Steve Ward specialises in helping people working in trading, investing and banking to enhance their risk-taking, improve their decision-making and to achieve and sustain high performance by utilising the latest science, research and practice from performance psychology, decision science, neuroscience, behavioural science, physiology and philosophy.
Since 2005 he has provided specialised coaching, training and consultancy services to traders and fund managers at some of the largest and highest-performing investment banks, hedge funds, asset managers, commodities trading houses, utility companies and proprietary trading groups across the globe.
Prior to starting his work with the financial sector, Steve provided sports psychology coaching to elite athletes and teams in over 30 different sports across the globe, with a particular interest in extreme, action and adventure sports. He has also provided psychological coaching for professional poker players.
Steve is the author of High-Performance Trading: 35 Practical Strategies and Techniques to Enhance Your Trading Psychology and Performance, Sports Betting to Win: The 10 Keys to Disciplined and Profitable Betting and TraderMind: Get a Mindful Edge in the Markets, and has written many articles for leading trading publications. He co-managed a team of 45 proprietary traders in London, was the consultant trading performance coach to the BBC TV series Million Dollar Traders, and spent a number of years trading stock indices and FX in his own account.