Meet our Team!

Welcome to Athlete Assessments
We are Aligned, we are Invested, we are Exceptional

“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 –

We're Hiring!

View our current job opportunities here.

Senior Consultant & Director

Bo Hanson

He / Him

CEO

Liz Masen

She / Her

Client Experience Manager

Rebekah Box

She / Her

Client Success Manager

Danielle Souness

She / Her

Academic & Performance Consultant

Samantha Gilmore

She / Her

Academic & Leadership Consultant

Nicolle Skoien

She / Her

Academic Development Consultant

Brian Townsend

He / Him

Leadership & Team Development Consultant

Erin Glaser

She / Her

Marketing Coordinator

Kate von euw

She / Her

Academic Client Manager

Temika Smith

She / Her

Sports Writer

Mim Haigh

She / Her

Junior Graphic Designer

Palais lebrun

She / Her

Treat Manager

Bobby

He / Him

Office Assistant

Alleah Hanson

She / Her

Why do we display our pronouns? Find out here.

Learn more about Athlete Assessments

About Us

We are the unrivaled experts in the ‘people side’ of sport…

Our Clients

See who we work with and read what they say about us...

What We Do

We specialize in helping our clients create and sustain winning results...

Shopping Cart

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.

Headshots-edited-Bo
BoRowing-Atlanta Olympics

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

Liz Masen

CEO

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

Prior to Athlete Assessments, Liz became the youngest ever General Manager of Finance for the global gas and engineering company, BOC Gases, and it was within these predominantly male environments that one of Liz’s true passions emerged. Liz co-founded Xplore, a leadership development company for women, which grew into the leading provider of its kind within Australia. After selling out her ownership in Xplore in 2006, Liz co-founded Athlete Assessments with Bo Hanson

Headshots-edited-Liz
Liz-sport

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

Rebekah Box

Client Experience Manager

As Athlete Assessments’ Client Experience Manager, Rebekah actively manages new business development, marketing, and nurturing existing client relationships. She is responsible for ensuring anyone coming into contact with Athlete Assessments for the first or fifteenth time, experiences our commitment to and philosophy of living high performance. Initially coming on board with our team as Graphic Design and Marketing Manager, she continues to oversee the production of all communications and materials, using her strengths in both written and visual mediums. Graduating from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with a Bachelor of Journalism, majoring in visual design and communications, Rebekah is passionate about people, thrives off building connections with others and being in a dynamic environment, which is why her role varies heavily from day to day.

Rebekah works closely with every member of the Athlete Assessments team to ensure a seamless approach to our services and contribution to our clients, and provides support where needed. She also coordinates our impact strategy, making sure our contribution is meaningful and relevant and is heavily involved in program design and delivery for our clients, working on projects of all sizes. 

Rebekah was born with sports sense, coming from a family with a high performing, competitive nature, so it was only natural that she too developed one. There wasn’t a sport she didn’t try growing up, but ultimately settled on tennis and netball throughout the years. Nowadays she’s settled on an active life full of being outdoors, near or on the water, and spending much of her spare time at the gym. 

Bek-Headshot2022

Fun Fact

Rebekah lived in Papua New Guinea for the first four years of her life and shares her birthday with their independence day. Talk about fate! (And imagine the surprise when she moved back to Australia and there weren't any fireworks or national celebrations held for her birthday!)

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

Danielle Souness

Client Success Manager

As Athlete Assessment’s Client Success Manager, Danielle is responsible for all existing client relationships and liaison, and ensuring every client receives exceptional ongoing service and support. Danielle oversees all client management, working closely alongside every team member, and takes pride in her professionalism, diligence, and going beyond! Danielle is focused on providing exceptional service in a timely manner and ensuring client satisfaction through understanding and meeting each client’s individual needs, guiding them every step of the way to ultimately achieve success whilst living our company values on a consistent daily basis.

Danielle also acts as Athlete Assessments’ Administrative Services Officer, responsible for providing high quality administration assistance to support the business in areas of office management, invoicing, financial processes, record management, answering enquiries, and other administration services.

Danielle is a Graduate of Griffith University with a Bachelor of Business (double award major in Sports Management and Human Resource Management), and having turned her love of sport, drive, and determination into a career in sport management, joined the Athlete Assessments team.

