Hi I’m Derrick Scott, CPC. I have a long history of passion for sports and coaching/mentoring youth and adults. As a certified professional coach, there is a great reward in joining with individuals to achieve their goals and discovering the best part of their self. Working with clients, I am patient and find humor in challenges to build a down to earth relationship. In doing so I create positivity and confidence to achieve their goals. Sometimes our own self concept is what gets in the way of our own success. I see the talents and strengths in others. I offer a new perspective, clarity, and inspiration to get my clients where they want to be. If you are contemplating using a coach ask yourself this question. What successful athlete do you know that doesn’t have a coach? Coaching isn’t limited to just sports but to life.
In a perfect world everyone would be living to their full potential and getting along with each other. While we don’t live in a perfect world we do have the ability make a powerful difference by living to our fullest potential. I have discovered the value of this through my own experiences. As a kid I was always very involved in school basketball, baseball, football, and track teams. I started high school in Dallas, Texas and transferred my sophomore year to a small farming community at a small school in Northeast Texas. This was a huge culture shock and I had to figure out how to adjust to my new environment. I learned valuable lessons about friends, cultural differences and how to connect with a variety of people in a variety of environments.
I went on to Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. There I played football for the HSU Cowboys and won 2 division championships. Wining takes patience, humility, and the ability to listen to and respect others. I graduated from Hardin-Simmons University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Sociology. While my plans were to work in law enforcement, opportunities pulled me in another direction. I worked in the field of industrial sales throughout college and took a full-time position with the company I worked for throughout my college years. In over 20 years of work with the corporate world I have mentored, trained, and managed co-workers to be successful in their positions. With patience and realistic expectations, I have watched individuals achieve beyond their own beliefs. While successful, my love for sports and coaching never waned.
Throughout this time I started my family with my wife of 20 years. Together we have 4 kids and 3 are active athletes. Through my life experiences I have been inspired to fulfill my love for sports, coaching, and mentoring by getting my teaching certificate through the state of Texas in special education. I have worked with youth and families in the Juvenile Detention System as a lead detention officer and I have worked in the public school system as a special education teacher and coach.
As a Special Education Teacher and basketball, football, and track coach for Garland ISD and Fannindel ISD, I was able to connect with youth and their families to instill powerful skills both on and off the field/court. As a behavior adjustment teacher I taught youth how to self regulate, adjust to challenging environments, and process their choices before acting on them. Their success allowed them to work in the same classroom with their peers and be academically successful. I have also volunteered and coached basketball with the Royse City Youth Association for 6 years and served as a board member for 3 of those years. In all these experiences the most powerful component is the mental game. In the game of life or sports one cannot be successful without mental strength and stamina.
These collective experiences have lead me to continue my journey with with individuals as a professional life coach through the University of North Texas Professional Development Institute. I am recognized with the International Association of Professional Recovery Coaches and the NET Institute. I offer services in the private practice setting to youth and adults who are looking to get more out of life and take charge of their personal and professional goals.
If you are ready to strengthen your game and live to your fullest potential contact me to get a new playbook. Let’s start practice so you can get back in the game of life. Contact me at [email protected]