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Performance through People

Proven sports profiling for athletes, coaches and professionals
Why Athlete Assessments?

We are experts in the ‘people side’ of sport.

Sport is played by people, coached by people and managed by people, so it’s imperative to get the people side of sport right.

We work with you, strengthening what you’ve already established to further develop the performance of your people. While we’re best known for our profiling and team dynamics consulting using the AthleteDISCCoachDISC and Sports ManagerDISC, we do more than just assessments.

If you don’t have the people side of your sport right, you’re missing out on a massive competitive advantage.

Headed by Bo Hanson

4x Olympian, 3x Olympic Medalist, Senior Consultant & Director at Athlete Assessments

Athlete Assessments works with some of the world’s best sport psychologists, performance consultants and universities, and with some of the top Olympic, Paralympic, National, Professional, State and US College teams.

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DISC Profiling provides practical strategies to improve

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Why DISC Profiling for Sport?

The primary purpose of DISC profiling is developing self-awareness and providing a framework to understand others to build effective relationships. Use it to develop your emotional intelligence and understand how to consistently achieve your best results as an individual, and with others. Athlete Assessments’ DISC profiles use proven techniques based on decades of behavioral research and are created and used specifically for sport.

DISC Profiling provides practical strategies to improve for clients.

Each assessment includes a 12 minute online survey and results in a personalized DISC Profile Report (with summaries for easy use). The Report details the individual’s personal style, strengths, limiting behaviors, communication preferences and the environment they perform best in.

Why DISC Profiling for Sport?

When so many other factors in sport are very similar, it is how well the ‘people side’ is managed that differentiates the mediocre from the truly great. DISC profiling builds the self-awareness you need as a coach, athlete or sports professional, to take your performance to the next level. Use it to develop your emotional intelligence and understand how to consistently achieve your best results as an individual and with others. Athlete Assessments’ DISC profiles use proven techniques based on decades of behavioral research and are created and used specifically for sport.

Get practical strategies that will help you coach athletes based on their individual needs. Know the behaviors that produce their best performances for greater consistency when it counts the most. Help your athletes build self-awareness to make improvements and take greater responsibility for their behavior on and off the field. Find out more!

Click here to view a sample AthleteDISC Report

The distinguishing factor of great Coaches is their constant pursuit for the competitive edge both in their athletes and themselves. Coaches will better understand their coaching styles (and their fellow-Coaches’ and staff) and find new ways to further improve their coaching and communication with athletes and others. Ultimately, this results in increased success! Find out more!

Click here to view a sample CoachDISC Report

Provide your people with a comprehensive understanding of themselves and those they work with. It quickly improves communication, working relationships and ultimately results. Use with recruitment as a foundation for professional development plans or part of a team building exercise. Find out more!

Click here to view the sample Sports ManagerDISC Report

Different Clients, Tailored Services

Athlete Assessments DISC profiles are used around the world by different sports professionals in different ways. Learn more about the application and results achieved.

As a successful sport psychologist or performance consultant, your clients rely on you being the best in your field, so they can be the best in theirs. This means knowing the true determinants of success and having access to the tools and assessments that make the most impact when it comes to improving performance.

Athlete Assessments works with some of the very best sport psychologists and consultants, world-wide. They value that our assessments are developed specifically for sport, they are credible and relevant, and our level of commitment to service is very different to other assessment providers. Support doesn’t end when your initial accreditation is complete, nor is the provision of assessments purely transactional. We build genuine, collaborative and supportive relationships with the consultants that use our assessments with their clients.

Find out how you can join this unique group of sport psychologists and performance consultants.

Find out more.

Where so many other factors in high performance sport are very similar, it is how well the ‘people side’ is managed that differentiates the mediocre and truly great. DISC Profiling is the most effective tool to get the people side right, and our Team Programs take your teams’ performance to the next level, allowing you to get ahead and stay ahead.

With the Team Program we complement the use of Athlete Assessments’ DISC Profiles with a series of consultations with Bo Hanson to debrief the results and focus on how to best implement with your team to gain a lasting impact. The aim is always to ensure that the information from the DISC profiling is useful and put into practice. The consultations ensure that you are maximizing the value of the investment and focus specifically on your team. We also provide you with a big package of coach resources (including the Coach’s Playbook, DISC Card Game and lots more) and videos etc. This program is all about making it effective in practice and competition – and importantly, getting results now and into the future!

