Mike is a profoundly inspiring, entertaining, energetic and supremely insightful speaker/consultant. Every second Mike shared with us was packed with compelling evidence based insights into next ‘level thinking’ on being and creating high performance. His humorous and engaging ability to challenge paradigms around what innovation, creativity and performance is possible, in resource poor, rich and diverse environments, is a real ‘game changer’. The impact Mike has had on our team has been way beyond anything we anticipated
Mike Forde kicked off our week-long Group staff event. Every participant was thrilled with Mike’s insights of talent and performance management from the perspective of someone who does this with a world-class football team. Most importantly and much appreciated were the connections and relevance Mike made to our multibillion dollar corporate environment. These insights and connections resonated with the audience because of Mike’s style. He was well prepared, energetic and humble while displaying enormous credibility as a leading executive in the professional football community.
We recently invited a set of customers to attend a session at Chelsea Football Club where Mike Forde, Director of Football Operations, ran an incredibly insightful and motivating session on Talent Management amongst other things. What became clear immediately was that sport and business overlap on many matters and there were key learnings and takeaways as a result. The Q&A session at the end showed a real engagement between the audience and Mike and a number of questions were related to how business leaders could implement what they learnt from the session.
The content of the presentation was positioned in such a way as to be highly relevant to the theme of the day, with extremely captivating examples and insights provided by Mike. Mike’s presentation style and manner in which he connected with the audience was fantastic. Even for those who were non-sports enthusiasts, it was clear that he held the whole room (comprising International HR representatives from 50 major multinational organisations), captive and fully engaged throughout the one hour presentation. Mike’s communication style was extremely clear, professional and highly impactful.
Not only did Mike Forde impress our clients and staff with his insights about talent management and performance culture. He also managed to transfer key learnings from football to business and even communication. Mike’s knowledge and authentic enthusiasm for the field of performance gives you new ways of looking at things and motivates you for change. His presentation inspired us all!
Mike Forde was an excellent selection as a keynote speaker. His ability to educate an audience on the many facets of true management, whether it be of people, brands or products was a huge success with my audience of b to b companies and their marketing agencies. His presentation was a fresh approach for how to make sound, fact-based business decisions… while at the same time leveraging his life experience in the world of sports management.