Lord Sebastian Coe is Chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic games, and a former Olympic medalist and politician who is ideally suited to speak at any event or conference on leadership, motivation and teamwork.
Lord Coe is Chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. Using all his political skills and strategic know-how, he famously led the bid to host the world’s biggest sporting event in 2012. It was the same determination that had earlier helped him become one of the greatest athletes of his generation. It was a perfect display of his sporting, political and business skills and his dogged determination.
On the track Seb set twelve world records over four distances, achieving four gold and three silver medals in the Olympics and European Championships. He tells the story, from the moment he was inspired as a child by a local hero to his father’s grueling coaching routine, in his new book The Winning Mind. He talks about the setbacks and the hard graft as well as the victories. He explains how he beat the competition by facing down everything in training, by minimising the variables and maintaining focus. He now applies a similar approach in his leadership role, encouraging others to fulfill their own potential.
Seb has an unusual depth and breadth of experience. After retiring from competitive athletics he entered Parliament as MP for Falmouth and Cambourne, then served as a Government whip and as Private Secretary to William Hague. He was appointed the first chairman of Fifa’s new independent watchdog, the Fifa’s ethics commission. In 2007, Lord Coe was elected a vice-president of the International Association of Athletics Federations. He is a long-standing advisor to Nike, and founder and owner of the Seb Coe Health Clubs, with a membership of 20,000.
- The Art of Winning
- Formulating the Perfect Team
- Taking on World Class Competition
- Maintaining the Appetite to Succeed
I can honestly say that I have never seen such a reaction from them when you stepped through the curtain. Your content and delivery was truly inspirational, and you captivated all 1,400 for the full 60 minutes, through your personal insight the fascinating process and politics and the wonderful films interspersed which had us all bristling with pride. The reaction after the event was universal and overwhelming – you really captured everyone on the day
Your talk was fascinating and relevant to the bankers. The points you made about children in sport particularly resonated with your audience
The reaction to your most informative and thought provoking presentation from all who attended was extremely positive and the credit must go to you for making the audience engage so eagerly during the event and also giving them so much to take back to share with their business. It is the first time we have taken all our clients out of their normal trading environment and provided them with topics outside of the diamond industry and I strongly believe that the success of this seminar will encourage people to attend our future events in the full knowledge that we are offering a very worthwhile Value Added Service to them all
Diamond Trading Company
The presentation was absolutely fascinating and the ideas inspirational – I know that everyone will remember the passion and the leadership
Many thanks for your assistance in ensuring Seb made it to the event on time. Please could you pass my thanks on to Seb for his most marvelous, inspirational and perfect presentation. Everyone was so impressed by his style, professionalism and warmth. I also know he was in discomfort and thank him for actually spending much more time with us than was expected. He has really set an agenda for the South to ensure that everyone benefits from the games
The British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers’ Association
Marvelous, inspirational and perfect presentation. Everyone was so impressed by his style, professionalism and warmth