Having always has exceptional role models at home, Danielle has a passion for sport with a history of competitive swimming, basketball, and cheerleading. Outside of the office, Danielle enjoys spending time with her family, keeping active, and experiencing new activities.

Dani-Souness-2022 Headshot

Fun Fact

Dani's favorite flower is a sunflower because it radiates positivity and happiness with its bright yellow appearance.

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

Samantha Gilmore

Academic & Performance Consultant

Samantha Gilmore is an Academic and Performance Consultant whose work is focused on helping individuals and groups achieve their highest aspirations through self-exploration, education, and the application of methods which inspire personal growth and development as well as enriched collaborative experiences.

Previously an award-winning collegiate softball player with athletic and academic honors including CoSIDA Academic All-America and Heartland Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year, Samantha has a comprehensive understanding of both the physical and psychological demands that accompany sport while also managing outside life interests and pressures. She attended St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX for her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Kinesiology and Florida State University earning her a Master’s Degree in Sport Psychology.

Samantha began her career in professional sports with the New York Mets, a world-class and industry leading organization in baseball. Ultimately promoted to the position of Mental Performance Coordinator for the Mets, a position housed within the player development system of the organization, the role put her in an influential position to establish a department of mental performance coaches that would work alongside both players and staff with a goal of boosting player performance, department collaborations, organization culture, and employee well-being. Samantha spent five seasons working in the Mets’ organization from 2018-2022.

Outside of her work in professional baseball, Samantha began consulting within universities across the United States with the goal of raising the standard of the student-athlete experience and fostering student-athlete success on and off the field. In her spare time, Samantha offers mental performance training and support to individual athletes and teams to promote performance enhancement along with a more enjoyable sport experience.

Samantha Gilmore-Athlete Assessments Headshot

Samantha’s passion for bringing about growth and development among individuals and groups is what led her to Athlete Assessments and the use of DISC Profiling. She has employed DISC assessments with players, coaches, athletic staff members, and department heads receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback on the assessment and experience. Samantha joined the Athlete Assessments team as a Performance and Academic Consultant in 2023.

As a woman in sport, Samantha recognizes the unique challenges and sought-after opportunities for women interested in the field of sport and performance psychology. In addition to being awarded the NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship, she was invited to be recognized by the NCAA at a leadership event in 2016. Samantha has spoken at ‘Take the Field’ a diversity and inclusion event hosted by MLB for women aspiring to work in major league baseball and continues to embrace opportunities which further promote diversity and inclusion.

Samantha is a member of both the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), a national organization, and the Professional Baseball Psychology Group (PBPPG), an organization founded through Major League Baseball. She can be heard speaking on various podcasts, such as the ‘Compete Everyday Podcast,’ and was invited to speak as a panelist at the 2022 MLB Mental Health Conference.

Fun Fact

Samantha has been to 17 countries and counting, including Australia (and Tasmania!). She enjoys experiencing other cultures and believes travel is one of the keys to better understanding people and the self.

Nicolle Skoien

Academic & Leadership Consultant

Nicolle Skoien is an Academic and Leadership Consultant whose work in academia has seen her become a leading expert in the topics of leadership, management, and psychology. 

Nicolle earned her Ph.D. at the University of Missouri in Counseling Psychology, and has worked in higher education for over a decade as an advisor within athletics, including in her previous role at Marquette University as Academic Counselor which supported more than 320 student-athletes, and her more recent appointment in 2022, as Assistant Director of Student Retention. While working on the Athletics side at Marquette, Nicolle has helped create and teach multiple leadership classes within the College of Business Administration as adjust professor, translating her broader interests and knowledge of DISC and athletics into the classroom.

Knowing the transferability of sport to life, is what led Nicolle to Athlete Assessments’ DISC Profiling, utilizing both the sport-specific and non-sporting versions to create highly relevant and meaningful experiences for her students across the disciplines of sport and business leadership. In 2023, Nicolle partnered with Athlete Assessments as an Academic and Leadership Consultant to continue to deliver interactive and expertise-driven experiences for students.

