Andrew Pain is a TEDx / Keynote speaker, inspiring meaningful change and delivering practical strategies on critical aspects of leadership development, including; decision-making under pressure, burnout, effective delegation, time management and personal performance.
Andrew Pain’s journey to speaker and coaching began 15 years ago, when stuck in a violent and abusive marriage, with no ambitions of his own and a chronic worrier, he set about taking control of his life and transforming his future.
Now an accredited leadership coach and speaker, Andrew is serving business leaders, enabling people to get more done, but without getting busier or burnt out. Andrew helps clients to answer critical leadership questions like …
- How do you deliver on your responsibilities and aspirations without sacrificing your most precious things, (like your health, family, and sanity)?
- How do you confidently delegate, so the job gets done on time and to the standard you want?
- How do you know when to pull the plug or persevere, and when to play it safe or do something audacious?
A member of the International Coaching Federation, Professional Speakers Association, and Institute of Directors, Andrew was a finalist last year in the Professional Speaker’s Association Speaker Factor and aside from his speaking and coaching work, he works closely with two charities, as a non-executive director for one and as the lead on several projects for another:
Walk the Walk – working with families in crisis where children are the perpetrators of domestic abuse and supporting male victims of domestic abuse.
NewStarts – supporting people in financial crisis, with 7-day emergency food parcels, money mentoring programmes, meaningful work placements, and free furniture.
Andrew is now a happily married Dad with 5 children.
Andrew Pain inspires change with insightful strategies, delivering fresh, content-rich talks, in his own down-to-earth and light-hearted style. Andrew has recently been delivering to; Lloyds Bank, The Institute of Directors, Association of Project Management, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, schools and colleges (working with staff and sixth form level pupils), and charities/not-for-profits.
Andrew Pain delivers five, thought-provoking keynote sessions
Domestic abuse: how employers can protect their teams and promote gender unity
The annual cost of domestic abuse for the economies of England and Wales combined, is an estimated £66 billion pounds, with £47 billion pounds attributed to the emotional harm experienced by victims as a result of domestic abuse, and £14 billion attributed to lost output due to time off work and reduced productivity, often over periods of several years or more.
Domestic abuse has a massive impact on UK society with an estimated 2.4 million adults experiencing domestic abuse in 2019 alone, but how do employers; a) spot the signs, b) have the difficult conversations and c) support people going through it?
As a long-term survivor of domestic abuse in a former marriage, Andrews knows only too well the impact of domestic abuse on performance at work: from the extraordinary levels of sick leave he took, the excessive, stressful and lengthy personal phone calls he received, to falling asleep on the phone to his clients mid-way through the phone call due to sheer exhaustion!
In this keynote:
– Andrew openly and positively shares his story, from the violence the emotional manipulation, and dilemmas he faced, to moving beyond and repairing as an individual.
– Andrew describes the wider issues faced by female and male survivors and why gender unity is critical in supporting all victims of domestic abuse (whether they are parents abused by their children, women abused by men or women, or men abused by men or women).
– Andrew Pain explores how employers can do more to support victims of abuse and build positive awareness of domestic abuse throughout their organisation.
How to make critical decisions when the stakes are high
- How do you make wise decisions when you’re under pressure and out of time?
- What’s the best approach for big decisions? Your Gut? Your Heart? Your Brain? A mix of all of them? Or an Algorithm?
- How do you know when to play it safe and when to do something audacious
Our ability to make smart decisions is the difference between falling behind, keeping up and getting ahead, and the difference between soaring with confidence or stuck in negativity. Drawing on a wealth of experience and research, in this session, Andrew will explore three, very common yet mind-bending dilemmas faced by organisational leaders, in order to reveal insights and strategies to help you make difficult decisions, but do so wisely, promptly and with less stress, so that you experience better outcomes in your life, and you’re decisive when it matters and when others might flounder.
You will learn:
- Why your gut is powerful and flawed and when to best use it.
- Why human biases undermine good decision-making and the 3 most dangerous biases to look out for.
- Why boundaries form the foundation of effective decision making and self-mastery.
- How to create and communicate your boundaries, so you no longer get pulled into things you’d rather avoid, you no longer accept things you know to be wrong, and you no longer get stuck when you most need to move.
- How to navigate your most difficult decisions with minimal stress, using a powerful 5-step strategy.
- Why we ignore important issues when we’re under pressure and how to spot problems early in order to prevent nasty (yet avoidable) shocks and to avoid having the rug pulled out from under our feet when we least expected it.
Other Talks include –
How to Stop burnout and make work/life balance a reality not a utopia. This talk is about equipping companies to spot the signs of burnout so it can be prevented and/or minimised, using transformational techniques including, T.E.S.T, happy anchors, and the worry scale.
How to delegate so the job gets done on time and to the standard you want. This talk is about equipping people to create better outcomes when they delegate, including original delegation strategies; 6XR, C.R.I.M.E.S, and the 3 critical pillars of top-class delegators
Get more done, without getting busier or burnt out. This talk is about equipping people to a) understand the complexities of procrastination and how to beat it once and for all, b) master their time efficiency, with transformational time planning strategies)
NEW TALK – Unpacking resilience: how to step up when life’s worn you down
After 10 years of domestic abuse, the collapse of his business and loss of house and assets, Andrew moved back to the UK, to his parent’s spare bedroom in Birmingham, before hitting rock bottom. He had no job, no income and few contacts: he missed his young daughters (who he now saw very little of) he felt hopeless about the future and was angry and broken by the years of abuse: it simply didn’t feel fair that his life had turned out this way.
– How do you get moving when life feels pointless?
I recently watched Andrew's webinar on procrastination through CIMA last week and having watched quite a few webinars through 2020/21, I have to say, it's one of the best I've seen. He is an incredibly skilled presenter and has a presenting style which draws the viewer/listener in effortlessly.
— Mark Francis - Spotlight Sportsgroup
The session received rave reviews, both in terms of the original content, take-aways, and delivery style and I recommend Andrew, both as a compelling and engaging public speaker, and as a workshop facilitator
— Charles Mclachlan - Future Perfect Company
Excellent presentation on the subtle art of successful delegation. Really helpful tools and tips conveyed in an easy-to-understand and down-to-earth way, with plenty of great real-life examples.
— John McCrossan - Scottish Government
A true masterclass in my opinion... thank you for such an engaging presentation and great techniques
— D Stephenson - Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick