Rasmus Ankersen is a bestselling author, entrepreneur, speaker on performance development and a trusted advisor to businesses and athletes around the world.
In 2012 Rasmus published The Gold Mine Effect, in which he explores how some countries and cities develop a disproportionate amount of top talent.
In 2016 Rasmus published Hunger in Paradise: a book about how successful organisations can remain successful by eliminating complacency.
Rasmus is also the chairman of FC Midtjylland, his childhood football club in Denmark, and a director of the English club Brentford FC. Both are known as some of the world’s most innovative football clubs, especially recognised for their use of big data to drive decision-making.
Over the past few years, Rasmus has been hired to share his research on high performance cultures by global brands like LEGO, Google, Boston Consulting Group, IKEA, Google, Facebook, Hitachi, Roche, Ernst & Young and many more.
"The business world owes Rasmus much gratitude for his facts based, in depth studies of what it truly takes to be, identify and build talent" CEO and President, The LEGO Group
"Management Events has collaborated with Rasmus Ankersen since 2009 using him as a personal development speaker on our conferences for top decision makers from the biggest industries in Denmark. Rasmus has been able to exceed expectations receiving the best speaker evaluations seen in Management Events' six years history in Denmark. In the last two evaluations Rasmus received the highest score possible." Country Manager, Management Events
"Rasmus really understands the DNA of world class performance. From him you don't just get theories, you get concrete tools working in the real world. Rasmus is the ultimate coach." Global Sponsorship Director, Manchester United
"Rasmus is an inspiration for anyone wishing to deliver high performance. His work and ideas are just fascinating and have not only challenged me, but also helped improve the quality of my daily training." Tom Kristensen, 8 times winner of the 24 hours at Le Mans
"The leadership teams really enjoyed the session " and we've already worked with some of the ideas we discussed " among these being our management meetings. You made everyone feel comfortable and equally important. We loved absolutely every minute." Director of Communication, McDonalds
Bestselling author and lecturer on motivation, performance development and leadership. He has trained top athletes and business leaders, and translates the secrets of high performance into usable strategies for leaders and businesses.
British middle distance runner from the Coe Ovett era who is now a commentator on BBC Sport and popular motivational speaker. Very good at relating sporting success to commercial success, and in particular developing teams working towards a shared goal. For my money, one of the best value Olympic speakers.
Renowned as one of the best motivational speakers today, his presentations are highly amusing and anecdotal, challenging and inspirational, making uncomfortable listening for anyone prepared to accept second best. Most memorably he made one small change at the '92 World Championships, reversing the order of the relay team (Akabusi, Black et al) to astonishing results.
Former Director of Football Operations at Chelsea Football Club, Mike is recognised for driving innovation and cutting edge methods across the high performance world of European soccer. Mike Forde helps today's leaders understand best practices in leadership, talent and data management and how to create a competitive advantage.
Sports Psychiatrist and author of the Chimp Paradox, and credited with helping the Olympic cycling and Team Sky's recent success.
A former modern pentathlete, Greg competed in two Olympic Games and has won European bronze and World Championship silver medals. Best known for his work with a variety of celebrities including David Walliams and Jo Brand through Comic Relief
Sir Clive Woodward OBE, former English Rugby Union player and coach of the England Rugby Union team. He introduced business principles whilst coaching, transforming the traditional practices and making them the winners of the World Cup in 2003. Woodward is a highly sought after speaker on peak performance and team management. 2019 promises to be another exciting year with the Rugby World Cup in Japan in October and November.