The Secrets to Winning Podcast with Dr. Bhrett McCabe


Winning is a mental skill, mastered by the best of the best, and held as a secret by those dominating the competition. Not anymore. In this weekly podcast, join Dr. Bhrett McCabe, a clinical sports psychologist to multiple National Champions and Pro athletes and a former 2X Division 1 National Champion himself, as he exposes the “secrets” of human performance through in-depth interviews with world class athletes, elite-level coaches, and the most brilliant business minds in the world. New episodes drop every week!

Building A Championship Culture

In today’s world of collegiate athletics, few can claim to have been at a program since the beginning. Not many can say they were there at the origin of a program, having been present from the very inception to where it stands today. And certainly nobody can claim to have brought a program further, and in shorter time, than Crimson Tide head softball coach Patrick Murphy, entering his 22th season as the program’s leader in 2020.

From a humble start to a national championship, Murphy has taken Alabama to the top of the college softball world. Beginning with his days as an assistant in the very first years of the Alabama softball program, Murphy has emerged as the face of a team that has grown under his leadership to become one of the most consistently successful programs in the nation…

The Role of Coaching in Player Development

The question I ask every coach is, “How are your players going to view you five years from now?” Are they going to say that coach so-and-so taught me about who I am, put me in challenging environments to learn more about myself, or put me through trials and tribulations, but gave me a safety net to do it. Or, are you going to allow this generation to blame you? Because when they struggled, you didn’t have a solution for them. Ultimately, at the end of the day, your job is to develop your players so that they look back and go, “Yeah, I’m a better person and player becasue that guy was my coach.”…

My Inspirational Comeback Story

This week’s guest on The Secrets to Winning has overcome a life-threatening injury to get back on the field. Gina Snyder was a starting pitcher for Purdue University’s softball team until she encountered a life-threatening brain injury, which forced her to put the game she loved on hold and return home to Tucson, AZ to retrain her brain how to think, how to walk, and eventually, how to dominate on the field again…

The Competition Behind The Bachelorette

Reality shows in this country are massive. It seems like they consume the primetime slots of network television across all stations. As a psychologist, I am a huge fan of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette series’. Whether you watch them or not (more than likely you do, whether you want to admit it or not), I think these are the best two shows on human behavior and competition that have ever been created…

How to Manage Amateur Athlete Development

This week’s guest on the Secrets to Winning is former Major League Baseball player and current ESPN Baseball Analyst Chris Burke. Chris outlines what he sees in youth sports transitioning to the high school level as well as high school transitioning to the college level. We also dive into the topic of sport specialization and when is the appropriate time to specialize…

Ryan Holiday - Stillness is the Key

Stillness is the Key

All great leaders, thinkers, artists, athletes, and visionaries share one indelible quality. It enables them to conquer their tempers. To avoid distraction and discover great insights. To achieve happiness and do the right thing. Ryan Holiday calls it stillness, and stillness is the key to…

Musician Eric Zimmer on hitting rock bottom

What Does Rock Bottom Feel Like?

He’s a serial entrepreneur, podcast host, behavior coach and author. He’s endlessly inspired by the quest for a greater understanding of how our minds work and how to intentionally create the lives we want to live. At the age of 24, he was homeless, addicted to heroin and facing long jail sentences. In the years since, he has found a way to recover from addiction and build a…

How to Raise your Game with Alan Stein Jr

How to Raise Your Game

This week’s guest on The Secrets to Winning is performance coach Alan Stein Jr., a keynote speaker and author who spent 15+ years as an NBA performance coach working with the highest-performing basketball players on the planet including Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Victor Oladipo, and others. Currently, he teaches audiences how to…

How to Grow Your Business with Marty Reichenthal

How I Bought & Sold 30+ Businesses

Marty has over 40 years of leadership and entrepreneurial experience. In 1993 he partnered with OSI partners to expand a family-owned restaurant called Carrabba’s and built 16 restaurants. After selling back his interests in 2003 he took a position a VP of Operations – overseeing more than 100 locations in…

ESPN Senior Writer Wright Thompson interview

The Mask that Eats the Face

Whether it be Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods or Pat Riley or Urban Meyer, he strips the away the self-serving myths and fantasies to reveal his characters in full. There are fascinating common denominators: it may not be that these individuals are more “human” and more like us than we thought. Simply put, Wright Thompson is the GOAT at his craft…

Ole Miss Head Baseball Coach Mike Bianco

Building a Perennial Contender

Ole Miss named Mike Bianco head coach of the Rebel baseball program on June 7, 2000. Since then, Bianco has become the winningest coach in program history and one of the top coaches in Southeastern Conference history while establishing Ole Miss as one of the premier programs in college baseball. In today’s age of short coaching tenures, Bianco is the longest tenured coach in the SEC across all sports.

International Musician Skip Sneads talks success

Steps to Becoming an Elite Performer

I wanted to look at a different perspective when it comes to elite-level performance. In this particular endeavor, you’re still training for performance improvement and to be elite, playing in front of fans, dealing with the same high intensity and pressure, and demonstrating a commitment to discipline, excellence, and accountability. The same physical and mental responses to performance anxiety are there as well.

NFL Hall of Famer Kevin Mawae

My Journey to the NFL Hall of Fame

In his career, Kevin was named to eight Pro Bowls, six of which came after the age of 30, and he was a first-team All-Pro six times. He was a member of the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team, and also the NFL Players Association president from 2008-12. He played his final NFL game at the Pro Bowl in February 2010.

