In 1992, at just 18, Bo Hanson became Australia’s youngest rower to compete at the Olympics. Bo went on to win bronze medals at the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. During his Olympic career, Bo Hanson studied at the University of Technology Sydney and began his 15 years of experience in corporate training, development and facilitation.
Utilizing the learning experiences from four Olympics and his training and development qualifications, Bo founded two businesses, Team 8 and Athlete Assessments. Both businesses are designed to enable people to achieve their best performances whatever their field of endeavor.
With Athlete Assessments, Bo has worked with more than 15,000 individuals in sports organizations including coaches, athletes, and sports administrators. This work has spanned 24 different sports and several countries.
Bo is an internationally respected coaching consultant who has spoken at more than 100 International Sporting Conferences. In Keynote Presentations, Bo regularly speaks about athlete-centered coaching, leadership, teamwork and how to use behavioral profiling and emotional intelligence to create greater success. These are lessons Bo learnt during his Olympic career and they absolutely apply to business and personal lives just as much as in sport.
Highly educated and accredited in the use of DISC Profiling, Emotional Intelligence (Emotional Competence Inventory 360), the Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator plus several other personality and behavioral modelling tools, Bo incorporates these tools into the customized programs he delivers.
In the corporate world, through Team 8, Bo has been training and presenting to Australia’s largest companies for over 15 years. These companies include American Express, Fairfax Digital and Media, The Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, Macquarie Bank, Bain Consulting, Insurance Australia Group, Telstra and many others. Bo is highly regarded for his expertise in leadership development and all aspects of teamwork, such as culture development, team behaviors and communication principles and structures.