Speakers

Ulla Koch was former National Head Coach of Germany, and is currently Head Coach of the Belgium National Team, Women’s Artistic Gymnastics.

Dr Sergio Lara-Bercial is a Professor of Sport Coaching at Leeds Beckett University and the VP for Strategy & Development at the International Council for Coaching Excellence. He has published widely in a variety of coaching-related topics and delivered keynotes, lectures and workshops across five continents. Sergio is also the co-founder of ICOACHKIDS, a global movement helping coaches put kids first in sport, and consults for high-level organisations such as Nike, FIFA, UEFA and IOC.

After his skating career, Jeroen Otter (1964) coached Team USA at the 1994 Games to Olympic gold. After six years in the USA the Dutchman returned to Europe to use his knowledge and expertise to coach athletes from smaller ice-skating communities such as Belgium, New Zealand, Latvia, and Israel to reach the top. In 2022, with 30 years of coaching experience, he finished his career. The last 12 years he guided Team Netherlands to numerous amounts of European, World and Olympic titles. Memorable was his athlete winning a gold and bronze medal within 24 hours in two different disciplines.

Even after 9 Olympic Games, Otter never lost focus what needs to be done to become successful and remain sustainable in performance. Currently he works for the Dutch Olympic Team coaching other Olympic coaches in their quest to succeed.

Otter is looking forward to sharing his insights into the coaching profession based on various themes.

Additional speakers will be announced soon.