More Testimonials from Other Clients

Below are quotes and feedback from other clients who have attended various programs we have run or have used various services and products provided by Athlete Assessments. You may also be interested in client case studies from Sport Psychologists and ConsultantsUniversity AcademicsSports Coaches and Teams or clients who have worked with us in the Leadership and Professional Development space.

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Ashley Armstrong
Associate Athletic Director – Sports & Administration
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

“Bo is a dynamic speaker that understands the challenges that coaches are faced with in their pursuit to develop peak performers. He draws on his personal experiences as an elite athlete and research to provide effective strategies that coaches can utilize with their athletes. I highly recommend Bo Hanson as a speaker and workshop presenter.”

William S. Husak, Ph.D.
Athletic Director
Loyola Marymount University

“One of our coaching staff recommended Bo Hanson to present a workshop for our coaches and athletic department at LMU, and I’m so glad they did. Not only was his presentation enjoyable, but his framework of dealing with student-athletes was incredibly useful and the feedback was extremely positive. Bo’s depth of experience was evident through the numerous real-life examples he shared and his ability to relate to our staff was commendable. The discussion among those who attended lasted long after the workshop was complete. In addition, the follow-up with teams and coaches has been outstanding. The time was well spent and we look forward to the next opportunity to have Bo Hanson on campus.”

Wendy Taylor May
Senior Associate Athletics Director – Senior Woman Administrator
University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

“Bo Hanson has presented to our coaches on a number of times over the last three years, and each time the feedback from the coaches and staff attending is excellent. We enjoy and value the insight Bo shares, the relevance it has to our sports programs and the time spent is an important investment in our coaches on-going professional development. We would recommend Bo as a facilitator and speaker to other intercollegiate athletics programs.” 

Celia Slater
Executive Director
NCAA Women Coaches Academy

“Athlete Assessments provide our NCAA Women Coaches Academy participants with the CoachDISC profile and the feedback we receive is that it is GREAT information for them to have about themselves as coaches.  Our coaches have benefited from this program and find the Athlete Assessments staff very easy to work with.” 

Cameron O’Hara
Chief Executive Officer
Netball Queensland

“I would like to sincerely thank-you for your support and commitment to Netball Queensland’s Elite teams in 2009. Athlete Assessments have added a new dimension to our team programs in 2009 and the services provided have been very well received by all involved this year. It is a pleasure to be involved with such dedicated professionals.


In particular, I would like to thank-you for your involvement with the Queensland Firebirds and taking on the 2009 Queensland Firebirds Season Review. Your hard work and professionalism in producing the review for us was much appreciated by the Firebirds team and Netball Queensland. This review has been instrumental in implementing changes and improvements to the Firebirds program for 2010 and beyond to ensure that the team reaches success in the ANZ Championship in the years to come.


Thank you again for your commitment in 2009, Netball Queensland looks forward to continuing working with Athlete Assessments for our 2010 Elite Programs and in the coming years to ensure that Netball Queensland produces the best Netballers in the country.”

Barnaby Eaton
Director of Sport
Anglican Church Grammer School (Churchie)

“Bo Hanson and Athlete Assessments have provided support to our ‘Sports Leadership Team’ at Churchie. We found the coaches profiles very useful in understanding ourselves and each other, leading to a stronger and more cohesive team of coaches. We also enjoyed and benefitted from team building workshops where Bo facilitated discussion resulting in a commitment to common team behaviors.”

Personal Effectiveness Program Testimonials

“Bo is a fantastic presenter. I highly recommend this program to athletes,
coaches and administrators!” Alice Brown, Swimming Australia


“The Personal Effectiveness Program has opened my eyes to new ways to communicate with and manage the playing group!” Luke Curry, Rabbitohs NRL Football Club


“The Athlete Assessments’ ManagerDISC provided a great insight into my personality and how I behave.” Dylan Hides, Australia Rugby League Development


“The PEP Program provides a great platform for athletes, coaches and administrators to reach new heights. It is a course for all who are willing to see things can be done better.” Marty Rabjohns, NSW Institute of Sport


“Thoroughly enjoyed the program and a great opportunity to learn new tools and strategies, specifically in the sporting environment.” Michelle Sheehan, Melbourne


“Thanks for a great day. Found the course extremely valuable and look forward
to putting what I’ve learnt into practice.” Brad Crocker, Sydney


“I have worked with Bo and the team at Athlete Assessments on two occasions and found his presentations extremely effective.” Virginia Irwin


“The program is a great tool for businesses to engage with their staff and understand their behaviors.” Claire Power


“We learnt a lot about our team and working together in a very enjoyable forum.” Lindsay Ellis

Impactful Leadership Program Testimonials

“I was in a flat part of my coaching career and came away with a feeling of hunger for my sport again.”Wayne Johnston


“Well-presented leadership program provoking thought and awareness.” M. McDonald


“Excellent Presentation and presenter. Very engaging and worthwhile.”


High Performing Teams Program Testimonials

“Very critical in being a better coach, leader and person.”


“His fresh and progressive insights are what you must do to be successful in today’s landscape & are crucial to embrace.”


“Highly recommend for anyone at any level. A vital tool in your kit bag.”


“Comprehensive, no nonsense, and useful.”

Negotiation Skills Program Testimonials

“The best PD I’ve done. Extremely useful and practical.”


“Great program. I’m now confident I can tackle the situations I’d normally shy away from.”


“Bo’s knowledge, expertise and guidance has been critical to our success. Thank you.”

“The strategies I have learnt from today’s presentation have alleviated some of my stresses towards conflict resolution. Thank you.” Trevor Irvine


“Great presentation. The engagement and content of the presentation was exceptional.” Laura David


“Excellent Session. For 30 years of coaching I’ve always wondered why I did some of the things I do. Now I know.” Mike Rickerby


“It was the most insightful PD program, in terms of self those I work with, that I have done. Thanks.” Mark Ohiphant

Presentation Skills Program Testimonials

“Bring on my next presentation! Thanks, this was an exceptional experience.”


“Such great strategies to use. Simple and effective, it couldn’t be easier now.”


“Thanks so much. I wasn’t looking forward to today but it was an outstanding program.”

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Bo Hanson

Senior Consultant & Director

Bo Hanson’s career within the sport and the business sector spans over 25 years, delivering leadership, management, and coach development. In addition to his own athletic career comprising of four Olympic appearances and including three Olympic medals, Bo has worked for many years with coaches and athletes from over 40 different sports across the globe. Bo was also the winner of the Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD) 2023 Award for L&D Professional of the Year, for his dedication to L&D and transformational work across various industries.

After a successful career in sport including four Olympics and three Olympic Medals, Bo co-founded and developed Athlete Assessments in 2007. Bo now focuses on working with clients to achieve their own success on and off ‘the field’, and has attained an unmatched track-record in doing exactly this.

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Now, watch us interrupt him for a round of quick fire questions.