Paul grew up playing a multitude of sports and has been attached to a bike of some sort since the age of four. He has been coaching and training since 1995, working with countless aspiring junior athletes as well as several professional hockey, soccer and football players and teams. Since 2004, Paul has focused on coaching cyclists of all levels, from beginner to elite, in various mountain and road disciplines. Paul takes great pride in his combination of a sound scientific training approach and his ability to intuitively connect with his athletes.
Paul has turned his newly-rekindled love of Cross-country Mountain Bike racing in to a coaching niche at Talisman Centre. His experiences at such marathon stage race events as South Africa’s Cape Epic (2009) and BC Bike Race (2010 & 2012), have helped several athletes hone their skills and increase their fitness levels to achieve fun times and great results. Under his guidance, others have had podium finishes at several provincial and national-level events.
Paul is always expanding his range of coaching abilities and styles. He has taken several courses and certifications through the NCCP and USA Cycling, as well as such experts as Paul Chek and Charles Poliquin. In his free time, he can be found on one of his bikes, his snowboard, a golf course or a coffee shop. He can’t wait to sample more of Jon Bird’s pizza!
Paul’s approach is to help each athlete realize their potential while still striving for life-sport balance.