Charles van Commenée

Former Head Coach Of UK Athletics & Expert On Managing & Creating High Performance Cultures

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"Charles delivered a one hour presentation on Leadership and Coaching at our annual conference. His messages and core themes were perfectly aligned to what we expect from our leaders and his coaching philosophy was one that we can all learn from and apply. His no compromise approach to accountability will ring true to any organisation that is serious about performance."Santander Corporate Banking

“The leadership skills and techniques Charles imparted were quite fascinating and triggered much discussion later that evening which was just the outcome we wanted. It was a most engaging and memorable hour which suited our conference and was a perfect finale.” -DLA Piper

  • 2008 - Named UK Athletics Head Coach
  • 2004 - Coached Kelly Sotherton to an Olympic bronze medal 
  • 2001 - Appointed technical director for the jumps and combined events by UK Athletics 
  • 2000 - Named Amsterdam Coach of the Year
  • 2000 - Coached Denise Lewis to Olympic Gold
  • 1992 - Named Director of Combined Events and Throws by the Dutch Athletics Federation 
  • 1987 - Appointed coach of the Dutch Javelin team 
  • Former technical director of the Netherlands athletics team