“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning…”

“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.”

– Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games

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The 1992 Olympic Games inspired me to pursue coaching as a career. Beyond gold medal individual achievement, it is the fundamental pursuit of excellence that drives me. I also enjoy how, in many different ways, the Olympics is a wonderful expression of my life vision as described below:

My life vision is a healthy, peaceful, beautiful world of extraordinary relationships, great accomplishments, and integrity; an exciting world of respect, dignity, leadership, courage, and honor, where all people generously and passionately contribute their best to one another.

(You can find out more about my vision, mission and coaching philosophy here: www.dempcoaching.com/my-coaching-philosophy.)


If you happen to also be a champion of the “Olympic Spirit”, consider replying to let me know what the Games mean to you.