Katina Wolfe, from 261 Club New England in the United States, shares the three things she’s learnt through coaching at the club and how being a coach has had an impact on other areas of her life.
1. I’ve learnt to challenge myself to be a better coach each session by constantly bringing new ideas to our meet runs. I feel it’s our responsibility as coaches to provide a solid one hour meet run to our members as they pay to be in a 261 running Club.
2. I’ve learnt how to manage a diverse group of women from a running ability and social aspect to keep all engaged and develop a community. It’s so rewarding as a coach to see the members getting to know each other and maybe go out for coffee after a meet run, run a race as a team or participate in community events.
3. I’m still learning how to outreach by thinking “out of the box” to grow our Club. What keeps a run club fresh is by adding new members who bring their diverse personalities and ideas to the group. It’s always satisfying to meet new friends.
What have I learned from being a 261 coach that I've translated into other parts of my life?
I am reaching out to women outside my running comfort zone to make new friends in Boston. As a result, I will become a member of various communities in the city to make me feel “at home.”
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