What’s Your Professional Development Plan?

2019-08-19T11:43:08-05:00August 19th, 2019|

As you begin another semester, start a new job or position, what are your plans for continued professional development? We all want to get better at what we do and reach our full potential but what does that look like? You probably attend professional conferences, listen to webinars and podcasts, are a member of professional organizations [...]

How Can Athletic Departments Improve the Experience of Their Student-Athletes?

2019-08-19T11:46:00-05:00July 22nd, 2019|

Recently I participated in a podcast, Five Minutes With Jen Fry (, to share my thoughts on what athletic departments can do to improve the experience of its student-athletes. Jen Fry Talks is a social justice firm that focuses on empowering and educating those in athletics through an anti-racist lens. During the interview, I draw upon [...]

The Job Search in Six Simple Steps

2019-07-22T14:04:17-05:00May 20th, 2019|

This is the time of the year when graduates begin their job search and others assess their work performance and ponder the next career move. Many individuals struggle with career transition because they do not have a job search strategy. This can be stressing, lengthen the amount of time to find employment, financially draining and frustrating. [...]

Inaugural Women in Athlete Development Symposium & Networking Event 2019

2019-07-22T14:11:32-05:00March 18th, 2019|

It’s time! Hilliard Solutions is excited to collaborate with Scholar Baller, Athletes Think and the Diversity & Social Issues in Sports Graduate Class at the University of Central Florida to present the first-ever Women in Athlete Development Symposium & Networking Event April 1st at UCF. This inaugural event is an exclusive educational, professional development and networking [...]

Women in Athlete Development Symposium & Networking Event

2019-07-22T14:14:50-05:00February 18th, 2019|

  My coaching sessions with women who are interested in a career in athlete development but have no idea how to break into it or advance in the field and ongoing conversations with my colleague, Dr. C. Keith Harrison, prompted me to create the Women in Athlete Development Symposium and Networking Event April 1st at UCF [...]

Women in Athlete Development: The Future Career Destination

2019-05-20T13:52:23-05:00January 13th, 2019|

Winning sports organizations understand the value of investing in their most valuable asset–the athlete- and the importance to every aspect of the business and brand. As women continue to break barriers and shatter the glass ceiling in various leadership positions in sports, they have become increasingly valuable assets in the area of athlete development. A growing [...]

Five Tips for Women Interested in a Career in Sports

2019-01-13T20:32:10-05:00December 22nd, 2018|

An enjoyable part of what I do at Hilliard Solutions is career coach individuals who are pursuing leadership positions in sports - many are women. This fall semester, I taught a women leadership in sports course, that I created, at Michigan State in the College of Business. Incorporated into the design of the course was many [...]

Career Development Programming for Professional Bound Student-Athletes

2019-01-13T20:37:38-05:00October 28th, 2018|

In their first year after college, 9% of women and 24% of men expect to devote themselves to their sport (NCAA Division I Seniors, GOALS Survey). Most likely that means participating professionally. This information provides an opportunity for student-athlete development professionals to survey their student-athletes and create a career education program that prepares them for a [...]