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On today’s episode of Turn­ing Heads, I wel­come an asso­ciate of Wing­man Play­er Con­sult­ing, Car­son Shields. In the first half of the episode, Car­son shares his love for the sport of hock­ey and revis­its his jour­ney who among many, dreamt of mak­ing it big. He dis­cuss­es the evo­lu­tion of the sport and iden­ti­fies the many rigid expec­ta­tions that can be placed upon young ath­letes. Being a recip­i­ent of the 2014 Man­i­to­ba Hero Award, Car­son dis­cuss­es the idea of haz­ing in sports and reveals the real­i­ty of the effects that can be placed at an indi­vid­ual lev­el. In the sec­ond half of the episode, Car­son pro­vides an overview of the ser­vices offered at Wing­man Play­er Con­sult­ing. With its unique Feet on the Ground” approach, Car­son iden­ti­fies how his team of advi­sors not only work to build sol­id rela­tion­ships with play­ers, but also with par­ents, close rel­a­tives, and addi­tion­al ele­ments with­in an ath­lete’s wheel­house. While com­po­nents of strength and con­di­tion are vital to an ath­lete’s suc­cess, Car­son explains that the ser­vices offered in Sports Psy­chol­o­gy, Life Man­age­ment, and Social Media Man­age­ment, aid the ath­lete in becom­ing com­fort­able play­ing the sport while being aware of per­son­al goals and poten­tial chal­lenges. He fur­ther explains that WPC works to encour­age young ath­letes to become not only bet­ter play­ers but bet­ter peo­ple. Car­son con­cludes the episode by high­light­ing his major take­away while embrac­ing the advi­so­ry posi­tion: We need to speak to peo­ple from where they are at, not where we think they need to be”.