“I had the great pleasure of working with Mike Foley while he was the coach of the Western Force and I was the facilitator. When you plan a leadership program with a coach you quickly learn what their priorities are and Mike’s focus was 100% player first. He genuinely cared about the welfare of his team. He had an environment where every player and coach would shake my hand on arrival and ask how I was. This was unique to me and underpinned the strength of the relationships and respect for everyone’s roles. Mike was the leader of this team and knew everything about every player and coach. He cared enough to challenge all to be better and this was well planned with the individual’s best interests at heart.
I feel very lucky to have Mike choose Leading Teams to be his next venture into leadership. He is already going the extra yard for his clients and having an immediate impact. Mike Foley will have a significant impact on improving any given team or leader he works with.”Darren Harris
Mike began his relationship with Leading Teams as a client through his role as a Head Coach of a Super Rugby team, under the facilitation of Darren Harris. He brings a wealth of varied experience to our team, having spent thirty years playing and coaching elite sport.
Following an illustrious rugby career, during which he amassed 111 games for The Queensland Reds, 50 Wallaby caps and a World Cup Medal, he spent 15 years fine-tuning his leadership in professional coaching at both a provincial and international level where he was responsible for a number of change management projects that involved the analysis, development and implementation of culture and strategies to drive high performance. In that time, Mike has provided consultancy support on high performance to a number of professional rugby programs internationally.
In 2014, he completed a Masters of Commerce through Sydney University majoring in People Management & Organisational Behaviour, as well as Strategy, Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
Mike’s honest, forthright approach to facilitation and coaching reflects his passion for team dynamics and professional excellence.
“It’s a great thrill and privilege to work closely with teams and leaders as they strive to establish the trust-based relationships, clarity of purpose and professional candour that ultimately translates to a growth in belief in themselves, each other and the goals they aspire to achieve.”