We couldn’t have picked a better guest to close out season 3 of the #CLP than former professional goaltender, turned coach, Andy Chiodo. In this episode, we discuss his journey through the world of professional sports into his coaching transition and the new set of challenges that come along with it. Andy touches on so many different lessons, the value of working smart as well as hard, doubling down on focus in times of stress, the role essentialism in his life and why he won’t wear his hat backward. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed recording!

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Thanks to Karen and Anne for bringing us into this world and keeping us alive long enough to screw it up ourselves.

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Show Notes

  • How to properly say Andy’s name
  • A brief run through of Andy’s career
  • Why Andy is at peace with his decision to retire (“No one gets screwed long term”)
  • Becoming a hockey goalie in an Italian immigrant family
  • Why Andy wears his hat forward
  • Junior Hockey – What Andy learned playing for St. Mikes
  • Early focus and Burning Passion
  • Dealing with injuries from working hard not smart
  • Finding the mysterious Matt Nichol
  • Injury Mindset – Doubling down on Focus
  • Building and Applying a Mindset into someone else
  • A day in the life of Andy Chiodo
  • Adapting and altering routines and nutrition for a different life
  • Essentialism – A creation of your desired life
  • Chiodo Goaltending School
  • Excitement over fear
  • Championship Rounds


  • Dave Cameron (Calgary Flames Assist)


  • Blame, Delusion, Denial – The Toxic Trio
  • Essentialism
  • The Go-Giver
  • The Talent Code
  • The Conscious Coach
  • The Quiet Eye