My experience as an adaptive ski coach has been nothing short of life-changing. I don’t say that with hyperbole. By bringing together my passion for the mountains with my profession as an investor in biomedical therapies, adaptive coaching completes the circle for me – by focusing on the most important of life’s elements: the human element.
Last year was my first year as a volunteer coach with a wonderful organization at Loon Mountain and Bretton Woods called New England Disabled Sports, which provides over 3000 lessons to student-athletes with disabilities of all types. Exactly a year ago, after reflecting on the start of my inaugural season, I shared six important themes that resonated with me – and continue to do so – around helping conquer the mountains by embracing a can-do attitude, changing one’s context to unleash new strengths, sharing the thrill of the slopes, fostering greater confidence in life, and encouraging a greater degree of independence.
We’re more than halfway through this winter season and I continue to be inspired about the human element at the center of the circle connecting my personal and professional interests; here are five short vignettes about my coaching experience this year that illustrate this connection.
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