Embracing change

Life can bring a lot of changes. In one instance your life is on one trajectory and then something comes up and changes that, and all of a sudden you find yourself in another direction. You may not have envisaged it, but I honestly believe that things in life happen for a reason. So dwelling on what should have been, could have been or would have been I feel, is wasting time and energy. So focusing on the NOW and what opportunities lie ahead – is what is most important.

Myself and my partner had talked about having kids – him more so than me! 😉 Children were on the cards and a part of our future planning, I just didn’t know when I’d be ready for them,  as I couldn’t picture a little human in my life just yet. I had just got back into competitive racing again and our coaching business was starting to thrive. But fast forward in time and all of a sudden I discover I’m growing a little mini me! Wow. It may not have been when I planned, but I knew instantly that it was meant to be. And in that instance, my life trajectory changed.

And now with a 3 month old that demands my attention at any hour of the day or night, I wouldn’t have it any other way. My life has definitely changed since he came into our world. He’s made me become more patient and understanding, he has forced me to slow down, yet I always feel busy.  Simply being able to head out for a run requires planning. To be able to get out on the bike I have found even harder, and swimming hasn’t even happened yet! 😉 On the work front I’ve been working when it suits him. Not me. There have definitely been lots of changes to navigate, and a new way of living to learn. But I have been loving the changes and the challenges!

For the mums out there I have always had respect for you, and now I can 100% relate. 🙂 It’s a big job – one that we will have for the rest of our lives.

All these changes in my personal life, ultimately brought about changes in my professional life too. The time allowed me to explore new challenges and redefine what I want from my career as a coach and my focus as an athlete all while juggling being a new mum.

And so with that, I recently made the decision that it was my time to leave Holistic Endurance and embark on a new challenge.  I hadn’t planned for it to happen, but as I said, changes happen and so it’s about embracing that change and making the most of where it can take you.

I have spent the last 3 years with my business partner Katee building up a business from just a handful of athletes to now a thriving and well known brand in the triathlon community. What Katee and I have been able to achieve in just 3 years has been a testament to our hard work and a credit to the athletes who have been open and willing to learn and share the journey with us. Sharing our own personal stories, coaching and educating athletes in all areas of training, racing, health and wellness has meant we have been able to make an impact on so many athletes lives. So a big thank you to Katee for allowing me to share the journey with her for the past 3 years. We’ve only just started touching the surface of making a change in our industry and there’s a long way still to go, but we can feel the shift happening and it’s exciting!

For me, my message has always been about balancing life with training, all while chasing your goals. And I truly believe they can co-exist and you can achieve this if you get the mix right. It does however take a specific type of coach to be able to do this and have the ability to get that balance just right. It’s easy to just prescribe more and more training, but get the balance right and the results are amazing!

As scary as change can be, I’m excited about the change, and bringing to life Complete Per4mance Coaching .  This will allow another means for athletes to find their triathlon/life balance and allow me to continue to influence athletes in our industry while explore my own coaching philosophy – all while being the best coach, mum, girlfriend, friend and athlete I can be!

What is Complete Per4mance Coaching?

Complete Per4mance Coaching is triathlon, cycling and running coaching for athletes seeking a performance edge. My coaching is born out of the desire and passion to not just coach but to educate athletes of all levels to help them achieve their optimal performance while maintaining a balanced, happy and healthy life.

Every athlete is individual, therefore I provide programs written and designed specifically based on each athletes goals, time commitment, training level and ‘life’ in general. Delivered through training peaks, each athlete receives a truly personal coaching service dedicated to improving YOUR results, while providing a pricing structure that helps allow every athlete receive the coaching that they deserve.

Contact me to discuss your training and coaching options. 

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