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Andrew McNeill

Andrew McNeill is a leadership consultant, an accredited mindfulness teacher and author of Organisational Mindfulness – A How to Guide.

In Person

£4500 - £6500

Price based on UK delivery

Virtual Event

£3500 - £5000

Andrew McNeill has spent 20 years in senior leadership, most recently consulting on a £7bn national programme. Throughout his career he has led large teams in high pressure environments. He is also an accredited mindfulness teacher and brought these two worlds together in his book Organisational Mindfulness – a How-to Guide in 2019, which has sold in 4 continents.

By integrating his leadership experience and insights from being a mindfulness teacher Andrew has developed a method to help leaders and their teams embed and implement techniques which improve performance, build psychological safety and support their own and their collective wellbeing.

Andrew co-founded LXLeaders to be able to share these tools with other teams and leaders. He specialises in working with teams enabling them to connect better and listen to each other. Andrew also works directly with leaders, helping them to thrive through the challenges and opportunities of leadership.

Andrew’s most popular keynotes:

Thriving under Pressure:

Andrew has faced numerous high intensity leadership situations, from heading up the UK Government’s assurance of the Olympic and Paralympic torches for London 2012 to being a Director on the Building Safety Programme immediately after the Grenfell Fire tragedy. Here Andrew talks about his own personal journey with pressure. What worked and what didn’t.

  • Advancing the way you thrive under pressure.
  • From his own experience Andrew will provide life hacks to help you navigate the challenges of leadership.
  • Andrew will share his own special techniques which will help you and your team thrive.

Empathetic Leadership:

Andrew believes in the need for leadership to be more fully human and uninhibited. In this talk, Andrew explains what empathetic leadership is and why it is so urgently needed now, especially with the multiple pressures we currently face. Andrew will discuss how attitudes such as being non-judgmental and showing kindness are essential to modern day leadership.

  • Why leadership is so urgently needed now and what a leader needs to be effective today.
  • How leaders can create the space they need to see if what they’re doing is right for them
  • Andrew will share examples of ethical leadership and the benefits it brings.

Finding our Phoenix – Preventing and Recovering from Burnout:

Eleven years ago Andrew realised he was burnt out. He had to step back from work to find techniques that enabled him to move from being overwhelmed, to being able to thrive in high pressure environments. In this talk, Andrew shares his experience of being introduced to mindfulness and other strategies, why he was very sceptical in the beginning and how they have helped transform his life, his leadership and his career.

  • Interesting neuro-scientific findings and insights.
  • An introduction to mindfulness.
  • Tools to help you integrate these into your life.

Psychological Safety – Why it Matters to You and Your Team:

When employees feel comfortable asking for help, sharing suggestions informally or challenging the status quo without fear, organizations are more likely to innovate quickly, unlock the benefits of diversity and adapt well to change! In this engaging keynote, Andrew uses evidence based examples to give leaders reasons to want this transformative team mindset!

  • Andrew will share powerful examples of how psychological safety can avert risks to your business and enable opportunities to be grabbed.
  • The key indicators that show whether the workplace is psychologically safe or not.
  • He will explain the impact it has on team culture and how it can enable teams to thrive.
  • Andrew will give practical tips on how to achieve psychological safety.

Practice Workplace Mindfulness:

Andrew talks about the practical application of mindfulness for people in today’s workplace. He explains how this down to earth toolkit of techniques can help you manage stress, improve your communication skills and support your decision making.

  • Techniques to help you perform in high stress moments.
  • Ideas to help you communicate more effectively.
  • Ways to give you more choice in your decision making.
Andrew McNeill had been highly recommended to me at Liberty HR Recruitment as a potential guest-speaker for our monthly HR Leaders’ Forums. After chatting to Andrew and hearing what he had to say, it became apparent that our HR Leaders network really needed to hear from him! He spoke on the subject of ‘Compassion in Leadership’ and he really didn’t disappoint. Andrew delivered his session with an easy style and it was full of engaging subject material. Kindness and compassion are always relevant, perhaps never more so than in our current situation whilst emerging from the Covid pandemic. Andrew ably demonstrated that there is nothing ‘soft’ about kindness. Our appreciative audience made comments such as: “Just wanted to say thank you for inviting me to the forum today and for all the hard work that you and your team put into making the forum run so smoothly. Andrew was so engaging and the topic is very close to my heart so I thoroughly enjoyed the session. Loved hearing from the inspirational Andrew McNeill and exploring the power of compassion in leadership. I am so looking forward to reading his book!.” “Andrew certainly provided us with a timely reminder that being alive to the suffering of others, should be part of workplace culture. This is especially important as we emerge from our ‘Covid Bunkers’ as Andrew calls them, and emerge blinking into the Sun of our new normal. I would heartily recommend Andrew as a speaker and hope, one day, that he will return to speak for our network once again!.” Jane Barry | Managing Director of Liberty HR Recruitment
We’ve finally had our first keynote of our development program hosted by Andrew McNeill and I wanted to share with you the positive feedback that we received from our participants: “It was a very lovely keynote, inspiring and easy going. Some of them really appreciated the opportunity to have mindfulness practices as a part of the keynote and were able to relax and calm themselves.” “Andrew was very flexible with all the logistic and briefing preparation, and so nice and kind with our participants. Overall, it was a success!” “It was a pleasure to have him in our program” Sofia Innocenti | Employee Experience Expert | Allianz Technology

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