Lecturers Profiles

Lecturers Profiles

Here you will find the lectures that work with us to create and present the coaching courses: Derek Tate, Caroline George, Federico Sollini. Coming from different sports background and with different personal history and experiences, the team can deliver a broad amount of subjects. Working in their field of specialization year round, everyone is able to bring first hand experience onto the courses.

Derek Tate

Psychology – Pedagogyderek tate

Academic: PG Dip Sports Coaching, Moray House Institute of Education, Heriot Watt University, current student (year 3) on MSc Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP), Bucks New University.
Skiing: IASI L4 Euro Ski Pro, BASI ISTD
Other: Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher (will be completed by end of August 2018)

Experience in sport

  • 30+ years teaching skiing to all levels in many countries around the world.
  • Former BASI Alpine Trainer
  • Current IASI Educator & Examiner
  • Former Head of Education for IASI
  • Current IASI chairman

Field of specialization: Flow (optimal experience) and mindfulness in sport.
Passions (in and outside sport): Being in the mountains.


Derek or Del has been involved with teaching skiing to all ages and abilities over the past 30 years. During this time he has been heavily involved in educating instructors and leaders with organisations like IASI, BASI and Snowsport Scotland. He has delivered the ‘psychology in snowsports’ days on both the BASI Common Theory course and the IASI Coaching Theory Module. Derek is based in the Chamonix area of the French alps where he runs British Alpine Ski School Chamonix & Megeve with his wife.
Weblinks: www.flowingwithmindfulness.com & www.paralleldreams.co.uk

Caroline George

Strength and Conditioning – Pedagogy

Academic: BSc(Hons) Sports Coaching and Sports Education
Skiing: IASI Level 3 ISIA
Other: Diploma in Sports Nutrition, Diploma in Sports Massage (current study)

Experience in sport

  • Sports Coach for 15 years, from recreational to regional level
    Outdoor Adventurous Activities Coach (canoeing, kayaking, climbing, bell boating, orienteering)
    Tag Rugby
    Ultimate Frisbee
    Adaptive Sports (various disabilities)
  • Subzero Coaching Coach
  • Irish Interski Team Researcher for Interski 2019
  • IASI Level 3 ISIA
  • BASI Level 3 ISIA

Field of specialization: Teaching, coaching and learning. How to ‘teach the teacher’.
Passions (in and outside sport): Travelling for new experiences.


Caroline comes from a background in sport; playing, competing, coaching, umpiring and mentoring. Now qualified in various sports, when still a teenager she progressed through the ranks of the clubs to become a mentor for young coaches and sports leaders starting out on their coaching pathways.
After studying BSc(Hons) Sports Coaching and Sports Education at the University of Gloucestershire she worked in sports development in South West England. Working with young leaders and instructors was her passion, giving them the skills, confidence and support to start out and encourage them to think and become more than someone who sets out the cones. She continues to study a new qualification in her own time every year to keep up to date in education.

Caroline is based in Zermatt, Switzerland working as a coach and strength & conditioning assistant for Subzero Coaching and ski teaching for Matterhorn Diamonds ski school. She will be one of the lectures at the IASI Alpine Strength & Conditioning Coach Level 1.
Caroline will be attending the Interski Congress 2019 in Pamporovo as researcher member for the Irish Interski Team.


Federico Sollini
Federico sollini subzero coaching

Strength and Conditioning, Posture, Nutrition

To find our more about Federico please follow the link here!

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