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Cam Neely: Positive Outlook

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Positive Coaching Alliance is proud to have worked with Liberty Mutual Insurance to create this podcast and other powerful resources.

This podcast series features Positive Coaching Alliance staff interviewing prominent former athletes, coaches and general managers. Each episode, these influential stars share insights from their own sports careers. Listen in as they talk about filling emotional tanks, bouncing back from mistakes, staying motivated through long seasons to continually give 100% effort, and how they translated their sports experience to invaluable life lessons.

In this episode, Jim talks with NHL Hall of Fame and Boston Bruins right wing hockey legend Cam Neely. Neely shares his secret to success: the power of positive thinking. Taught to him by his dad, this positive approach helped Neely bounce back from mistakes, recover from injury, and overcome two devastating losses in the Stanley Cup. Here's where you'll find Cam talking about featured topics:

  • Injuries- 5:10
  • Mistakes- 18:15
  • Parent/Coach Conflict- 20:10

Jim Thompson (@JimThompson18) is the founder and Executive Director of Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a nonprofit organization founded at Stanford University with the mission of helping to transform the culture of youth sports to give all young athletes the opportunity for a positive, character-building experience. PCA served as the experts behind the Liberty Mutual Play Positive™ program.

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