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Paddy Upton

Tagline: Motivational Speaker

Speaker Highlights

  • Renowned Speaker: Paddy Upton is a sought-after speaker known for his captivating storytelling and ability to translate complex concepts into practical insights.
  • Multi-Dimensional Expertise: With a background as a Head Coach in international cricket, a mental coach to athletes from 11 different sports, and a university Professor, Upton offers a unique blend of practical experience and academic rigor.
  • Global Influence: Having delivered over 150 keynotes in 40 cities across five continents, Upton’s impact extends far beyond the cricket field, resonating with audiences worldwide.
  • Endorsements from Industry Giants: Upton’s speaking prowess is evidenced by glowing references from companies like Boeing, Dell, General Electric, Google, Microsoft, and Unilever, consistently earning him the highest scores at conferences across the globe.
  • Transformative Keynotes: Event planners can rely on Upton to deliver unforgettable experiences that inspire, empower, and drive positive change, ensuring lasting impact long after the event concludes.

Keynote Topics

  • Harnessing the collective intelligence of your team
  • Optimising team and individual learning (delivering intelligent performers)
  • Playing to strengths
  • Building individual and team confidence
  • Successfully navigating mistakes and failure
  • Unleashing young talent
  • Unpacking individual intentions and motives, and how they impact performance
  • Managing ego, yours and others
  • Healthy and unhealthy alpha leadership, how to recognize and manage both
  • Managing fear and pressure
  • Building your team ‘bank account’
  • Person or performance, character or results, be or do. What’s really important?

Paddy’s talks – content and scope Paddy Upton talks focus on the people- or human-aspect of team and organizational performance, specifically on leadership, culture, teamwork and individual performance.

Where good strategy, technology and business processes are a standard requirement in today’s performance landscape, teams and organisations that are able to attract the best talent, keep the best for longest, and get the best out of the rest are often those that prevail.

Optimising the human aspect of performance is todays core differentiator that provides competitive advantage. Paddy’s talks offer fascinating, practical and proven insights into contemporary, innovative and out-the-box ways to optimise your team and its individual performers.

Paddy Upton talks are bespoke, in that he will choose from a rich array of stories to meet the unique requirements of your event or organization, addressing the required balance between leadership, culture, teamwork and/or individual performance.

(5 reviews)

Travels From:

  • Johannesburg

Fee Range:

  • Fee Range: 35,001 - 50,000



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Paddy Upton stands at the intersection of sports, psychology, and leadership, a dynamic figure whose influence transcends boundaries. Renowned as an acclaimed speaker, Head Coach in international cricket, mental coach to professional athletes across various sports and countries, and a distinguished university Professor, Upton’s journey embodies the essence of innovation and excellence. With a career […]

Paddy Upton stands at the intersection of sports, psychology, and leadership, a dynamic figure whose influence transcends boundaries. Renowned as an acclaimed speaker, Head Coach in international cricket, mental coach to professional athletes across various sports and countries, and a distinguished university Professor, Upton’s journey embodies the essence of innovation and excellence. With a career spanning continents and industries, he brings a wealth of experience and insight to every platform he graces.

Paddy Upton | Motivational Speaker

Expertise and Background

With a career deeply rooted in cricket, Paddy Upton’s expertise extends far beyond the boundaries of the pitch. As a Head Coach in international cricket, he honed his leadership skills, guiding teams to success on the global stage. However, it is his role as a mental coach that truly sets him apart. Working with professional athletes from ten countries and eleven different sports, Upton delves into the intricacies of the human mind, unlocking potential and fostering resilience in the face of adversity.

Upton’s influence as a speaker is undeniable, with over 150 keynotes delivered in 40 cities across five continents. His unique approach to leadership, coaching, and performance has earned him accolades as ‘one of the best coaches’ and ‘the most innovative coach’ in the world. Drawing from his diverse experiences, Upton captivates audiences with his storytelling prowess, weaving narratives that resonate across industries and cultures.

His impact extends beyond the realm of sports, with glowing references from corporate giants such as Boeing, Dell, General Electric, Google, Microsoft, and Unilever. Consistently rated the highest scoring speaker at conferences in the USA, Australia, and South Africa, Upton’s ability to translate his message into actionable insights has made him a sought-after thought leader on the global stage.

Why Book Paddy Upton

Event planners seeking to inspire, educate, and motivate their audience need look no further than Paddy Upton. With a reputation for being ‘delightfully entertaining’, ‘authentic’, and ‘inspiring’, Upton’s presentations leave a lasting impact on attendees. His ability to seamlessly blend personal anecdotes with practical wisdom ensures that every keynote is not just informative but also transformative. Whether it’s unlocking the secrets of peak performance or navigating the complexities of leadership, Upton delivers actionable insights that resonate long after the event concludes.

Furthermore, Upton’s cross-disciplinary approach makes him a versatile choice for a wide range of events. From corporate conferences to educational seminars, his message transcends boundaries, offering universal truths that apply across industries and sectors. By booking Paddy Upton, event planners can guarantee a memorable and impactful experience for their audience, setting the stage for growth and success.

Why Use Speakers Inc

Event planners seeking to elevate their events to new heights can rely on Speakers Inc to connect them with top-tier talent like Paddy Upton. With a curated roster of speakers spanning diverse fields and expertise, Speakers Inc takes the guesswork out of event planning, ensuring a seamless experience from start to finish. By partnering with Speakers Inc, event planners gain access to a network of industry-leading professionals, each equipped to deliver unparalleled value to their audience. From initial consultation to on-site support, Speakers Inc provides comprehensive assistance every step of the way, allowing event planners to focus on what truly matters: creating unforgettable experiences for their attendees.

Summary and Conclusion

In summary, Paddy Upton is more than just a speaker; he is a catalyst for change, a beacon of inspiration in a world hungry for innovation and growth. With a career spanning cricket fields, boardrooms, and lecture halls, Upton brings a wealth of experience and insight to every platform he graces. His ability to transcend boundaries and connect with audiences on a deep, personal level sets him apart as a truly exceptional speaker and thought leader. For event planners seeking to make a lasting impact, booking Paddy Upton through Speakers Inc is not just a choice—it’s a guarantee of success.

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