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Dr David Hemery CBE

David Hemery CBE is an original founding partner of Performance Consultants.

About Dr David Hemery CBE

He is perhaps best known for his days in sport, both as Olympic Champion and World Record Holder in the 400m hurdles (Mexico, 1968). In November 2011, David became the first Briton to be awarded the European Olympic Committee’s Laurel Award for services to sport.

Hemery was crowned Sports Personality of the Year for 1968 and later went into sports politics, becoming president of UK Athletics and then Vice-Chairman of the British Olympic Association.

Having won an Olympic gold medal in a world-record time and eight yards ahead of the competition, Hemery knows what it takes to reach your potential. He has a strong belief that there is a spark of greatness, something special and unique in everyone. For this reason, he created the Be the Best you can Be! Programme to enable young people to discover the unique potential within themselves and inspire, engage and empower them to pursue and fulfil their dreams, to realize their spark of greatness.

Performance Consultants International

Like his fellow founding partner, Sir John Whitmore, David Hemery took his experience from the world of sport into business to help leaders learn how to grow themselves and their organizations and get to the top of their field. For 30 years he has worked to bring a coaching style of management in major blue chip companies.

David Hemery is an experienced coach facilitator and inspirational conference speaker and keynote presenter. He has been a coach, leader, teacher, and writer. He received a BSc in Business Administration from Boston University, a Certificate of Education in Economics and RE from Oxford University, a Masters in International Education from Harvard and a Doctorate in Education and Social Psychology from Boston University. He is also the author of five books, including Sporting Excellence and How To Help Children Find The Champion Within Themselves.


  • English


  • BSc in Business Administration
  • Certificate of Education in Economics and RE
  • Masters in International Education
  • Doctorate in Education and Social Psychology