ADVISORY TEAM MEMBER
“If a high can be truly bottled, then we must, as an individual or collective, understand and relate the experience to something tangible that can be repeated and adjusted depending on the challenge ahead. Whether it’s a ski run, conference room or one of life’s wonderful, “wee” challenges”. Duncan Adamson, Director, ISS
We believe the very essence of leadership and decision-making is at the core of every skier, no matter their level. Understanding and using these processes empowers the learner to lead their own path on the mountain, to make their own choices and conquer the challenges ahead.
As instructors and coaches, we move towards understanding psychological and neurological responses to better understand how we guide a developing skier. A change of emotion and understanding by the skier at any moment gives them highs and lows. The emotional lows can never be ignored; they are an essential prerequisite for experiencing the highs. Although we present skiing content to overcome and embrace challenge on the slopes; there is a clear application of this experience to everyday leadership in life.
We use skiing to represent examples of the challenges we face; the ultimate goal being to define a process everyone can follow to lead us through life’s challenges.