Charles Van Commennee


Charles Van Commenee

Dutch athletics coach Charles Van Commenée is probably best known as the coach who drove Team GB to major athletics success at the London 2012 Olympic Games. This Olympic speaker was the performance director of the Dutch Olympic Committee before he became head coach of British athletics between 2008 and 2012.

Commenée is also well known as the personal coach of Denise Lewis OBE, the multiple gold medal winning star of the heptathlon, the heptathlete and 400m sprinter Kelly Sotherton (who won nine gold medals in her career as well as five silvers and three bronzes – one of them at the 2004 Olympic Games) and Huang Zhihong, the Olympic silver medallist and a double world champion shot putter.

As an Olympic speaker, Charles Van Commenée is able to call on his vast experience at the very pinnacle of competitive sport where he enabled and empowered talented athletes to go above and beyond their previous achievements. Van Commenée clearly knows how to inspire and motivate and get the very best out of people. In his talks he shows how teamwork, communication and clear leadership are vital elements in any business or organisation.

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