Cory Clouston

Cory Clouston

Calgary, Alberta
Former NHL Head Coach - Leadership and Peak Performance Expert
Cary Clouston is a former professional Hockey Coach (NHL) with many championships and best Coaching Awards. In his coaching career, he coached many gold medal-winning national teams of Canada and managed to develop many powerful and successful teams. He focuses on strengthening great leadership, evolving talent, balancing self-care, and encouraging people to achieve their goals in a befitting manner. He talks about the relevance of mental resilience and confidence in high-performance sports and business.
  • Leadership
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Teamwork
  • Academia
  • All Staff Meeting
  • Annual General Meetings
  • Athletes & Sports
  • Award Galas & After Dinner
  • Campus & University Speakers
  • Career Development
  • Celebrity


Cory Clouston is well-known for his time as a National Hockey League coach and for extensive experience in recognizing emerging talent, developing the Canadian hockey team, one of the best hockey teams in the World, and creating a challenging and supportive environment for individuals to achieve their goals.

He is known as “the baby-faced drill sergeant” for his assiduous preparation and persistent work ethic. He gained popularity among hockey players for his intensity. He has refined his skills as a coach and has become known for his agility to inspire and motivate his players. He is known as one of the youngest hockey Head Coaches in Ottawa Senator’s Franchise history.

Clouston began his coaching career with the Powell River Paper Kings of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League just a year after graduating from college. Cory Clouston began as an assistant before becoming general manager and eventually head coach of an Alberta Junior Hockey League team.

In addition, Cory Clouston spent time on the coaching staff for the Binghamton Senators of the AHL and the Kootenay Ice of the WHL before entering the professional coaching ranks. Clouston debuted as a professional coach in 2007 for the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League.

Throughout his coaching career, he also spent time coaching the Ottawa Senators of the NHL (from 2009-2011) and the Kootenay Ice of the WHL. One of Clouston’s most prestigious awards received throughout his career was the Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy both in 2005 and 2007, signifying his dedication the sport and players he loved.

As a speaker, Cory Clouston emphasises the need of balancing self-care and self-development in order to contribute to the team’s objectives and performance. He assists in the formation of a clear vision, corporate philosophy, and strong leadership. His experience and well-known techniques for building great hockey teams are immediately applicable to the workplace and entrepreneurship.

He also talks about the relevancy of mental resilience and confidence in high-performance sports and business. Cory Clouston emphasizes building trust and confidence in any sports or business organization. He deals with the relevance of mental health while dealing with adversity and the use of organizational psychology for effective leadership in sports and business. As a coach and speaker, Cory Clouston knows the importance of mental health among individuals and players.

Clouston was born in Canada and graduated from the University of Alberta in 1993. He had grown up playing hockey and succeeded on his college hockey team.




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Cory Clouston Topic Presentations

effective leadership

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  • In both athletics and business, effective leadership entails inspiring and leading individuals and teams to strive toward a common objective. A good leader must have a set of abilities, attributes, and behaviours that allow him or her to motivate and manage others, communicate effectively, and make wise judgements.

balancing self-care and self-development

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  • Self-care is crucial to maintaining our physical and emotional health, which, in turn, affects our productivity, energy, and focus. Taking care of ourselves ensures that we have the physical and emotional resources to meet the demands of our work and contribute to the team’s goals.

    Self-development activities such as learning new skills, seeking feedback, and engaging in challenging tasks to help us develop resilience. Resilience enables us to navigate difficult situations, adapt to change, and persist in the face of setbacks. By building resilience, we are better equipped to handle the demands of our work and contribute to the team’s objectives.

    Balancing self-care and self-development demonstrates leadership. When we prioritize our well-being and growth, we model healthy behaviors and inspire others to do the same. By leading by example, we contribute to the team’s objectives by creating a culture of well-being, growth, and innovation.

enhancing creativity and innovation

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  • Self-development activities also stimulate creativity and innovation. When we engage in new experiences, learn new skills, and challenge ourselves, we broaden our perspectives, think outside the box, and generate fresh ideas. By enhancing our creativity and innovation, we contribute to the team’s objectives by coming up with novel solutions and approaches to problems.


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New Flames Coaching Candidate: Cory Clouston


In a move that could mean a lot or mean very little for the Flames, the Brandon Wheat Kings announced this morning that they are parting ways with head coach Cory Clouston, who has one year left on his contract with the WHL club. In a media release, Wheaties general manager Kelly McCrimmon...

Cory Clouston leaves Kamloops Blazers, keeps door open for future coaching opportunities

Kamloops This Week

Cory Clouston will not be behind the Kamloops Blazers' bench during the 2021-2022 WHL campaign. He stepped down from his position as associate coach on Wednesday, noting the decision is based on his desire to spend more time with his daughter. The Blazers will announce Clouston's replacement...


Blazer Hockey

Kamloops, BC – The Kamloops Blazers announced today that Cory Clouston has decided to step down from his position as Associate Coach. “I feel fortunate to have been able to go work with my brother the last two years,” commented General Manager / Head Coach, Shaun Clouston. “Cory brought...

Cory Clouston

Standardbred Canada

The Ottawa Senators head coach is an aggressive perfectionist finding his place in the National Hockey League. He's also a racing fan whose passion and drive is rooted strongly in harness horses. It’s Wednesday, November 25, 1998, and Cory Clouston is coaching at the Canada Games Arena in...

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