Mickey Ambrose enjoyed a former career as a professional footballer for teams including Chelsea and Charlton. After his retirement, Mickey has forged a career as an Educational Behaviour Specialist working in mainstream education with children who have Autism, ADHD, Asperger’s and other behavioural conditions. Opening doors for children who have obstacles in their way, Mickey is a revolutionary force of diversity and inclusion in education. Also a passionate supporter of women’s and minority rights, Mickey is now booked as a diversity and inclusion speaker to promote his work on social inclusion and key challenges that continue to face society today.
A social commentator and political analyst, Mickey has been featured on major networks including Sky News and BBC News, along with interviews on Good Morning Britain. Bringing attention to key challenges and issues that face society, Mickey passionately raises awareness of everything from racism to sexism. Passionate about developing future generations and education, Mickey has also held Ambassadorial roles for HRH Royal Family charities, such as his former role of awarding Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards on behalf of Prince Phillip. An expert Social Commentator, Mickey has also worked with ITN News at Ten to expose wet markets in Nigeria and other breaking news stories.
In connection to his footballing past, Mickey also leads several campaigns surrounding the sport. He has played a significant role in campaigns regarding the links between Dementia and heading a football, The Heart Beat Campaign launched on Good Morning Britain which saw defibrillators installed at 42,000 grassroots clubs and raising £2 million through organising celebrity charity matches. Enhancing understanding of complex issues, Mickey was honoured for his contributions to society with a nomination for the News of the World Children Champion Awards. Alongside his ability to bring complex social issues into perspective, Mickey is also talented in forging successful partnerships with corporate clients and businesses and helping them to be more aware of social issues within a business.
With an excellent proven track record, Mickey is now booked as a speaker for a range of corporate events to share his accomplished organisational skills and expertise on social issues. As a prolific social commentator, Mickey is often seen campaigning for things such as more women in boardrooms, financial institutions and banks giving opportunities to youth and more ethnic minorities in senior management positions. In his role as an Educational Behavioural Specialist, Mickey opens doors for children with challenges, helping them to thrive and succeed in their careers and life. When looking for an expert speaker on neurodiversity, inclusion, equity and social issues, book Mickey Ambrose today.