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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