Commit to taking your coaching and team performance to new heights.

Find out more.

Where so many other factors in high performance sport are very similar, it is how well the ‘people side’ is managed that differentiates the mediocre and truly great. DISC Profiling is the most effective tool to get the people side right, and our Team Programs take your teams’ performance to the next level, allowing you to get ahead and stay ahead.

With the Team Program we complement the use of Athlete Assessments’ DISC Profiles with a series of consultations with Bo Hanson to debrief the results and focus on how to best implement with your team to gain a lasting impact. The aim is always to ensure that the information from the DISC profiling is useful and put into practice. The consultations ensure that you are maximizing the value of the investment and focus specifically on your team. We also provide you with a big package of coach resources (including the Coach’s Playbook, DISC Card Game and lots more) and videos etc. This program is all about making it effective in practice and competition – and importantly, getting results now and into the future!

Commit to taking your coaching and team performance to new heights.

Find out more.

Coaches demand it, teams need it, sporting organizations continually look for it, and our communities yearn for it. Leadership underpins every great success story and leaves a gaping hole when it’s lacking. 

Leadership and how well the ‘people side’ of sport is handled directly impacts whether the team wins or loses, whether people are loyal to the program or leave, and overall how much people enjoy their sport. And yet professional develop and leadership training is often neglected or not given the time and resources it needs.

Whether you’re updating an existing program or launching a new initiative, Athlete Assessments’ DISC Profiles can further enhance your program. Rely on our quality program content or use the assessments to complement what you are already delivering.

Find out how your professional development and leadership training can be transformed.

Find out more.

Athlete Assessments’ DISC Profiles are Specifically for Sport

Each assessment includes a 12 minute online survey and results in a personalized DISC Profile Report (with summaries for easy use). The Report details the individual’s personal style, strengths, limiting behaviors, communication preferences and the environment they perform best in.

  • AthleteDISC Profile Report
  • CoachDISC Profile Report
  • Sport ManagerDISC Profile Report

For Athletes – the AthleteDISC Profileathlete

Get practical strategies that will help you coach athletes based on their individual needs. Know the behaviors that produce their best performances for greater consistency when it counts the most. Help your athletes build self-awareness to make improvements and take greater responsibility for their behavior on and off the field. Find out more!

Click here to view a sample AthleteDISC Report

DISCcoachFor Coaches – the CoachDISC Profile

The distinguishing factor of great Coaches is their constant pursuit for the competitive edge both in their athletes and themselves. Coaches will better understand their coaching styles (and their fellow-Coaches’ and staff) and find new ways to further improve their coaching and communication with athletes and others. Ultimately, this results in increased success! Find out more!

Click here to view a sample CoachDISC Report

DISCmanagerFor Sports Administrators & Professionals – the Sports ManagerDISC Profile

Provide your people with a comprehensive understanding of themselves and those they work with. It quickly improves communication, working relationships and ultimately results. Use with recruitment as a foundation for professional development plans or part of a team building exercise. Find out more!

Click here to view the sample Sports ManagerDISC Report

“Engaging our services sends a strong positive message to your people that they are respected and valued, and their organization wants to support them in being the very best they can be.”

- Liz Masen | CEO, Athlete Assessments

Different Clients, Tailored Services

Athlete Assessments DISC profiles are used around the world by different sports professionals in different ways. Learn more about the application and results achieved.

  • Sport Psychologists + Consultants
  • University Academics in Sport Management + Sciences
  • Sports Coaches + Elite Teams
  • Leadership + Professional Development

Sport Psychologists + Consultants

As a successful sport psychologist or performance consultant, your clients rely on you being the best in your field, so they can be the best in theirs. This means knowing the true determinants of success and having access to the tools and assessments that make the most impact when it comes to improving performance. Athlete Assessments works with some of the very best sport psychologists and consultants, world-wide. Find out how you can join this unique group to use our assessments with your clients.

University Academics in Sport Management, Coaching + Sciences

In today’s competitive world, great technical ability is assumed. What differentiates the most successful sports professionals is their ability to navigate the people side of sport. Whether you teach sport management, sport coaching, sport and health sciences or sport psychology, provide your university students with the skills which differentiate them when they enter the competitive sports industry. Athlete Assessments’ University Academic Program includes everything you need to seamlessly integrate this into your class syllabus. Find out more about how to further enhance your students’ experience and future success.

