Dominique's Coaching Philosophy
My philosophy as a coach is based on the following tenet "You may learn a lot from your mistakes."
I don’t want to emphasize on my successes as an athlete but what I really want is using my experience to highlight "the other side of the moon ". What’s exactly behind the images of women and men crossing a finish line ? From an external point of view, achieving a goal may seem effortless, but for an athlete this is far from being the case. To achieve my sporting goals I did a lot of mistakes (at that time, I had no coach) and experienced bad moments that you should not have to go through.
Athletes who want to invest themselves to achieve a personal sporting objective, must be well informed, prepared, motivated and helped, to overcome the difficulties they will encounter and they do not always imagine. "A goal is a dream with a plan." Actually, dreaming is essential... but when coming back to reality, a good plan is preferred to achieve your objective since counting on hope or chance is not real strategy.
You must keep in mind that endurance sports require time, patience and commitment. The results and benefits from training may not occur as fast as you want. As an athlete, you should remain focused on your long-term goal and, as a coach, I will support and maintain you on the right tracks, during this long journey where some bad moments may occur. There is no shortcut to become an endurance athlete. I will help you to keep a pleasant, upbeat and motivated attitude, which are important keys to success.
“Happy and Healthy”