"It has been such an honor to train with Steve for my race at Ironman Mont-Tremblant '16.
The first phone call was a few hours long. He took the time to really get to know me and understand where I was at in my training. His approach is nothing short of being "person-centered" and I say this because his training plans are not prescriptive, but rather in consultation with his athlete. He told me to think of this as a partnership, not a dictatorship and to contact him absolutely anytime I needed to discuss the training plan. Within the first few weeks, Steve had a good understanding of my work shift rotation, family responsibilities and every other area of life that training could impose. My training plans were one week blocks and we discussed the previous week to determine how the next week would look. I was provided a one year guide of what phases we should be in of the training and the milestones to achieve. I found this very helpful to understand what I was working towards, in Steve's words "we are building the machine". Looking back over this last year I would not change a thing, which is a strong statement from me because I constantly evaluate everything that I do.
Aside from being a great coach/mentor, he is an incredible athlete. Steve's been successful as a pro but you would never know unless you recognized him or seen him on the podium. I say this because the day after our race in Quebec we went to the banquet and sat at a random table with the other age group athletes. When it was time for him to go to the podium our table was shocked because they had no idea
they were sitting with one of the top pros in the sport we all love. The reason I bring this up is because Steve carries himself in such a modest manner. You will never hear him brag about his accomplishments or criticize others in the sport.
Steve has inspired me to push harder and keep pursuing my dreams as a triathlete. I would highly recommend him as a coach and feel any sponsor would be lucky to have him represent their brand. This man is a class act and will continue to climb the pro field in the years to come!"