Conor Neill has delivered many keynote speeches to senior business and government audiences around the world.

His talks push participants to take responsibility for their situation and work to develop a clear personal and professional vision, and create sustainable changes in their lives. He has consistently been ranked as a top speaker by the attendees of his talks, and has been invited back by multiple groups for follow-up workshops.

Conor is President of Vistage, Spain and Senior Lecturer at IESE Business School.

Past Speaking Clients

Keynote Speeches

EO Global Leadership Conference
Closing Keynote to 1,300 Entrepreneurs
On stage before my biggest speech yet

Conor has spoken all over the world as a keynote speaker, and has also given half-day and full-day workshops. Here are a few of the many events he has delivered keynotes at:

  • Entrepreneurs’ Organisation Global Leadership Conference (1,300 of the world’s top entrepreneurs)
  • Zurich Financial Services, 130 year celebration (400 clients and top leaders)
  • Leadership Concert, Romania’s largest leadership event (800 corporate leaders, Bucharest)
  • Novartis (500 leading doctors, Geneva, Milan, Madrid, Buenos Aires)
  • Euro HR, HR Directors Summit Europe (300 HR Directors, Milan)
  • IBM Global Business Services (top 250 IBM Europe Leadership team), IBM Global Cloud Business Unit annual conference
  • Avanade (top 250 leaders, Seattle)
  • Michelin (400 European business leaders, Malaga)
  • Applus, Global Sales Conference (250 sales leaders, Tarragona)
  • ADP, Global Business Partner Summit (250 leaders of partner companies, Barcelona)
  • Microsoft Spain (top 80 senior leaders, Madrid)
  • Entrepreneurs’ Organisation Chapters (10 Cities throughout India, Barcelona, Madrid, London, Portugal, Buenos Aires)
  • Entrepreneurs’ Organisation Global Leadership Academy 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022
  • Bayer Global M&A Team (Frankfurt)
  • IESE Business School (teacher and keynote on multiple programs)
  • UCD Smurfit Business school – Executive Edge Day (250 business leaders)
  • IEEM Business School, Uruguay

Recent speech topics:

  • Speaking as a Leader: Moving People to Action
  • Resilience: The Psychology of Mental Strength
  • Personal Leadership: Integrity, Energy and Intelligence
  • Influence: Aristotle’s Triad of Persuasion
  • Entrepreneurship: The 4 Pillars of Business Building


Keynote at Mobile World Congress, 2016

TEDx University of Navarra, 2013

Workshops and Seminars

And he regularly speaks to groups large and small for the:

  • Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO)
  • Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO)
  • Vistage
  • Entrepreneur Accelerators: Seedrocket, Seedcamp, Wayra.

He is available for full or half-day speaking sessions as well as keynote speaking engagements. For information about his availability and rates please email speaking@conorneill.com


Conor has run chapter and executive leadership retreats on the theme of Personal Resilience for Vistage, Entrepreneurs’ Organisation (EO) and Young Presidents Organisation (YPO).  For information and his availability and rates please email retreats@conorneill.com.

What People are Saying:

“I was looking for motivational speaker who could bring our audience of business leaders (from approximately 100 countries) relevant insights to make them consider the behaviours that drive success- Conor was able to draw examples from his own personal experiences and from contemporary history – this provided much stimulation to the group and left us all to reconsider our own behaviours and how these could drive accomplishment as individuals and within our teams –  Conor hit the mark and set new standard for our annual convention speakers  …” Ian Sparrow, Vice President, ADP

“I host the yearly European Public Sector conference involving IBM’s 250 most influential leaders across Europe. I needed a person who could deliver an impactful closing keynote.  An IBM colleague immediately recommended me to contact Conor.  We had a first meeting and we got quickly in connection.  His stories were really fresh and inspiring. It could work for the large team. Finally the day came. The auditorium was full, and we faced one of the most inspiring sessions that we have ever had talking about success, and the ways to achieve it. Very energizing. Big applause, and thankyou Conor.” Javier Olaizola Casin (@jolaizola), Partner, IBM Global Business Services, Member of the IBM Industry Academy

“Thank you for teaching us the course ‘Moving People to Action’. I speak on behalf of the whole team when I say that we really enjoyed our day together. The course exceeded all our expectations. You gave us great tools and taught us good tactics to make speeches that effectively influence people to work towards a desired goal. The practical examples and group exercises also helped the entire team learn more about each other and formed a great team bonding exercise. Personally I also appreciated all the “food for thought” that you gave us during the course, which I’m sure will help me not only to be a better speaker, but also a better professional / Manager.  Thanks again and let’s keep in touch!” Jaime Lopez-Pinto Fernandez de Navarrete, Mergers, Acquisitions & Licensing, Bayer

“Conor has spoken at our Career Management Workshop for two years in a row and received a top rating. He delivers tailor made presentations which shows he has taken the trouble to understand his audience and research what they would identify with in order to get the key messages. His delivery is impecable: gripping, clear and addressing both the heart and the head. Have no doubt in recommending him as an excellent speaker.” Rosie Innes, Associate Director, Career Management, IESE Business School

“Conor Neill is probably one of the best speakers in the world today (and believe me, I spend a lot of time each year educating me and my team with the brightest minds on the planet).  I saw him speaking at the Growth Summit at IESE this very year, sharing the stage with top business consultants, and I heard this comment consistently after the event: “Conor was the best of all”. And the only who was able to deeply move people’s hearts while sharing his valuable insight.” Raul Cristian Aguirre, Tango/04 CEO