Gerard Jones

Entrepreneur & Professional Football Coach

Gérard Jones, award-winning entrepreneur and professional football coach, having grown his first business into becoming listed among the Top 100 Best Business Start-ups in the UK in 2010 aged 19 at the time, he later went on to become a Director of Coaching at Arsenal Soccer Schools, one of the world’s largest soccer school programs where he established the largest advanced development centre network that saw hundreds of young players sign for professional academies.

Since then, he launched a private coach education company and most recently worked as a Director of Coaching in the U.S. where he grew a 501(c) into becoming a leading provider of football coaching and personal development with revenues of over $2.5m, back-to-back State-Championships and increased participation in community programs.

He has worked as a Head Coach, Academy Coach and now as Head of Coaching at Bristol Rovers FC, where he is responsible for developing the careers of coaches as well as players by focusing on helping them to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of how they perform.

In addition to being a highly skilled trainer, he holds a Master’s degree in Performance Coaching and is also a Qualified Teacher and Published Author, with his book titled: Let’s Talk Soccer looking at how communication can be used to enhance decision making. Gérard has a history of supporting enterprise, having been awarded Ambassador status for Entrepreneurship in the UK by Enterprise UK in 2009, he has supported businesses and educational institutions around the world, delivering talks and workshops on talent management & development, intra-preneurialism and entrepreneurialism as well as Communication and Personal Development.

During his talks, he engages the audience with his boundless energy and enthusiasm to enhance how they work, by inspiring people with his high-level detail and examples. The winner of a multitude of awards, Gérard was most recently awarded the JCI UK Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award for his entrepreneurial success in coaching, as well as being listed among the Top 50 Brightest & Most Talent People in the North of England by IPPR North.

To book Gerard Jones as the keynote speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Gerard is known to cover the following topics:

  • Talent Management
  • Talent Development
  • Entrepreneurialism & Intrapreneurialism
  • Personal Growth & Leadership

See what people had to say about Gerard’s speaking, here:

“Gérard has been involved with Petroc through the European project ENTEUR (Enterprising Europe). Gérard is a brilliant motivational speaker, whose enthusiasm captivates and enthuses an audience and we hope that he will come back in the future to work with the staff as well as students”

Louise Blatherwick, Business Development Co-ordinatior PETROC College

“His boundless energy in wanting others to succeed is a credit to his own positive outlook and his desire to enable others to overcome challenges”

Eddie Austin, Executive Director Austin McKeown, former MD Mark Education & CEO Core ECS

“Gérard possess’s high acumen and delivery in practical sessions as well as classroom-based lectures. Gérard is clearly highly thought of and has a strong ability to keep people engaged”

Jess Ibrom, Technical Director Cook Islands Football Association

“Gérard’s delivery and presentation, backed with his passion and enthusiasm are first-class and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others”

David Lee – Contracts Operations Manager Tony Brennan Flooring Ltd