Testimonials from Performance Consultants
We could spend money on flashy advertising, but we know as well as you do that honest feedback directly from clients is the most reliable and credible way to gauge how good a product or service really is. Below is feedback from Performance Consultants who have used Athlete Assessments’ DISC Profiles, our specialized services, workshops or courses.
“I understand the importance of the Coach-athlete relationship and the importance of DISC. Dr. Brennan and I have come to realize that when Coaches understand and use CoachDISC and AthleteDISC, it will inevitably become an integral part of their coaching.
The Villanova journey has been a tremendous experience and hopefully, it will get Coaches to learn more about insights, benefits and results that can and will be achieved when they truly understand AthleteDISC.
Villanova has showed what can happen when you have a “TEAM” and not a group of individual superstars.”
Performance Consultant, Synergistic Resources
Villanova Men’s Basketball Team
2016 NCAA National Champions
“The information we received back from using DISC about each player’s competitive and adaptive styles, as well as the coaching styles of our staff, was helpful at multiple levels.
Every individual without exception felt validated in their own uniqueness when we discussed their results. The information contained in their reports brought self-understanding and with that, a feeling of permission to be oneself. Even beyond that, it provided motivation to work on being one’s best self. Players immediately became interested in their teammates’ profiles and this led to a more mature, respectful, and motivating interpersonal environment.
Through using the Athlete Assessments DISC profiles, I was given an objectified and non-threatening platform to discuss with each individual their tendencies, behavioral patterns, and emotional reactions. In short, they all grew wiser about themselves and each other.
Our Head Coach, who is already a very relationship focused leader, quickly improved his understanding and appreciation of every player too. Of course, a Coach is always trying to figure out what makes a player tick and how to motivate and inspire them, how to get their attention, and how to reward them through positive communication, all while being realistic in their assessments.
In my opinion, he was able to more effectively do all of these things, communicating with all of them collectively while building a better Coach-athlete relationship with each of them individually.
Consequently, the Coach was able to coach this team harder and subject them to more pressure and higher challenges. He exercised less top down control than in the past because there was a deeper harmony holding things together at the core,”
Somehow, the DISC information was never far from the Coach’s mind or from my mind especially when the pressure was on, when the interpersonal chemicals were reacting. We got smarter about avoiding the breakdowns that take you nowhere and much better at converting those same breakdowns into breakthroughs.”
Dr. Jim Brennan
Sports Psychology Consultant
Villanova Men’s Basketball Team
2016 NCAA National Champions
“We are extremely confident that using the Athlete Assessments’ Sports ManagerDISC Profiles with our master’s degree students is enhancing their experience in our intensive academic program and better preparing them for future roles as leaders in athletics.
While the profile assessments are a valuable tool, the service and expertise provided by Athlete Assessments makes our annual investment for each cohort of students an easy decision. Bo Hanson and their staff have been creative, flexible, and consistently responsive in exploring how to best integrate consultations and activities into our curriculum. They have also provided me with a strong theoretical framework,shared practical applications, and guided my ability to expand my understanding of DISC as I have engaged in the Consultant’s training.”
Program Director & Lecturer
Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership M.Ed. Program
University of Washington
“I had experiences with another profile, which focused more on communication, and teaching people about their “pure” personality type. In researching DISC, I came to understand that it differs significantly as it is a behavioral model.
“I had read an article on Bo Hanson when he first spoke at the US Rowing Convention about DISC, so I looked up Athlete Assessments. I signed up to be trained as a consultant because I felt it would enhance my current job as a strength and conditioning coach and rowing coach.
Through my training I realized that AthleteDISC and CoachDISC could be delivered faster and had a much quicker impact on my clients and athletes because it did not question the client’s “root” personality. Instead it focused on changing their behavior.
In using AthleteDISC with my athletes I have already seen a huge difference. It makes things simple for the athlete because they realize they don’t have to “act” a certain way, especially when achieving MORE success. Through my own profile, I realized that I was “pressing” for results and not tapping into my strengths as a competitor. I attribute this to part of my downfall in falling short at the 2008 Olympic Trials, and I now use it as a good story going forward when teaching others.
I feel that AthleteDISC and CoachDISC have been the missing components in me finally connecting with my clients and athletes. Having the ability to truly build up and highlight their strengths in a short amount of time leads to great success in the long run.”
R.O.W. Consulting and Sparks Consulting
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