Episode 7

Published on:

22nd Oct 2021

S2 Ep7 The Cognitive Coach

Please enjoy Harry's conversation with cognitive coach, Paddy Steinfort.

Paddy is rare in that he is a psychologist who has lived the high performance life. A former elite Australian Rules Footballer for the Richmond Football Club in Melbourne, Paddy has worked with the Philadelphia Eagles, Blue Jays, 76ers, Red Socks, UPenn, Texas Tech and is now Director of Performance at Football Australia. Over his journey he has worked with the likes of Patrick Mahomes, Ben Simmons, and Toronto phenom Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Harry and Paddy have a broad ranging discussion about the complexity and challenges of applied cognitive coaching and psychology. Below are some of the resources and links to concepts mentioned in the episode, meant only for introductory purposes.

Allostatic load – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allostatic_load

Superstitions in performance – https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326330

GRIT by Angela Duckworth – https://angeladuckworth.com/

Acceptance-Commitment Theory – https://positivepsychology.com/act-acceptance-and-commitment-therapy/

Peer Support - https://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/home/topics/general-psychiatry/exploring-the-value-of-peer-support-for-mental-health/

Navigating human complexity - https://hbr.org/2007/11/a-leaders-framework-for-decision-making

The benefits of psycho-education - https://healthengine.com.au/info/psychoeducation

Paddy Steinfort; Spots Illustrated - https://www.si.com/edge/2020/10/02/paddy-steinfort-mental-performance-coach-daily-cover


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