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Andrew Pain


Andrew Pain is a Motivational Mental Health speaker, a survivor of domestic violence (in a former marriage) and podcaster. Andrew delivers keynote talks on men’s mental health, burnout, imposter syndrome, decision making and domestic abuse. His new podcast, Men on Show, celebrates the stories of heroic men, also exploring their views on the challenges of modern masculinity, why men and boys are struggling and how to create healthy generations of young men.

Andrew Pain was once a master-procrastinator, chronic worrier and victim of an abusive marriage. He was a people-pleaser, he avoided conflict at all costs and his main goal in life was simply for everyone else to be happy: not exactly the kind of CV you might expect to see for a professional speaker!

But following the breakdown of his marriage and loss of his business in 2009, he rebuilt his life and is now thriving as a dynamic, down-to-earth and entertaining speaker, on a mission to prevent burnout, to create decisive and resilient communities of people and promote gender unity.

Working with diverse clients, including; Specsavers, Amazon, Crown Prosecution Service, OFWAT, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, Aston University, Lloyds, Birmingham City University, Public Health Wales, Chartered Institute of Marketing etc, Andrew delivers in person and virtually, working with group sizes ranging from 10 people to over 1000.

Andrew is also a father of 5, including 3 boys under 11, which means he’s a triage nurse, maid, cook, tutor, bribery and blackmailing expert, war zone reporter and peace negotiator. It also means his daily FitBit count is never less than 15K steps. 

Reasons to book Andrew Pain

  • Andrew is passionate about delivering fresh content, thought provoking insights and new strategies. Whether he is talking about men’s mental health, burnout, decision making, imposter syndrome or domestic abuse, he shares original ideas in an engaging style and it’s something which stands him out as a speaker.
  • Andrew’s raw honesty as a speaker and his relatable nature means his talks are fantastic conversation starters for organisations looking to create change and improve the wellbeing of their team.
  • Andrew tackles tough topics (men’s mental health and domestic abuse) but with an optimistic and energetic approach, which inspires hope and brings people together.

Born in the UK and raised as a brummie, Andrew has lived and worked in France, El Salvador and Mexico and is now settled back in Birmingham UK. With over 20 years’ post-graduate HR experience and 5 years as a professional speaker, Andrew uses his professional and life experience to campaign for gender unity, creating awareness around the impact of domestic abuse for all victims. As a result, alongside his work with corporate organisations, he’s a regular school speaker. 

SPEAKING TOPICS: (learning points available on request)

  • Men’s Mental Health 
  • Burnout 
  • Resilience
  • Imposter Syndrome 
  • Critical Decision Making 
  • Mastery of time

(Sample learning points for Burnout talk)


Regarded by the World Health Organisation as a key driver of work-place absence and a major challenge for professionals who are striving and coping in our complex 21st century world, there’s little doubt that burnout is a real and present danger, which poses grave consequences for people and organisations who ignore it. But what is burnout? What are the triggers? Is it preventable and if so, how do you prevent it?

In this session, participants will explore:

  • The 5 most common work-place triggers of burnout and how to tackle them.
  • The easy-win and wider-scale strategies to tackle workplace burnout.
  • Why tackling burnout requires a wider focus than simply the work environment.
  • The critical mindset shifts required to handle arduous and long term stress.
  • How elite performers process and respond to set-backs, using T.E.S.T.
  • How to manage long term worries using The Worry Scale, so you remain proactive about tackling your worries, but without getting consumed by them.
  • Mindfulness for beginners and non-converts: why it matters and how to get started.
  • How to create rhythms and routines which energise in the toughest of times.


Mental Health


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.