Andrew McNeill – Keynote Speaker

Author, specialising in the practical application of mindfulness, performance improvement and ethical leadership

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Specialist Subjects

  • Psychological Safety – Why it Matters to You and Your Team
  • Empathetic Leadership
  • Thriving Under Pressure
  • What's Kindness got to do with it?
  • Finding our Phoenix - Preventing and Recovering from Burnout
  • Practice Workplace Mindfulness


  • English


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 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.

Popular Talks by Andrew McNeill

Psychological Safety – Why it Matters to You and Your Team

When employees feel comfortable asking for help, sharing suggestions informally or challenging the statusquo without fear, organizations are more likely to innovate quickly, unlock the benefits of diversity and adapt well to change! In this engaging keynote, Andrew uses evidence based examples to give leaders reasons to want this transformative team mindset!

  • Andrew will share powerful examples of how psychological safety can avert risks to your business and enable opportunities to be grabbed!
  • The key indicators that show whether the workplace is psychologically safe or not.
  • He will explain the impact it has on team culture and how it can enable teams to thrive.
  • Andrew will give practical tips on how to achieve psychological safety.

Empathetic Leadership

Andrew believes in the need for leadership to be more fully human and uninhibited.  In this talk, Andrew explains what Empathetic Leadership is and why it is so urgently needed now, especially with the multiple pressures we currently face.  Andrew will discuss how attitudes such as being non-judgmental and showing kindness are essential to modern day leadership.

  • Why leadership is so urgently needed now and what a leader needs to be effective today.
  • How leaders can create the space they need to see if what they’re doing is right for them.
  • Andrew will share examples of Empathetic Leadership and the benefits it brings.

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