Inspiring Keynote Speaker Mike Forde has worked in the English Premier League for the past 15 years. He is widely recognized as a leading figure in the EPL and European Soccer for driving innovation and cutting edge methods across the High Performance world.
Based in New York, Mike creates ‘game changing’ methodologies around management of world class, multi-cultural talent. His pioneering work forming new practices in the elite sports world transfer to the realm of business and have become a benchmark for leading teams of all types across the globe.
Topics / Keynotes
- Creating a High Performance Environment
- DNA of a High Achiever
- Strategies for Becoming a High Achiever
- Cultivating a ‘winning mentality’
- Team work
He advises on Building High Performance Cultures and Talent Management across a variety of Global Sports and teams including 2014 NBA Champions San Antonio Spurs, where he has assisted them in building a performance model for sustained success.
Mike also consults closely on Corporate Knowledge Capture along with Sir Dave Brailsford and two-time Tour de France winners Team Sky Cycling.
Between August 2007 to July 2013 he was employed as Director of Football Operations & Executive Club Director for Chelsea Football Club in the EPL, dealing with all areas of performance and team operations relating to the 1st Champions League, Europa League, Premier League title and three FA Cups. The most successful era in the club’s history.
Between November 1999 and July 2007 he was Performance Director for Bolton Wanderers Football Club, also in the EPL and holds a BSc Sport Science from Liverpool John Moores University and a MSc Psychology & Sport from San Diego State University.