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Welcome to the Way of Champions Podcast hosted by John O'Sullivan and brought to you by Changing The Game Project.


Each week we connect you with the top minds in sport, coaching, leadership, and creating championship programs so you can take your athletes and teams to the next level.

Sep 29, 2023

Major General Scott Clancy served in the Canadian Armed Forces as a tactical helicopter pilot. He taught tactics at the Army Staff college and planned expeditionary operations at all levels of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Before retiring after a 37-year career, he served as the Deputy Commander of the Alaskan NORAD Region and finally as the Director of Operations for all NORAD in Colorado Springs. His new book about the lessons learned in his four decade career is called Developing Coaching Leaders: The Fundamentals and Techniques that Make Leaders Extraordinary. In our discussion today we cover, trust, vulnerability, working with difficult teams and teammates, and so much more. As Clancy states, "To be an extraordinary leader, you need to lead and coach your team to excellence."

Connect with Scott Clancy at or search for his name on YouTube or LinkedIn. 

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This week’s podcast is brought to you by our friends at Sprocket Sports.  Sprocket Sports is a new software platform for youth sports clubs.  There are a lot of these systems out there, but Sprocket provides the full enchilada. They give you all the cool front-end stuff to make your club look good– like websites and marketing tools – AND all the back-end transactions and services to run your business better so you can focus on what really matters – your players and your teams. 

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