Nicolle Skoien -Athlete Assessments Headshot

In the classroom, Nicolle guides students through the experience of completing their DISC and understanding how it will assist them in learning more about themselves, as well as how to improve their communication or relationships with others to produce greater outcomes. Nicolle focuses heavily on the importance of self-reflection to learn more about yourself and the type of leader you want to be. Nicolle’s class evaluations consistently have an average of 4.5/5 or above, a testament to her investment and involvement in the learning and development of her students.

Nicolle attended Illinois State University as a division-I Basketball Player at Illinois State University (playing a 5th year due to an ACL tear in her freshmen year) while obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Master of Science in Sport Management; and University of Missouri for her Master of Education in Counseling Psychology, Sport Management concentration. 

Nicolle has presented her research findings at a number of conferences and has been called on to share her expertise on panels including the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) Conference, the National Association for Athletic Advisors, and BIG EAST University Virtual workshop. 

Brian Townsend

Academic Development Consultant

Brian Townsend is an Academic Development Consultant who is renowned for his student-athlete leadership development initiatives and ability to build individual and team awareness to improve performance. 

As the Director of the Athletic Department’s Leadership Development Program at collegiate sport powerhouse, University of Michigan, Brian understands the importance of, and is an expert in developing exceptional leadership in athletes. Since moving into this role in 2014, thousands of student-athletes have been through the program under Brian’s lead, which sees the implementation of both an individual and team-focused approaches.

Brian draws on this experience, along with his own sporting career, to develop people in all facets of life. He demonstrates his proven ability to assist people in honing their skills in a range of aspects, guiding them through the process.

Looking for ways to fast track and enhance the self-awareness of athletes and coaches, is what led Brian to Athlete Assessments’ DISC Profiling tools. In 2023, Brian partnered with Athlete Assessments as an Academic Development Consultant to provide students studying in the field of sport to draw on the knowledge that makes him an expert in the craft of athlete leadership development.

Brian educates through intentional leadership, community engagement, and career preparation experiences and resources, to ultimately prepare students for success in what comes next. 

Brian Townsend Headshot

Brian attended University of Michigan where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management and Communications, and a Bachelor’s in Secondary Education and Teaching, social studies and physical education. While completing his first degree, Brian was a varsity athlete in Grid Iron Football, before being drafted into the NFL in 1992 following graduation. During his NFL career, Brian played for the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals, before going down the path of coaching. After many years coaching basketball, Brian returned to his alma mater as in 2007. Since then, Brian’s ability to develop student-athletes has been recognized and grown into the role he holds today. 

Erin Glaser

Leadership & Team Development Consultant

Erin Glaser is a Leadership and Team Development Consultant whose expertise lies in designing and conducting transformative workshops for a diverse audience, spanning students, student-athletes, coaches, athletics professionals in higher education, and corporate teams. With a career enriched by over a decade of hands-on experience, Erin has carved a niche for herself as a trailblazer in the realm of leadership development and communication enhancement.

Erin’s journey commenced in the world of collegiate athletics, where she served as the Head Coach of Volleyball at Hamilton College and as an Assistant Coach of Volleyball at Connecticut College. It was during these coaching years that Erin first discovered the immense value of DISC Profiling. She skilfully integrated this tool within her teams and amongst fellow coaches, paving the way for more effective communication and collaboration.

In 2017, Erin embarked on her consultancy journey by establishing “Ever Upwards Leadership” a leadership development organization focusing on nurturing skills such as self-awareness, situational awareness, growth mindset, and communication. She became an accredited Athlete Assessments DISC consultant, deepening her expertise in this transformative tool.

At the same time, Erin transitioned into a pivotal role at the Drexel Sports Leadership Academy, Erin assumed the mantle of Program Manager and Lead Educator for Coach Education Programs. Here, she led the charge of educating coaches and teams about the profound impact of teamwork, communication, and adaptability. Erin’s impact extended into academia, where she served as a career advisor for undergraduate students while simultaneously teaching as an adjunct professor at Drexel University’s Honors College. She crafted an innovative course titled “Self Awareness & Leadership,” which empowered students to harness experiential learning and DISC profiling to become effective leaders.

