Steve McDermott


Motivational speaker, confident coach and inspirational humourist, meet Steve McDermott…

Steve is recognised as one of Europe’s funniest, most insightful, motivational speakers and facilitators. Steve is also a broadcaster, businessman and author. His book “How to be a complete and utter failure in life, work and everything” is an international best seller. So is the live recording of the book which has been as high as number one in the comedy chart on

Steve has won the prestigious European Motivational Speaker of the year award three times. That’s because his presentations make people laugh as well as think.

Or as the Director General for the council of mortgage lenders puts it, “Steve captivated the audience for two and a half hours”.

“Half business guru. Half stand up comedian” – Asda

It’s this unique style, half business guru; half stand up comedian, which has made him one of the most sought after speakers in Europe. In 18 years as a professional speaker, from Blackpool to Berlin, Steve hasn’t just talked to thousands of people but also encouraged them to take positive action.

As Anne Leaver, Director of Human Resources, Crieff Hydro puts it, “If you enjoy having fun then you’ll love Steve’s approach. This down to earth Yorkshire man is an inspiration to his audience. His simple straight forward ideas work. I know because I’ve tried them.”

Presentation mastery workshop coach

Steve is also a consultant, coach and trainer for a host of organisations including Harrods, Pets at Home, Arco and Vistaprint. He specialises in helping individuals and organisations develop new ways of thinking in order to realise their dreams. And as an expert in communication he shows clients how to convey their messages in more impactful and effective ways. For details of his Presentation Mastery Workshops in Leeds and London click here

Speaking topics include:

  • Motivation
  • Confidence
  • Leadership
  • Success
  • Personal Development
  • Humour
  • Sales
  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Presentation Skills

To see Steve’s speaking videos please click here.

To view Steve McDermott’s testimonials please click here.

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