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Highly acclaimed former New Zealand Cricket Coach


When Mike Hesson was appointed as Head Coach of the BlackCaps in 2012, he was considered an outsider by many having never played international Cricket.

But with a clear vision of reaching the Cricket World Cup 2015 final and a meticulous plan to achieve that vision, he and the team brought the entire nation along with them.

New Zealand rose from a ranking of eighth in the world to being one win away from world champions. From there, Mike has been New Zealand cricket's longest-serving and most successful coach, earning an international reputation as a leader who achieves results without sacrificing on culture. Currently Mike is working with High Performance Sport NZ as a mentor to the coaching team.

Speaking work:

As a speaker, Mike's insights into how great coaching is just as important to success in the office, as it is to success on the field.

Mike speaks with authority on key business issues including - communication, culture and leadership, and is regularly asked to speak on areas such as making a clear vision materialise, performance and preparation, choosing the right personnel to deliver the team strategy and more.

Ideal for a wide variety of audiences, Mike's presentations embody a winning culture that all team members buy into.

Mike was great, our team really enjoyed meeting him and his presentation was pitched at the right level for what we needed. We particularly enjoyed the parallels Mike drew between his world and ours. Silver Fern Farms
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