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In this episode, we have a captivating conversation with Steve Spott, a long-time friend of Chris De Piero and a respected figure in the hockey world. Steve’s extensive hockey journey, from playing junior hockey to coaching in the NHL, provides a rich backdrop for our discussion. Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect:

  • Authentic Communication: Learn the importance of clear and authentic communication in coaching, as well as the crucial role it plays in player development.
  • Embracing Mindset Training: Discover how athletes are increasingly recognizing the value of mindset training and mental performance coaching in enhancing their performance.
  • The Power of Competitiveness: Dive into Steve’s insights on the one common trait he’s seen in successful players across different levels of hockey – competitiveness.
  • Balancing Power and Responsibility: Gain insights into the complexities of an NHL coach’s role, managing multi-million-dollar companies with 23 players on the roster.

Steve Spott’s wisdom, gleaned from his vast experience in the hockey world, is both enlightening and thought-provoking. Whether you’re a coach, player, or parent, this episode offers valuable insights that can elevate your understanding of the game.

Don’t forget to subscribe, like, and leave comments, and feel free to reach out with any questions. Enjoy this episode as we continue our journey Beyond the X’s and O’s.

The Beyond the X’s & O’s Podcast is hosted by Dr. Cassidy Preston, a Mental Performance Coach & founder of CEP Mindset, & Chris De Piero, a High-Performance Coach that has spent the past 30+ years in the game of hockey within the NHL, Hockey Canada, OHL, and European pro hockey. Cassidy is one of Chris’ former players where they won OPJHL Championship together in 2006. This podcast was born from their shared passion for helping coaches and leaders to go Beyond the X’s & O’s and develop the ‘human’ skills of leadership. Outside of the podcast they work together at CEP Mindset where they coach elite athletes, coaches, teams, and high-performing executives to achieve Consistent Elite Performance.