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We recognize that individuals in the field of Athlete Development often lack the knowledge, skills, experience, network, and/or confidence to achieve their goals. At Hilliard Solutions, our proprietary 360-degree Athlete Development model will empower you to achieve greater success as a valued leader in the sports world.

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What it takes to be a leader in sports.


An understanding of the culture and business of sport and the impact of the industry on individual lives and all segments of society


The ability to develop, motivate, manage and lead individuals and organizations to achieve mutually beneficial goals


Participation in activities that enhance learning, improve decision-making and promote growth and development


A group of individuals, services or resources that you actively develop to support and enhance one’s ability to achieve specific outcomes


Feeling positive and comfortable with the value you bring to your role

Your success is just 3 steps away.

Complete our discovery form to determine your track

Share your background and specific areas of assistance.

Schedule your free 30 minute discovery call with your guide

Identify your goals, learn about our coaching process and agree to work together.

Build a career development game plan together

Implement the success strategies critical to achieving your career goals.

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.

Our career development plan outline

To compete and win in today’s global workforce, you need a championship Game Plan. Successful people in all lines of work utilize coaches to help them reach their goals. The career coaching philosophy at Hilliard Solutions emanates from career development, counseling and human resource theory, research and practice. Through one-on-one online and in-person coaching, a six-step process helps you create a customized Game Plan for achieving your goals.

Identify careers of interest that reflect your values, personality, and skills.

Learn about different careers of interest in the world of sports.

Learn the keys to networking in your career of interest.

Learn about professional development options.

Create a customized job search plan.

Identify the steps and process to experience a stress-free transition.

Finally. A Proven model for Athlete success.

At Hilliard Solutions, our model of athlete success  is centered around a 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.

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