Tom McNab


Tom McNab has experienced success as Olympic coach, prize winning novelist and Technical Director of the Oscar-winning film "Chariots of Fire". One of the world's leaders in sport, he has coached international athletes, the British Olympic Bobsleigh team and England's silver medal-winning squad in Rugby's 1992 World Cup. In the same year, he was awarded the British Coach of the Year.

In Tom's early days of teaching he was instantly recognised for his outstanding ability in being able to bring the best out of young athletes. As National Athletics Coach, Tom created several programmes, including the national decathlon programme, which produced Daley Thompson.

Tom has written several best selling novels, including "Flanagan's Run" which reached number 1 on the best seller list and is to be made into a film by Disney. In 1982 he won the Scottish Novelist of the Year award and his repertoire of sporting films includes his work as script consultant and technical advisor for "Chariots of Fire". A commentator for ITV and Channel 4, a freelance journalist for the Observer, Sunday Telegraph, Times and Independent, Tom's talents have no bars.

In the past twenty years, he has become a much sought-after lecturer and is recognised as one of the world?s top business-speakers. Tom draws from a rich vein of personal experience, ranging across sport, literature, politics and film. Backed by a strong spine of theory, his humane and humorous addresses therefore draw heavily on experience in a wide range of disciplines. A "thought-provoking" speaker with sporting and leadership anecdotes to amuse and entertain.