Online Coaching

WHAT IS ONLINE COACHING

Online coaching is a rather specific type of coaching, so you need to first ask yourself whether this is the most adequate service for your needs.

What you DO get with online coaching

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The online coaching service is the best solution for busy self-driven executives who need flexibility and do not have the headspace or the full technical knowledge to think about what to do day in day out. You outsource this service to a professional, removing the guesswork altogether, knowing that you are doing the right thing every day.
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Through our training plans, you know in advance what workout you should do on which day, which type of exercise, what should be the warm-up, work intervals, recovery intervals, cool down, duration, intensity, etc. As an interface, we use the world’s most popular endurance coaching platform: Training Peaks. 
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Training Peaks is an online calendar that lets you record, track and analyse your training sessions. Once linked to your smart sports watch, your coach and/or yourself can compare what you did with what was in the plan. Training Peaks also provides you with the possibility to write down post-workout feedbacks, for your coach and/or yourself. Training Peaks also provides amazing data analyses capacity, for your coach and/or yourself and is free for you.

What you DON’T get with online coaching

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We do not provide you with a coach to swim, bike or run with you. Thus, if you have technical flaws, we will discuss them in writing, but you might need to supplement it with a few hours paying a coach that will physically assist and correct you (this is especially relevant for swimming and strength training).

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You need to be self-motivated, as we will not provide you with a coach who makes sure you start on time or talk to you into actually doing the work.

OUR PLANS

PROGRAM ADD-ONS

These Extras are available to people on both Off the Shelf and Customised Plans

Nutrition

We provide a advice on proper nutrition which is event specific and fully tailored to your needs

Strength Training

Cusomised to your needs and to the specific event you are working towards, our strength training plans are guarenteed to get you to your goal. All you have to do it follow them!

Sports Psychology

We help athletes cope with the intense pressure that comes from competition and overcome problems with focus and motivation.

Professional Talks

We provide a wide range of professional talks to Corporates. We can come to your company and do a one-off talk, or offer a series of conferences, or mix them with other services.n.

Inspirational Talks

Inspirational talks are meant to provide motivating stories about normal people doing incredible feats, mainly sport feats (but not only). They emphasize on the sheer difficulty of the accomplishment, explain what it takes to actually succeed, and provide a series of lessons learnt that are applicable in daily life. 

  • The Ironman Triathlon World Championship (3.8k swim, 180k ride, 42.2k run) in Kona, Hawaii: the amazing quest, the sacred race, the pinnacle in endurance sports
  • Swimming 80k around Lantau Island in 5 days: origin, preparation, implementation, lessons learnt
  • Discover the king of trail running races: the Ultra-Trail Mont-Blanc, a formidable challenge where thousands of runners run 25 to 45h continuously, covering almost 170k and climbing the equivalent of Mount Everest
  • Climbing the highest peak in the Southern hemisphere: Aconcagua, the deadly mountain – you’d better be prepared…
  • Traveling on USD 30 a day for a year
  • From the comfort of the Corporate World to the unknown of Entrepreneurship.

Educational Talks - Sports

We provide two kinds of educational talks: sports-related and employee-efficiency-related.

Educational sport talks provide all the tools and tricks necessary to perform well at one of the main endurance sports (swimming, biking and running). Based on real-life example from Olivier Baillet and other athletes, the talks are explicative and down-to-Earth and are meant to motivate employees into starting a sport routine.

We also provide educational sport talks that are specifically meant to prepare for a race where a group of employees will compete. 

We can also design specific talks on other activities such as yoga and meditation.

If requested or when we deem it appropriate, we may invite external intervenants.

  • Running: such a natural activity, but don’t expect nature to fix everything for you: here is what you need to know
  • Trailrunner 100k: everything you need to know to succeed 
  • Open water swimming: introduction to technique and local races
  • Clean Half 15k relay swim: everything you need to know to succeed 
  • Multisport (aquathlon, duathlon, triathlon): you think this is not for you ? then seat back and listen
  • Trail running: the new frontier, right at your doorstep
  • Introduction to yoga: what it is, why it is for you
  • Introduction to meditation: its incredible benefits, how to start a routine

Educational Talks - Employee Efficiency

We believe that while the endurance sports arena is obviously different from the corporate world, there are lessons that can be drawn from athletes and applied elsewhere. Based on Olivier’s ‘dual life’ experience as a top level triathlete and former international banker turned entrepreneur, as well as true stories of professional athletes and other high level achievers, these talks are designed to provide a framework to employees wishing to increase their productivity at work and in life in general.

  • How to perform better at work: recipes from endurance sports success
  • How to balance Work & Life, be professional in your personal life too
  • Nutrition at work: how to maintain stamina all day long, every day
  • Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programme.

Analysis of the feedback from Société Générale’s employees on the talk provided to them in June 2015 ‘How to perform better at work: recipes from endurance sports success’

(employees rate 1 to 5, 5 being ‘very satisfying’, a series of 9 questions on the quality of the presentation, the expertise of the trainer, the alignment between the topic and the content of the presentation, the design of the talk in general, etc)

-> 82% of the participants rated the overall experience 4 or 5, ‘satisfying’ and ‘very satisfying’.

-> Société Générale has contracted beyond the line for 6 more talks to be performed before year-end.

Other Talks

Thanks to his rare profile as an international banker and top athletes, Olivier manages to ‘make bridges’ between topics that may seem unrelated at first and create inventive talks with a lot of content unheard of. For example, for the internal Project Management programme of an international bank, Olivier did a specific talk on ‘Project Management in real life: the 80k Swim Around Lantau project’, using his experience as one of the two swimmers and one of the organisers, his past role as a Project Manager and his capacity to prepare and deliver powerful presentations.

Also, all our existing talks can be tweaked to provide the exact angle your Corporate needs most. The talks listed above are only examples and we are happy to hear your specific needs and adjust to them.

Special Training

Just like with individually coached athletes, Wellness Programmes for Corporates need to be tailor-made. Some Corporates may want to kick start a general wellness programme and make sure they can offer basic -but genuine- fitness services to their employees, but some others may be looking for something unusual, like putting managers out of their comfort zone during a seminar. 

As an example, we co-organized 7 trekking days for the 7 IKEA’s leadership academy intakes on the island on Lantau Island, climbing the locally famous ‘Tiger head’ summit. The trek was also the occasion to provide several talks on diversified topics like the benefit of outdoor exercising, the coaching leadership style and choosing one’s career path. 

Hello

I am a reformed banker, a proud father of two and now a professional endurance coach offering tailor-made training plans and specific guidance on all triathlon and endurance sports topics.

Olivier Bailet

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