Laura Rutledge on the Secrets to Winning podcast

Dominating a Man’s Game

In 2014, she joined the Southeastern Conference as a sideline reporter for SEC Network and is also the host of SEC Nation. More recently, she added co-host of the ESPN morning show “Get Up!” to her resume. You can even find her, on occasion, to host ESPN’s flagship program SportsCenter.

Cam Doody of Bellhops talks Secrets to Winning

From Concept to Tens of Millions

They are now a moving company based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that is operating in 85 cities in 39 states across the U.S.  Cam is responsible for raising more than $21 million in venture capital from some of the most prestigious investors in the world. Bellhops was also awarded the Best New Startup of 2014.

How to Overcome Mental Health Struggles

How to Overcome Mental Health Struggles

Like “Beef”, Kevin Love, and many other individuals struggling with mental health issues, you are not alone in your struggle. Some of us experience it in private. Some of us are exposed to millions and millions of people. Regardless, the one person that it affects negatively is YOU, the person living it.

Former Trump White House Aide, Cliff Sims

500 Days in the Trump White House

After standing at Donald Trump’s side on Election Night, Cliff Sims soon joined him in the West Wing. He quickly found himself pulled into the President’s inner circle as a confidante, an errand boy, an advisor, a punching bag, and a friend. Sometimes all in the same conversation.

WJOX's Ryan Brown talks golf strategies with Bhrett McCabe

Creating Success on and off the Course

How does a former collegiate golfer turned award-winning radio personality compare the two ventures. How are they different? What components are similar? Ryan has an amazing perspective on human performance, both as a collegiate athlete and now as someone who now interacts with high-profile coaches, athletes, and celebrities on his radio show.

University of Alabama Athletic Director Greg Byrne

Leading the Nation’s Premier Athletic Department

As a fundraiser, he has been directly involved in raising more than $200 million in gifts during his career. As a leader of competitive athletics programs, he has fostered major improvements across the spectrum of sports at both programs he has led prior to being at Alabama (Mississippi State University and University of Arizona).

Scott Fawcett on Mental Health

Social Media’s Effect on Mental Health

Scott is very active on social media, specifically on Twitter, and can be a controversial figure in the golf community. He challenges the “status quo” and utilizes statistics to back a lot of his arguments. The facts are the facts. I have even referred to him as a “disruptor”. But there is a side of Scott that many people aren’t aware of. He has dealt with several personal tragedies throughout the years, all pertaining to mental health.

Cullen Talley on the Secrets to Winning podcast

What it Means to Exit Winning

Exit winning – a very interesting topic, and a way to view winning through a different lens. Everyone in athletics or business strives to win their space, but what happens when AFTER you win – or in this case, EXIT the winning process? How do you develop systems and processes to sustain your winning?

Controlling your message through Social Media - Kevin DeShazo

How Language Shapes Team Culture

As a coach, how do you manage social media, both personally and amongst your players, in order to enhance your culture? Most in the coaching game know its importance, but they haven’t quite grasped the concept of WHY it’s important or how to use it to their advantage.

Secrets to Winning podcast interviews Mark Blackburn

How I Develop PGA-caliber Golfers

A good coach is someone who is willing to listen, has knowledge and expertise in their area of coaching, and knows how to inspire and motivate their players. They have a drive to improve their knowledge base in how to coach each player and how to get the absolute most out of a player’s ability. Very simply, coaches coach players to find…

Interview with Alabama's Athletic Trainer Jeff Allen

Alabama Football’s Unsung Hero

Known as one of the most respected athletic trainers in the entire country, Allen was honored with the 2018 Division I Head Athletic Trainer of the Year Award for his work during the 2018 season that saw several players return to the field from serious injuries in time for the playoff and national championship game.

Alabama Football's Ross Pierschbacher interview on the Secrets to Winning podcast

How to Win with Consistency

What was it like playing for Nick Saban as an offensive lineman? What mindset do you need to play for a coach as demanding as Saban? How has Alabama been so dominant over the last decade, and what are their secrets? You’ll find all of that, and a lot more, in this week’s episode with Ross Peirschbacher in The Secrets to Winning!

Amanda Scarborough on The Secrets to Winning Podcast

The Change of the Competitive Mindset

As a player, Amanda Scarborough excelled at Texas A&M and was the first student-athlete in Big 12 history to receive the Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year award in the same season (2005). In 2007,  she was the Big 12 Pitcher of the Year and a finalist for National Player of the Year.

Bob Bowman, Brett Bartholomew, Dana Duckworth, and Gene Chizik on the Secrets to Winning podcast

The Best of the Secrets to Winning: Coaches Edition

The great thing about this compilation of coaches is that they compete in four different sports, but all of them are successful at the highest level and have been able to coach some of the best athletes in the world. They will be the first to tell you this – coaching isn’t easy. It challenges the competitive character and fiber of every single person in the entire organization.

Alabama Athletic Trainer, Ginger Gilmore-Childress

Inside Alabama Football’s Athletic Training

The University of Alabama Athletic Department has been the gold-standard in collegiate athletics for some time. Aside from being one of the highest revenue-generating departments, they win championships across all sports and produce Academic All-Americans at the same rates as the likes of Vanderbilt and Stanford. However, another area in which they have become the gold standard is…

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