Head of Performance
Coach - Consultant - Instructor
I am an ambitious, proactive and innovative Head of Performance, Assistant and Fitness Coach with a UEFA A License, Master’s degree in Sport Science and Business Administration (MBA). Currently doing a PhD at Rushford Business School.
In the past 15 years, I lived and had different coaching roles in domestic and international football in 9 countries (Belgium, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Russia, Cyprus, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and UK) across 3 continents (Europe, Asia and Oceania), in Men's and Women's Football.
I’m proud to have been part of teams that achieved multiple goals like winning the Championship & Supercup and qualification for the Champions League with KRC Genk (2010-2011), being part of the qualification (2012-2013) of Iran for the World Cup 2014, winning the FNL Championship and promotion to the Russian Premier League with Krylia Sovetov Samara (2014-2015).
Working in the fastest growing sport in the world as Head of Performance at Chelsea FC Women is by far one of my best experiences on and off the pitch. Playing my part in driving a top performance culture with winning 5 trophies (consecutive League winners, consecutive Cup winners and Community Shield winners) and being Champions League finalist (2019-2021) with world class players and staff!
PLAY MY PART
I consider myself as a lifelong student of the game and remain committed to my own personal and professional development. I like to contribute to state-of-the-art processes to create sustainable competitive advantage in winning environments.
Over the past 15 years, I have created my own concept: ‘Team behind the team behind the team’. I love to travel the world to attend courses and to meet coaches & experts.
That's how I’ve build an international network of experts who keep me up-to-date with the latest information and research (Technology, Periodisation, Innovation, Testing, Monitoring, Strength Training, Injury Prevention, Nutrition, Analysis, Recovery, Wellbeing, Rehab, Psychology, Menstrual Cycle Support and Women’s Health).
The capacity to learn is a gift, the ability to learn is a skill, the willingness to learn is a choice! #lifelonglearning