Frank Dick

Coached Numerous Successful Athletes & President of the European Athletics Coaches Association.

Motivational speeches from one of the UK's most respected coaches and public speakers.

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About Frank Dick

  • President of the European Athletics Coaches Association
  • Former Director of Coaching at the British Athletics Federation Member of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Coaches CommissionChair of the IAAF Academy
  • Coached numerous successful athletes, including Team GB

Speaking Style

Amusing, educational, enthusiastic, informal , interactive, passionate and story-telling

Frank Dick's wealth of experience is evident in his speeches, as is his ability to motivate people to excel, regardless of their current position or industry. His application of sports psychology to business has seen him become one of the UK's most sought after speakers.

An Education in Sports Science

Born on the first of May 1941, Frank William Dick was a bright child with an interest in sports and the sciences in primary school and when he went on to attend Royal High School in Edinburgh. He was a promising student who studied sports and maths teaching at Loughborough University and then attended Oregon on a Fulbright scholarship. His studies into the physiology of exercise and biomechanics meant that he was extremely well placed to begin his career in coaching and sports science.

Coaching Legend

Between 1979 and 1994, Frank worked for the British Athletics Federation as their Director of Coaching. Under his leadership, the UKs athletics team went from strength to strength. As a coach, Frank focused on conditioning, preparation and performance. Notable individuals he worked with included Boris Becker, Daley Thompson, Gerhard Berger, Justin Rose and  Denise Lewis.  He has worked with Olympic stars, helping Team GB to achieve their full potential whilst under his guidance.

In recognition of his work, Frank, he was presented with the Geoffrey Dyson award from the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport (ISBS) in 1988. This award is the ISBS highest accolade and is presented to those who have achieved excellence in the study and application of biomechanics in coaching and training. Just a year later, in 1989, he was awarded an OBE for services to sport. In 1999, he was given a place in the UK Coaches Hall of Fame. He received Sport Scotlands Millennium Award for Coaching and was UK Sporting Hero 2001.

He received an Honorary Doctorate in technology from Loughborough University in 2003. In the same year he was also awarded a Golden Pin from the European Athletics Association for his work in coaching. In 2011, he was awarded an Honorary Professorship at Bulgarias National Sports Academy.
Frank is currently President of the European Athletics Coaches Association, a member of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Coaches Commission and a Chair of the IAAF Academy.


By putting his motivation techniques and strategies for success into speeches, Frank has become known as one of the most respected and sought after motivational speakers from the UK. He has been a speaker for over quarter of a century and has worked with companies all over the world, helping to encourage success, team work and motivation.
His understanding of team dynamics and individual drive, obtained from his experience as a sports coach, translates directly into the workplace setting. Overcoming the fear of failure is vital in sport and in business and Frank is determined to help others perfect this skill.

Having been a speaker for a long period of time, Frank is aware of the importance of keeping his speeches up to date and in keeping with new developments in business and the economy.

Personal Interests

In his spare time, Frank enjoys music and jogging.

Speaking Topics

  • Team Talk
  • Leading Edge
  • Talent - from Potential to Performance
  • Coaching Matters
  • The Winning Difference
  • Prepared to Win


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Books By Frank Dick

  • Winning: Motivation for Business Sport and Life (2006)
  • Sports Training Principles (2007)
  • Winning Matters (2010)
  • Sprints and Relays (1991)
  • Training Theory (1998)
  • But First (1994)
  • Putting it Across (1993)

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