Lee Elias: Live In The Moment

In this episode of the Championship Leadership podcast Lee Elias talks about the importance of trust, everyone can be a leader, focusing on the things you can control, living in the moment and so much more.

In This Episode:

  • [4:40] What does championship leadership mean to Lee?
  • [7:07] Who is Lee Elias and what brought him to where he is today?
  • [15:06] Leaders that have influenced him.
  • [23:10] His vision, future plans and impact he wants to make.
  • [26:57] A turning point inside of his life.
  • [32:07] Episode takeaways.

Important Quotes:

“We all have a part to play.”

“You have to understand that everybody is not motivated the same way.”

“Everyone can be a leader.”

“Learn to live in the moment.”

“Only focus on the things you control.”

About The Guest:

Lee Elias’s credentials are rooted in sports, marketing, and management. He is a graduate of Montclair State University in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, with a BA in broadcasting and an MS degree in sports management from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has built a unique skill set through his professional experience. 

He started to coach full-time in 2007, at the age of 22, when he was named the general manager and head coach of the Montclair State University Ice Hockey team. During his time with the program, the team saw a dramatic change from the bottom of the league to competing for both regional and national ranking annually.

In 2015, Lee was named as a member of the coaching staff to the Peterborough Phantoms of the English Premier Ice Hockey League (EPIHL). In his first year with the organization, the team won the league Playoff Championship. In addition to coaching, Lee also served as a member of the organization’s media team.

Lee is also the founder of Game Seven Group, an organization that works with leaders to help them unlock excellence, reach their potential, and ultimately win using the spirit and culture of a professional sports organization. He is also the co-founder of Sports Achievements and Hockey Wrap Around, both companies that work to make the game of hockey more enjoyable and accessible to the world. 

Lee also stays active in the academic community as an Professor with Drexel University’s Sports Management Department and also as one of three facilitators for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Coaching Education Courses which all coaches in the state must partake in. 

Lee’s other sports work experiences include serving the National Hockey League as the Coordinator of the NHL Network during its first season in the USA and working as a camera director for the New York Rangers and New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Beyond that, he served as a production specialist with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Cincinnati Reds AA) during their inaugural season. 

In addition to his sports experience, in 2010 Lee was hired by LocalEdge, a Division of Hearst Media Services. With the company, he helped small-to-medium-sized businesses create digital plans focusing on search engine optimization, search engine marketing, social media marketing, and mobile marketing, among other solutions. Lee also was responsible for development of new consultants and assisting with product development, marketing, product expertise, and public speaking. 

Lee is the award-winning author of WIN: What Every Team Needs to Know to Create a Championship Culture (released in 2017) and Think Like a Fan: Invest in Your Fans So They Invest in You (released in 2015). 

He currently resides in Pennsylvania with his wife Janet and their two children, Logan and Alina.


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