Wednesday, 8 April 2015

"What?" (Mark), "Nothing..." (Dave), "Good!" (Mark)...

After Leaving the Google+ popper in Birmingham, I managed to hook up with GB Paraclimber Dave Bowes near Liverpool. I drank all his wine then we headed into Wales the following day to get Dave on his 8a Project.

Dave's brain injury is very complex for me to understand but we are getting to know each other better and building trust in our climber coach relationship.

I think as a  better coach you have to be in the persons life a little more than you might expect and that is very satisfying as a human being. I didn't feel very human being this morning after drinking Dave's house out of vino tinto, pero ahora, yo bien :)

Developing mutual respectio takes time, building trustio takes time and maybe its about time Paraclimbing in the UK chewed on some 8's. Ocho a para Dave Bowes pronto yo creo.

A bit rough on the communication at the start of the day, but we got there and Dave is getting ever closer to climbing 8a.

A good day...

Referrals from clients:

"...This training season I decided to get all the help I can to speed up my improvement. I needed guidance to work towards my goals in long term. I also needed more vision and opinions about my exercises and weak links. I am glad I can share my training with Mark..." (Ville Mustonen, Finland)

" I met Mark in Glen Nevis on his return to climbing to check out some lines he had in mind for me, I wasn't really training at this point but after a day or two talking and training with him I had a much more structured idea of what to do to improve and I did" (Kev Shields)