Theo (Ted) Feldbrugge
Ted has been owner and director of Total Training for the last 20+ years. Their staff and contractors deliver a range of training and personal coaching/mentoring services as an independent provider to a variety of organisations. Ted himself works in the world of both business and professional sport here in NZ and in Australia, and he regularly works alongside professional coaches and athletes and HP Sport personnel. He is particularly interested in the field of Leadership Development, especially for coaches, but also in “Mental Fitness” and its impact on performance and quality of life. He also formally presents sessions on Personal Leadership and Resilience to students of the MBA at Canterbury University.
He has a degree in Business Studies and has post graduate diplomas in Sports Studies, Psychology, and Sociology. He is currently furthering his studies informally in the emerging field of Positive Psychology.
In 2009 he suffered a spinal cord injury in a cycling accident, fracturing C2 – 4, and subsequently spent a number of months in the Burwood Spinal Unit. He is very fortunate to be walking again, and lives with Brown-Sequard syndrome amongst other things, as a result of his accident.