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Welcome to Athlete Assessments

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Senior Consultant & Director

Bo Hanson

Bo Hanson

Senior Consultant & Director

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.

CEO

Liz Masen

Liz Masen

CEO

As CEO and Client Director at Athlete Assessments, Liz looks after key clients and consultant relationships as well oversees the strategic direction of the company. She also actively manages marketing and new business development and her personal slogan is ‘when our clients are successful, we are successful too’.

Office Manager & Executive Assistant

Michelle Stephenson

Michelle Stephenson

Office Manager & Executive Assistant

As our Office Manager and Executive Assistant, Michelle anchors the Brisbane office of Athlete Assessments. Underlying her every action is the intention to make people better than they were the day before. Whether her actions have a direct impact or are part of the platform that improvement springboards from, Michelle goes about her tasks with the same meticulous dedication and attention to detail. Her commitment to high performance goes beyond the everyday – it extends her capacity as well as everyone she works with. For Michelle, athletic improvement is personal – her daughter is a junior international gymnast – she knows first-hand about the mental, physical and psychosocial challenges of elite sport.

She’s also experienced the benefit of learning from other athletes and their support teams who have been successful.

Personally and professionally, Michelle understands the energy that goes into individual and organization improvement, she’s had a significant career history of supporting key individuals and building teams for businesses as they expand, open new areas of operation and increase their offerings.

She looks after the day to day operation of our office plus client account administration, scheduling and she supports our lead consultants. Michelle is committed to being part of Athlete Assessments’ foundation for success.

Academic Specialist & Consultant

Jim Tennison

Jim Tennison STAFF Headshot
Jim Tennison STAFF Headshot

Jim Tennison

Academic Specialist & Consultant

Jim Tennison brings a unique blend of incredibly high energy (noticeable even in a sports consultancy), experience and knowledge to his role as Athlete Assessments’ Academic Specialist and Consultant – to call him a people person is an understatement!

Jim exemplifies adaptability; after graduating with a major in marketing, he pursued positions within sports administration. Then, while he was ticket director for a baseball team, the Bayou Bullfrogs in Lafayette, unexpectedly, an opportunity arose to merge his passion for sport and theatre. Jim was able to forge a career performing for sports fans; rallying crowds and managing the mood in stadiums with thousands of people. Mascoting took him all over the country as teams stole him away to be the performer. He was mascot for the Carolina Mudcats, the Colorado Rockies and the Texas Rangers, until he switched sports to don the Dallas Mavericks mascot suit and be part of an NBA championship winning performance.

Jim had been an Athlete Assessments’ client since 2013, as a professor of Sports Management at Dallas Baptist University. For Athlete Assessments, Jim looks after business development within sport management, coaching, kinesiology and other sports industry academic programs in US universities.

CEO, Liz Mason says, “We’re thrilled to have Jim join our team. We’ve been really inspired over the years by the energy he brings to his teaching role and the way he implements Athlete Assessments’ DISC profiles within his academic program. Additionally, at Athlete Assessments we’re anticipating some exciting opportunities to grow from Jim’s extensive experience in all sectors of the sports industry.”

Jim has a PhD in Sports Management from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX, a master’s degree in Sports Administration from Mississippi State University and an undergraduate degree from East Texas Baptist University where he majored in Marketing and minored in Management and Theatre.

Client Administrator & Assistant Accountant

Tylah King

Tylah King

Client Administrator & Assistant Accountant

Starting in early 2019, Tylah King joined the Athlete Assessments team as a graduate of the renowned University of Pacific Bachelor of Science Program (in Stockton, California), where she achieved exceptional academic results as a four-year NCAA Division I Scholarship student-athlete. On the basketball court, she was known for her competitiveness and fierce drive, and off the court was well respected for her impressive work ethic, strong leadership, intelligence and phenomenal ability to connect with people.

