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Andrew McNeill


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 McNeill 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. His techniques have assisted teams and individuals navigate very real challenges and to communicate with honesty and kindness.

Andrew McNeill speaking topics are as follows:

Empathetic Leadership – Andrew believes in the need for leadership to be more fully human and uninhibited. In this talk, you will discover what empathetic leadership is, why it is needed, particularly in these times when change is the only constant and why attitudes like non-judgment and kindness are so essential to modern day leadership.

Organisational Mindfulness –  When he was a Director in the UK Civil Service, Andrew was frustrated by a lack of guidance for those trying to embed mindfulness at an organisational level. So drawing on his own leadership experience and understanding of mindfulness practice he wrote his own guidebook; which has now sold in 4 continents. In this talk Andrew explores how you can introduce mindfulness to processes and products as well as to your people.

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 has worked and what didn’t. In this honest account, Andrew shares numerous suggestions that could make a significant difference to the way you lead and the way you can thrive under pressure.

What’s Kindness Got to do with It? – Andrew compares some of the traditional archetypes of leadership with the evidence base of what is needed in today’s organisations. He refers to studies about the value of kindness in the workplace and how it can help your organisation succeed.

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.

From this talk you will take away

  • Initial neuroscience insights
  • An introduction to mindfulness
  • Tools to help you integrate these insights into your life

Psychological Safety and why it should matter to you and your team
In this talk Andrew will share powerful examples of how psychological safety can avert risks to your business and enable opportunities to be grabbed. He will also talk about its impact on team culture and how it can enable your team to thrive under pressure. Using evidence based examples Andrew’s engaging talk will give leaders reasons to want to adopt this transformative team mindset and practical tips on how to achieve it.

The key takeaways are –

  • Understand why psychological safety matters to the bottom line and your people
  • Key indicators as to whether your workplace is psychologically safe
  • A pathway to achieving and psychologically safe workplace


Mental Health
Winning Mindset/performance


We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.