I first met Susan (Sue) when we were part of the same support group for a continuing education programme we were both attending.
Sue caught my attention because she was saying something very different from the rest of the group. Not in a controversial way, but by giving a perspective to other ideas rather than the monolithic thought processes of the group.
Nutritional analysis was completely new to me and I quickly got hooked and wanted to learn more. Sue happily answered all my question and provided me with many resources. I thought that was a generous and rare attitude and was very appreciative. We remain close friends and regularly share ideas and challenge each other.
Sue not only helped with understanding nutritional analysis and how it pertains to performance and recovery, she has also been a guiding light for me in my own business, teaching me about her holistic approach to helping people. She helped me to extend my strength and conditioning clientele by teaching me new methods of training and how to incorporate these into a business model to reach a wider demographic. She generously provided many detailed resources to do this.
Her generosity, humbleness, mindset, compassion, patience and the ever pursuit of knowledge have been the pillars that Sue has bought to our relationship. Those are the same pillars she brings to her clients every day. Not being one of her clients has not stopped me from benefiting from her lessons. I am a better trainer because of her help.
Michael Thomas is a strength and conditioning coach in Tucson, Arizona and owns and manages Adaptive Performance. www.adaptiveperformancellc.com