Personal Life coach Danny Garcia

  Coach Danny Garcia

Online Personal Life Coach

Personal Development

  Pro Baseball Instructor 

          As a personal development coach I can help you build confidence, reduce anxiety, and with the right mindset, reach your goals, and realize your dreams. 

         My journey has been far, wide, and fun. I've been lucky to have traveled the world playing, and coaching baseball. I’ve learned so much from so many, and for that I am humbly grateful.  

        I played baseball for a Division 3 New York City College, yet somehow enjoyed 7 years of professional baseball, played in the Major Leagues, in Yankee Stadium, in front of my family and friends, and have enjoyed 35+ years in professional baseball as a player, coach, and scout.  I'm a firm believer that anyone can reach their personal realistic goals, and peak performance level if they're willing to do what is necessary to build their confidence and competence in any aspect of their personal or professional life.

      By embracing mental discipline, perseverance, laser focus, some luck, and proper direction from a good inspiring personal coach, you can succeed in getting to the next level of your life.  Positive visualization, along with a good work ethic, and laser focus on your major objective are paramount to success, and the behavior change necessary to overcome the fear, anxiety, adversity, and the roadblocks, life brings.

      I  can assist you in clarifying your goals, reframing your mindset, then together we can design a clear structured program to achieve those goals. You will learn to refocus, visualize, and re-frame your mental approach to gain a winner's edge and mindset.  

       After retiring from playing I returned to the game, first as a minor league coach with the San Diego Padres, where I met personal development coach Tony Robbins after he spoke to the major league team one spring.  I then worked as an MLB scout and Latin American Coordinator with the Milwaukee Brewers.  Eventually becoming a Special Assistant to the GM, Player Personnel, for the Baltimore Orioles. Those jobs took me around the world, Australia, Korea, Japan, and all over Latin America, coaching, evaluating, listening, and observing different cultures. Since I was academically trained in cognitive behavioral psychology I began using my observational knowledge of how the mind and body work together by helping those around me.  I’ve come to realize, as Yogi Berra said,

"Baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical !"

Success and Happiness in Life is the same, its' in your head.

Yogi Berra and Danny Garcia personal life coach

         I was cut from high school tryouts. I wasn't good enough, or wasn’t part

of the local clique. After that wakeup call, I began forging my mental strength. With hard work, improving my confidence and competence, and belief in myself, I made the team the next year and became captain. I tell this story to my personal clients and players, whenever they get cut from a team, or when someone doesn't receive the promotion, or the job they were qualified for. 

        It inspires them to keep going.

       Foul off the tough pitches life throws at you, keep working hard, and believe in yourself, until you get your pitch, when you do, be ready, and hit it out of the park. 

                       Just be ready...   and Always…”Swing for the Stars”

 Fasten your seat belt we’re going for a ride !  You can't make this stuff up !

     I filled in for a friend for 1 week in April, then suddenly the NY Mets needed

an extra batboy for the remainder of the season, and guess who was there.

Remember what I said about luck I was 1 of 3 kids rotating from batboy, and

ball boy on both lines. There I was on the field and in the clubhouse with

Hall of Famers, manager Yogi Berra, Willie Mays, and Tom Seaver. In addition

to Tug McGraw, Rusty Staub, Felix Millan, and the whole crew are you kidding me.

                    We went to the World Series, but lost to Oakland in 7 games.

      I played baseball at Baruch college, NY. and for the 1974 Alaska Goldpanners. We were National Baseball Congress Champions that summer. All 16 players on that  team were drafted in the following years including 5,1st round picks. Playing on that team gave me exposure to top scouts, who had never heard of my college. The UCLA of the East – University on the Corner of Lexington Avenue! I was drafted in the 11th round of the 1975 Major League draft, #249. What were the KC Royals thinking?!

     The Montreal Expos drafted a future Hall of Famer with the 250th pick. I had the pleasure of meeting him when we were both Special Assistants to the GM   – Andre Dawson   

1973 NY Mets batboy Danny Garcia

       My baseball life was similar to the movie "Bull Durham" I lived all 3 roles, aspiring player, aging veteran, and minor league coach. I played 7 years in the minors, hitting .320 for Triple A Omaha Royals in 1980 before getting a cup of espresso in '81 with the 1980 defending A.L. Champion Kansas City Royals

      Remember what I said about luck, it works both ways.

    1981 was a strike year.  I remember manager Jim Frey telling me “we’re sending you down to Triple A so you can keep getting at bats, this strike shouldn’t last more than 2 weeks. You’ll be right back." Being an older ‘rookie’ , I said, “Skipper I’d rather be on strike in the Big Leagues, than playing everyday in Triple A !”  The strike lasted 2 months, they fired the manager afterwards, and my dream was over, I never saw it again. It was the best cup of coffee I’ve ever had, 2 hits, played with Hall of Famer George Brett, went back home a big leaguer, on a championship team, playing right field in Yankee Stadium, exactly where Babe Ruth stood, with my Yankee friends Willie Randolph at 2B, and Reggie Jackson in right field.                   

         I believe I have the professional background, the real life experiences, the passion, and the education revolving around cognitive behavioral study, mental strength training, perseverance, and self-motivation to be your accountability partner and help you get to the next level of success in the most important aspects of your life. Yes, there is a fear of failure, but more insidious is the fear of success because it is subconscious. During these difficult times you must be smart, and leave your ego at the door, there is no option B.  

" In the midst of chaos, there is always Opportunity" -Sun Tzu

       Now I give back, still having fun, analyzing baseball swings remotely, to stay in the game. As an Online Life Coaching Professional I'm constantly updating my knowledge on neuroscience, and success strategies. I guide personal clients on behavior change, goal achievement, physical health, or professional advancement. Always pointing out the insights I learned while playing pro baseball and the similarities in enjoying a successful and happy personal life. The key is to have a plan, be true to your values, believe in yourself, have faith, be in the right mental state, be ready, and enjoy the ride.

Lets' get to know each other and together make a plan to get you to the Major Leagues of your life !

 Control Your Thoughts, Control Your Destiny be ready, and “Always, Swing for the Stars !”

Stay Strong  *  Stay Safe

Danny Garcia Baseball player