What does it take to be a great coach? What do you need to find a coach? As Tammy Whyte explains, it takes more than just feeding an existing need. Compatibility is different to everyone and the longer you stay in the game, the easier it becomes to identify your ideal client.
After working in education for 12 years, Tammy chose to follow her passion for coaching and fitness and started her own coaching business, TW Training and Wellness. Her business is different from others in that she focuses on running smarter. She focuses on injury prevention, strength training, and building a welcoming community for all runners. While she loves coaching runners of all levels, she has found a particular fondness for coaching runners who consider themselves middle to back of the packers.
- Why she stopped teaching to follow her passion for coaching
- What drives her to coach each day
- Coach-client compatibility
- Business lessons from running a coaching business
- Being a first-generation college student
- Accepting help as an independent woman
After working in the education field for 12 years, Tammy chose to follow her passion for coaching and fitness in 2017 and start her own run coaching business, TW Training and Wellness. She puts a strong focus on running smarter, injury prevention, strength training, and building a welcoming community for runners. While she loves coaching runners of all levels, she has a particular fondness for coaching runners who consider themselves mid-to-back of the pack runners. In addition to the run coaching and strength training services she provides through TW Training and Wellness, she’s also a Group Fitness Instructor at Equinox in Chicago. Personally, she has a goal of running a half or full marathon in all 50 states, with 27 completed thus far. Tammy is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, attended University of Michigan for college and had stops in NC and DC before making her way back to the midwest in 2020.
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