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I am a PNW native that loves hard, smiles so much, and finds peace in music and books! The work days consist of elevating young performers across the country, and some evenings you can find me in the cages, training young ladies how to pitch.
Since I was little I always found inspiration in song lyrics, my dad's pep talks, and the endless quotes I would read online. My motivation would sky rocket after analyzing and predicting what the intended message was. But the motivation was like the new batteries you just put in that Christmas ornament that never actually gets turned on...
I have always identified as an athlete, but I have never quite felt confident enough to identify as a great athlete. The reason being, well, I don't believe I ever performed to my highest potential. There was too much noise holding me back. From the feeling of "I need to be perfect", to the fear of repercussion if I ever failed or disappointed my parents or coaches. It haunted me, and unfortunately those thoughts also controlled me.
Though nobody would have ever known, I spent the last 2 years of my athletic college career salvaging all the strength I had to keep playing. I was miserable! I had given everybody/everything around me all my power, and had lost control of who I was and why I was playing. I had a giant "HELP" sign on my forehead, looking for every excuse in the book to determine my fate as an athlete.
Talk about the perfect contestant for a mindset coach, RIGHT?!
I WISH! I only wish I had a mindset coach that could teach me how to reconstruct my thoughts, how to reset my mind when it would turn for the worse, and help me thrive in adversity instead of crumble.
Thats right, I crumbled, and over the last 5 years I have picked up the pieces, and I am better than ever! I have seen myself in the college athletes I coached, and mentored them through the struggles. I have studied the mindset of performers, I earned my certification as a mindset conditioning coach. And you know what, I owe it all to the struggle I faced as a performing athlete. I am forever grateful for my journey and I absolutely can not wait to help you along in yours!
– Tracy Kim - Head coach of FURY Fastpitch
"Danielle has done a great job of providing our athletes with tools to deal with stress and anxiety. She helps them keep the sport in perspective which in turn allows them to perform their best on the field. I see them applying what they have learned in our practices and look forward to seeing the same approach during our games.”
- Kris Gallagher - FOUNDER & DIRECTOR CLUTCH BASKETBALL
“Danielle is a dynamic speaker who’s knowledge and passion for the topic was evident throughout her entire presentation. We’re excited about the opportunity for our athletes, coaches, & parents to continue working with Danielle and I would highly recommend her services to any individual or programs that are looking to separate themselves from the competition.”
- softball coach
“For years we have been working on drills to build solid softball fundamentals but haven’t spent much time on the mental side of things... Danielle engages the girls and they learn through being a part of the process rather than just being talked at. Danielle is kind and patient and the girls really respond to her energy."