#047 Off the Pitch with Active: Dr. Jessica Garza, an accomplished global business, professional sports mental consultant, TED speaker, author and Owner of Ultier.

Dr. Jess Garza holds a PhD in performance psychology, a master's in clinical mental health and a master's in sport-exercise psychology. She has established herself as a global influencer and now spends her time presenting around the world. She has worked with professional athletes, congressional staff, FBI, CIA and US Special Forces. Dr. Garza helps her clients develop mental readiness, emotional intelligence and self-confidence to optimize their potential both on a personal and professional level.

Dr. Garza has dedicated her life to understanding how athletes and tactical populations think, behave and are motivated. She is known as "the queen of applied sciences." Her ambition to provide quality training programs has opened the door for a diverse number of elite populations to have access to resources to help enhance their performance. The joy in giving back joined with her innate ability to read others and her love for teaching has led her to create Ultier, llc. Her vision is to expand and serve athletes, parent’s and coaches at all levels.

Dr. Jess Garza, PhD, PMP, CMPC, NCC, LAC

Owner & Cognitive Sport and Performance Trainer

Project Manager Professional #2753518

Psi Chi -- National Honor Society in Psychology

Certified Mental Performance Consultant #400

Lecturer - Sports Psychology - Park University

Listed on the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee for Sport Psychology.


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50:55    min episode

02:39   Introducing Dr. Jess Garza

04:15   A little bit of background of Dr. Jess Garza’s life in sport, academic achievements and experiences working with people.

08:00   What can we parents and coaches learn from Dr. Jess work with people in correctional facility, and what could she take with her in the role she has now?

13:17   Emotional Contagion

15:45   Breaking down the biological steps: cognitive appraisal & physiological perception.

20:00   No one is perfect, but we can all reflect on our behaviour together with our child. Listen to Mum Jess Garza sideline story.

26:05   Coaches and kids misalignment-What is going on behind closed doors and importantly what can we do to help our kids?

31:50   Can you teach an 8-year-old to master emotions? YES, Dr. Jess tells you how.

38:39   Approach to reflect on your coaching to become more efficient.

41:58   Are you checking in on your players?

43:11   Discussing when the pro tennis player Bernardo Tomic asking the umpire to remove his father from the stands. What can we learn from this?

47:10   Dr. Jess Garza explains her version of “Sound of Music” in youth sport.


Web:  https://www.ultier.com/

LinkedIn:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/drjessgarza

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ultiertx/

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ultiertx

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TED talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu1UamHgIbI

Video when Bernardo Tomic wanted his father removed from the crowd.


Jumping Cholla video referenced in our conversation.


TED talk: How to avoid catching prickly emotions from other people.