High Performance & Talent Management

Mike is one of the UK’s leading Sports Executives, having worked in the English Premier League for the past 15 years. The 38 year old 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.

Mike Forde’s Speeking Topics

  • Creating a High Performance Environment
  • DNA of a High Achiever
  • Strategies for Becoming a High Achiever
  • Building Talented Teams
  • Playing on a Winning Team
  • Big Data in Sport
  • Winning in Sports
  • Winning in Business
  • Asset Management in Professional Football

He currently 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.

Mike also Co-Founder of the New York & London based Talent Agency ‘FC Talent’. Mike is a sought after expert in Performance and Talent Management discussions, drawing on his elite experience to impart and develop wide ranging learning, integration and best practice in High Performance Cultures and practices and its practical implications and transfer to the world of business.