In 2021, Erin took on the role of Talent Development Program Manager at Veeva Systems, where her role includes designing and delivering training for a global workforce of over 7000 personnel. Erin’s prowess in facilitating DISC workshops has made her a sought-after expert, whether within corporate settings or the athletic arena. Her mission remains consistent: building trust, enhancing collaboration, and fostering adaptability, regardless of the environment.

Erin’s commitment to personal growth and knowledge expansion is unceasing. She holds a MALS in Coaching from Stony Brook University, a BA in Art History from Wesleyan University, and completed Masters level coursework in Educational Technology at Drexel University. Her collegiate journey was marked not only by academic excellence but also by her tenure as a student-athlete, co-captain of the volleyball team, and a four-year letter winner.

 Erin Glaser’s legacy as an Academic and Leadership Consultant is defined by her unwavering dedication to empowering individuals and teams to reach their highest potential. Her expertise in DISC Profiling, coupled with her rich coaching background, positions her as a beacon of guidance and transformation in both the academic and corporate spheres.

Kate von Euw

Marketing Coordinator

A bubbly and passionate people-person, Kate brings a determined and conscientious spirit to her role as Marketing Coordinator. As a recent QUT graduate with a double-degree in Design and Marketing, Kate is responsible for the development and execution of marketing campaigns, including web design, SEO, content creation, and various other tactical initiatives which support business growth. In addition to her marketing expertise, Kate also holds experience as a Graphic Designer, which was the Junior role she began her journey at Athlete Assessments in. Ultimately with an eye for detail and aesthetics, there’s nothing Kate loves more than a creative challenge!

Kate’s subtle, but competitive nature drove her to compete in various sports from the age of 7, including swimming, netball, touch football, indoor and beach volleyball (because one just isn’t enough, right?). Of her many sporting endeavors, Kate eventually chose to specialize in indoor volleyball, for which she has played both regionally and nationally. An unfortunate ACL reconstruction in 2016 may have sidelined her for a year, however it was this experience that helped her recognize the avid passion for coaching and mentoring others she had. Prior to Kate’s employment at Athlete Assessments in early 2022, she was heavily involved in the Volleyball Academy at Redlands College as a Level 3 Coach. Nowadays she spends her time playing club sport, going to live music gigs, doing day trips, rewatching the same Netflix TV shows, working PBs in the gym, or working her side hustle as a designer.

Words Kate lives by: “Aspire to inspire – always!”

KATE-AA-Headshot

Fun Fact

Kate was born in Bülach, Switzerland, hence her slightly funky last name!

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

Temika Smith

Assistant Client Manager & Office Administration

Temika is passionate about helping people be the best versions of themselves; a commitment which lines up perfectly with our philosophy here at Athlete Assessments! Joining our team in early 2022 as Assistant Client Manager and Office Administrator, Temika connects with clients and helps all of our team carry out their diverse roles. She brings her graduate spirit, dedication to performance, and enthusiasm. (She’s also super organized, compassionate, and creative – think murals and walls that take you places where there are no walls). Temika graduated with First Class Honors in a Bachelor of Psychological Sciences from the University of Queensland in 2021.

In everything she does, Temika’s style is most accurately described as ‘best for the team’. She grew up in a sport fanatic family, learning sport’s clubs theme songs before she learnt the Australian national anthem! As a young athlete she was super busy with; swimming, indoor/beach volleyball, ballet, basketball, AFL, athletics, touch footy, netball, cross country, and even an ultra-marathon! Now more than ever she loves the social side of sport and the outdoors. You can often find her playing volleyball or basketball, in the pool, or on a hike with friends. She even took her love of hiking to a new level by completing the Kokoda Challenge, a grueling 96km hike/ultramarathon on the Gold Coast, Australia, with her full team in 25 hours and 50 minutes (talk about perseverance and a dedication to performance!).

Headshots-edited-Temika

Fun Fact

Temika has big love for card and board games and even has a room specifically dedicated for games when friends and family visit!

TemikaSmith-Young

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

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.

Fun Fact

Mim is a giggler. If she knows the punchline of a joke, you can guarantee that no one else will because she will be too busy laughing to tell you the joke. Sleep is not a priority when it comes to telling herself funny stories at night.

MimRowing

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