Frank Dick is renowned as one of the country’s best and most consistently inspiring motivational speakers. Frank Dick is the current Chair of Scottish Athletics, President of the European Athletics Coaches Association, Member of the IAAF Coaches Commission, as well as Chair (and architect) of the IAAF Academy.
From 1974 to 1994 he was the British Athletics Federation' s Director of Coaching, where he was widely acknowledged as one of the outstanding sports coaches in the world. In this position Frank Dick coached athletes such as Daley Thompson, Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe to European, Olympic and World honours.
Frank has also used his expertise in coaching and training in athletics to benefit other sporting greats, including Boris Becker in tennis, Gerhard Berger in F1 racing, Katerina Witt in ice-skating and, currently Justin Rose in golf. Few coaches have successfully transferred their expertise across sports in this way and at such a high level.
Frank has combined his talent for inspiring sporting achievement with the business world. By recognising the synergy between effective coaching techniques on the playing field and in the office, over the years he has developed a range of inspirational keynote speech themes, workshop topics and bespoke employee development programmes that remain as popular and relevant today as ever.
His expertise derives from years of detailed research into individual success and achievement. Frank combines this wealth of knowledge and experience into an informative and motivational approach to achieving long-lasting transformation of both individual and team performance.
With a history of sporting excellence through coaching some of the best talent in the world he has, over the past 20 years of speaking to 100’s of companies both in the UK and around the world, recognised six key areas of personal and professional development that, once taken out of a “training room” mentality and put into a different context, can lead to individual and team progress simply by giving a different perspective.
Author of three major publications, 'Sports Training Principles', 'Winning' and 'Winning Lines', all classics in their fields. Frank’s book ‘Winning Matters’ was published in August 2010.
Frank’s contribution to sport and coaching has been recognised in being awarded an OBE in 1989, induction to the UK Coaches Hall of Fame in 1999 and the prestigious title "UK Sporting Hero" by Sport UK in 2001.
He is currently preparing teams for Olympic and Paralympic games with ‘The Road to Rio 2016 campaign’.
Today, Frank Dick remains a successful coach both in sport and business settings, the latter having included BMW, Royal Scottish Insurance, and American Express, where he can apply his experience of, and passion for, motivation and high level achievement.