Mental skills facilitator, coach, professional developer, teacher and principal. After completing a Masters degree in neuro, cognitive and behavioural science, Mike has guided the change by which many schools and businesses organise and deliver their learning and thinking. Mike is convinced that thinking and learning programmes will not work to their potential until students understand and master their thoughts and through this, their self-talk. This understanding is an essential step in developing the confidence to take the risks necessary for true thinking and learning.
As a self-employed educator and conference speaker, Mike has taken this message of success to nine different countries as diverse as the USA, India and Kyrgyzstan where he is employed by schools, governments and educational organisations. As well as success with educators, he has also worked with professional sports coaches at the highest level, including the World Cup winning All Blacks. As a mental skills coach he is currently working with two Olympic athletes, Netball New Zealand and New Zealand Rugby and representatives from Canoeing NZ.