I have the privilege of coaching and working with high achieving individuals and teams who have a real deep desire to perform and live life at the next level. My passion comes from living my life inside a world of high performance and studying why people do what they do. This journey has led me to extensively research the answer to this question - What is the difference between GOOD & GREAT in every area of life? The answer is what my clients use to make the small shifts that create extraordinary results.
As a high achiever myself, I had to personally overcome the overwhelming feelings of fear, stress and anxiety that came with pursuing success and trying to close the gap between where I was and where I ultimately wanted to be. What I found out is this...your value does not come from what you do it comes from who you are. With a deep understanding of the forces that shape the way we think, act and feel...I now get to help coach extraordinary people to see what's possible, even if they cannot see it for themselves, so that they can achieve extraordinary things!!
A little more background:
A native of England, Max grew up and played for professional team Reading Football Club before moving to the U.S.A to play collegiate soccer for NCAA Division I Mercer University. During this time he won four conference championships, was Atlantic Sun Conference player of the year, an All-American selection and is currently the only male soccer player in school history to have his jersey retired. Rooke also had the distinguished honor of being a member of the Great Britain National soccer team and competed at two World Championships.
As a coach, Rooke was an accomplished high school educator and coach before moving to the NCAA collegiate game - Working as assistant coach for the Mercer University Women's Soccer program and the University of Illinois Springfield Men's Soccer program. During his time in Springfield, Illinois Max also served as the Director of Coaching for Springfield Area Soccer Association. Currently Max is working as the Associate Head Women's soccer coach at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he has been part of two West Coast Conference Championships, two NCAA Sweet Sixteen Appearances, six NCAA Tournament Appearances and two NCAA Regional Staff of the Year awards.
When not coaching or sharing his empowering message, Max enjoys spending time with his wife and supporting her volleyball team!