Joining us this week is Brian Walton, a highly decorated cyclist and three-time Olympian. Brian raced professionally for fourteen years on Team 7-11, Motorola Cycling Team and Team Saturn, as well as for the Canadian National Team. During his cycling career, he achieved a great amount, such as a silver medal at the Olympics and three Pan American gold medals. In 2006, Brian was inducted into the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame for his many accomplishments. After his racing career, he pivoted to coaching, where he developed Team Snow Valley into one of the top-ranked amateur teams in the US. His efforts earned him the USA Cycling Developmental Coach of the Year award in 2003. After that, he went on to coach other teams and athletes, from Olympians and US cycling teams to U.S. Marine Corps National Triathlon and Marathon teams, utilizing his talents to propel them to excellence.
In 2012, Brian co-founded Walton Endurance, which is an organization that specializes in building trust, teamwork and cultural change by facilitating cycling events that provide a once in a lifetime experience. With Brian’s leadership as CEO, they seek to change the dynamic of corporate culture and facilitate team bonding through fostering collaboration and improving employee morale, all while coaching their clients to a higher level of fitness.
Listen along, as we discuss Brian’s cycling past and what he’s up to now. Our conversation gets pretty emotional towards the end while we talk about his wife’s diagnoses. For more about Brian and his work, visit http://waltonendurance.com/wp/.