John Herdman

April 28, 2015 by Speakers' Spotlight

John Herdman: The Herdman Effect

As the Head Coach of the Canadian Women’s Soccer Team, John Herdman took a group once called a “struggling squad” to one that captured the hearts and minds of Canadians when they won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Under his leadership, the team also took a gold medal at the 2011 Pan Am Games in Mexico?the first Pan Am gold in Canadian soccer history. As we look ahead to the FIFA Women’s World Cup, TSN examines what they’ve dubbed “The Herdman Effect”, breaking down just how John motivated and inspired the team to make their incredible comeback. Watch here.

In his riveting talks, John–who was a nominee for 2012 FIFA Coach of the Year–stresses the importance of developing a high performance culture, learning to overcome adversity with grace, and the role of leaders to inspire trust, confidence, and success, whether it’s on the field, in the workplace, or in the home.