Intrinsic Motivation; become inspired from within

Intrinsic Motivation I simply admire and adore a good success story where people have taken a painful event and used it to evolve the core of their being. I have had the pleasure of being around these people. That’s what I love about high level sport; it gives us many opportunities to face our hardships, […]

Motivation to train; where to find it when its lost

My go-to type of motivation is called Identity Motivation and it is a form of intrinsic motivation that sport psychologists offer their athletes to remind them that they have motivation, they just need to tap back into it. The fact that you are reading this article tells me you once were motivated. Let’s just say […]

Shift The Mind To Improve Technique

Form. It dictates our ability to connect with the water in a positive and efficient way that translates to stroke power. Our form is the way we move our body while paddling. It is habitual either by training or by default and therefore has become a pattern of moving that our body has become accustom […]

How Internal Strength Elevates Performance

When we have inner power, inner strength and inner alignment we easily and effortlessly transfer this to our sport. Period. As a coach I see many talented athletes who are strong physically but without the internal resolve to execute their technical skills. To be a strong and skilled athlete we have to spend equal time […]

Tips To Ignite Motivation

Are you feeling unmotivated and looking to get motivated? Start with your thoughts. Catch yourself when feeling lazy, tired, sad, depressed and see what triggered those moods. Not to say I don’t favor a good pity party with all my comfortable poor me friends but I try not to stay too late! Yes, thoughts trigger […]

Visual Programming for Athletes: exercise

Visual programming is the format used to download your vision of your highest self who is a top athlete, gold medalist, champion and achieves their goals. Give it a try: • Sit or lie down and get comfy • Don’t focus too hard on stilling the mind, rather, bring your attention to the space behind […]

5 Steps To Program Emotional Well Being

Programming the mind and emotions is no different than the progressive training we do with the body. In fact, at this time in our lives it is wise to spend more time monitoring and caring for our emotional well being. Your emotional or mental well being goals at this point could be just to shake […]

Rest Week Advice

If you are an athlete who is currently partaking in a dry land training program I would like to challenge you to create a rest week goal! Practice extreme self care for 1 week. As we progress in training its important we prepare mentally, emotionally and spiritually (my term for inside work) for the increased […]

Exercise; Be The Observer Of Your Life

Mind/body connection. Best felt in nature as it is our nature. Our body holds the wisdom of what it requires to feel good. Its our conceptual mind that either allows this wisdom and acts on it or ignores it and files it away. The effects of being disconnected can feel like: depression, fear, worry, anxiety […]

Dealing With Division In Teams

COACHES: Is your team stuck in transition? Is half your team wanting more and the other half is happy the way things are? Are you trying to keep everyone happy but stuck in fear of losing people? Are you exhausting yourself trying to keep people motivated? Do you feel like you’re dragging some people along? […]