Helping professionals help athletes succeed.

Finally. A Proven model for Athlete success.

At Hilliard Solutions, the framework of athlete success  is centered around our powerful 360-degree Athlete Development Model that:

  • identifies the key disciplines that impact the athlete’s life experience.
  • provides direction for their comprehensive development.
  • equips sports leaders with the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary to prepare their athletes for successful experiences during and beyond their sports careers to ensure successful transitions.


Our 360-degree Athlete Development Model did not simply appear. It reflects the components that Dr. Janice Hilliard has identified, successfully integrated, and implemented to achieve impactful outcomes throughout her 30-year career.

Doc’s reputation as an athlete development industry expert who has created innovative and cutting-edge programming and initiatives and professional development platforms for athletes and staff is well documented across some of the most successful and respected sports, training, and educational organizations in the country.

They include the NBA, NCAA, MLS, Women Leaders in College Sports, National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals (N4A), Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialists (PAADS), Alliance of Social Workers in Sports (ASWIS), and numerous colleges and universities.

Your needs. our Services.

Our proprietary career-building framework and 360-degree Athlete Development model empowers you to gain success as a valued leader in the exciting world of sports.

Working together, we will use our proprietary 360-degree Athlete Development model to identify and address the critical issues facing your organization.

Our proprietary 360-degree Athlete Development model equips you to confidently deliver professional development training to your staff and athletes.

Meet your guide, Dr. Janice Hilliard.

A Message from Doc

Most of us do not get to make a successful career out of what has driven us since our youth. I am one of the fortunate ones who has done just that. That probably best explains why I cherish the opportunity to work with a select number of individuals, universities, and organizations truly committed to making a difference in the field of athlete development. When it comes to our collective futures, it’s game time! If you are committed to standing out in the world we both love, we should connect soon.

About Dr. Janice Hilliard

Dr. Hilliard continues to be a trailblazer with a uniquely powerful background as a collegiate student-athlete, secondary school educator, college athletics administrator, and a Vice President at the National Basketball Association. She is a published author and an adjunct professor as well as a nationally recognized workshop presenter and the founder of the annual Women in Athlete Development Symposium & Networking Event. She holds a Doctorate degree in Educational Administration and a Master’s degree in Urban Counseling from Michigan State University and a Bachelors in Education from the University of Houston.

She remains driven to help others achieve their goals and in turn, help build the depth and accomplishments of the athlete development community one person or one institution at a time. She continues to be recognized for her commitment to diversity, women’s empowerment, and the community at large by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, American Athletic Conference, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

What Our Clients Say.

"Dr. Janice Hilliard has made a tremendous impact in the sports industry. She maximizes people's potential in a range of settings. She draws from a reservoir of experiences from collegiate athlete, higher education administrator to NBA executive, which helps her provide valuable insight and expertise. Dr. Hilliard's lived experiences are coupled with her academic background to provide practical, strategic, and solid pedagogical approaches to complex problems."
Dr. Charles Small
Sr. Associate AD, Student Services
Iowa State University Athletics Department
"Dr. Hilliard has played a pivotal role in my personal and career development. She has not only connected me with several successful women within the sports industry, but she has also helped me narrow down my career path based on my passions and skillsets. Dr. Hilliard spent countless hours preparing me for a career in the NBA using a holistic teaching approach. She has set me up to not just succeed in my career, but also to be the best person I can be. I cannot thank her enough!"
Kristin Judson
Player Development Coordinator
Philadelphia 76ers
"Hilliard Solutions provided valuable life skills programming to over 1,000 prospective student-athletes at the NCAA College Basketball Academy on extremely short notice. Parents and participants continuously provided positive feedback on her group’s sessions throughout our event. I would absolutely recommend her services to any organization or event that is looking to provide important education to young people, especially athletes."
Niko Roberts
Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Championships


Women in Athlete Development Symposium & Networking Event

April 6-7, 2022

Our virtual Women in Athlete Development Symposium & Networking Event is an exclusive and educational, development, and virtual networking experience for women to help them discover the strategies and execute the steps necessary to achieve a leadership position in the field of athlete development. Participants gain valuable knowledge, insight, advice,  mentorship, and networking opportunities critical to their career success, Our panel of nationally respected women sports leaders, industry experts, practitioners, and researchers is unmatched. 

The 2022 event was spectacular and exceeded our own expectations. Stay tuned for upcoming information on the 2023 event. We invite sponsors and partners to contact us for details.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Virtual Summit

October 20, 2021

Feed the Soul
Virtual Summit

October 21, 2021

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Hilliard Solutions has chosen to partner with leading experts in various fields to ensure we bring the best solutions to our clients.

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