Jake In a Nut Shell
The simple version: I have enjoyed and competed in all types of sports since childhood. Back in the late 80’s, I was in the Navy stationed in Sicily and in some of my spare time, had an opportunity to ride for Sicily’s No.1 amateur team.
That was the start of my “education” in so many ways!! Since then, I have won, placed, and showed in overseas events, State Championships and numerous regional events. In 2005, I came back to Triathlon after a twenty year hiatus and have had a great time training and competing while placing high in Age group competitions.
My coaching began “unofficially” when I began working with some of the local athletes, including past team-mates in 2007. It was then I realised how much gratification I get while helping others. It was then I upped my education in the mind and body while becoming certified through USA cycling as an elite (level two) coach, a USA triathlon Coach, a triathlon Australia level two Coach as well as a (silver pending) Australian swim coach.
Bottom line is that you can have all these little acronyms to put next to your name, but if you don’t discover and engage the athlete, then the goal will never be attained. I take pride in what I do and pursue my path with passion, commitment and science. Like the home page says: “Where Art meets Science”
Over the years of single parenthood as well as running two businesses has been such a journey. Many highs, lows and in betweens has enabled me to teach others personal success not only in a physical, but also in a holistic manner.
Thanks for reading!