London , United Kingdom
English, German, Italian
I believe in a wholistic approach to coaching, which covers more than training. Using my experience as a busy management consultant, we will discuss issues such managing stress, recovery, work-life-triathlon balance, and time management.
Together we will set yearly and weekly plans, tailored to your goals and time availability. We will have regular touchpoints to assess progress and to adjust the plan. Finally, we will think together through race day execution.
I have been involved with triathlon for a good part of 30 years. I started at the age of 15 been inspired by the Hawaii Ironman World Championships. I have done dozens of standard distance triathlons and 70.3s and 8 Ironman distance including the World Champs in Kona in 2019, a lifelong dream for mine.
My day job, as a Management Consulting Partner in BCG, involved a 70-80 hour working week and an average of 3 flights a week (pre-COVID, no exaggeration!). As such, I had to find ways of juggling family life (with 3 kids), a very demanding job and an ambitious training regime. I have had to optimized my lifestyle and training methodology to be hyper-efficient with my time. Often, 20-minute opportunities to train, in a hotel gym, was put to good use. I am sure many of you reading my profile can identify with this.
As I am still competitive, I very much look forward to the 2022 season, which for me would include, touch wood, Spartan Obstacle Course Races (OCR) and several triathlons, including Ironman Arizona in November. Bring it on!
Over the years, I have inspired and supported many individuals through the journey of achieving various triathlon and other endurance related challenges. I am a Certified Ironman Coach, as well as a Level 2 Open Water Swim Coach and studying to be a Personal Trainer. I was also a Drill Sargent in the Infantry armed forces, which, sometimes, adds an interesting spin to my training sessions 😊.