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Bennie Lindberg
Pilgrimstrasse 10
D-91154 Roth

Phone: +49-9171-897885
Mobile: + 49-170-4488234



The challenge of effective communication isn’t unique to my role as a triathlon coach; it permeates every aspect of life.

Do we truly speak the same language? Can you grasp the essence of what I’m trying to convey?

In essence: Are we on the same page?

Productive communication hinges on mutual understanding.

Many might argue that my unconventional style, peppered with spelling mistakes, could hinder comprehension. But here’s the thing: language isn’t the primary barrier we face.

The crux lies in our shared perception. Do we resonate with similar feelings and values? How do our personal filters influence the exchange—both as sender and receiver?

Consider the word “tired.”

For some, it’s a restless night’s sleep. For others, it’s the culmination of grueling hours on the field and at work, teetering on the brink of exhaustion.

And “I don’t have time”?

For one, it’s a day that stretches from dawn till dusk. For another, it’s squeezing in lawn mowing after clocking out at 5 p.m.

A former client once illustrated:

Telling a stranger they have beautiful hair may seem innocuous. Yet, interpretation hinges on the individual’s state of mind. Confidence may revel in the compliment, while insecurity perceives critique.

I’m not one to mince words.

Clarity and directness are my trademarks. If an error arises in training, I address it head-on, offering precise guidance.

However, misinterpretations aren’t solely verbal. Sometimes, typos sneak in.

As a coach, accountability is paramount. Questioning a plan isn’t a breach of trust; it’s a responsibility.

Why? Because the consequences can be stark:

I once inquired about a recent competition. “Went well,” the response came, “enough to win, but the race felt unusually strenuous!”

Puzzled, I probed further. Thirty minutes of light jogging and 4 x 200m sprints shouldn’t leave one gasping for air.

“Ah,” the athlete revealed, “my plan called for 4 x 2000m intervals!”

Lesson learned: When in doubt, ask.