The Mindset Moments podcast is designed to provide athletic coaches with subject-matter training in performance mindset, personality awareness, and emotional intelligence to help with coach-athlete connections, empowerment, mental toughness, and much, much more.The podcast is hosted and facilitated by, Human Behavior Specialist, Author, career athletic coach, and business entrepreneur, Gord MacFarlane. Personal discussions with guest coaches, players, and specialists will help inform, inspire, and motivate you to build stronger relationships, as well as trust, and confidence to perform with excellence. The goal is to enlighten, transform and energize you! Enjoy the journey…
Mindset Timeout | 5 Things Athletes hate about their Coaches & Employees hate about their Bosses
I have been a coach trainer and mentor for well over 1000 coaches in my 20 plus years of providing mentorship and behavioral insights to athletic coaches. I have also provided leadership and business development for 1000's of business managers and leaders. I have heard the same story from countless athletes and countless employees as well, that they QUIT their team or QUIT their job because they hated their coach or hated their boss. Many times I have heard from dozen and dozens of people (athletes and employees alike) who are all too happy to tell me how rude and awful their coach or boss was, and how they didn't understand them, didn't use them to their full potential, or didn't give them a fair opportunity so they QUIT. So, I did some research to find out what the actual reasons were that made people quit their job or their team. I found the top 5 things that are common for both athletes and employees as to WHY they HATE their coaches or boss and I will give you 5 more bonus things as well. So, take a Time Out and BUCKLE UP, and let's see if you have experienced any of these as well...! Thanks for joining me...!
025 - JJ Brun | International Best Selling Author, Accredited Human Behavior Specialist
Mindset Moments is very pleased to welcome this guest to the program who is a longtime friend and fellow Executive Master Trainer and Human Behavior Specialist. Jean Jacques Brun or JJ, who is known as "The Retired Spy" will share his vast communication experience and expertise in specialized military and intelligence training in this very informative conversation. He will impart stories and mindset insights which will almost certainly help increase your understanding of the key elements of human behavior. JJ is a published, international, best-selling author, executive keynote speaker, and the Director of Distance Training for Dr. Robert Rohm of Personality Insights in Atlanta. I encourage you to grab yourself a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy our discussion. We are going to dive into the world of mental toughness, emotional intelligence, and relational influence as JJ shares his amazing skillset in the art of "decoding human capital". Enjoy the program...!
Mindset Timeout | The Mindset That Increases Anxiety
At some point in life, everyone has experienced fear and anxiety to some degree or another. Some of you find it very challenging to stop being fearful or anxious, but you can actually minimize your anxiety from draining your energy, and causing you to make emotionally charged and often unwise choices. This week, I am confident that my message will help raise some awareness and provide some insights into what mindset may cause us to be fearful and anxious and what you may be able to do to help control that. I am going to recommend no coffee for this episode, maybe some green tea and a quiet corner to relax and enjoy some "Time Out" with me... Coach Gord.
024 - Rob Dopson | NHL - IHL - ECHL Goalie, Junior Coach & Business Owner
The weeks Mindset Moments guest is former NHL, IHL, and ECHL goaltender, Rob Dopson. Rob played 11 seasons of pro hockey and is currently a Head Coach of the Junior A hockey team in his home town of Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada. Rob is a proud family man and a successful local Business Owner and Restauranteur in Smiths Falls as well. He loves talking all-things hockey and brings his longtime playing experience and coaching expertise to the podcast for all of us to enjoy. Thanks for joining us...!
Mindset Timeout | Make Everybody Feel Like a Somebody
A very worthy and satisfying goal for one's life would be to strive to be the kind of person who makes this their daily task: “Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody”. We have all know someone or have met someone whose energy is electric, positive, uplifting, and contagious. So what does it take to be that kind of person...? A person who can turn cloudy days bright and flip a frown upside down...!! There is a formula that will provide the ingredients to becoming that kind of person but I know one thing for sure, if you are not that kind of person, it's going to require a mindset shift... which includes the deliberate act of getting rid of some stinking thinking...! It's a great journey so listen in and get ready to make a difference in yourself and those around you. Thanks for spending some time with me, I sure do appreciate it...!
023 - Jean Pronovost | Former NHL Great, 50 Goal Scorer, Pro/Jr.A/Univ Coach
It is certainly a privilege for me to have my long time friend and NHL hockey great, Jean Pronovost on the Mindset Moments Podcast. This former 50-goal scorer and all-star with the Pittsburgh Penguins played just shy of 1000 games in the NHL for Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and Washington. He also coached for many years in Canadian college hockey at McGill University, where we coached together for 4 years and also in the QMJHL and the IHL. Sit back and enjoy our discussion about some old-time hockey stories and some mindset wisdom with Jean Pronovost. Thanks for tuning in...!
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Very insightful and worth the listen!
Enjoyable to listen to and full of great information that can be applied to daily life definitely not just for coaches.
Great coach. Great guy. Great podcast!