Mike Forde

World Authority on Talent Management and High Performance Teams

Mike Forde is one of the World's leading authorities on elite talent and high performance, having worked in Elite Sports since 1998. Mike is widely recognised as a world performance expert having worked in the world's most prestigious sports leagues both across European Soccer and Elite US Professional Sport including the NBA, NFL, MLB and the NHL. Mike has a rich background and experience in creating "game changing" methodologies around management of world class, multi-cultural talent.

"Mike has an amazing sense of what motivation is about"

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  • Creating a High Performance Environment; Leadership and Teambuilding
  • Strategies and Mindsets for Becoming a High Achiever
  • The Role of Talent in Creating a Powerful Organisation
  • Performance and Talent Management
  • Leadership


He presents in English.

How he presents

An inspiring and natural speaker who delivers a vibrant message on how to channel a team towards peak performance.

In Detail

From August 2007 to July 2013 Mike was Director of Football Operations and Executive Club Director for Chelsea Football Club in the EPL. Between November 1999 and July 2007, he was Performance Director for Bolton Wanderers Football Club. He also consults closely on Corporate Knowledge Capture. Mike is Co-Founder of the New York and London based Talent Agency 'FC Talent'. His work in pioneering new practices in the elite world of sport has become a benchmark for leading teams across the globe. He currently advises 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 is a sought-after expert in building high performance cultures and talent management, drawing on his elite experience to impart and develop wide-ranging learning, integration and best practice in High Performance and its practical implications and transfer to the world of business.



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