Coach Profile: Jenny in NY
NY Coach Profile We asked our coaches in New York a few questions about how they got into action sports, mentoring and STOKED. This week, learn how Jenny's first job shaped the way she sees the world.
Coach: Jenny Irving
Coach for Year: 1
What do you love most about action sports and the industry?
I love the body awareness, the flow, the play with gravity, the dedication, the progress, the fun. Action sports are the fountain of youth.
Why did you choose to become a STOKED coach?
It kind of chose me. My friend recommended me for it and the rest just fell into place.
What are you most excited for/looking forward to this year as a coach? I am excited for the art - one of the quickest ways to see inside someone's brain! I am also super stoked to see more passion for the board life ignite.
Who is your mentor and what is the best advice he or she has given to you?
If I had to choose a mentor, it would probably be my first boss - a pizza guru in Rhode Island. He taught me that things have a way of working themselves out for the best, and if you figure out how you learn, you can learn anything. He's a wordsmith, a merry prankster, and a lover of the law of attraction (our thoughts shape our world). He also made sure the workplace was a joyful environment for everyone, so that going to work was a treat not a chore. Very important stuff.
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