Sebastian Coe

Former Olympic Champion, Member of the International Olympic Committee, & Selected as the First Chairman of the FIFA Ethics Committee

  • Appointed as Chairman pf the British Olympic Association
  • awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award
  • The Sunday Times’ 100 Makers of the 21st Century List

Discover Sebastian Coe’s biography of published work below.

Running My Life – The Autobiography: Winning On and Off the Track

When Sebastian Coe is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Innovation and Challenging the Status Quo
Change, Risk, and Handling Uncertainty
Teamwork, Collaboration and Breaking Down Barriers
Leadership and Resilience

Lord Sebastian Coe is an empowering sportsman, best known for becoming a world record-breaking middle-distance runner. Having won four Olympic medals during his successful career representing Great Britain, Sebastian has remained an iconic figure in the sporting world after his retirement whilst leading London’s successful Olympic bid. With his natural talents being recognised by audiences worldwide, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. Utilising his powerful status to educate audiences on the importance of teamwork and leadership, Sebastian has become a highly sought-after speaker to attend speaking engagements internationally.

Entering the sporting spotlight in 1997, Sebastian quickly developed a successful career as a determined track runner. Securing victories at events such as the European Indoor Championships, and the Coca-Cola Games, he developed a respected reputation in the sporting industry. In 180, Sebastian broke the world record for 100m with a time of 2:13:40, an achievement which continues to be admired to this day.

After announcing his retirement in 1990, Sebastian turned his expertise to become a Sports Administrator. Having led a successful Olympic bid in 2005, Sebastian ensured London would become the first city to have hosted the Games on three separate occasions. In recognition of his central role in convincing the IOC to choose London to host the Olympic Games, Sebastian received a Knighthood in 2005. With a deep understanding of the importance of teambuilding, he became the first Chairman of the FIFA Ethics Committee, a role which allowed him to implement the FIFA rules and ensure the sport remained respectful. Admired for his driven mindset, he was also elected as a Member of the International Olympic Committee to implement an experienced sportsman into the team.

With a highly successful career behind him, Lord Sebastian Coe is now highly sought-after to attend speaking engagements to focus on topics such as teamwork, collaboration, and challenging the status quo. In recent years, he has spoken at events such as the 23rd Sports Assembly, the European Athletics Convention, and the IRB World Rugby Conference. Renowned as one of the top inspirational sportsmen of the generation, Sebastian is a must-see speaker for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Official Testimonials

Sebastian Coe is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“A legend to open our company conference… tailored his speech to our conference theme and delivered the wow factor.”

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