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


Federico Sollini
Federico sollini subzero coaching

Strength and Conditioning, Posture, Nutrition

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