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Frank Dick OBE Inspirational and Motivational Speaker

As one of the country's best and most consistently inspiring motivational speakers, Frank Dick is the current President of the European Athletics Coaches Association, Member of the IAAF Coaches Commission, as well as Chair (and architect) of the IAAF Academy.

From 1979 to 1994 he was the British Athletics Federation's Director of Coaching, where he was widely acknowledged as and remains one of the outstanding sports coaches and coach mentors in the world.  In this position Frank Dick led the British Athletics team into its "golden era" with Olympic gold medalists such as Daley Thompson, Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe. Frank personally trained Daley Thompson and created training programmes for individuals such as Gerhard Berger, Katarina Witt, Boris Becker and Justin Rose.

"He brought a professionalism to the management of the team that we had never had before or have had since." Seb Coe, Running My Life

With a history of sporting excellence he has, over the past 25 years of speaking to hundreds of companies both in the UK and around the world, recognised 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.

His expertise derives from years of detailed research into individual success and achievement. Frank Dick   combines this wealth of knowledge and experience into an informative and motivational approach to achieving long-lasting transformation of both individual and team performance.

Frank Dick Inspirational and Motivational Speaker

Frank Dick OBE Inspirational and Motivational Speaker

As one of the country’s best and most consistently inspiring motivational speakers, Frank Dick is the current President of the European Athletics Coaches Association, Member of the IAAF Coaches Commission, as well as Chair (and architect) of the IAAF Academy.

From 1979 to 1994 he was the British Athletics Federation's Director of Coaching, where he was widely acknowledged as and remains one of the outstanding sports coaches and coach mentors in the world.  In this position Frank Dick led the British Athletics team into its "golden era" with Olympic gold medalists such as Daley Thompson, Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe. Frank personally trained Daley Thompson and created training programmes for individuals such as Gerhard Berger, Katarina Witt, Boris Becker and Justin Rose.

"He brought a professionalism to the management of the team that we had never had before or have had since." Seb Coe, Running My Life

With a history of sporting excellence he has, over the past 25 years of speaking to hundreds of companies both in the UK and around the world, recognised 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.

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.

Frank is the author of four major publications: ‘Winning Matters’, 'Sports Training Principles', 'Winning' and 'Winning Lines', all classics in their fields.

In 2011, Frank Dick was awarded an Honorary Professorship by the National Sports Academy of Bulgaria in reccognition of his influence in advancement of coaching in Europe. This followed an Honorary Doctorate by Loughborough University for his contribution to coaching and coach development.

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.

Speaking Topics

Coaching Beyond the Arena
Frank’s involvement in the 2010 Vancouver and 2012 London Olympics was as a “coach of coaches” where he worked with coaches of elite athletes in their preparation for the Games using his vast experience to deliver high performance strategy and operational excellence. In addition, in London he designed and directed the program for the Global Coaches House, attended by over 400 coaches from across the range of sports and nations. His skills have been translated time and again to businesses in his work with top clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Virgin Atlantic, and Unilever to name but a few.
Frank has woven the critical lessons learned through these Olympic experiences into a very attractive portfolio of presentations. These presentations can be the winning difference to help businesses win persistently.


Winning10 (Winning to the power of ten)

Winning10 is a capture by numbers of the ten critical lessons learned through the Olympic experience and that of high performance sport, which apply equally to business and professional life. Winning performance is the consequence not only of what we deliver in the arena, but of all that makes it happen. How winning is defined, through planning, preparation, performance support and learning processes, to managing change are all covered. But most important is the idea that all is driven by our attitude to winning.


Prepared to Learn

Being prepared to learn has two dimensions. The first is an attitude to ceaseless pursuit of personal development. The second is to ensure that the framework for learning to happen is in place. To gain competitive advantage we must learn faster than the opposition. Of course the challenge of an Olympic Games is an end in itself. But like all challenges in life, it is a critical learning experience. As Frank says, “The last step to the podium in London was the first step to the podium in Rio.”


A Question of Talent

A talent strategy should help you in working out how to deal with the rough diamonds, the underachievers and the genii. Everyone in our teams can be coached to raise their game and to realise their potential, whatever their level of talent. As Frank says, “You don’t have to be sick to get better.” He sets out a clear strategy and action plan for talent spotting, recruiting, coaching, harmonising and affording a high performance pathway to ensure your people fulfil their potential and deliver for the business. Pursuing a talent development process is fundamental to achieving sustainable business performance.

You First

Our life is not a single track road, but a 3-lane highway. The fast lane is our career; the middle lane family, friends & community; the inside lane our personal wellbeing. We have development and performance needs and goals in each lane. All three must be free flowing for if one goes down, the others are compromised. There is an essential tension between challenge and support in achieving this. Frank provides strategies and techniques to turn stress to advantage, and raise business performance. Fundamental to this is a commitment to personal wellbeing. As Frank says, “If you are not ok, how can you be who you must be for the family and other relationships you enjoy and for the business you are part of?”

