About Mario

Mario Soto is a Sport Psychology Consultant with an extensive background in performance sports such as basketball, baseball, martial arts (3rd degree in Shaolin Kempo Karate) as well as being a professional working actor for ten years earning his union status in all three guilds (SAG, AEA, and AFTRA).  He has coached, played, or worked at the youth, high school and collegiate level (locally & internationally) and holds a master’s degree in Sport & Performance Psychology Consulting from California State University Fullerton under the tutelage of the some of the most well respected Sport Psychology consultants in the world – Dr. Ken Ravizza, Dr. Traci Statler, Dr. Andrea Becker, and Dr. Len Wiersma.

Mario Soto has worked with a multitude of teams, athletes, coaches, and artists (musicians and actors) at the amateur, olympic and professional levels assisting them in dealing with stage fright, stress reduction, self-doubt and low esteem, improving performance routines (pre/present/post), goal setting, mental toughness, focus, imagery and visualization, motivation, confidence, dealing with pressure, over/under arousal, team dynamics, cohesion and helping foster culture change.

The diversity of people Mario has worked with have included actors and musicians, top boxers from Freddy Roach’s world famous Wild Card gym, Mixed Martial Arts fighters, Olympic and collegiate athletes as well as local high school and club teams in the disciplines of soccer, baseball, basketball, golf, equestrian riding (jumper, hunter, dressage, & barrel racing) softball, track and field, cross country, swimming, tennis, sailing, wrestling, rugby and lacrosse.

He has lectured and consulted around the country on topics like “Being a great sports parent”,  “How to coach and relate to today’s athlete”, and “Turning yourself into an elite performer” and held seminars on improving one’s performance in the workplace for sports officials and businesses.   His practice is headquartered in Southern California, but he travels extensively working to educate, empower, and inspire those who wish to seek an edge by unlocking their potential.

“Anyone can benefit from getting out of their own way.  We’re just a bit overwhelmed by life’s distractions, the misperceptions of pressure and sometimes the inability of letting go of our past mistakes.  It’s my hope to provide people with the tools and confidence to believe in themselves, create realistic expectations, and develop the discipline to stay on their journey towards excellence.” – Coach Mario

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4 days ago

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Excited to be a part of this dream team . Today finally has come - announcing our Grand Opening!!! Come meet our passionate team dedicated to overall golf improvement. We look forward to a great event! #unity #performance #golf #fitness #medical #sportspsychology #southerncalifornia #southerncali #hermosabeach #krisbrown #scottrogowsky #mariosportsdoc #mindbofyfitness ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

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With this being mental health week I wanted to remind everyone of the importance of taking care of you. We all take for granted our health and well-being in order to get things done we believe to be more important in the moment than ourselves. It’s just a terrible order of priorities. If we truly want to help others or if our goal is to change who we are and our circumstances, then it must start with how we feel about ourselves and what we do differently. So try to start each morning with a moment of grace and gratitude. Be with yourself and maybe take 5 minutes to walk or exercise. This way you can truly say I’ve taken time to take care of “me” first so that now there will be a healthier and happier version of you to attack the day.

God bless.

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7 days ago

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If you’re interested in learning about the world of the stunt performer than you’ll love this conversation. They are two of my favorite people and it’s no secret why they’ve had a positive impact on the industry. @stuntsunlimited @stuntplayers @filmandtv @entertainment ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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I use this every time I debrief with a client, student or with myself. No judgment, only facts and info to get better. #babystepsforward ... See MoreSee Less

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