INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER | LEADERSHIP CONSULTANT | EXECUTIVE COACH
For thirty years, leadership consultant, speaker, coach and former athlete Michelle Moore has lit up board rooms, sports halls and conference rooms alike, sharing her experience and message of our power to rise in spite of challenge, and inspiring a progressive brand of conscious leadership for a new age of sport and business. Championed for a brand of activism which is unapologetic yet grounded in compassion and a desire to effect positive change, Michelle has spoken and consulted everywhere from The London Mayor’s Office, The Commonwealth Games Federation, UNICEF UK, The University of Cambridge, The BBC, The International Paralympic Committee, Sport England, The University of Texas and Premier League Football.
Multi award-winning Michelle’s expertise and insight is sought out by government bodies, corporations and community organisations keen to draw on her knowledge of creating a sporting culture which fosters equity & equality. Voted as one of the UK’s ’50 Most Influential Women in Sport’. She is a globally recognised executive on equity, conscious leadership, strategic partnerships, sport for development and innovation working across government, business and charitable sectors. Michelle is the winner of the 2016 UK Precious Award for ‘Outstanding Woman in Sport’, a Football Black List award and an esteemed national Change Maker award. Michelle is a sought after speaker, advisor and coach hired by corporate, government, international sport federations and business to deliver inspiring and dynamic keynotes and programmes on leadership, equity and success.
It was unquestionably her early life as a twin growing up in South London and competing for athletics club Herne Hill Harriers as early as aged nine, that introduced her to the power of resilience against a backdrop of social, family and cultural challenge. Those early personal experiences of the disparity that socio economics and race have on our individual life chances and opportunities, lit an early fire to channel her experience and unexpressed rage through a productive and healthy medium. That flame burns on. And so it is that Michelle Moore can evoke a standing ovation from individuals moved by stories of her work to tackle inequalities and intergenerational worklessness amongst marginalised communities. Inspired by her tales of calling out the need for white and male leadership to be willing to “give up or share power” in rooms where she finds herself the only Black woman. Revered for being both bold and vulnerable enough to speak out on topics such as “the emotional and economic tax Black and ethnic minority women pay”.
Today Michelle combines her role as trustee for the SportsAid charity, sitting on the Sport England Talent Inclusion Advisory Board and is senior honorary associate lecturer for the University of Worcester. She continues to consult for CEO’s, individuals and senior leadership teams in organisations to create solutions steeped in strategic insight and cultural context.