77 episodes

Welcome to The Athletic Mind, your go-to podcast for maximizing your mental game. Join Taylor Cook, mental performance coach and former pro hockey player, for open conversations about mental health, mindset, and performance – you'll discover a wealth of mental performance tools, resources, and insights designed to transform the way you play and lead. Join her every Monday for fresh episodes! For more, follow along on Instagram @taylorbcook_

The Athletic Mind Taylor Cook

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Welcome to The Athletic Mind, your go-to podcast for maximizing your mental game. Join Taylor Cook, mental performance coach and former pro hockey player, for open conversations about mental health, mindset, and performance – you'll discover a wealth of mental performance tools, resources, and insights designed to transform the way you play and lead. Join her every Monday for fresh episodes! For more, follow along on Instagram @taylorbcook_

    The Journey of a Pro Skating Coaching with Cathy Andrade

    The Journey of a Pro Skating Coaching with Cathy Andrade

    Listen in as we explore the remarkable journey of Cathy Andrade, a female power skating coach who broke barriers from figure skates to hockey greatness. Uncover her secrets to success in this episode, filled with insights on her journey working with a mental performance coach, building not one - but two businesses, and so much more! Tune in to for this inspiring story of passion, perseverance, and triumph.
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    Let's connect!
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    Contact Cathy
    linkedin | instagram
    Cathy's Power Skating - https://cathyspowerskating.com/
    Extra Hour Hockey Training - https://extrahourtraining.com/
    Resources
    Learn more about mental coaching - https://www.taylored-minds.com/
    Get access to free coaching resources at Taylored Minds
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    • 54 min
    How to Stop Social Comparison and Step Into Strength

    How to Stop Social Comparison and Step Into Strength

    This week, Taylor explores the pervasive issue of social comparison in athletics. In this episode, she discuss the harmful effects of social comparison on athlete well-being and performance, and shares practical strategies to break free from the comparison trap. Whether you're an athlete, coach, or sports enthusiast, this podcast offers valuable insights to help you cultivate a healthier mindset and reach your full potential in sports. Tune in and discover how to thrive beyond social comparison!
    If you found this episode to be of value, share it on social or with a friend, and leave a review!!
    Let's connect!
    linkedin/taylorbcook | ig/taylorbcook_ | tiktok/taylorbcook_ | twitter/taylorbcook_
    Resources
    Learn more about mental coaching - https://www.taylored-minds.com/
    Get access to free coaching resources at Taylored Minds
    Affiliates
    Achieve your full potential with AYCANE - receive 5% off your order using code TAYLORBCOOK_
    Stay hydrated with BioSteel - receive 20% off your order using code TAYLORBCOOK_
    Sign up with DraftKings Sportsbook with code THPN
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    • 48 min
    The Journey of a Pro Athlete: Big Wins, Injuries, Retirement, and Transitioning from the Game ft. Kalis Loyd

    The Journey of a Pro Athlete: Big Wins, Injuries, Retirement, and Transitioning from the Game ft. Kalis Loyd

    In this episode, Taylor sits down with Kalis Loyd, who shares her candid insights into the highs and lows of life as a professional basketball player. From the exhilarating moments on the court to the challenges of navigating injuries and eventually making the decision to retire, Kalis opens up about her personal journey and the lessons learned along the way. Whether you're an aspiring athlete, a current pro, or a retired player exploring new career paths, this episode offers valuable advice and inspiration for making a successful transition from the game to the next chapter of life.
    If you found this episode to be of value, share it on social or with a friend, and leave a review.

    Let's connect!
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    Connect with Kalis
    ig/kalisloyd
    in/kalisloyd

    Resources
    Learn more about mental coaching - https://www.taylored-minds.com/
    Get access to free coaching resources at Taylored Minds
    NextPlayU - helping athletes transition into meaningful new careers
    the female factor - the global community for future female leaders

    Affiliates
    Achieve your full potential with AYCANE - receive 5% off your order using code TAYLORBCOOK_
    Stay hydrated with BioSteel - receive 20% off your order using code TAYLORBCOOK_
    Sign up with DraftKings Sportsbook with code THPN
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    • 52 min
    How to Thrive Under Pressure in Sports

    How to Thrive Under Pressure in Sports

    In this episode, athletes will learn how to excel when the stakes are high. Discover proven strategies to conquer performance pressure, build mental resilience, and maintain focus during intense competition. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or just starting out, this episode is packed with practical tips to help you thrive under pressure and achieve peak performance on the ice, field, or court. Tune in now and unlock the secrets to success in sports!
    If you found this episode to be of value, share it on social or with a friend, and leave a review.

