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Exceeding New Levels of Excellence: Bo Hanson and Athlete Assessments Recognized as Finalists in the 2023 AITD Excellence Awards
Our team are incredibly excited to share that Athlete Assessments and our Director and Lead Performance Consultant, Bo Hanson have been nominated as finalists in the 2023 Australian Institute of Training & Development (AITD) Excellence Awards. Our nominations fall under two categories, Best Capability Building Program for our Elite Team Program, and Bo being named as a contender for the Dr Alastair Rylatt Award for L&D Professional of the Year.
Celebrating one year at the WeCOACH helm and the leadership learnings we can take away from two decades of experience elevating, educating, and executing in collegiate athletics.
The University of Dayton’s Head Softball Coach, Cara Clark-LaPlaca; and Executive Director of the Center for Leadership, Brent Kondritz Ph.D., share insights on building athlete leadership through role modeling, collaboration, and foundational self-awareness.
Athlete Assessments’ Client Manager, Temika Smith reflects on her first experience at the Women Coaches Academy, hosted by the NCAA and WeCOACH.
In 2022, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) launched a game-changing coach education program, titled CoachUp and we wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on the strength and success of the program as preparations for the subsequent programs are underway.
Recently, Bo Hanson joined ABC Radio Melbourne presenter, Lisa Leong, to discuss the topic of succession planning. They covered what it is, why it’s important, the common mistakes made when implementing a strategy, and how effective succession planning is the ultimate measurement of a great leader.
Bucknell University Athletics leading duo, Jen Kentera and Eline Vermeulen, on their department-wide approach to developing student-athlete leaders who succeed in their sport and in life.
The Ohio State University Director of Shooting Sports and Head Coach of Rifle, Ryan Tanoue; and Head Coach of Pistol, Emil Milev, share insights on building their coaching self-awareness, understanding dynamics, and consistency in leading their national championship winning Buckeyes.
In a recent episode of Canterbury Rugby’s Podcast, Coaches Corner, Liz Masen joins Riki Tahere to unpack the power of DISC Profiling and how better understanding your own behavioral tendencies and your players can unlock their best performances. While Liz talks all things DISC, Riki takes a deep dive into decision making, which sees the two discuss the key importance of understanding athletes on an individual level. We guarantee you’ll love this episode, by don’t just take our word for it! Have a listen and share your thoughts with us.
We dive into why equitable opportunity matters for women and girls in sport beyond just playing the game, with research highlighting it as a factor for success in all aspects of life.
Jacqueline Mueller, Ph.D., catches us up on her globe-hopping 2022, sharing insights into two female-specific development programs and highlighting the versatility of DISC Profiling in sport.
Recapping the 2023 WRCRA Conference organized by USWRF with Director, Kerri Heffernan; and presenters Liz Masen, CEO of Athlete Assessments, and Becky Carlson, Head Coach of Quinnipiac Women’s Rugby.
At the conclusion of the 2023 NFHCA Annual Convention we reflect on the overwhelming engagement and passion of the coaches who make the sport of field hockey what it is today in the USA.
Our team shares how we walked our talk by kickstarting our 2023 season with our annual team retreat to ensure team alignment, invest in each other, and deliver exceptional outcomes for the year ahead.
Every successful team, coach, and athlete has experienced the disappointment of multiple losses on their journey to victory. So what did Head Volleyball Coach, Kate Wood do to get her team across the line to accomplish their ultimate goal of obtaining a championship win? We sat down with Kate to find out!
Head Coach of Notre Dame Softball, Deanna Gumpf, and her awarded coaching staff share how their team challenge their understanding of DISC Profiling to go beyond the field and into a good old-fashioned bake-off.
Becky Carlson, Head Coach of Quinnipiac University Women’s Rugby, on her 12 years building the sport from the ground up and the importance of understanding others to help them understand themselves.
Research Findings: The existence of Autonomy-supportive Coaching Characteristics within the CoachDISC Profile
Athlete Assessments are committed to contributing to coach development and have been recently involved in some research exploring the existence of autonomy-supportive coaching behaviors within our CoachDISC Profile assessment to help coaches reflect on and adapt their own coaching behaviors.
Sarah Leberman, Professor of Leadership at Massey University, and co-founder of Women in Sport Aotearoa, on authentically connecting with your culture to build meaningful connections and skills as a leader.
Research Findings: The Use of DISC Behavioral Profiling in Sport Management & Sport Coaching Higher Education
Athlete Assessments is very excited to announce our recent involvement in a novel research project investigating the integration of DISC Behavioral Profiling in university sport management and coaching classes to help promote self-awareness, leadership skills, and knowledge that can be leveraged for a career in the sports industry.
Missouri State Head Softball Coach, Holly Hesse on her 35 years at the helm, what factors are crucial for program and student athlete success, and how to get the best out of the people around you.
How the University of Washington’s Student-Athlete Development Program, Boundless Futures, invests at every step of an athlete’s journey for success in whatever comes next.
The role of pressure in training and how creating it through the lens of athlete-centered coaching leads to increased performance.