Mike Conway is the Founder and CEO of XVenture, a unique learning, leadership and media group. He is a TV Director, writer, business leader, clinician and mental coach for organisations, teams and elite sports stars, senior executives and entertainers.
He is known for his “can do” unconventional and passionate approach in creating cutting- edge “Winning Minds” individual and team learning programs globally in business, sport and education.
He is currently the emotional agility and mind coach for the Australian National Football Team (Socceroos) and the Australian 2021 Olympic Football team (Olyroos).
Mike commenced his career in the UK working in organisational, behavioural and management sciences in health and is clinically-trained in a number of disciplines including strategic psychotherapy and hypnotherapy. He has professional memberships in positive psychology, neuroscience and behavioural science.
Mike’s global career has seen him work as a strategist, leader and consultant at executive level with EY, Standards Australia, The Wiggles Pty Ltd and he has held Board positions Central Coast Mariners and Australian Children’s Music Foundation.
His qualifications include: BA Hons Pub Admin (health) (UK) Diploma in Health Services Management (UK). MBA (UK) Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and Strategic Psychotherapy. Certified Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.
His health and clinical memberships include: Member of the Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine; Member of the Australian Hypnotherapy Association; Member of Institute of Positive Psychology Association; Member of Australasian Neuroscience Society. He is also a member of the International Society for Psychotherapy Research and a member of the Neuroleadership Institute.
Working with Universities and Schools, XVenture have delivered many unique emotional agility, resilience and leadership programs. They've also done the same in elite sport. This includes the Socceroos (Australia's National Soccer Team), UOW Tottenham Hotspur Global Football Program and major Australian domestic sporting groups; and in business, with corporations such as EY, Australian Securities Exchange, Westpac Bank. You may have seen the XVenture Family Challenge TV series on YouTube (which aired on National TV in Australia and New Zealand) where the XVenture team encouraged and celebrated family cohesion, growth and development.