Paul McVeigh is a Premier League football player and an expert in elite performance. Paul’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.
Paul McVeigh 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, Cisco, 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 McVeigh 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 Sports Psychologist for Premier League clubs have helped many players compete in, what is considered, the most prestigious and ruthless sports league in the world.
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 P.A.C.E. (Performance, Accountability, Confidence & Execution) framework, helps each team player engage and flourish to develop them as people and business leaders. I use insights from my experience to help cultivate an elite performance environment.
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.
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.
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“It was phenomenal and inspiring. Powerful session - loaded with insight and techniques for an application that has been applied to make our team more resilient”!
Verdayne Nunis, Chief of Staff, Asia, Microsoft
“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
“We have learned 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
“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
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