Me.. Katie… Founding Goddess
Yup! That is me, age 7, and I’d already been skiing 3 years!
I don’t really remember liking it much until I was 10, and could keep up with my brother. Sort of!
I’m not sure anyone seeing that photo thought I was destined to be a ski instructor. It didn’t even become my pastime…. it became my career.
I earned the highest international qualification in 2006 (achieved with blood, sweat, tears and joy!) I’m passionate about my sport and teaching.
I’ve been teaching OVER 20 years totalling up 26+ Winter seasons all over the world. ?
6 seasons in Andorra was a great starting place, brilliant terrain for all levels – and great for parties!! 4 wonderful winters in New Zealand saw me start my Snowboarding career coaching an all girls under 18s high school team who finished 2nd in the South Island Champs. Canada gave me further experience until France beckoned and it is here, over the last 16 winters, where Ski Goddess has flourished.
I combined this with my qualification in Sophrology (the science of the mind in balance with the body), an ongoing interest of psychology (especially women’s psychology), and bio-mechanics.
This blend of physical and mental understanding and my experience gives me an ideal platform to help you transform your skiing and for you to get so much enjoyment where there is often fear or no confidence.
I created Ski Goddess in 2010 because I recognised such similar stories coming from my female clients. I knew that there was a market to start solving the problems that female skiers face. The approach to women’s skiing is too often way off the mark creating anxiety where there should be fun and elation.
I completely understand the reasons why you want to start out on the right foot, or, make huge improvements in your skiing. With these reasons in mind I have tailored the courses to suit the way you, as a woman, learn best.
With all of this teccie detail said – I LIVE to have FUN! and I always infuse my sessions with plenty of it, because I believe you learn best when you’re having fun.
And let’s be honest ~ what’s the point if it isn’t FUN!?