Sports Coaches + Elite Teams

Where so many other factors in high performance sport are very similar, it is how well the ‘people side’ is managed that differentiates the mediocre and truly great. DISC Profiling is the most effective tool to get the people side right, and our Team Programs take your team’s performance to the next level, allowing you to get ahead and stay ahead. This program is all about making it effective in practice and competition – and importantly, getting results now and into the future! Commit to taking your coaching and team performance to new heights.

Leadership + Professional Development

Leadership impacts whether the team wins or loses, whether people are loyal to the program or leave, and overall how much people enjoy their sport. And yet professional development and leadership training is often neglected or not given the time and resources it needs. Whether you’re updating an existing program or launching a new initiative, Athlete Assessments’ DISC Profiles can further enhance your program. Find out how your professional development and leadership training can be transformed.

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Testimonials from our Clients

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Read what our clients have to say…
CONSULTANT:

“Partnering with Athlete Assessments to provide their sports specific DISC Profiles and other materials to my clients, I know I am giving them my very best. I am very selective with whom I partner. I realize how precious my professional reputation is and how important the trust of my clients is to me.”

Becky Ahlgren Bedics, Ed.D.

Owner/President of Ahlgren Bedics Consulting, LLC

COACH:

“Working with Athlete Assessments and using their DISC Profiles has been revolutionary. Our players have gained so much from learning about their own profiles and those of the rest of the team. After working with Athlete Assessments, it created a greater awareness that we all have different skills and all bring something to the team.”

Roland Thornqvist

Head Women’s Tennis Coach, University of Florida 4 x National Champions

ACADEMIC:

“We chose to incorporate the CoachDISC Profile because we thought it complimented the curriculum and would add value to the course. The feedback we have received from students has resoundingly confirmed that this was the right choice.”

Dr Charles “Hal” Wilson

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Georgia Southern University

SPORT PSYCHOLOGIST:

“DISC is a very well established tool, but Athlete Assessments have made it all digestible for Coaches and athletes (using sport language and examples) which makes it very useful when working with our diverse group of clients. Coaches get it and the entire system is a common language to build team communication and chemistry.”

Dr. Justin Anderson

Sport Psychologist

COACH:

“Athlete Assessments were then an invaluable tool for me as a new coach with a new group. It allowed me to make quicker connections with the athletes, understand how to best communicate with them and understand everyone as individuals.”

Elissa Kent

Head Coach, Melbourne University Lightning Women’s Championship Netball Team

SPORT PSYCHOLOGIST:

“Getting certified in Athlete Assessments’ DISC has helped me understand so much more about the behavioral tendencies of the coaches and athletes I work with. It has helped people who struggle to explain themselves, give them (and me) a better understanding; which then drives our sessions.”

Dr Nicole Detling

HeadStrong Consulting, LLC

LEADERSHIP:

“Athlete Assessments went above and beyond our expectations and I have heard nothing but positive feedback from our coaches, staff and student-athletes.”

Carleigh Collins

Director of Compliance University of Louisiana at Lafayette

ACADEMIC:

“Athlete Assessments went above and beyond our expectations and I have heard nothing but positive feedback from our coaches, staff and student-athletes.”

Dr. Steve Swanson

Director of the Sport Business and Leadership, Loughborough University London

COACH:

“The most valuable thing that I gained from Athlete Assessments was that the understanding of who I was helped me better coach who they were.”

Tim Walton

Florida Gators Softball Head Coach, 2014 and 2015 NCAA Division 1 National Champions

CONSULTANT:

“In addition to the CoachDISC and AthleteDISC tools, Athlete Assessments has provided me with an elaborate professional framework; an approach which I have easily adopted and have strived to utilize for the development of my clients. From the initial contact to entering into an agreement; during the training and the ongoing adaptation process, the whole team, have provided me with total support.”

Szabolcs Hollósi

Kell Egy Csapat Élmény Kft

LEADERSHIP:

“Using DISC has been instrumental to our leadership programming. It has provided common language, tools for improving communication, and ultimately a road map for our students to grow and develop.”

