An experienced keynote speaker hailing from the world of professional football, Rasmus Ankersen is a trusted advisor to businesses and athletes around the globe, having literally lived and trained with the best on the planet. Performance specialist, entrepreneur, and bestselling author, Rasmus provides powerful business messages on talent management, high-performance cultures, and socio-economic indicators of success.
Performance specialist, entrepreneur and bestselling author, Rasmus Ankersen is a trusted advisor to businesses and athletes around the globe.
A sought-after keynote speaker, Rasmus draws on his unique understanding of high-performance cultures to teach companies how they can identify, grow and motivate talent, and continue to achieve success.
His valuable business messages have evolved from extensive time spent immersed in his subject. While travelling the world - from Ethiopia to South Korea - Rasmus literally lived and trained with the best athletes on the planet in order to crack the code of high performance.
What are the strategies and theories that make individuals run faster? Why do certain geographical locations produce disproportionately high numbers of successful athletes?
In his book ‘The Gold Mine Effect’, published in more than 40 countries, Rasmus documents his learnings about these ‘gold mines of talent’ and relates them to business– from how to spot the talent that the competition overlook, to why a performance environment should never be too comfortable.
His latest book ‘Hunger in Paradise’ was released 2016; challenging our most fundamental beliefs about success, Rasmus explores how the reasons for failure often lie in complacency, arrogance, or the fear of losing it all.
Rasmus is Chairman of FC Midtjylland, the current champions of the Danish Football League, and holds the position of Co-Director of Football at the English club Brentford FC. Both are known as some of Europe’s most innovative football clubs, especially recognised for their use of big data to drive decision making.
Over the past few years, he has been hired to share his research on high-performance cultures by global brands, including LEGO, Google, Boston Consulting Group, IKEA, Google, Rotman Business School, Nasdaq, and Ernst & Young, to name but a few.
His speaking topics include:
- The Gold Mine Effect
- Hunger in Paradise