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Cultivating Confidence and Dealing with Imposter Syndrome with Hunter Smith

In this episode of Life Beyond the Game, Joe Hawley talks with former NHL player and The Härt Collective member, Hunter Smith about his journey through professional hockey, dealing with imposter syndrome as an athlete, and what it has been like transitioning out of sports during such a chaotic time in our world. They also explore Hunter’s experience in The Härt Collective and what new members can expect within the community.

Hunter Smith’s Story

Hunter Smith is a former professional hockey player from Windsor, Ontario. He was drafted in 2014 by the Calgary Flames. Hunter is currently a student at the University of Windsor, studying Business Commerce and an active member of The Härt Collective.

former NHL athlete for Calgary Flames Hunter Smith
Former NHL athlete, Hunter Smith

Discussed in this episode:

  • Hunter’s athletic journey in hockey and the process of turning pro
  • Cultivating confidence and dealing with imposter syndrome as a professional athlete
  • Finding closure in your dreams and transitioning out of sports 
  • The trap of comparing yourself to your peers
  • Hunter’s experience in The Härt Collective and what new members can expect
  • The power of gratitude and patience

Tools and works from the episode:

Connect with Hunter Smith

Instagram | @bigrigsmith

Twitter | @bigrigsmith

Connect with Joe Hawley and The Härt Collective

Website | Joe Hawley

Instagram | @joe.hawley

Website | The Härt Collective

Instagram | @the.hart.collective