Paul Mc Neive is a Chartered Surveyor and was Managing Director of Hamilton Osborne King when the firm was sold to Savills for €50m. Paul started his career as a trainee in the basement of the firm and not even the loss of his legs in a fire prevented him from rising to the top position to lead 250 staff.
Paul is now a sought after Motivational Speaker and works on business development with several leading companies. His autobiographical book on business and motivation “Small Steps” is a bestseller. In “Small Steps” Paul passes on the lessons in positivity, motivation and goalsetting which he learned in rehabilitation hospital and which he has used to prove that “Everything is Possible”-for example becoming the first double amputee in the world to gain a helicopter pilots license.
Paul writes a weekly Opinion Column for the Irish Independent, has been profiled on The Late Late Show and is interviewed regularly on TV and radio. He serves on the board of The National Rehabilitation Hospital and has an ambassadorial role for The National Burns Hospital. Paul was honoured to be invited by Major Phil Packer to become a mentor for the British Inspiration Trust.
Paul is a passionate speaker on customer service and his unique classification of people as types of birds ensures that everyone remembers his message – “Make ‘em feel special.” Paul is a rare breed as a Motivational Speaker from a background of professional services - with over 30 years experience. He is also an experienced speaker on client development, selling, leadership and winning pitches.
Paul also works as a singer and in comedy. He has written No. 1 songs and sung on TV and radio including “The Late Late Show”, “The Mario Rosenstock Show”, “The Business”, “The John Murray Show” and the launch of “The Gathering.” This experience in entertainment makes him a great “after- dinner” speaker, combining top level business acumen with the ability to entertain.
Paul is experienced in hosting seminars. He loves working with senior management in facilitating strategy meetings where his wide experience allows him to challenge the status quo and stimulate new thinking.
Paul McNeive is an inspirational and entertaining speaker who makes an unforgettable impact on his audiences.