Parenting and Coaching the Young Outlier.

I am fortunate to work be still working in an industry that I love, where I have been involved in working from frothing young kids all the way to Olympic champions, and with that experience I have seen all types of athletes, par...

Is simplicity the key to a happy life?

It’s a fact: Our lifestyles are getting more complicated and fast paced every passing day. Every generation lament how life was better and simpler in the old days. How society is losing its grip of the niceties of yesterday.

Sure, I...

How Sport Helped Me Overcome Bullying.

We live in a world where bullying within school and sport has become common place. Not only do kids nowadays have to deal with direct bullying, but also cyber bullying where threats can come from anywhere over the internet. It’s a...

Coaching is not all about building skills. Think “experiences” too!

One thing that is cool being an “old dog” in the profession of coaching, is you get lucky enough to experience a lot: the highs, the lows and everything in between.

I have been fortunate enough to help d...

Being on the other side – A parent in an elite environment.

I just returned from a trip with my kids and their mom from out East. The trip served 2 purposes. One was to check out areas for us to all live in June and look at some available properties on the market, but t...

Environments are the key to success and happiness

I was reading a book last summer, and it spoke about ways to find happiness, and one of the things it explained was this:

The writer was looking outside her window and was watching a squirrel going about its business. It...

Exiting Elite Sports: Emotions, Excitement and Trepidation.

Pyeongchang, Korea: As I lie here on the morning of ladies' half pipe finals, and with only 2 days left in an international career that has spanned close to 20 years, I have been flooded by waves of different e...

Choosing family over career and taking a gamble on yourself!

Today, my resignation from my career of the past 12 years became official. It was perhaps the hardest life and career decision I have ever had to make. One filled with a multitude of emotions: sadness, fear, e...

With just months before the 2018 Winter Olympics kick off...

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