    Let's connect!
    linkedin/taylorbcook
    ig/taylorbcook_
    tiktok/taylorbcook_
    twitter/taylorbcook_

    Resources
    Learn more about mental coaching - https://www.taylored-minds.com/
    Get access to free coaching resources at Taylored Minds

    Affiliates
    Achieve your full potential with AYCANE - receive 5% off your order using code TAYLORBCOOK_
    Stay hydrated with BioSteel - receive 20% off your order using code TAYLORBCOOK_
    Sign up with DraftKings Sportsbook with code THPN
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 38 min
    How Values-Based Sports Can Transform Athletes' Lives with Joshua Greco

    How Values-Based Sports Can Transform Athletes' Lives with Joshua Greco

    This week, Joshua Greco, business coach and President & Chief Executive Officer at Charlotte Street Hockey League joins the podcast. In this episode, we dive into the heart of sports, exploring how to embed values into the game for a truly enriching experience. From youth leagues to professional arenas, sports offer far more than just physical activity—they're a platform for personal growth, character development, and meaningful connections. Join us as we discuss the importance of incorporating values like teamwork, respect, resilience, and integrity into every aspect of sports culture.
    If you found this episode to be of value, share it on social or with a friend, and leave a review.

    Let's connect!
    linkedin/taylorbcook
    ig/taylorbcook_
    tiktok/taylorbcook_
    twitter/taylorbcook_

    Connect with Joshua
    linkedin | instagram
    ProAdvisorCoach website
    ProAdvisorCoach Podcast
    Josh is offering a $500 value FREE to all who are interested in learning more about their thinking by taking the Mindscan assessment here (https://www.mindscanhvp.com/takeMindscan/usr=jgreco/email=joshua@proadvisorcoach.com)

    Resources
    Learn more about mental coaching - https://www.taylored-minds.com/
    Get access to free coaching resources at Taylored Minds

    Affiliates
    Achieve your full potential with AYCANE - receive 5% off your order using code TAYLORBCOOK_
    Stay hydrated with BioSteel - receive 20% off your order using code TAYLORBCOOK_
    Sign up with DraftKings Sportsbook with code THPN
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 53 min
    Breaking Barriers: The Inaugural PWHL Season

    Breaking Barriers: The Inaugural PWHL Season

    What better way to tie off Women's History Month than by sharing an episode dedicated to the historic and inaugural PWHL (Professional Women's Hockey League) season! This episode is all about the history of the women's hockey game in North America (from the CWHL, to the NWHL/PHF and the PWHPA), the momentum and growth in the league in just 3 months (setting and smashing attendance records), the innovative approach to the league that make it stand out from other sports and leagues, the historic firsts from some of the greatest in the game, and of course all the opportunity for growth in the future!
    If you found this episode to be of value, share it on social or with a friend, and leave a review.

    Let's connect!
    linkedin/taylorbcook
    ig/taylorbcook_
    tiktok/taylorbcook_

    Resources
    Learn more about mental coaching - https://www.taylored-minds.com/
    Get access to free coaching resources at Taylored Minds

    Affiliates
    Achieve your full potential with AYCANE - receive 5% off your order using code TAYLORBCOOK_
    Stay hydrated with BioSteel - receive 20% off your order using code TAYLORBCOOK_
    Sign up with DraftKings Sportsbook with code THPN
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Mike (2GALAG) ,

Phenomenal

Great insight into the mind of an athlete

kwilson98 ,

Highly recommend!

Listening to this podcast has given me some great ideas to use with athletes and has made me realize a lot of the common experiences that athletes share but often think they are experiencing alone. The casual, yet knowledgeable style of the episodes make it easy to listen to and feels like you’re just having a conversation with a teammate. Can’t wait for more episodes, highly recommend!

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