Katie Simet

Assistant Director for Academic Services, Marquette University Athletics

ACADEMIC:

“Working with Athlete Assessments has been a great partnership and I know our students benefit from the service and follow-up. The team has been outstanding,”

Dr. Robert Mathner

Associate Professor, Troy University, Alabama

COACH:

“Our program recognizes the strengths of DISC and our staff could not be happier with the results it has yielded. I will say that there is work involved, but the time investment for DISC ultimately lightens your load in all the other areas and then some. I would recommend DISC to those coaches who have a passion for becoming better at understanding their athletes and getting the most effective performances out of them.”

Becky Carlson

Head Coach, Quinnipiac University Women’s Rugby Team, 2016 and 2015 National Champions

SPORT PSYCHOLOGIST:

“I’m not a salesman, so this is not a shameless plug, but simply an assessment review and one I encourage you to explore to help cognitively train your athletes. The AthleteDISC is an invaluable tool that provides a wealth of information I use to help athletes enhance their performance and improve their cognitive training. I have also found great success in using DISC as a team-building assessment which focuses on greater communication and team cohesion”.

Dr. Ed Garrett

California Baptist University / Association for Applied Sport Psychology

ACADEMIC:

“My experience with Athlete Assessments and the Sports ManagerDISC profile has been invaluable for students.  I find that they learn about their own behavioral styles- BUT- where the lights really come on is an awareness of how they behave relative to others with whom they work—how they conflict and compliment each other, how they approach and solve problems differently, and how their behaviors impact and are impacted by the styles of others.”

Dr. Marlene Dixon

President, North American Society for Sport Management, Professor of Sport Management, Troy University

COACH:

“We had been so close in three previous championship games and I knew this was the missing link. It was through Bo’s assistance that we found a way to get closer to team synergy. He helped us look deeply into the mirror and build honesty with one another. Ultimately, the trust we created was what provided immense value to the end result.”

Tim O’Brien

Head Coach, Saint Mary’s College of California’s Rugby Team, 2017, 2015 and 2014 D1A National Champions

COACH:

“We completely attribute the staff dynamic success to working with Athlete Assessments. We had known each other first as players and Coach, then as Coach and Coach, which helped us really truly understand ourselves as person to person. The use of Athlete Assessments has had a tremendous impact on the culture of our program."

University of Notre Dame Softball Coaching Staff

NFCA Mid-Atlantic Region Coaching Staff of the Year (2014 & 2016)

ACADEMIC:

“The class went extremely well. The students were very impressed. The variety of student profiles, and the accuracy with which the profiles connected to each individual, was a great starting point for both self-reflection, and leadership insights. It definitely fits well in this course. Well done.”

Robert E. Baker Ed.D

Director, Center for Sport Management, George Mason University

COACH:

“I’ve been working with Bo Hanson and using the Athlete Assessments’ DISC Profiles for a few years now. I really enjoy working with him and he has significantly helped me understand my players and how to get the most out of each one of them.” 

Matt Thurmond

Head Coach, Arizona State University Men’s Golf

CONSULTANT:

“Athletes Assessments’ DISC Profiles not only give me an accurate picture of my clients and athletes’ behaviors, but they also provide us all with a common language. We can quickly and effectively move beyond drama and conflict by having a root understanding of each other. It makes me a more effective and efficient leader but also gives clients and athletes a much higher level of self-awareness so they can develop professionally, athletically and personally at a very fast rate.”

Sandra Chu

Two Tigers Consulting / Princeton University

ACADEMIC:

“Students develop self-awareness and the ability to work with each other and prospective employers by using Athlete Assessments DISC Profiles. Students find that these are invaluable tools that they can use in the workforce and to sell themselves to prospective employers.”

Dr. Clay Bolton

Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University Commerce

LEADERSHIP:

“Athlete Assessments’ DISC Profiles are an excellent tool for helping people understand both themselves and others. I have used the card game with a number of groups who cannot afford the full online assessment – and it works really well – both in the sport and corporate environment.”

Sarah Leberman

Professor of Leadership Massey University, New Zealand

CONSULTANT:

“The information I learn about each athlete is immensely valuable, in that I truly get to know what makes these kids tick, and how to communicate with them in the most efficient way. I can develop a better relationship with them much faster than I ever have before, and I can train them in a better way. Test results have increased at a greater rate, purely based on the fact that I can train them more efficiently and fit their program to their profile.”

Ryan Wasilawski

Performance and Wellness Institute

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