Sports, Fitness & Outdoor Activities Coaching in Devon & Cornwall, & at locations around the UK & Europe.

I have been coaching various sporting activities for 30 years. These have evolved over those years. The coaching services I offer include all of the activities I have become passionate about, become qualified to coach, and developed my involvement in. Each activity has its own skills and fitness requirements but these overlap and feed each other. My coaching offers knowledge and experience from the collective whole. I believe passionately in enabling individuals to be the best they choose to be, whatever form that takes.

My participation in sport, and subsequent experience of coaching, has been built on and around a life which included challenges in my early years and then, as an adult, raising my son for many years as a single parent. I understand many of the self-belief, time, and financial constraints which could limit participation or performance in your chosen activity. My passion is helping people to be and do whatever they would like to despite any challenges.

I don’t just coach others. I participate in all the sports and activities I coach. I am honoured that I qualified as an age-group athlete for the European Cross-triathlon Championships in Ibiza in October 2018. The year has not gone as planned and I had to withdraw a few days before due to a family crisis. I aim to be back next year. Being an age-group athlete is an honour and achievement. It’s not easy to fit training into life with all its twists and turns which means that every athlete has sacrificed time and other opportunities to be on the start line. That in itself is a win!

Not all my work is sports related. One of my recent projects has been working with Education Through Expedition at Plymouth University helping deliver leadership training to environmental science students. The final stage of this project saw the students put what they have learnt into practice (and learn a great deal about their own behavioural tendencies and leadership styles) on a two-day expedition on Dartmoor.

I am as interested in helping people who are not currently active to identify and overcome their barriers to participation as I am in helping athletes to improve their performance. Sports, fitness and activities can transform individuals’ lives in ways which extend beyond the purely physical benefits.

My qualifications are listed here.