hugely impactful for all of us.

Sarah Eccleston, Managing Director & Global CTO - Cisco.

Paul underlined that we will learn technical skills but it is the broader skills that we need to succeed... resilience, tenacity and confidence in ourselves so thank you Paul.

Lynne Rainey, Partner (Forensic Services) - PWC.

It was phenomenal and inspiring. Powerful session - loaded with insight and techniques for application that have been applied to make our team more resilient.

Verdayne Nunis, Chief of Staff, Asia - Microsoft.

Books and DVDs

Clients often ask about purchasing books for giveaways and delegate packs. Below you’ll find a selection of products by Paul McVeigh. Click the images to view on Amazon's website. For bulk orders, please speak with your Booking Agent.

How to book Paul McVeigh for your event

To book Paul McVeigh, please submit an online enquiry, email bookings@nmp.co.uk or speak with one of our booking agents on +44 (0)1372 361 004.

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