Decisions! Decisions! Decisions!
Frank believes the difference between average or excellent performance, whatever your role in the business, is your ability to make the right decisions and judgement calls. That’s the case whether they are “in a blink” judgement calls of moment by moment challenges or longer term decisions of strategy. All major strategic change must also address culture change and Frank examines what can be taught and what can be learned in preparing everyone to make the right decisions and to take ownership of them.

NEW - Added Value from Frank Dick

The most critical lesson learned from the London Olympics also applies to business campaigns and strategies. It is:We must turn what we have learned from the experience and results to effective action and lasting advantage – fast.
 
How we prepare for, resource and support personal and collective performance is key. While that is among Frank’s clear messages as a renowned motivational speaker, he is aware, as a deeply respected coach, that there is a difference between understanding the message and living the message.

Exclusive Coaching Session included 
 
So this year he is taking an exciting and significantly different approach: book Frank for a keynote speech and you will be eligible for an exclusive follow-up coaching session at no extra cost to show delegates how to put the messages into practice and improve performance.
 
Frank’s business is to make sure both individuals and teams achieve their full potential and beyond. Frank coached the UK athletics team through its most successful period from 1979 to 1994, subsequently extending his skills in the business arena where he has coached teams from BT, American Express, Morgan Stanley, Unilever and GSK … to name but a few organizations who have benefitted from Frank’s wealth of experience.
 
How will a coaching session with Frank, tailored to your needs and the presentation theme, add value and make a difference?
 
• As a coach Frank knows how to motivate and inspire – whether that is in a sports arena or in your business arena or in life.
• He helps individuals understand their own playing or leadership style – because we are all “player/coaches”, constantly adapting from learner to leader and vice versa.
• He will show delegates how to develop “teamship”; how each individual must take ownership for their own performance; and how to harmonise the diversity this represents to raise team performance.
• As a “coach to the coaches,” he will challenge your leaders to: Change their game; Raise their game; and Win the game.
 
The result: improved performance and competitive advantage for your business.
 
After Frank's presentation, he will work with up to 30 people identified by you, who will be coaches in turning the concepts he presented into effective action.
 
The follow-up can be immediately after the presentation or up to six weeks later. If preferred, the follow-up session may be an extended question and answer session with a whole audience. There will be no additional fee for Frank’s follow-up coaching session but of course if extra travel or accommodation costs arise, these would be the client’s responsibility.

Frank Dick OBE Inspirational and Motivational Speaker

Marketing Director, Anglian Home Improvement

You were an absolute professional to work with and made the whole experience a pleasure. The parallels you drew between your experience and the challenges our sales reps face every day were truly inspiring. Your self deprecating wit and charm carried the speech with consummate ease getting through to even our most cynical of sales people.

Director, Spa Life
I can confirm that our event in November was a great success and thanks in no small part to Frank's exceptional presentation. The response from our audience was overwhelmingly positive.

Job Centre Plus
As an organisation in the front line of supporting people affected by the recession, we wanted a motivational speaker at our regional  conference to inspire our managers to rise to the challenges they are facing;  Frank Dick proved to be an excellent choice and delegates went away buzzing with enthusiasm after his powerful presentation.

Inspace PLC
Credible and passionate. Great feedback from delegates and would definitely use Frank again in the future.

AVN
Frank really got the delegates motivated!

Canada Life
Frank was so nice to work with, very engaging presentation style, content was so relevant to our theme and Frank made it meaningful to everyone in the room. The feedback from within the company has been very positive.

Business Objects
Frank's time on stage was enjoyed enormously by the audience of our employees and customers alike - we feel we made the perfect choice of speaker and he exceeded the already high expectations that we had. He told me before his presentation, that IT audiences were one of his top 3 difficult audiences (and he's right!) - but there's no doubt that for our attendees he was the highlight of the day. Thank you for organising his attendance and ensuring a smooth run-up to our event

Morgan Stanley
The feedback from Frank’s speech has been incredibly positive; I have yet to find anyone who didn’t take away something from his words. His wisdom, experience and humour came together to form several powerful messages about individual and team performance.

Director, Aromatica-Wellness (Finland)
How one person can keep a 300 strong audience of spa operators, suppliers and staff holding their breath for an hour… He has been the most successful sports coach in England for many decades… Now I know why. He is inspirational!
NCSL
The feedback from delegates has been extremely positive and there is no doubt that your contribution was seen as one of the highlighted of the day. The tone, pace and content of the presentation was ideal and definitely resonated with an important audience for the College.
Director, Scottish Homes
What was best was, content, style of delivery, appropriateness of subject.
Chief Executive, NCB Stockbrokers
To say you understood our requirements and your messages resonated with the team would be a serious understatement. In my experience the impact of guest speakers in your arena tends to dissipate very quickly when the troops get back to work, but I feel very confident that your extraordinary talented delivery will make its mark permanently.  

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