ACCELERATED SKI LEARNING™ - Course
You will find we work as "the guide
by your side" rather than as "the sage on the
stage" we do not pontificate and "instruct"
you. We work closely with you as an individual as you discover
for yourself just how much you really can do, and as you
find that you really can attain your goals.
Bob Valentine Trueman DMS; Dip NLP; Development Coach
For many years Bob worked as an Alpine Instructor before moving up to become an IVSI qualified Alpine Development Coach, and Instructor Trainer. He holds a
diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming, lectures on Mental
Game Planning, and is totally committed to the precepts
of Accelerated Learning and Coaching. Bob's study and understanding
of these and other learning, training and coaching issues
enable him to re-pack elements from all of the strands,
plus sport psychology, to create ACCELERATED SKI LEARNING™
as a process that works.
The key is to keep it simple. By
doing so ASL™ can help unpack a lot of old baggage,
and repack it with new understandings and a step-by-step
learning process, in order to build on previous strengths
and create new behaviours that achieve new and better outcomes.
Bob runs many special skiing courses in Europe and America
each year for recreational skiers, and instructors.
Bob has been a company director for over
thirty years both in companies he has created and run, and
in the companies of others. His specialism has been communication,
through marketing, as an advertising copywriter, speech
writer, and former chairman of the BBC's Business Question
Time series. He also supplies coaching consultancy to industrial
and commercial companies.
Bob's mountain career started at
age 11, walking. He took up rock-climbing at 14 and added
Alpine mountaineering at age 18. He climbed various alpine
peaks including Mont Blanc by the Aiguille Noire de Peuterey
route, and the Aiguille Dibona (see photo). He was also the lead climber on the 1962 Dead Sea Scrolls
Expedition to Jordan.
As well as his mountain exploits, he sailed the North Atlantic from Boston to Oslo, and other blue-water challenges, and is a lifeboat crew member on the Charles Henry Ashley historic lifeboat.
John Shedden FBISC., B.Ed(Hons) ESC
Coach, BASI National Ski Teacher. ISIA., IVSI
is virtually "Mr. Skiing". Founder and former
Director of Coaching for the English Ski Council. Formerly
senior selector, British Olympic Team and Olympic Games
Coach. Appointed Technical Consultant to Franz Klammer (Olympic
champion and 25 times World Cup Winner)
Founding director of the National Coaching Foundation.
Member of the Performance and Excellence Committee of the
Sports Council and consultant to the British Olympic Association
and the UK Sports Institute.
John is a registered expert witness, and has authored six
books, many more articles, and lectures in the UK and abroad.
John has a long list of top international
competitors who are testament to his performance ski coaching
skills, and he is much respected in competition circles
throughout the world. The methods of coaching developed
in the field of international competition work in recreational
skiing too, and indeed in the world of business and private
John has now retired from coaching, but I am proud to leave his details on here because British skiing and the coaching techniques which happily at least a few others (far too few) are belatedly and all too slowly adopting, stem largely from his work.