Testimonials

Below are some testimonials from athletes that I have worked with over the past few years both as a coach and as a sports psychology consultant.

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Katie celebrating her triumphant finish at IMMT 2016

“Kim has been coaching me for the 2 best years of my triathlon career. In my first season she coached me to a one-hour improvement in my 70.3 PR. She has helped me believe in myself when I didn’t and inspired me to have the confidence to sign up for my first full ironman.  During the long ironman training process, Kim was by my side every step of the way- shuffling and modifying my workout plan to accommodate my chaotic work schedule and family needs; giving prompt feedback after every single workout; troubleshooting with me when I had tough weeks; and reframing my mental attitude to help me see the positive even when I couldn’t – thereby making the training journey infinitely more enjoyable.  Race day itself was easier than I expected. Kim is that amazing. She made an Ironman painless. Every single aspect of race preparation was addressed thoroughly – physically I was ready; mentally Kim helped me come up with multiple strategies to tap into if my mind wandered to a dark place; my nutrition was tweaked again and again; and I was rested and excited for race day.  Kim understands that I’m not a professional athlete, that I have a demanding career and 2 young kids, but has fit ironman training into my life quite seamlessly.  An accomplished athlete herself, there is no doubt that she knows what she’s doing. Kim coaches her athletes with the same drive she puts into her own training, putting her heart and soul into helping us fulfill our own goals, whether the goal is finishing a local triathlon or qualifying for Kona. She motivates, she inspires, she challenges like no other.”

–  Katie D.

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Rachel with her signature smile at IMMT 2016.

“This is my first season working with a coach and Kim has far exceeded my expectations. She understands my busy work/life schedule and welcomes my feedback when planning workouts – I can clearly tell I am getting a customized training plan. In the 8 months I’ve worked with Kim, she has been able to transform my run and make me a stronger biker, and keeps me accountable when I want to slack off in the pool 🙂 I love that she is an experienced triathlete and I get to see and compete with her at races, and she always has a positive attitude, especially when I need it most! I have 100% confidence that she is the reason I will complete my first Ironman in 3 weeks, and I will be finishing with a smile on my face!”

– Rachel A.

Click here to read Rachel’s race report from IMMT.

 

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Kim crushing it at IMLP 2016!

“With the goal of finishing an ironman in 2016, I knew that in order to prepare mentally and physically for this grueling athletic undertaking I had to seek the advice of a seasoned triathlon coach. Kim and I clicked right away, I knew her own experience in the sport of triathlon, flexible training approach and sports psychology background made her the perfect coach to help me on this journey. She helped build a plan that worked with my busy work schedule to get me to the finish line of Ironman Lake Placid. During training I found out that I had a herniated disc in my lower back, which very well could have ended my Ironman dreams. Kim helped me keep my eyes on the prize and went the extra mile by helping me work through a plan to accommodate my back injury by working with my chiropractor and physical therapist to ensure that I was training safely with the appropriate volume to complete an Ironman distance race. She was extremely communicative and always listened to my questions, concerns or any issues I was having with training and also in life! The year of training was tough but also so much fun! It all paid off on race day; I felt extremely well prepared and enjoyed every minute of the race. I credit Kim’s customized plan and incredible listening skills for getting me through such a tough race and finishing with a smile. I not only feel as though I have found a lifelong triathlon coach, but a friend who cares about me as more than a triathlete, but a person!

 – Kim F.

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Kim and I the day before the big race. So thrilled I had the chance to witness her accomplish her dream in person!

“‘Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.’  The origin of this quote is a matter of debate, but I have come to realize its truth.  I sought out Kim Webster as a sports psychology consultant because my mind was causing me suffering within my sport.  It was interfering with both my performance and my enjoyment of triathlon.  With Kim’s help, I learned to free myself of the tyranny of judgements in my head.  To my surprise, this not only resulted in relieving my suffering and improving my focus in sport, but it has also enriched my life!  Thank you, Kim!”

– Susan F.  (www.fordituderacing.com)

 

For more information or to be put in touch with any of these athletes about their experiences, e-mail me at kim@breakthroughperformancecoaching.com.