Mike Forde‘s Biography
Mike Forde is one of the world’s leading authorities on elite talent management and high performance, having worked in “Elite Sports” since 1998.
Forde has worked in some of the most prestigious sports leagues both across European soccer and US professional sport including Chelsea, the NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL. His work in pioneering new practices in elite sports has become a benchmark for leading teams across the globe.
Forde currently advises on building performance cultures across a variety of sports and teams including the Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons and the Brooklyn Nets. Forde assists them in building a performance model for sustained success. Forde also consults closely on Corporate Knowledge Capture, with Sir Dave Brailsford and two-time Tour de France winners Team Sky Cycling.
Between 2007-13 Forde was employed as Director of Football Operations & Executive Club Director for Chelsea Football Club, dealing with all areas of performance and team operations relating to the 1st team. In this period Chelsea won the UEFA Champions League, Europa League, Premier League title and three FA Cups – the most successful era in the club’s history.
Forde is currently working with one of the leading soccer coaches Carlo Ancelotti on writing a book Quiet Leadership.