After my very first session I was determined to cut out all the negative things from my life. The feeling I got from that first session is indescribable and after a few months of attending, my coach asked me how I would feel if I could do this every day and help people who had come from my same situation. That is the point at which my life completely and totally changed!
I passed my Coaching qualification and was offered a trainee coach role in January. 6 months later I was offered my dream of now being a coach and part of the fantastic team at AIR. I felt part of a family as soon as I put the kit on.
I can’t imagine where my life would be without AIR, the joy you get from making someone's day better is immense, I couldn't ask for a better job and I know my future is going to be great now".
AIR quickly identified certain leadership skills in Corey as early as his third or fourth session with us. After joining our mentoring programme Corey set himself some challenging personal targets and worked hard on improving his fitness, health and wellbeing; quickly passing his FA coaching qualification he joined our trainee coach programme. Corey quickly settled in and became a very valued member of our tight and focused team.
From July, Corey joined the AIR team in a paid capacity and we are delighted that he has made the transition from being part of the programme to being one of its leaders. We saw the potential in him to be a fantastic peer mentor and in using his past experiences in a positive way to inspire the hardest to reach individuals at our programmes.