Mike Hesson (ONZM)

Mike Hesson is the coach of the New Zealand cricket team - The BlackCaps.

When Mike was appointed as Head Coach of the BlackCaps in 2012, he was considered an outsider by many having never played international cricket. However he had a clear vision of reaching the Cricket World Cup 2015 final and a meticulous plan to achieve that vision which the BlackCaps communicated, bringing the entire nation along with them.


New Zealand rose from a ranking of eighth in the world to being one win away from being world champions. Since then, New Zealand cricket’s longest-serving, and it’s most successful coach has earned an international reputation as a leader who achieves results without sacrificing on culture.


Business is not a sport. But great coaching is just as important to success in the office as on the field. Mike’s insights apply to employees and 
players alike.


Mike can speak authoritatively on culture and leadership, including topics such as:
o Making a clear vision materialise
o Performance preparation
o Selecting the right personnel to deliver the team strategy
o Embodying a winning culture that all team members buy into
o Communication to generate clear support


A few sources of background on Mike: