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The Unobtainium Podcast with Oz Khan: Strategy, Achievement and Personal Development

Mar 31, 2022

This episode originally aired in 2020, it has been re-released as a set of "best of" episodes for new listeners as an addendum to episode 14, and those who wouldn't mind catching some of the episodes again prior to heading into the next round.

Neil Fachie has since gone on to win more Gold in Tokyo!

What are the strategies and components it takes to create olympian success over a span of years? How do you lift your self up from a loss? How can your return stronger and better than before. In this episode we think we might have some of the answers!


Oz Khan is a strategist, passionate about personal development, coach and general all round business person. You can find more on his linkedin profile.


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 26 medals won at major championships, 19 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 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.


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In June 2020, Neil published his number 1 bestselling book, ‘Earn Your Stripes: Gold medal insights for business and life’. Through telling his story, Neil outlines his 5 step method for performing at a world class level. Neil shares his techniques in a clear and easy to follow method that can easily be implemented and applied to your life, regardless of your field or industry.



Neil’s ‘Earn Your Stripe’ method covers five key areas he’s identified as being vital for world class performance, regardless of industry.

  • Drive - Find your why
  • Performance - Build your strategy
  • The Team - Utilise your team
  • Champion Mindset - Conquer your mind
  • Perform Under Pressure - Own your performance