Performance & Well-Being
Build mindfulness, resilience, and flow.
Mindfulness Coach, Olympic Performance, Founder and Principal First Water Performance
Throughout my 20+ years in Olympic sport over nine Olympic Games, I have helped elite performers and teams across the globe achieve success. As a former competitive hurdler and coach, I have learned first-hand the importance of mindfulness in achieving success – more than a series of techniques, but a personal journey.
Combining Performance & Well-Being
Known for being innovative and visionary with a track record of world-leading excellence in designing systems for individuals and teams to perform their best under stress in complex, high pressure environments.
Coaches performers to enhance the human capacity for peak performance, resilience, focus and “flow.” We conquer ourselves – not the mountain.
- Mindful Performance Coaching 95% 95%
- High Performance Team Cultures 95% 95%
- Olympic Performance Preparation 95% 95%
- Leadership Development & Design 90% 90%
Games and Championships
Director / leader / manager at 20 major games and championships. McGill University 60m hurdle varsity record holder (1989-2019). 1988, 1989 – Canadian National Champion, 110m hurdles – Junior and University (USport).
National Program Director and Speed and Power Programs. Directed all aspects of the Canadian National Team Program.
Canadian Olympic Committee
Olympic Performance Director for team performance preparation strategies at the Olympic Games. Over 3 Olympic cycles; leading Team Canada’s progressive improvement to back-to-back best ever Games in Rio and Pyeongchang.
Mindfulness Performance Enhancement Coach. University of California San Diego Center for Mindfulness, School of Medicine.
President of Aviron Quebec Rowing
Leading the growth of the sport of rowing in Quebec through local, provincial, and national partnerships.
First Water Performance
Design innovative solutions that enhance clarity, strength, and flow through mindfulness techniques, applied science, and Olympic experience.
Better Health. Better Life. Better Business.™
Providing Training & Structure for
Wealth Advisors, Teams and Organizations
Words to Live By
“Being ‘more’ is about making the day to day improvements, while growing and learning Every. Single. Day. It’s what you are focusing on in the moment that counts; and it’s about doing what others may not be prepared to do to get there. Success is simply the consequence of your actions, behaviours and choices while maintaining your perspective on the big picture.”
“We have this idea that we can orchestrate our transformation by making annual resolutions, but of course, transformation – real transformation – is more often the by-product of having fully committed ourselves to an unknown path or been pushed into one (like as a result of a pandemic).“
“Trusting ourselves. As we reveal more of our potential, the practice is to then get out of our own way.“
“When we set out to achieve the impossible, success might be rare… But the ultimate celebration – learning and transforming – can always be guaranteed when pursued mindfully – and this can be trained.”
“We conquer ourselves – not the mountain – because like any journey in life, whether it is going to the Olympic Games, or anything else, it is the journey not the outcome, that is important.”
“And as much as winning is important – what’s more important is who you are when you are trying to win, that is the most important.“