Dec. 29, 2022

World Cup Review, 2022 Highlights, and Season 7 Post-Match Show

In Episode 109, Paul and Phil cover their favorite moments from the second half of Season 7, their highlights from the incredible guests we’ve had on HSEL throughout 2022, their top 2022 recommendations, and a review of the incredible World …

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Dec. 15, 2022

Improving Your Normal with Paul McVeigh, Performance Psychologist and…

In Episode 108, Paul McVeigh, Performance and Sports Psychologist, Author of The Stupid Footballer is Dead, and former footballer with Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City, and Northern Ireland, talks with Phil and Paul about great life and leadership...

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June 30, 2022

Season 6 Post-Match Show

In Episode 88, Paul and Phil discuss highlights and lessons learned from our interviews with Shay Haddow, Dion von Moltke and Mike Semenza, George Blamoh, and Christian Devries during the second half of this season, a huge upset in the …

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June 23, 2022

Coaching the Bigger Game with Christian Devries, 25-Year College Socc…

In Episode 87, Christian Devries, Paradise Valley CC Men’s and Women’s Soccer Head Coach, Member of University of Minnesota-Morris Hall of Fame, Founder of Athlete of Significance and Complete Player Pathway, and Co-Founder of Coaching the Bigger...

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May 12, 2022

Innovating Youth Soccer with Evan Dabby, Executive Director of NJ You…

In Episode 81, Evan Dabby, Executive Director of NJ Youth Soccer and former MLS executive, talks with Phil about his innovative work with New Jersey Youth Soccer, including the Growing the Girls Game and Innovate to Grow initiatives, how we …

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April 21, 2022

Off-Season Talks – Building Your Team

In Episode 78, our sixth off-season talk between Seasons 5 & 6, Phil and Paul talk about how we can effectively build healthy teams, and how that starts with knowing, understanding, and leading ourselves. In all we do, we at …

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Feb. 17, 2022

Self-Leadership and Pursuing Your Dreams with Jay Demerit, CEO of Ris…

In Episode 69, Jay Demerit, Chief Energy Officer of Rise and Shine and former USMNT player, and former Captain of Watford FC and Whitecaps FC, talks with Phil about the pros and cons of specialization, self-leadership, self-belief, his personal why,...

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Jan. 13, 2022

“Walking Soccer” and Self-Control with Tony Everett of Pure Game and …

In Episode 64, Tony Everett, Founder and Chief Play Maker of Pure Game, Founder of Personal Best Coaching, coach, and footballer, talks with Phil about Pure Game’s work with vulnerable children in Southern California, learning self-control through...

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Dec. 30, 2021

20 Memorable Moments from 2021

In Episode 62, we are capping off 2021 and ringing in 2022 with 20 great leadership lessons (plus a couple bonus nuggets) from our interviews over the past year. There is so much more wisdom in the full interviews, which …

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Nov. 4, 2021

Swiss Army Leadership with Zac Hoffman, Author and Former Pro Athlete

In Episode 54, Zach Hoffman, Author of Finding the Good Life as a SWALeader and former professional American football player in Europe, talking with Phil about intercultural competence, leading effectively in a foreign country, humility, playing...

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Sept. 30, 2021

Fan Favorites Series -- Vulnerability and Infectious Influence with A…

In Episode 49, we continue our Fan Favorites Series with our interview with Amanda Cromwell, Head Coach of UCLA Women’s Soccer, Former National Team member and coach, former pro footballer, and Olympic Gold Medalist, who talked with Phil about...

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July 15, 2021

Offseason Talks, Volume 6 – Coach Wooden’s 7 Rules for Life (cont.)

In Episode 38, we continue our Offseason Talks series with our host, Phil Darke, talking about the life and leadership lessons he learned from the seven rules for life that John Wooden learned from his dad and sought to live …

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July 8, 2021

Offseason Talks, Volume 5 – Coach Wooden’s 7 Rules for Life

In Episode 37, we continue our Offseason Talks series with our host, Phil Darke, talking about the life and leadership lessons he learned from the seven rules for life that John Wooden learned from his dad and sought to live …

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June 10, 2021

Offseason Talks, Volume 1 – Self-Leadership: Know Your Why by Startin…

In Episode 33, we are taking a little break from our normal programming to have some offseason talks between Seasons 3 & 4. In these talks, Paul and Phil will be sharing some timeless leadership principles that will help you …

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