Steve McDermott

Steve McDermott

With a background as a successful businessman, broadcaster and author, Steve McDermott's blend of humour, insight and experience have made him one of the most popular motivational speakers and facilitators in Europe. Steve's speeches have earned him kudos at the highest level, winning the prestigious European Motivational Speaker of the Year Award three times….and his book How To Be A Complete And Utter Failure In Life, Work and Everything is an international best seller.

Steve is a consultant, coach and trainer for a host of organisations, including Harrods, Pets at Home, Arco and Vistaprint.

In 18 years as a professional speaker, Steve has talked to thousands of people, inspiring them to make their dreams a reality, sometimes captivating audiences for over two and a half hours. He specialises in helping individuals and organisations to develop new ways of thinking in order to achieve their goals. And as an expert in communication, he shows clients how to convey their messages in more effective ways. The topics in his speeches are wide ranging and include:





Personal Development



Innovation & Creativity

Presentation Skills

To book Steve as a Motivational Speaker, contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent via the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call 020 7251 8222 for further information.

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

    “Steve McDermott is AWESOME. In the past I’ve always found it hard to get really good external facilitators for big events, if you have found the same this feedback on our recent leadership event may be useful. The event was aimed at all our people managers and the objective was to try and ensure they grasped some key leadership messages but in a fun more light-hearted way. All the feedback forms (in excess of 100) rated our facilitator for the whole event as excellent, they also clearly quoted what they had learned in terms of leadership from the event. So, if you are ever looking for a facilitator who can get the messages across, link it in practical terms to your business and be motivational and funny at the same time then I recommend you try Steve McDermott”. Your Communications

    “Steve was great and had the room in fits of laughter!! It seemed like most of the group were really taking note of what he said and he had the main man chuckling! Personally, I was delighted at how well you nailed the mood of the day. I was confident you would, but you really did exceed my expectations. I love the style and delivery and it really worked with our team” Lloyds Banking Group

    “We contacted Steve at very late notice for an important slot at our Mercedes-Benz conference. With very little time to prepare and a somewhat sketchy brief he still managed to deliver two hours of compelling, entertaining and motivational material, as well as providing a raft of practical tools to take away” Mercedes-Benz

    “I was looking for a motivational, inspirational way to send everyone out of the door feeling full of confidence and positivity, with their side aching a little from laughter during the process! Steve McDermott delivered in spades, with people across my team talking for days afterwards about the bits they had like best and which had resonated most. The ‘Four minute rule’, in particular, struck many cords and has influenced a few lives since then – my own included! Steve delivered his messages with punch and panache and addressed our brief to the letter. He was the perfect way to help people understand what they needed to do and how they needed to behave to achieve success, not just for our business but for life in general”NHS Supply Chain

    “The bar had been set very high by some excellent earlier sessions. Well, Steve vaulted over that bar with a fast paced, highly engaging and very funny session which sent everyone home smiling and with some great practical tips”Macmillan Cancer Support