Just like that, 2015 is about to be in our rearview mirrors and although CoachUp has had a pretty awesome year, we have our sights set on an even better one in 2016. While that means building a better product for you, it also means that we're setting new personal goals and challenges for ourselves during the next 365 days. From yoga to racing to climbing, we're an active bunch here at CoachUp, so we're looking forward to making 2016 bigger and better than ever.
So, in order to give you a better idea of who we are and what we strive for in our free time, we've put together a handy guide to the CoachUp Team's New Years Resolutions. We're always pushing ourselves to be better than we were the day before, so we're putting these goals in cold, hard print -- that way, in a year, we can reflect and see if we achieved everything we've set out to do.
Below you'll find our supreme team and the stratospheric goals we've set -- so sit back, enjoy, and have a very happy New Year! CoachUp is so lucky to have our base of athletes, coaches, and parents and we're excited to grow with you all in 2016 as well!
"In 2016, I want to run more miles, finish the oil painting I started a year ago, take two strokes off my handicap, and spend more time with my parents." -- John Kelley, CEO
"I want to cook more/eat out less; get my 3-PT% over 40% in rec league; sleep 7+ hrs a night, floss more, + learn to do a backflip while surfing on top of a van like Teen Wolf." -- Ryan Light, Creative & Marketing Director
"I'd have to say... eat less mac and cheese -- KPI is servings per week down from 3 to 1." -- Noah Branham, Analytics & Search Manager
"I'm going to run my second half-marathon, set a personal record, go on a ski trip, and visit a country I've never been to." -- Jack Carroll, Client Engagement Manager
"I'll do yoga 3x a week and at least one other gym day, eat better, spend more time with family, be better organized, and definitely spend more time on the Cape during the summer!" -- Shaun Callaghan, Front End Engineer
"I need to work more on my Cycling Racing Calendar and I want to make it the Top 3 in a Category 4 Criterium Race this year!" -- Terrell Brown, Customer Experience Manager
"I'd like to establish a regular exercise routine, blog more about technology, and travel. Additionally, I want to work on my side project about improving data visualization." -- Gabe Durazo, Lead Engineer & Founding Team Member
"Last year I started eating healthier, with less processed foods which I hope to continue and get better at. I’d also like to educate myself on the presidential candidates and register to vote (confessions of a soon-to-be 24 year old)." -- Catherine Daigle, Content Marketing Producer
"As always, I'd like to continue to grow as a writer, be a less picky eater, and maybe even make it out to London to see Arsenal play soccer!" -- Ben Nadeau, Customer Experience Associate + Content
"Climb 5.12a, learn another language to a conversational level, go on 3 climbing trips more than 1000 miles away, and win a AA beach volleyball tournament." -- Russ MacDonald, Android Software Developer
"Mix it up and do a lakehouse vacation as opposed to the beach, purge and get more organized, spin at least three times per week, and embrace CoachUp yoga!" -- Z Thompson, VP of Marketing
"GET UPSIDE DOWN -- aka do a handstand without the assistance of a wall." -- Jess Fadale, Marketing Manager
"Read more books." -- Mike Weisman, Customer Experience Associate
"I want to do a minimum of six CoachUp outings for the team in different sports similar to the hoops game we played in November. Next up is a plan for hockey in January, but I'm accepting suggestions." -- Bill Deacon, VP of Operations + Engagement
"Traveling to a foreign country is definitely on the list for the New Year. The goal that I am continuously trying to fulfill is always being mentally present and in the moment." -- Mookie Nelson, Customer Experience Associate
"Stay in the present, one day at a time. Win the day." -- Rob Kotzen, Coach Engagement Manager
"I'm promising myself to get into a good gym routine, improve my golf game, and be more decisive." -- Dan Dovev, Customer Experience Associate
"In 2016, I want to continue to polish myself professionally: Read more, master various applications, consistently get to the office earlier, and develop better time management + organizational skills"-- Brandon Ball, Customer Experience Associate
"I'm going try a different sport every month in 2016 with a CoachUp coach!" -- Mark Dimond, VP of Business Development
As you can see, we're full of so many eclectic tastes and passions! And, most importantly, now that we've shared our goals with you, there's nothing left to do but grind and go out and achieve them. Which lines up closest to your goals and interests? What are yours? Together, we can make 2016 our best year yet!
Happy New Year!