He tells us a bit more about himself and why he loves being a coach!
– What do you find is the most rewarding part about coaching?
Seeing peoples lives change outside of the sport, for example – eating better, feeling better, family time is more manageable. It makes them better organised, and I love seeing that.
– What are your goals for both yourself and your athletes?
For myself, it is to keep learning off anybody, and anybody that may have a different view, trial it out and see if it works.
With the athletes, I would love to coach someone to the Olympics. But more than that, I would love to mould them into young compassionate and dedicated professionals later on in life, like John Hellemans did to me.
– How would you describe your role to someone thinking about becoming a coach and working with young athletes?
My role is to nurture these athletes, teach them about values during their teenage years and not push them towards exhaustion and blowout.
– Sum yourself up with three words
Organised, unorganised, dedicated.
– Tell us what it means to you to be a Tri NZ coach?
I think this is a great ticket to have, this let’s people know that you are qualified to be teaching athletes. We don’t want a coach that has no integrity, no compassion, no boundaries in this sport. So to have tests and certification for this is outstanding.
– Tell us a bit about yourself…
I’m an outdoors person that loves to hunt, explore, and push the limits to my body and mind.
My perfect place would be on a mountain in a wooden cabin with no Internet!
If you would like to know more about coaching for Triathlon, we have some great resources here.
Coaching accreditation here.