Roberto Forzoni: Biography highlights

What skills do individuals and teams use to create a culture of real success? Dealing with pressure is not always easy and one place that is really noticeable is within elite-level sport.

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Roberto Forzoni’s background

Roberto Forzoni specialises helping teams, managers and players maximise their performance by training their psychology to both handle everyday stressors and to live more fulfilled lives​.

How do people learn to deal with the highly volatile world that is Premier League Football or Olympic and World Championships. Now you and your organisation can explore and transfer these skills to your workforce, players and managers

Roberto Forzoni is a peak performance consultant. He specialises in helping individuals and teams achieve their potential and realise their goals.

Roberto has vast experience in football/soccer. As a former player, coach and manager he understands the culture and specific needs of achieving high levels of performance on a consistent basis in a highly pressurised and volatile environment. He also understands the life issues that come with success. The results of his work with International performers, World and Olympic Champions is exceptional and he has developed a first class reputation as one of the leading performance psychologists in the game with his extensive experience working in football with managers, teams and players.

He holds an MSc (distinction) in Sport Sciences and has studied various forms of positive psychology techniques including Solution Focussed Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Counselling, Motivational Interviewing and NLP techniques.

After graduating from his MSc he was invited to lecture at Brunel University, leading four modules (two at post-grad and two at undergraduate levels) which he did whilst still holding down a full time role in football. He stayed at Brunel for four enjoyable years. He was also invited to speak at the UK’s top sports Universities including Loughborough and UCL amongst many others.

Roberto became accredited through the only recognised body at the time for Sport Psychologists, the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES) in 2001, being promoted to Chartered Status in 2013. Roberto left BASES at the start of 2015.

Over the past years he has worked with a number of top managers, many of whom take him from club to club where they themselves changed. These include Steve Coppell, Alan Pardew, Chris Hughton, Alan Curbishley, Chris Powell, Alan Smith and Wally Downes.

He also acted as interpreter for both Arrigo Sacchi and Fabio Capello whilst working as an FA Tutor.

Roberto runs his own private practice helping clients in their daily lives, in sport and in business.



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SKY News: Roberto Forzoni: The MYND Coach Wimbledon interviews Andy Murray
SKY News: Roberto Forzoni: The MYND Coach Wimbledon interviews Andy Murray
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BBC TV - Roberto Forzoni: The MYND Coach talking Andy Murray

Working with Roberto, I have learnt to appreciate tennis again. I was getting angry on court about things that weren't really necessary.

Andy Murray
Former World No. 1 Tennis Player

Roberto is such an amazing person. He showed me how to get to where I want to be in my sport. Things that were once stressful are now under control, including my nerves! His wonderful sense of humour and down-to-earth approach has really helped me to believe that I can achieve all my goals

Sally Gosling
Brighton & Hove Albion FC

I have known Roberto for over twenty years from his work in the game. When it comes to the psychological side of football, his expertise has helped me to add another dimension to my managerial armoury

Chris Hughton
England Rugby World Cup

Roberto's incredible understanding of people, human nature and sport makes him the ultimate performance consultant. He knows what it takes to make people and teams excel and win

Sir Clive Woodward

Working with Roberto took me to a new level in my athletic's career. With his help I was able to achieve my goals through mental preparation and logical thinking. Roberto's simplistic approach with me guided me in the direction I needed to become ELITE!!!

Ashleigh Nelson
West Ham United & Aston Villa

Players need to realise that psychology is a big part of our profession - thanks to Roberto the players have come to realise that. The game has changed. You now have to be mentally and physically right in order to perform at your highest level. Being positive and always looking to achieve greater things in life are things that Roberto has brought to us

Nigel Reo-Coker
Former captain
Wales National Football Team

When it comes to executive coaching and performance consultants, Roberto is definitely someone I could highly recommend. He has been a great help

Chris Coleman

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