What To Charge For Coaching

A common question among both new and seasoned coaches and trainers is how much to charge. This is often a difficult question to answer as there are several factors that come into play. Some of these factors are: IT’S ALL ABOUT VALUE! When I was working in NYC as a personal trainer, a prospective client … Read more

Do You Suffer From ‘Imposter Syndrome?’

I raced bikes in the US and Europe, ran collegiate track and cross-country, participated in countless road races, hold a degree in Kinesiology, am a certified NASM corrective exercise specialist and have been a coach and personal trainer for over 20 years. Despite my background, when it came time to launch UESCA… I hesitated. Like … Read more

How To Deal With Coaching Burnout

In respect to sports, burnout is most associated with athletes. But coaches can burnout too! While some coaches coach full-time, for most of us, coaching is a side-gig born out of our passion for our sport and the desire to help others. As such, coaching tasks such as updating schedules and athlete emails/phone calls often … Read more

Free Competitive Advantages For Your Coaching Business

I often get asked for tips regarding how to build a successful coaching practice. Oftentimes, those looking for tips are asking in regard to what coaching software to use, what website builder to purchase or how much liability insurance should they buy, etc… While these aforementioned areas are important, they are not ultimately what will … Read more

Three Words Every Great Coach Should Say!

Inevitably, an athlete that you coach will ask you something that you aren’t 100% sure about or something that you have absolutely no clue about (ex: what is the distance of a track in the middle lane?). How you respond to these questions says a lot about you as a coach and your coaching practice. … Read more

How’s your EQ?

Coaching success is all too often discussed in terms of race times and places. This is a very black and white view of the coaching process and quite frankly, it’s the incorrect view. I once had an athlete come to me for coaching from another coach and when I asked how they did in their … Read more

It’s OK To Change Your Mind

Ralph Waldo Emerson famously wrote the following phrase: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds” Roughly translated, this means that it’s foolish to never rethink prior or current beliefs. In the world of science and in respect coaching, sports science – there is new research and information that comes out on a daily … Read more

The Most Valuable Trait To Look For In A Running Coach

Have you ever had a really smart teacher but they couldn’t teach to save their life? Probably. Have you ever sought out a teacher or professor based on their IQ? Probably not. Now equate this to how most runners seek out running coaches, as likewise, how most coaches market their services. Check out the websites … Read more