Paddy Upton

Tagline: Motivational Speaker

Talent Highlights

  • Paddy Upton is a distinguished speaker, Head Coach in international cricket, mental coach to athletes from 11 different sports, and a university Professor.
  • Renowned for his innovative approach to leadership, coaching, and performance, Upton is hailed as one of the best and most innovative coaches globally.
  • With over 150 keynotes delivered across five continents, Upton has captivated audiences with his authentic storytelling and ability to translate complex concepts into actionable insights.
  • His speaking engagements include esteemed organizations such as Boeing, Dell, Google, Microsoft, and Unilever, consistently earning top ratings at conferences worldwide.
  • Described as a delightfully entertaining and inspiring storyteller, Upton’s message resonates across industries, leaving a lasting impression on attendees.
  • Event planners benefit from partnering with WeSpeak Global, gaining access to a curated selection of speakers like Paddy Upton, who can elevate their events and drive positive change.

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.


(4 reviews)

Travels From:

  • Johannesburg, SA

Fee Range:

  • Fees: R35,001 - R50,000



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Paddy Upton is more than a speaker; he’s a catalyst for transformation. Renowned as a Head Coach in international cricket, a mental coach to athletes across 11 different sports, and a university Professor, Upton brings a wealth of experience and insight to every stage he graces. His reputation precedes him as one of the most […]

Paddy Upton is more than a speaker; he’s a catalyst for transformation. Renowned as a Head Coach in international cricket, a mental coach to athletes across 11 different sports, and a university Professor, Upton brings a wealth of experience and insight to every stage he graces.

His reputation precedes him as one of the most innovative and effective coaches globally. With over 150 keynotes delivered across five continents, he’s not just a speaker but an orchestrator of change, captivating audiences with his unique approach to leadership, coaching, and performance.

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Expertise and Background

Paddy Upton’s journey through the realms of cricket, coaching, and academia has been nothing short of extraordinary. As a Head Coach in international cricket, he’s navigated the complexities of team dynamics, strategy, and performance on the highest stage.

His tenure has been marked by success, with his teams achieving remarkable feats under his guidance. Beyond cricket, Upton’s influence extends to various sports and industries as a mental coach. His ability to dissect the nuances of peak performance and mental fortitude has earned him accolades from athletes and professionals worldwide.

Drawing from his experiences across 11 different sports, he offers a holistic perspective on what it takes to excel under pressure. Upton’s role as a university Professor adds another dimension to his expertise. Armed with academic rigor, he combines theory with practical insights, enriching his keynotes with a depth of understanding that resonates with diverse audiences. His speaking influence at events is profound, leaving attendees with actionable strategies to enhance their leadership, teamwork, and personal performance.

Why Book Paddy Upton

Event planners seeking to inspire and empower their audience need look no further than Paddy Upton. With his captivating storytelling and ability to distill complex concepts into actionable insights, he leaves a lasting impact on every attendee. Upton’s extensive experience across sports and industries ensures that his message transcends boundaries, resonating with individuals from all walks of life.

Booking Paddy Upton guarantees an unforgettable experience for event attendees. His authentic demeanor and engaging delivery captivate audiences from the moment he takes the stage. Whether it’s igniting a spark of inspiration or providing practical strategies for success, Upton’s keynotes leave a lasting impression, driving positive change long after the event concludes.

Why Use WeSpeak Global

Event planners entrusted with curating memorable experiences understand the value of partnering with industry leaders like WeSpeak Global. With a vast network of speakers, including Paddy Upton, WeSpeak Global provides access to thought leaders who not only inspire but also drive tangible results.

Their expertise in matching speakers with the unique needs of each event ensures a seamless experience for both planners and attendees. By leveraging WeSpeak Global’s services, event planners can tap into a wealth of knowledge and experience to elevate their events to new heights.

From keynote selection to logistical support, WeSpeak Global’s comprehensive approach simplifies the planning process, allowing planners to focus on delivering exceptional experiences for their audience.

Summary and Conclusion

In summary, Paddy Upton stands at the intersection of sports, academia, and leadership, offering a compelling blend of expertise and insight. His track record as a Head Coach in international cricket and a revered mental coach speaks volumes about his ability to inspire and empower individuals to reach their full potential.

Event planners seeking to engage and motivate their audience can trust in Paddy Upton to deliver a transformative experience that transcends the confines of the stage. With WeSpeak Global as a trusted partner, event planners gain access to a diverse array of speakers, including Paddy Upton, who can elevate their events to unprecedented levels of success.

Together, they form a dynamic duo committed to driving positive change and leaving a lasting impact on audiences worldwide.  

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