S3 E6: Taking Ownership of Your Career with NFL Coach Pete Hoener


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Winning a football game is a lot like winning in business, there are a lot of parallels between these two industries and we are going to explore those similarities today with our guest, sports legend and NFL Coach, Pete Hoener.

Working for teams like the 49ers, Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, and more, Pete has worked with various football stars to improve their skills and resilience in the game. Overcoming obstacles is something both NFL professionals and business owners face. On today’s episode, Pete will break down his journey to the NFL, the lessons he’s learned working in this industry, leadership characteristics, and more.


2:54 – Who’s the most interesting player you’ve worked with?

5:38 - Overcoming obstacles

6:54 – What was your journey to the NFL like?

11:37 – Working with stars

12:49 – What characteristics do you look for?

18:01 – Example of leaders in the game

19:15 – How do you train to be the best?

22:23 – Continuing to get better and taking ownership

24:32 – Being accountable to your teammates

28:41 – What’s the day in the life of a coach like?

32:33 – Characteristics of a good team

36:13 – What was it like going to the Super Bowl?

39:27 - How did you develop a winning culture?

42:09 – Managing through losses and expectations

47:00 – What are your favorite NFL players of all time?

50:12 – What plays would you take back in your career?

52:25 – How are you taking accountability?



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