"Be curious, not judgemental."
Author - Beyond the X's and O's Podcast
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.
"Too many leaders are not doing enough to help make the sports we love a better experience for all - and especially for our youth."
How we frame the game shapes our perspective.
Most people in hockey have good intentions but it is the structure of the game that does not foster an optimal environment.
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His grandfather made hockey history by being part of the only “All Black Line” in the semi-pro leagues in the 1940’s.
Does Minnesota Hockey have it figured out when it comes to player development?
Thinking of accountability as a proactive rather than reactive process is essential.
His enthusiasm is contagious and will leave you inspired to be a better leader.
Championships seem to follow him everywhere he goes.
Joe’s diverse hockey background provides some great insights to applying the principles of leadership to non-coaching positions.
In order for athletes to achieve peak performance, coaches need to strive to be high performers themselves.
The culture for sport is one of the biggest indicators for an athlete’s mental health.