Meet Pete Lowe.
Pete is the founder of First-Team following 25 years service in Education and Professional Football.
His time is now spent as a professional speaker and thought leader on the global circuit. Pete draws on his experience of the high performance environment of Premier League football to help businesses to create and sustain a culture of success. He proves that there are startling similarities between the pitch and the boardroom.
“Understanding how people tick and how to help them realise their potential is instrumental to success. Knowing each character in the training room like the Boardroom, lies at the heart of extraordinary team performance.”
Pete’s track record includes more than 13 years in a senior role at Manchester City Football Club, where he was responsible for helping to develop an unrivalled talent pipeline that created 39 first team footballers and 25 full international players. The team’s trophy cabinet was testament to this success with;
- 13 x European tournament wins
- 1 x U15 Championship World Cup,
- 6 x Divisional Premier League Championships
- 1 x FA Youth Cup.
Pete is adamant that there are no shortcuts to sustained success. His powerful insights delivered in a ‘say it as it is’ manner captivate audiences and prove that ‘tales from the touchline’ translate to other arenas, with compelling results. He maintains that ‘excellence’ is a nebulous destination and continuous improvement is the Holy Grail of sustained high performance. A man who speaks from the heart using real life insights, Pete believes that culture must support strategy and leaders create leaders, not followers.
In order to deliver this goal of Leaders and not followers, First-Team incorporate the following mechanisms into organisations;
- Leadership and management
- Developing the leadership “Style” and “Vision”
- Creating the performance standard to recruit, manage and develop
- Developing Team effectiveness
- Competency development
- One on one mentoring, personal coaching and creating the mentor environment
- Overcoming blockages to success
- Effective coaching model for staff development
- Conference speaking
- Change management
Pete is launching his new campaign Being Human which helps businesses to improve the mental health awareness in their working environments, for more information please get in touch
Jim Cassell, Manchester City Football Academy
“Inspirational, charismatic and enlightening, Pete Lowe offers solutions with a fresh perspective based on years of work at the very top of his profession. A true thinker and a natural communicator, Pete always expresses his ideas in a manner that prompts discussion, thought and involvement. His enthusiasm and knowledge instantly impressed me and over the last few years I’ve come to appreciate just how highly regarded he is by his peers for his skills and his ability to consistently deliver impressive results.”
James Cooper, Sky Sports News
“Pete Lowe has a deep understanding of what motivates individuals and the importance of nurturing talent. He’s spent his career shaping the lives of others and helping them to reach and fulfil their potential. From working with the best, Pete’s become one of the very best – a natural born communicator who will make you, like me, think in different directions to find new solutions. Whether he’s presenting or problem-solving Pete will open your eyes to fresh possibilities.”
Matthew Himsworth, Himsworth Legal
Since meeting Pete, he’s transformed the way that I run my business. His ability to change your mindset is unique – turning problems into easily solvable situations, and encouraging growth by understanding not just your team, but your own personal core values. I have factored Pete’s mentoring into my business plan long term as I really don’t see how you can run a business without him.