Your goals matter.
I’m Montana DePasquale, Founder, Owner, and Head Coach of Coach Montana DePasquale.
If we’ve not met yet, let me introduce myself and tell you a little more about me, what I do, and what sets CMD apart.
THE ORIGIN STORY
I started running in 2007 and became a student of the sport that same year. My high school coaches would rip out magazine articles for me, pass along books on coaching and training methodology, and print out copies of studies for me to read. My own curiosity on how to become a better runner led to a fascination with the science of running. I didn’t just want to know how to make things work – I wanted to know why.
When it came time to declare a major in college, I declared Psychology and completed my senior project on differences in how people perceive and respond to pain in sports. At graduation, my goal was to pursue a D1 track and cross country coaching career.
After spending a year as Volunteer Assistant at a Power 5 track and cross country program, I looked for a job with a little more stability and entered the corporate world.
Still, I couldn’t give up coaching.
A few years later, in 2018, I joined an online coaching group, taking on just a very small handful of 1:1 clients on the side of my full-time marketing job. That client roster grew and grew, and eventually led to me leaving my full-time job a year later. Then, in January 2021 I branched out on my own and founded Coach Montana DePasquale. Since 2018 I’ve served almost 200 runners, while still continuing to work with some of my very first clients to this day. It’s been an unbelievably fulfilling and wild ride and far exceeded my expectations of where a passion for running could take me.
WHAT I DO
I help people from all over the world go after their big running goals – be it to complete their fastest race, first race, build back from injury, or just find more joy in running. I also specialize in working with pregnant and postpartum runners.
I’ve been running since Garmin watches were shaped like bricks and have seen every trend of racing and training come and go. My passion is helping you cut through the noise and craft training that’s smart, evidence-based, and most importantly, that meets you where you’re at right now.
I HELP MAKE STRONG RUNNERS.
Through understanding the research literature, to working with almost 200 runners 1:1, to my own personal experience, I’m a huge advocate of getting runners strength training. Getting strong is SUCH a gamechanger for staying injury free, performing your best, maximizing your running form, and more. If strength training is something that’s of interest to you, I’ve created a number of smart, progressive strength training options specifically with runners in mind.
I believe running has the power to transform lives, and I believe it should be accessible and welcoming to every body.
Coach Montana DePasquale prides itself on being a welcoming space for runners of all races, genders, religions, sexual orientations, and ethnic groups. We do not tolerate bigotism or hatred.
In addition, I’m actively working on ingraining DEI work into my coaching practice, as well as charitable giving towards organizations within running that align with these values.
More About Me
I call Rhode Island home, and when I’m not working or pouring myself into my own training, I’m mom-ing or hanging with my husband, cooking up something delicious in our kitchen, or chasing down a good cup of coffee.
Other fun facts
- I’m a Jersey girl who somehow found her way to Rhode Island, where I’ve been living the past 6 years.
- I’m an INFJ – introverted but highly purpose-driven… a huge reason I founded my biz!
- I have two young kids, and as a mom and small business owner, I wear a lot of hats but wouldn’t have it any other way!
- I’m Italian and a huge foodie. Feeding people is my love language.
- I’ve never lived away from the ocean for more than a year. It’s my happy place and the reason for the wave in my logo. (Rhode Island is also the Ocean State!)
- I’m a Lorelai-Gilmore-esque coffee fiend. It’s an integral part of my brand at this point.