At Forte, we believe that every individual should have access to high-performance specialist instruction on-demand, in a location that suits them and at affordable rates.
For far too long, athletes have resorted to google, social media and word of mouth alone to find a specialist. Whilst in some cases this has proven to work, for the most part, it doesn't. It results in short term relationships full of trial and error while an individual spends unnecessary funds and specialists have unstable demand in their businesses.
So let us ask you... If in life, we place a lot of emphasis on our relationships and our health, why should we not place the same level of prioritisation when building relationships that improve our health and performance?
Founder and CEO
Michele, also known as Mick, is an avid sportsman and gym-goer with a keen eye for tech-enabled businesses.
Driven by his passion to build platforms that create opportunities and challenge conventional industries, Mick has seen success working with startups in South Africa and London.
The idea for Forte came to Mick while he was in the gym one day and began to notice how often individuals would move from 1 personal trainer to another. That's when he set out on this mission to optimise the creation and development of high-performance relationships in sports and fitness.
Nkululeko Dwight Sibiya
Co-Founder & CIO
Dwight, as he is known within the team, has had an active role in sports or fitness for as long as he can remember. Having played provincial sports in many disciplines at the age-group level, Dwight would take the lessons he learned in those environments into his professional career.
With 13+ years of experience in early-stage businesses and a lifetime of involvement in sport, Dwight joined the team with an open mind and heart.
Outside of Forte, Dwight is a family man to a wonderful wife and 2 loving children with a passion for empowering those less fortunate. His faith helps him navigate through the highs and lows of life and affords him the opportunity to be a supporting leader in his community and within the team.
Web and Back End Developer
Born in Cape Town, Mike spent some time in Germany as a teenager before heading back home to finish school.
Having graduated with a Bachelor of Business Science in Accounting & Finance, Mike joined a sports event & private coaching company in Cape Town, called SXA which focused specifically on Cricket.
Unfortunately, the impact of Covid resulted in the closure of SXA which pushed Mike to teach himself how to code, and in turn, resulted in Mike becoming a part of the team here at Forte.
Still, a keen athlete, on the majority of weekends Mike can be caught catching a sunburn on either the cricket field or golf course.
Phumudzo is an experienced Software Developer with nearly 5 years of experience in the industry of working with both startups and corporate companies.
He holds a BSc in Information Technology which means that his role in the organisation involves the creation, enhancement and management of the Forte App.
Outside of work, Phumudzo is an avid Tennis player who enjoys playing video games and is a self-proclaimed audiophile.
Working in the organisation has given him a chance to work in a small group of like-minded individuals who love sports and fitness, allowing him to challenge himself and learn daily.