Mission Statement

At Hilliard Solutions, our purpose is to engage, educate and empower athletes at all levels to become champions in sports and life. We support individuals, institutions and organizations committed to athlete education, development and successful life transitions.

A New Model of Athlete Education

Based on over 30 years’ experience in senior-level leadership positions at the National Basketball Association and premier colleges and universities, Dr. Janice Hilliard, President & CEO of Hilliard Solutions, created a new model of athlete education to address the educational, personal and societal challenges of today’s athletes and sports organizations.

The model represents a road-map for championship organizations that are committed to their mission of preparing athletes for successful experiences during and beyond their sports participation.

Model Components:

  • Education of sports leaders about athlete development research, trends and best practices

  • Individualized staff training and professional development

  • Sport-specific athlete education and life skills programming based on human development, evidence-based research and measurable outcomes

  • Integration of the athlete ecosystem into the entire organization

  • Identification and utilization of best-in class industry resources

We look forward to helping you achieve
level success for your athletes and organization!



Championship organizations don’t happen by luck, they’re designed. Do you have the plays that can lead to a winning season? Our consulting plan involves:

  • Conducting an in-depth analysis of your athlete development program’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT)
  • Determining staff training and professional development needs
  • Constructing a Strategic Plan that leads to measurable outcomes
  • Providing research and information on best-in-class industry resources
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No matter how great your organization and programs may be, it’s people who make them that way. It is imperative that those responsible for your most valuable resource – the athlete – be properly trained to do so. The same thing is true about the athletes you’re entrusted with to prepare for leadership roles in society. Both groups are an investment in your investment.

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Career Coaching

“I’ve known Dr. Hilliard since 1997, my freshman year in college. Her advice and wisdom have been something that I’ve truly cherished from college to the NBA to transitioning to life after playing basketball. She cares not only about athletes’ playing careers but about our careers after our playing days are over. I wouldn’t be where I am today without her.”

Charlie Bell, Assistant Coach
Iowa Wolves, NBA G League

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Dr. Hilliard gives inspirational keynote speeches and talks on a variety of topics relevant to her experiences as an educator, female sports executive and industry expert. She is passionate about using her voice and gifts to empower those who understand the ability of sport to positively impact society.

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Slide “For over 20 years, I have known and respected Janice Hilliard as a truly exceptional person and leader. Janice consistently strives to help others and edifies all to whom she provides astute guidance. Janice has committed her professional focus to strengthening the educational and human foundations of intercollegiate athletics. No doubt her contributions will be extraordinary and I encourage others who share that passion to collaborate with her.” Bill Carr
CarrSports Consulting, LLC
President & Founder
Former Director of Athletics
University of Florida and University of Houston
Slide “Dr. Hilliard provides a unique level of experience in today's landscape of sport. Janice not only understands the challenges and opportunities facing today's athlete, but also has the talent to help build productive strategies for the athletes while also respectfully navigating within the dynamics ‎of existing administration and leadership.” Sam Presti
Executive Vice President & General Manager
Oklahoma City Thunder
Slide “Janice Hilliard is someone I consider a mentor, friend and colleague. She has always been available to listen to me about my career interests and was very helpful to me as I faced transition from professional basketball. I appreciate her not only for what she’s done for me but many other professional athletes she’s worked with over her 15 years at the NBA.” Tamika Catchings
Director of Player Programs and Franchise
Development, Pacers Sports & Entertainment
2X Olympic Gold Medalist
NCAA Champion
Slide “During my years at the University of North Carolina as a young student-athlete, Janice Hilliard helped me build my self-confidence which helped me find athletic and academic success that carried throughout college, my Olympic running career and beyond. Thank you very much!" Allen Johnson
Asst. Track/Field Coach, NC State University
Olympic Gold Medalist
World Record Holder
NCAA Champion
Slide “Dr. Hilliard is great at taking my big ideas and turning them into workable plans to achieve my vision for the Academy. She is a trusted resource that brings passion, unique experience and great value to the organization.” TJ Ford
Former NBA Player
Founder, TJ Ford Basketball Academy
Slide “I was extremely fortunate to have Dr. Hilliard enter my life. Committed to the personal, professional and social development of the athletes she was driven to help, I gained a knowledge of the Business of Basketball. As I did, multiple players in the Development League and NBA benefited from her experience, leadership, and care throughout her tenure as an NBA League Office executive.” Brandon Williams
Asst.General Manager, Sacramento Kings
Former NBA Player