Friday, November 7, 2008

Getting "The Call"

It was one year ago today that my phone rang and after I answered I heard Pavel's familiar voice on the other end.

"So Dave, how are things going? How's your training?"

I don't remember exactly, but I recounted to him whatever I had been working on for the past few days.

After I finished, he said " There is something I want to ask you about..." and he proceeded to tell me about Brett and Andrea being promoted to the new Master RKC position.

Then he asked: "I was wondering if you would be interested in filling one of the Senior instructor positions?"

Of course I responded yes, and thank you. It was, and still is, a tremendous honor.

Especially when he told me that there were two other men on the list: Jeff O'Connor and Geoff Neupert. I have the utmost respect and admiration for both of them and am thankful for both their professional and person presnce in my life.

It has been an extremely wonderful year for me. I am certain the next year will follow in kind......


Dr. Mark Cheng said...

It was a call well-deserved, Iron Tamer. Way to lead by example, on many levels!

SG Human Performance said...

I can see how you would be promoted to senior instructor iron tamer. You do a terrific job.

Jennifer said...

Onward and upward, my friend. I am so humbled to be able to call you so. Your rewards are well-deserved.

Mark J said...


In my short term having the honor pf the letters RKC I have discovered that nothing within the organization is "given". It is earned.

We look forward to hosting your workshop this weekend (November 15) and continuing our professional association.


Dustin Rippetoe said...

Hardstyle...Hardstyle indeed.