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Interview with Mike Forde

Mike Ford, former Director of Football at Chelsea and speaker, tells in his interview with A-Speakers about how his winning experiences can benefit clients. Read on below.

Could you provide 5 important facts from your keynote “winning after winning”?

– Everyone can win once. Real success is about ‘winning after winning’ and that is a different mindset.

– All great talent have a ‘no finish line mentality’. Its always about the next great challenge.

– Learn to foster a ‘fire yourself on Friday and reemploy yourself on Monday’ mentality. Constantly challenge yourself to think differently about what brings success.

– All great individual and team talent have are incredibly curious about how to become better. They will search the earth to find that 1% that makes the difference. This is about mentality.

– Hold yourself accountable more than anyone else with ever hold for you. Success is about your own appetite and desire. The competition and environment is irrelevant.

 

What similarities are there between leadership in sports and leadership in a business context?

The world of business and sport has the same pain: How do you get talented people to perform consistently as individuals but also as a group and how do you do this not just once in a while but every day.

 

Who or what inspires you most?

To be challenged by ambitious, driven talent who want to make a positive contribution. To work with great talent every day is a gift.

 

What types of unique experiences have you had as a result of your speaker career?

From an early age I have been lucky to be surrounded by people who wanted to achieve; who did great things with their life. My experiences at the highest level of sport have taught me to respect and appreciate the opportunity to experience and share success with others. Speaking is an extension of this learning and approach. I feel lucky to have had some wonderful, inspirational experiences in sport and I want to share that through the platform of speaking.

 

What do you gain personally from being a public speaker?

Without doubt the biggest gain is constantly meeting interesting and inspirational people from all walks of life. The real genius is to understand that everyone wants to the same things: Recognition, joy, reward and to use the best years of their life working to make a difference. To experience this energy and inspire is the thing that fuels my desire.

 

What kinds of clients have you worked with in the past?

I have had the privilege of working with some great individuals and companies in over 30 different countries across five continents across 20 different sectors. My core clients are in the finance, energy and media sectors – industries with a real talent and performance focus.

Learn more about Mike Forde here!

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