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Coach Mentoring

I picked Steve as my British Canoeing L2 Mentor; Steve gave me very well observed Coaching Episode Feedback for my Coaching Case Study Sessions. He enabled me to improve the management of my Sessions and identification of my participant’s individual needs.

David Brain
October 2017

Here's what people have said about my courses:

"Excellent knowledge shown - helped myself. Thank you Steve."
Nicola: British Canoeing Awarding Body Paddlesport Instructor Course, July 2022.

"Steve is a very experienced and competent paddler and coach – and this comes across in the sessions he runs. He can focus in on what is needed and explain this clearly to make it easier for you to progress. He brings along a range of craft which widens the skills needed during the sessions and this makes them very enjoyable. His preparation of written material is excellent, and this helps to cement the learning after the session. I would recommend Steve to anyone looking for coaching and skills training."
"Excellent course with opportunity to discuss and draw learning from practical experiences."
David & David: British Canoeing Awarding Body Core Coach Training & Sheltered Water Training Courses, June 2022

"Great day using different craft - learned loads!"
Tim: British Canoeing Awarding Body FSRT Course, June 2022

"Really fun and enjoyable course! Well paced and a really good classroom and paddling balance!"
"Had a great weekend!!"
"Super helpful. Very enjoyable. Learned heaps. Excited to go out and use my new toolkit. Thanks :-)"
Matthew, Megan & Sarah, British Canoeing Awarding Body Paddlesport Instructor Course, March 2022

"Thanks, Steve. This course has made my 'inspiration' list!"
British Canoeing Awarding Body Paddlesport Instructor Course, February 2022

"Fitted my expectations exactly. Brilliant!"
Anthony: British Canoeing Awarding Body FSRT Course, September 2021

"Our aims were completely achieved - we covered more than we expected. We were happy to have gained an understanding of the basics / challenges of river kayaking. Very pleased to have covered capsizing and rescue - we now have a much clearer idea of where we need more practice. We very much appreciated your good humour / patience / initiative in dealing with 3 people of very differing ability / aptitude. Ideal for what we wanted - enough variety to keep us motivated: 2 good days out."
Family group: personal coaching on River Wye, July & August 2021

"I received very well observed and useful feedback: relevant comments on my coaching style, delivery and session-management, which I shall be putting into practice."
British Canoeing Level 2 Coach Mentoring Weekend, October 2017

"Great feedback from all the group, they were complaining of stiff shoulders this morning 🙂 excellent. They also commented on your very good knowledge and coaching style, I of course already knew that!"
Lead Instructor, local outdoor provider.

"Covered everything I needed."
"Great to have training & assessment mixed together so it's not over-stressful."
"Very knowledgeable and keen to pass on skills. Great course and many thanks!"
"Really good - excellent at explaining strokes and how to correct posture."
British Canoeing 2* / FSRT Course, Brecon, September 2017

"Steve always sets the course aims and activities in context before being specific about the particular activity being undertaken. He is very knowledgeable about a number of paddlesport disciplines and is able to give thoughtful, reasoned explanations."
"Good. Allowed extra tips of higher level course where appropriate."
"Very diplomatic towards outside ideas!"
3* Open Canoe Course, Llangors / River Wye August 2017

"Really useful course. The depth of knowledge has give me the confidence to get "hands on" should the situation arise. Recommend it to everyone."
Emergency / Aquatic Level 1 First Aid Course, Brecon, April 2017

"Comprehensive, easy to follow"
"Lots of practice / practical work; outside scenario very useful in preparing for real incidents"
"Very well paced course with excellent mix of practical tasks to keep concentration level high."
"Very good, updated course."
Emergency / Aquatic Level 1 First Aid Course, Brecon, March 2017

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