Frank Dick OBE was widely acknowledged as and remains one of the world’s most outstanding sports coaches and coach mentors.
In 1970, Frank Dick was appointed National Coach for Athletics in Scotland and in 1979 he moved to become Director of Coaching for UK Athletics.
It was during this period that the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Athletics Team rose to become a genuine power in world athletics, led in particular by male track stars such as Sebastian Coe, Steve Ovett, Steve Cram, and Dave Moorcroft, in addition to the double-Olympic decathlon champion Daley Thompson.
Daley was personally coached by Frank and rose to become one of the world’s greatest ever athletes.
Coaching has been Frank Dick’s raison d’être for decades, inspiring world-beating performances from some of the top names in sport – Boris Becker, Gerhard Berger, Denise Lewis, Marat Safin and Katarina Witt.
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 Dick is the President of the European Athletics Coaches Association and a board member of the UK Sports Institute, Scottish Institute of Sport and member of the IAAF Coaches Commission.
Frank has also held the post of Chairman of the British Olympic Coaches Advisory Programme (1983 – 1994), and Director of Coaching for the British Athletics Federation (1974 – 1994).
In 2016 Frank was invited by Eddie Jones to undertake a challenging position in the UK as strategic planning consultant the England Rugby Leadership Team in preparation for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.
As well as his presentations; Winning, The Winning Team Advantage and Leading Edge, Frank offers an exciting new approach to training and development for business through his ‘coaching’ methods.
His interactive ‘Coaching Workshops’ build on the general desire for improvement and will inspire people to better business performance.
Frank Dick is the author of three major publications:
- Sports Training Principles
- Winning Lines
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.
Renowned as one of the best motivational speakers today, Frank Dick’s presentations are highly amusing and anecdotal, challenging and inspirational, making uncomfortable listening for anyone prepared to accept second best.
Presentation topics include:
- Prepared To Win
- Leading Edge
- Three Lane Motorway (Wellness)
- Coaching Matters
- Team Talk
- Winning Difference