Inner Workings of a Successful Coaching Staff feat. Notre Dame

by National Fastpitch Coaches Association
Inner Workings of a Successful Coaching Staff feat. Notre Dame


Inner Workings of a Successful Coaching Staff

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The Coach


In 1992, Bo Hanson became the youngest-ever rowing Olympian for Australia. Since that first Olympics, Hanson won bronze medals in the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games.  Drawing on his learning experiences from the Olympics, as well as formal university education and his 15-years’ experience in corporate training, development and facilitation, Hanson founded Athlete Assessments with a team of colleagues in 2007. Athlete Assessments created the first online sports-specific behavioral profiling tools for athletes, sports teams and coaches, called the AthleteDISC, CoachDISC and Sports ManagerDISC profiles. 

Today, Athlete Assessments’ DISC Profiles are used by USA university teams and coaches, leading coach education providers, leadership programs, universities, national and state sporting organizations, professional teams and a network of consultants.  They are a significant ingredient to success in sport.

Hanson is an internationally respected coaching consultant who has spoken at more than 100 International Sporting Conferences. Specifically, he has worked with the World’s most successful Olympic and Professional coaches and athletes. His current clients span from all four professional football codes (AFL, NRL, FFA and ARU) in Australia to more than 100 of the top US college programs.

Hanson is highly educated and accredited in the use and administration of DISC Profiling and Emotional Intelligence (Emotional Competence Inventory 360), plus several other personality and behavioral modelling tools.  Not only does Hanson's work benefit many coaches and athletes, it is also helping those in the corporate world. He has been training and presenting to premier companies such as American Express, Fairfax Digital and Media, The Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, Macquarie Bank, Insurance Australia Group, Telstra and many others.

Hanson is highly regarded for his expertise in leadership development and all aspects of teamwork, such as culture development, team behaviors and communication principles and structures. He draws unique parallels between the world of elite sport and high performance business.

In Keynote Presentations, Hanson regularly speaks about leadership and teamwork and how we can develop our skills using behavioral profiling, emotional intelligence, to create greater success in our personal, sporting and business lives.

Your conference participants will benefit from and value the time they spend with Bo Hanson.  He is an extremely experienced elite athlete as well as someone who has successfully made the transition from athlete to coach, has extensive corporate experience and now also works with many of the top sports programs and coaches, across over 40 different sports globally. 

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