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Guest Blog: Sports Career Insights

2020-09-18T10:51:45-05:00September 18th, 2020|

The Power of Networking Would you like to know the one piece of advice, no matter your career goals, that every college student who aspires to work in the sports industry needs to know? You’ve heard it before: networking. To some, this comes naturally. For many others, just hearing the word evokes feelings of uncertainty, anxiety, [...]


2020-08-12T07:36:09-05:00August 12th, 2020|

University and Athlete Development leaders must react and prepare for a new tomorrow today. Student-athletes are seeking accountability for the promises made to them and their parents by coaches and university officials who, during their recruiting visits, promised that their education and safety would be the university’s first priority. The recent reactions from student-athletes around the [...]

Demonstrating Your Value RIGHT NOW is Critical to Your Professional Development and Your Organization’s Success

2020-07-20T16:53:11-05:00July 20th, 2020|

As a college student-athlete development leader, you are rapidly and, likely, stressfully preparing for the return of your athletes to campus this fall, it’s hard not to become overwhelmed and caught up in day to day tasks. All of you are faced with daunting challenges simultaneously: • Protecting student-athletes and other related parties from COVID-19 • [...]

None of Us Can Watch From the Sidelines Anymore: The Time is Now for Personal Development – Theirs and Yours

2020-06-29T15:46:46-05:00June 29th, 2020|

Already reeling from the effects of COVID-19 as well as the recent, and not so recent, murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Sandra Bland and others have enraged Americans everywhere. Athletes at all levels, led by the visible protests of Colin Kaepernick, are now becoming deeply entrenched in leading the fight for justice and equality. These [...]

Leadership + Teamwork + Innovation = New Model

2020-04-21T13:56:13-05:00April 20th, 2020|

When Hilliard Solutions was confronted with the decision of whether or not to cancel the 2nd Women in Athlete Development Symposium & Networking Event due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there were several important questions that we, our business advisor and partner, the Laboratory for Athlete Development Research (LADR) at the University of Florida, had to consider. [...]

Interested in a Career in Athlete Development?

2020-02-25T00:09:50-06:00February 25th, 2020|

When Dr. C. Keith Harrison and I created the Women in Athlete Development Symposium & Networking Event in 2017, I had no idea that it would evolve from my 25-year career as an educator, collegiate associate athletics director and professional sports executive. My passion has always been educating and helping others to live their best life. [...]

Finding Your “Special Sauce”

2020-02-25T00:12:59-06:00January 27th, 2020|

My first career was teaching. I became a teacher because of my mother’s love for and value of education. Two of my siblings were also teachers. I first experienced my love for teaching when I taught my little sister, two years younger, how to read when I was in first grade. The rush and feeling of [...]

2nd Women in Athlete Development Symposium & Networking Event

2019-11-25T07:26:17-06:00November 25th, 2019|

Hilliard Solutions is excited to collaborate with the University of Florida and the Laboratory for Athlete & Athletics Development & Research (LAADR) to present the 2nd Women in Athlete Development Symposium & Networking Event on April 5-6, 2020 at the University of Florida. We will bring together outstanding women leaders from college and professional sports and [...]

Fair Pay for Play Act: Challenges and Opportunities for Student-Athlete Development Professionals

2019-11-25T07:32:58-06:00October 27th, 2019|

In last month’s blog, I identified the hot topics and issues facing today’s athlete development professionals: Fair Pay for Play Act, Athlete Mental Wellness, Leadership and Social Responsibility, Innovation and Professional Development. In this blog, I offer my thoughts on the Fair Pay for Play Act and implications for student-athlete development professionals. On September 30th, Governor [...]

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