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Andrew McNeill


Andrew McNeill spent 20 years in senior leadership, most recently as a Director in the UK Civil Service. He is also an accredited mindfulness teacher and speaker on mindfulness and brought these two worlds together in his book Organisational Mindfulness a How-to Guide in 2019, which has sold in 4 continents.  Currently Andrew offers leadership training to a wide range of organisations, helping individuals and teams improve their performance and their wellbeing.

Andrew McNeill believes leadership needs to change. With the multiple pressures our teams face, from climate change to emerging from the Pandemic, he sees that organisations will only thrive if their leaders can guide with inclusion, compassion and awareness. Andrew specialises in working with teams to help them connect, hear each other and develop their empathy. His techniques have helped individuals and teams navigate very real challenges and communicate with honesty and kindness.

His speaking topics are as follows:

Ethical Leadership – Andrew believes in the need for leadership to be more fully human and uninhibited. With his business partner Karen Liebenguth he has developed a Programme to support leaders with a mindfulness practice on a shared exploration of their leadership journeys and of their mindfulness practice. In this talk, Andrew explains why this is so urgently needed now, how the programme emerged and why he feels that the attitudes explored in the Programme 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 your people.

How to Lead 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.

Mindfulness and Me – Andrew shares his experience of approaching mindfulness as a sceptic and how it transformed his life, his leadership and his career. In this very personal  account, Andrew explains how he has found mindfulness to be transformational and invites participants to experience mindful practice themselves. He also invites questions for people who may want to explore this further and may be sceptical themselves.


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.