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Meet Dave Franco

(Creator of Bridge to Performance)

Some of Dave's Story...

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Working With Elite Athletes

Dave has worked with top amateur & professional athletes and is currently a Peak Performance Coach for the Seattle Mariners. Most of his work centers around dealing with failure, handling pressure, building healthy routines, and developing mental toughness.

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Working with Elite Businesses

Dave has had the opportunity to work with business professionals around the world in the form of speaking, consulting and one on one coaching. He first developed his passion for consulting in 2009 while doing a six week consulting project for Valvoline in their European headquarters.

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Major League Baseball

After spending 5 seasons with the Seattle Mariners as a mental performance coach, Dave was hired by the Texas Rangers to build out their new mental performance department. He conducts group presentations and one-on-one sessions for players and staff... in both English and Spanish.

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Further Education: MBA & MS in Psychology

After a few years in the "real world" Dave headed back to Miami University (OH) to earn his MBA while interning at a Venture Capital company. Over 10 years later, his passion for teaching mental skills led him to complete his MS in Psychology.

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Entrepreneur & Business Owner

After multiple side hustles Dave created Next Level Ballplayer, a content creation company that specialized in exclusive interviews. After eight years, he was ready for a new adventure and sold the business.

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NCAA Baseball Player & Professional Soccer Journey

Dave played four years of college baseball at Miami University before spending 2 years pursuing a professional soccer career. Although it didn't pan out, it did land Dave on a semi-pro team in Jacksonville, the practice squad of the professional Miami FC team, and a one month tryout for Sport Boys (real name) in Peru.

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Media Appearances

Over the years, Dave has been written about by Sports Illustrated, a guest on multiple ESPN radio shows and featured on a variety of podcasts... He also once made an appearance on the Australian Travel TV Show "Getaway" while in Greece with his wife.

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If you've seen Billions, Dave Franco is like Wendy Rhoads when it comes to helping unlock others' potential.

He is obsessed with learning, team building, and helping build a winning mindset.  

An experienced public speaker, Dave uses his experience in business and sports psychology to help individuals improve their mindset and performance.

Through in person speaking and virtual video calls, Dave aims to deliver education, inspiration and entertainment, while helping others bridge the gap between potential and performance.