Neil Fachie MBE

Leading Athlete, Coach & Speaker

Neil Fachie MBE was born with a degenerative eye condition known as Retinitis Pigmentosa. His sight loss has played a constant factor in his life, helping him to develop his problem solving skills, adaptability and resilience. Neil became a full-time athlete in 2006, following his graduation from the University of Aberdeen.

A brief spell with British Athletics led to him representing ParalympicsGB at Beijing 2008 in the 100m & 200m. A disappointing Paralympic debut led to Neil losing his funding. After a challenging period, he realised that the only way to achieve his dreams was to reinvent himself. He joined British Cycling in 2009, and made rapid progress. Later that year he became a double World Champion and double World Record holder.

His ambition was realised in 2012, when on home soil he won gold at the London Paralympic Games. This led to him receiving an MBE for services to cycling the following year. A long career followed culminating in 22 medals won at major championships, 17 of which are gold, and he’s not done yet. In 2016 Neil set up LNF Coaching, along with wife and fellow Paralympic and World Champion Lora. They both passionately believe that there are tremendous possibilities when the worlds of sport and business combine.

Their aim is to use the insights and lessons learned from the world of elite sport, and use them to help their clients achieve their full potential. The goal is to help business leaders face their limitations, frustrations, pain and setbacks, and rise above them to achieve a personal best or world record of their own.

To book Neil Fachie MBE as the motivational speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When Neil’s at corporate events, he is known to cover the following topics:

  • Overcoming Limiting Beliefs
  • Taking the Next Step in Career Performance
  • Create a Champion Mindset
  • Utilising Your Network for Success
  • Goal Setting for Success
  • Performing Under Pressure

Read what people had to say about Neil, when he appeared at their corporate events:

“Neil had the room on the edge of their seats from the start of his presentation. We could tell by the reception in the room, and via social media since, that everyone loved hearing Neil’s story and how he manages his mindset prior to, during and after big events. I am sure that many will start to apply something similar in their own lives as well!” – AMANDA, Organiser, K-Club

“I just wanted to drop you a line to say many thanks again for your session last week to the team. Not only are your achievements inspirational but you presented them in an engaging, clear and relevant manner.”  – LEE, Head of Claims, Allianz (UK)

“Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to be a presenter at our Gold Award Presentation last week. I am sure that the young people and their parents were inspired and enthused by your contributions on the day. We have already heard from recipients and their families about how special their day at the Palace was. You played no small part in making the day memorable for them.”  – BARRY, Director – DofE Scotland