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We’ve been asking the big questions behind the scenes in the coaching camp. Number one and two on that list have been… What’s our purpose, and what are our core values?
A purpose, put another way, ‘our why’? Is the overarching purpose behind why we choose to pursue the things we do. If you ask yourself why you do something enough times, and sit with it, you will likely get to the root of what it is that drives you, or not. Ultimately, a big goal or purpose should be intrinsic to you, and not forced or doing something because of some external factor.
For the coaching team at T:Zero, our purpose lies, simplistically, in “helping others”. Digging deeper, we want our athletes (real life human beings with complex lives- like all of us), to attain growth, achieve their goals/dreams, and experience fulfillment and fun in their training and events. We coach because we love the sport and the people in it. We want to share the research, the collective experience, and the art of what we have learned over the many years of coaching and racing, with you, the individual.
Falling alongside our purpose lies our values - the concepts that guide us on our journey, and hold close to our being, as we navigate our way in helping, and guiding athletes on their own growth journey. Our core values shape who we are as people, and work together, with our purpose.
Humility - realising that we are all unique and at various stages of growth along our journey. With an element of stoicism, we are confident in our decisions, but without the need for bravado and egotism. Large egos have their place, but in the T:Zero culture.
Courage - tackling our fears head on and having he vulnerability to attempt hard or new things is scary. But as we know, growth lies on the other side of those fears. And we need the courage to do this, every day, and fear…less.
Curiosity - ask questions, learn new stuff, be that ‘but why’ kid. Learning, and growing is the essence of life. And every opportunity taken is a lesson to be had. Stay curious.
Resilience - having an unwavering resolve with our/your goals. We never give up hope, and stay the course, no matter what obstacles come our way.
Communication - A+ communication lies at the core of what we do as coaches and athletes. Clear and concise communication is so important. Let there be no assumptions.
Empathy - the art of truly listening, hearing someone, then understanding what a person is going through is difficult. But we are here to connect with and understand as best we can.
Integrity - being honest and staying true to our moral principles. Your actions should preach louder than your words.
Fairness - treating everyone equally and fairly, no matter the experience or skill level.
Respect - it goes without saying that, like fairness, everyone should be treated with empathy, and respect. Treat others as you wish to be treated.
All that might sound fluffy and like a bunch of words, but we can assure you, they are there to guide us on our own journeys as coaches. We have big plans for our athletes, and our coaching team. Big plans require collective growth. And collective growth happens when we work together, moving forward on the same paths. We are in for the long haul, on the journey of growth.
Ultimately, we are all in this sport for the love of it. For the obstacles, and for the search towards growth of the unknown variety. All we know now, is that we are all in, and we’re in it together.
Thanks for coming along on the ride.
Head Coach and Co-Founder
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