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Lord Sebastian Coe KBE - Olympian, London 2012 Chairman and Inspirational Motivational Business Speaker.


Lord Sebastian Coe KBE the mastermind behind the London 2012 Olympic Games.  Lord Coe is a former middle-distance runner and politician who forged a successful career himself as an Olympian, securing 4 medals whilst an athlete.

Using his political skills, his strategic know-how and a true passion for sport, Lord Coe won the bid to host the 2012 Olympics in London. Seven years later the Prime Minister thanked him for "lifting the hearts of the nation" after organising the most successful Games of modern times.

Lord Coe's addition to all events and conferences as an after dinner speaker, keynote or Olympic speaker is something that is certain to heighten the profile of the occasion.

Lord Sebastian Coe KBE - Olympian, London 2012 Chairmain and Inspirational Motivational Business Speaker.

Lord Sebastian Coe KBE - Olympian, London 2012 Chairmain and Inspirational Motivational Business Speaker.


Lord Sebastian Coe born 29 September 1956 is a former track and field athlete. As a middle-distance runner,  

Lord Coe won four Olympic medals, including the 1500 metres gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984. He set eight outdoor and three indoor world records in middle-distance track events – including, in 1979, setting three world records in the space of 41 days – and the world  record he set in the 800 metres in 1981 remained unbroken until 1997. 

Following Lord Coe's retirement from athletics, he was a member of parliament for the Conservative Party from 1992 to 1997, and became a Life Peer on 16 May 2000. He headed the successful London bid to host the 2012 Summer Olympics and became chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. In 2007, he was also elected a vice-president of the International Association of Athletics Federations. 

In 2012, Lord Coe was appointed Pro-Chancellor at Loughborough University where he had been an undergraduate, and is also a member of the University's governing body. In November 2012 he was also appointed chairman of the British Olympic Association. In 2012 he was of one of 24 athletes inducted as inaugural members of the International Association of Athletics Federations Hall of Fame.
Lord Coe was presented with the Lifetime Achievement award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in December 2012.

He tells the story in his autobiography, Running My Life. Talking about the setbacks as well as victories, he shows how he beat the competition by facing down everything in training: “You don’t become a champion by turning up and hoping to get lucky.”

In speeches Lord Coe takes audiences from his own on-track rivalries to the lessons learned from London – overseeing an enormous infrastructure and logistical exercise in one of the world’s great cities. He highlights the need to build a resilient and dependable team, from a variety of backgrounds; to be seen to deliver on your vision (even while under constant scrutiny); and to communicate pre-emptively and leave nothing to chance. Above all, he underlines the age-old proposition that no amount of theorising replaces ‘the genius of hard work.’

Lord Sebastian Coe KBE - Olympian, London 2012 Chairmain and Inspirational Motivational Business Speaker.

Seb’s content and delivery were truly inspirational. We have never seen such a universal and overwhelming reaction.

Deloitte

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