Meet Dave Franco
(Creator of Bridge to Performance)
Some of Dave's Story...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.