“We were so impressed when we met Tylah that we created the role especially for her to join our team. She embodies all of the attributes we want and that can be hard to find. She’s aligned with our corporate values, immediately built strong working relationships with our team and we are excited about her future with us,” says CEO, Liz Masen.

With passion, a strong sense of engagement, and a willingness to serve and grow, Tylah has embraced the blended role of Client Administrator and Assistant Accountant. She brings with her a unique insight, having been a student-athlete. She understands and has a clear insight into exactly how our services benefit student-athletes and teams. She continues her basketball career, playing in the Queensland Basketball League, and also competed in swimming, dance, gymnastics, track and field, and soccer as a younger athlete. In addition, Tylah shadows Bo Hanson in developing her facilitation skills and also assisting with writing and resource development, specifically in the leadership area.

Marketing & Graphic Designer

Rebekah Box

Rebekah Box

Marketing & Graphic Designer

Rebekah is Athlete Assessments’ Marketing Guru and Graphic & Web Designer – she’s a digital design specialist, so when we put words on the web or in workbooks, they look great, read well and fundamentally just work! Graduating from a Bachelor of Journalism at Queensland University of Technology, Rebekah found a way to blend her written and visual abilities, thanks to her design major. Of course, we value her for these skills – she uses everything someone working in design needs to. But what we really love, is the way she uses her creativity to think laterally, connect concepts and solve problems that arise from the design desk on a daily basis.

She also coordinates our marketing, making sure our content hits your device exactly how you need it to and she uses her ‘sport sense’ (yes, in our office it’s a sixth sense) to make sure our marketing is meaningful.

Rebekah was born with sports sense – coming from a family of sport fanatics and rugby league players, it was only natural that she developed an active nature. Trying it all growing up, before settling in and playing competitively in tennis and netball throughout her schooling years. Nowadays she’s settled on an active life full of being outdoors, going to the beach and hitting the gym.

In the office she works with everyone, so her DISC skills get a workout on a daily basis – we can also rely on her to work by herself and get the job done.

Sports Writer

Mim Haigh

Mim Haigh

Sports Writer

When Mim Haigh joined Athlete Assessments in 2017, she tasked herself with writing crisp and direct content. The kind of articles, webpages and resources that would carry the voices of the thousands of coaches, athletes and administrators we support worldwide, and she has and is consistently achieving this.

Mim brings to our team the benefit of an abundance of professional, athletic and life experiences. Professionally, Mim has written for some of Australia’s most iconic organizations and events, including the Sydney Olympics and Sydney’s New Year’s Eve Celebrations. Academically, she has a degree in Humanities and is currently studying for a postgraduate degree in Communications and Journalism. As an undergraduate she held a scholarship at The Women’s College of The University of Sydney, one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious universities. As an athlete, Mim was a national level lightweight single sculler in the sport of rowing.

When it comes to high performance sport preparing you for life, Mim is passionate. In 2007 she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and within four years lost the functional use of her arms and legs. She works, raises a family and manages a team of ten support staff 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Her exceptional ability to write is highly valued and her phenomenal approach to life is inspirational.

Website Developer

Stephanie Curtis

Stephanie Curtis

Website Developer

Take a look around in our website – it’s the best way for us to introduce Stephanie, she’s been the primary driver in its recent redevelopment. She’s an awesome programmer and uses all the tools that make our website deliver great information to you. Stephanie has a phenomenal work ethic and extensive experience, and what really makes her a joy to work with, is the way she finds solutions to any request with curiosity and enthusiasm. 

Stephanie’s a quieter achiever, dedicated to her work and fundamentally, she makes a big impact on our website capability.

It would come as no surprise to anyone that knows her, Stephanie values quality and time management. These guiding principles have brought her into alignment with a lot of different industries throughout her career.  She’s built over 500 websites for a broad spectrum of organisations.

Outside of work, Stephanie employs that creative mind to find solutions to Dungeons and Dragons scenarios and her loyal, much loved cat Bumblebee, awaits her return at the end of each day.

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