My guest was a professional footballer for nearly 20 years playing for clubs such as Tottenham Hotspur, Burnley and Norwich City, whilst gaining 40 Caps internationally for Northern Ireland. He made over 300 appearances and was a key member of 2 Championship winning teams and rose to the pinnacle of English football.
He is also a published Author and 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.
My guest this week will share what you can learn from the most ruthless and competitive industry on the planet! Please welcome, Paul McVeigh.
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.
Recorded on: 4th September 2020