Justine Siegal, PhD

1st Woman to Coach Pro Baseball

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A Serial Disrupter

Keynote Speaker. Baseball Coach. Mental Performance Coach. TV Baseball Consultant.

When she was 13, Justine's coach told her that girls are only supposed to play softball - not baseball. At that moment, she vowed she’d never quit.  At the age of 16, she set her sights on becoming a college baseball coach.  Despite being ridiculed, laughed at, and told no man would ever listen to a woman on the baseball field, she worked toward her goal, growing even more determined to realize her dream.

After earning her PhD in Sport Psychology from Springfield College, Justine became the first woman to coach for a Major League Baseball Organization (Oakland Athletics, 2015) and to throw batting practice to a MLB team during Spring Training (Cleveland Indians, 2011). In 2016, she served as Mental Performance Coach for Team Israel at the MLB World Baseball Classic Qualifier. She served as a guest pro baseball coach in Japan and Mexico (2019). Justine is currently the Baseball Coordinator for the tv show, A League of Their Own.
 

Justine is giving back to the next generation with Baseball For All, a nonprofit she founded to provide opportunities for girls to play, coach, and lead in baseball. She is an inductee of the National Women's Sports Museum and has been named as an Everyday Hero by espnW. USA Baseball nominated her as a IOC Woman of the Year.  Her A's jersey is in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and her baseball card is in Topps' 2020 Allen & Ginter Collection. Justine is the proud mother of a fiercely independent and joyful 23-year old.

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Named One of The:

 

"100 Most Powerful

People in MLB"

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“She has blazed a trail for many women in baseball. The work she has done allowed doors to open for others. There are a lot of women coming up through the ranks [of professional baseball] now. For me, Justine planted the seed.”

– Elizabeth Benn, MLB senior coordinator of player programs for baseball development & diversity 

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The Courage to Lead

Watch Justine Speak

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Justine Siegal is an amazing visionary, change agent and social justice crusader.      

Her story is a remarkable one that all women--and men--should hear. The amount of challenges, discrimination and hostilities she faced would have crushed the normal person. But Justine isn't normal. Her strength to be kind in the face of anger is a true inspiration." 

 - Sally Anderson, Head of People Development @ Google

Speaker. Baseball Coach. TV & Film Consultant.

"Contact me if you or your organization seem stuck within the old thinking or fixed systems of the past and need to be shaken from its roots. Don't accept the status quo,

reach for those dreams."

Speeches and sessions are tailored to your needs.

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Featured in 100's of Media Outlets

Oprah Magazine

Queen Latifah Show

USA Today

Sports Illustrated

Pop Sugar

Newsweek

NPR All Things Considered

Steve Harvey Show

New York Times

MSN

Sports Business Journal

Espn

Working Mother

CBS This Morning

BBC Sportsweek

1A on NPR

Forbes

MLB TV Network

Yahoo

India Times

"My passion

is helping people

reach their

goals."

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Her Message Inspires Clients at All Levels

Red Bull

The Citadel

JPL

DLA Piper

BBYO

MiLB Diversity Seminar

Google

SXSW

Maccabi USA

University of Connecticut

Watermark Conference

Special Olympics

CNA Insurance

Sports Business Daily

Oberlin College

Boston Scientific

Skirball Museum

Case Western Reserve

Federal Reserve Bank Cleveland

Zappos

JVS Women's Network

TEDx

Women's Leadership Conf.

MLB All Star Fanfest

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"It's an honor to make history but it's more important to build a better future."

"Too many girls are still told they can't play baseball. Baseball For All empowers girls to play, coach, and lead in baseball.

I want girls to know they can follow their passions. That they have no limits.

That their dreams matter."   

CONTACT  JUSTINE