SCOTTSDALE, AZ. August 31, 2022 – SP Athletics, a specialized Sports Consulting and Recruiting, Executive Search and Leadership Development firm, today announced the appointment of Dr. Janice Hilliard as Collegiate Sports Advisor. Hilliard is now the second individual to serve in a dual role with SP Athletics, one with our internal team and one with our Network of Allied Partners. She brings an incredible amount of expertise and experience that will directly benefit our clients.
“We are very excited to announce that Dr. Janice Hilliard has joined our outstanding team of advisors and consultants at SP Athletics. Dr. Hilliard and her firm, Hilliard Solutions, have been a part of the SP Athletics Network of Allied Partners since August of 2021. Our new relationship will now enable Janice to not only maintain her own successful consulting business but will also provide an opportunity for her to work directly with SP Athletics to partner with and serve our clients through a search assignment or a consulting project. With Janice’s expertise and experience, we look forward to providing a new layer of assistance and service that promises to be of great benefit to both the entire SP Athletics network as well as with those with whom we partner!” says Steve Snodgrass, Founder and CEO Emeritus.
Hilliard Solutions specializes in Sports Consulting, Executive Coaching, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Education and Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) Consulting. Their tagline, “helping professionals help athletes succeed,” proves true in everything they do. They accomplish this through their powerful 360-degree Athlete Development Model which provides the framework of athlete success. This model identifies the key disciplines that impact the athlete’s life experience and provides direction for their comprehensive development, equips sports leaders with the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary to position their athletes and organizations for success, addresses the ever-changing industry challenges in a holistic manner and designs creative solutions to address them. It reflects the components that Dr. Hilliard has identified, successfully integrated, and implemented to achieve impactful outcomes throughout her 30-year career.
Dr. Hilliard’s reputation as an athlete development industry expert who has created innovative and cutting-edge programming, initiatives and educational and professional development platforms for athletes, staff and graduate school programs is well documented across some of the most successful and respected sports, training, and educational organizations in the country including 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), University of Florida, Michigan State University, and Boston College.
“I am extremely enthusiastic about the expanded opportunity being provided by Steve and Tom. This move demonstrates the firm’s unwavering commitment to the professional development of current and future women sports leaders and recognizes the success Hilliard Solutions has achieved in supporting them. I look forward to working with our team and partners to help take the innovative solutions our clients are seeking to new heights” says Hilliard, Collegiate Sports Advisor at SP Athletics.
Please feel free to Contact Dr. Hilliard directly or call any of us at SP Athletics for an introduction.