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Didier de Villiers

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Coach Profile

  • Certified UESCA Ultrarunning Coach
Sport(s) Coached
  • Running (marathon or shorter)
  • Ultrarunning
Level of Specialization
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert/Advanced
Other Areas of Specialization
  • Form Analysis
Coaching Experience

0-1 year

About Didier

Formerly battling depression, I recognized the negative impact of pornography on my mental health and decided to make a change. Embracing discomfort within a positive framework, I quit my engineering job and transformed my life. Running allowed me to live adventurously and face insecurities head-on and rewire my unhealthy habits. In completing my first 100KM I overcame self-doubt and discovered the transformative power of perseverance. Now, I strive to inspire others to show up for themselves daily, embrace difficulties, and reclaim their self-belief. Contact me at

Coaching Philosophy

Choosing to confront and overcome obstacles, whether it's waking up early, running in unfavorable weather, or completing races, empowers you to reshape your brain. These experiences re-calibrate your subconscious decision-making process, leading to a profoundly positive impact on your life. These changes extend beyond running and permeate other areas of your life. I can personally attest to the transformative power of this approach, and I've witnessed others in the Mindset Movement community experience similar growth. Our mission extends far beyond running; we're dedicated to empowering individuals to become more resilient, navigate life with conscious choices, ultimately leading to fulfillment, personal growth, and meaningful relationships. Plus running in the mountains is just good fun! Contact me at