The birth of my son Jerome at the end of 2006 was transformational, connecting me to my values and allowing me to realise that I am and always have been more than just ‘Ian the rugby player’. It was a liberating time in my life because I started to take responsibility for the choices that I made. I realised I could either wallow in self-pity or embrace the excitement that exists when you welcome the uncertainty of the future.
Many years later and my life has changed dramatically. I’ve undertaken extensive study, completing an MSc in Applied Sports and Exercise Psychology, gaining numerous qualifications in Personal Transformational Coaching and I’m also a professional member of the British Psychological Society. I’ve spent a number of years as a Human Performance Consultant working with sports teams and now, with Class of Courage, I’m supporting others whose lives have been turned upside down on their journey back to awesome.
I look forward to hearing your story when we meet in the near future.