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Hello, I'm John-Austin, and I'm so glad you are here.

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My story

As a lifelong athlete, having played Division 1 baseball, football, and professional baseball, I personally and intimately understand the demands of sport. The physical ones aside, the mental challenges are often much more significant. The fear and worry of striking out or letting down teammates, parents, or coaches. The negative self-talk after making an error. Struggling to be present and focusing in the biggest moments. Worrying about if you belong. Bouncing back after a tough performance. Perfectionism, stress, and anxiety. These things can hold athletes back from realizing and playing the game to their full potential. Many athletes have the necessary physical skills and talent to succeed but fall short of their potential due to a lack of mental performance skills.

When I started my coaching career ten years ago, I helped athletes pursue their physical skills, size, athleticism, and strength to get more out of themselves and the games they loved to play. In the year 2000, I realized how the untrained mind would never allow athletes to play their best game, no matter how physically gifted, strong, or athletic they were. That’s when I made the switch to mental performance coaching.  


Today, I am passionate about helping athletes advance both their on and off-field performance through the power of personalized mental performance training. A high-performance mindset and the necessary skills to support it are the backbone of Mint’s philosophy, but the heartbeat of our mission is to foster a mindset of growth, confidence, resilience, and mental toughness that is not only crucial for sports but for the game of life.

I take a strength-based approach, focusing on what you do well and building other mental skills to support you. While there is a general outline to the information we teach at Mint, I do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach, as every athlete has strengths and weaknesses. Instead, we will work together to build a personalized plan to support you best, solve your current concerns, and help you pursue the best version of yourself both on and off the field. 

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