ISKGA Status : Affiliated Guide
Location :Cork, Ireland
Jon has been paddling for over 30 years, as well as working as an Instructor for 21 years. His love of the sport extends across many disciplines with his main interests of course being the sea, both sea & surf kayaking.
Having amassed a wide range of Outdoor related qualifications including a Bachelor of Arts in Outdoor Education, Jon is really focussed on high quality provision of outdoor training and assessment experiences but he also loves helping other paddler’s to achieve their dreams and goals on the water.
Jon lives for adventure, he always has and loves nothing more than resetting focus after he has achieved his goals. Expedition kayaking along the Irish Coastline is his absolute passion and his detailed knowledge of the marine environment allows for safe, fun and dynamic learning experiences.
Jon also has the ability and qualifications to coach surf, mountain bike, coasteering, beach lifeguarding and wilderness first aid
In Summer 2015 Jon successfully completed a “Round Ireland by Sea Kayak” Circumnavigation. More details on www.seakayakaroundireland.com and he has also coached a number of other successful circumnavigators in the past.
Living at the beach beside the Old Head of Kinsale, Jon is in a unique position to offer a lot of support and advice to other Round Ireland’ers as they head west to take on Irelands famed Wild Atlantic Way.
Jon has always had a deep running passion to help people achieve their goals and dreams on the water right from that first roll to completing a major expedition.
He has a network of colleagues and resources to draw on that make his Coaching a quality learning experience. Once he has established a trust based relationship with his clients and communicating in a very open and honest manner where they can see progress and always be self aware of their strengths and personal improvement goals.
His qualifications are important and speak for themselves but more importantly is his willingness to always up-skill his own practical experience and to remain innovative.