Who Is Paul McVeigh?

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 thought leader in business, performance psychology and as a published author, he’s dedicated his career to understanding what makes humans ‘tick’ and how it affects the way they think, feel and act.

Expert in Elite performance

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 in financial services, technology, and the professional services industry. He has recently worked with PWC, Grant Thornton, Aviva, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, NatWest, Microsoft, Cisco and many more.

IMEX Frankfurt Germany 2022 Christoph Boeckheler
IMEX Frankfurt Germany 2022 Christoph Boeckheler
IMEX Frankfurt Germany 2022 Christoph Boeckheler

understand Paul’s unique dichotomy of Elite performance…

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 while performing under the intense scrutiny of 75,000 fans across the world. He is also an established broadcaster on TV and radio and is a published author.


The mental performance insights Paul shared once he qualified as the 1st Premier League player with an M.Sc. in Psychology supported a number of Premier League players to compete in the most prestigious and ruthless sports league in the world.

More recently, Paul has created a bespoke elite speaker training programme (B.E.S.T) with global Keynote, Leon Lloyd. Leon and Paul help others to start their career in public speaking through a variety of training opportunities including residential stays, masterclasses & e-learning modules.

Did You Know Paul Has A Book?

Professional football in the modern era is played every bit as much in the mind as on the pitch. More and more it’s becoming clear that natural talent is nowhere near enough to sustain a career in the modern game. Players need to be smart; not academically but in terms of their thinking. The ones who are dedicated, with mental resilience and a winner’s psychology are prospering and will continue to do so as the game evolves. The stupid footballer is dead.