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Mike Bates

Mike Bates

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Who is Mike Bates?

Mike Bates is a human intelligence specialist, covert counter-terrorism operations leader, entrepreneur and adventurer.

What are Mike Bates’s main achievements?

Mike served a combined total of 20 years serving our country both within His Majesty’s Royal Marines and the Intelligence and Security fields of the Ministry of Defence. He is the first officer in the history of the MOD to pass all required courses to serve at the very front line of the U.K.’s counter-terror response.

He has extensive experience delivering workshops in the U.K and overseas, and has been working closely with the Leeds Rhinos organisation for a number of years including working closely with the first team mens squad, at board level and alongside the female elite team.

What is Mike Bates best known for?

Most recently, Mike is best known for becoming the fastest solo British person to complete the ‘The World’s Toughest Row’, in a little over 46 days. His efforts over the three-year campaign for this challenge raised a phenomenal £175,000 for charity and inspired people all over the world.

alongside this, he delivers workshop on culture, goal setting and purpose, whilst facilitating businesses and elite sports teams in defining and agreeing upon the culture for their organisation.

How to book Mike Bates for your next event?

When hired as a speaker, Mike uses his unique background and experiences to showcase a robust and credible perspective on resilience, leadership, and overcoming adversity. He is by far amongst the most dynamic and sought-after public speakers on the circuit today.

For more information on how to book Mike Bates for your next event or private function, contact Evolve today.

Topics and Themes

  • Adventurer
  • Motivational
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • National Security
  • Military
  • Resilience

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