Testimonials from Professional Development

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 Professional Development clients who have used Athlete Assessments’ DISC Profiles, our specialized services, workshops or courses.

“Bo is a dynamic speaker that understands the challenges that coaches are faced with in their pursuit to develop peak performers. He draws on his personal experiences as an elite athlete and research to provide effective strategies that coaches can utilize with their athletes. I highly recommend Bo Hanson as a speaker and workshop presenter.”

Ashley Armstrong
Associate Athletic Director – Sports & Administration
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

“One of our coaching staff recommended Bo Hanson to present a workshop for our coaches and athletic department at LMU, and I’m so glad they did. Not only was his presentation enjoyable, but his framework of dealing with student-athletes was incredibly useful and the feedback was extremely positive. Bo’s depth of experience was evident through the numerous real-life examples he shared and his ability to relate to our staff was commendable. The discussion among those who attended lasted long after the workshop was complete. In addition, the follow-up with teams and coaches has been outstanding. The time was well spent and we look forward to the next opportunity to have Bo Hanson on campus.”

William S. Husak, Ph.D.
Athletic Director
Loyola Marymount University

“Bo Hanson has presented to our coaches on a number of times over the last three years, and each time the feedback from the coaches and staff attending is excellent. We enjoy and value the insight Bo shares, the relevance it has to our sports programs and the time spent is an important investment in our coaches on-going professional development. We would recommend Bo as a facilitator and speaker to other intercollegiate athletics programs.” 

Wendy Taylor May
Senior Associate Athletics Director – Senior Woman Administrator
University of California, San Diego (UCSD)


“I attended the Football Queensland State Conference held at the Gold Coast on the 22nd and 23rd of September 2012 and was in awe of some of the presenters in attendance. Bo Hanson was certainly a stand out amongst the quality presenters at the conference. He won you over in the first thirty seconds and then you hung on his every word. His ability to connect with the audience was remarkable. Most certainly having the knowledge and the experience makes for a “good” presentation, but add Bo’s charisma to that and you have a “Great” presentation. I left the conference motivated by Bo’s presentation and as a presenter at many a conference myself I was envious of how Bo affected every single person in attendance.”

Joe Fenech
Head Coach
Capricorn Cougars

“I have attended many leadership courses, however Bo Hanson’s approach and knowledge far outweighs anything else I’ve attended.” 

Dean Russell

“One of the most professional and effective days I have ever been involved in. Myself and the athletes I work with will benefit greatly from what I have learnt today.”   

Aaron Turner
High School Coach

“Great workshop with great resources. Very well presented.” 

John Graham Hooper
FIH (World Hockey) High Performance and Development Coaching Expert
Level 3 England Hockey Coach

Bo is a fantastic presenter. I highly recommend this program to athletes,
coaches and administrators!” Alice Brown, Swimming Australia

“The Personal Effectiveness Program has opened my eyes to new ways to communicate with and manage the playing group!” Luke Curry, Rabbitohs NRL Football Club

“The Athlete Assessments’ ManagerDISC provided a great insight into my personality and how I behave.” Dylan Hides, Australia Rugby League Development

The PEP Program provides a great platform for athletes, coaches and administrators to reach new heights. It is a course for all who are willing to see things can be done better.” Marty Rabjohns, NSW Institute of Sport

Thoroughly enjoyed the program and a great opportunity to learn new tools and strategies, specifically in the sporting environment.” Michelle Sheehan, Melbourne

Thanks for a great day. Found the course extremely valuable and look forward
to putting what I’ve learnt into practice.” Brad Crocker, Sydney

“I have worked with Bo and the team at Athlete Assessments on two occasions and found his presentations extremely effective.” Virginia Irwin

“The program is a great tool for businesses to engage with their staff and understand their behaviours.” Claire Power

“We learnt a lot about our team and working together in a very enjoyable forum.” Lindsay Ellis

“I was in a flat part of my coaching career and came away with a feeling of hunger for my sport again.”Wayne Johnston

“Well-presented leadership program provoking thought and awareness.” M. McDonald

“Excellent Presentation and presenter. Very engaging and worthwhile.”

“Very critical in being a better coach, leader and person.”

“His fresh and progressive insights are what you must do to be successful in today’s landscape & are crucial to embrace.”

“Highly recommend for anyone at any level. A vital tool in your kit bag.”

“Comprehensive, no nonsense, and useful.”

“The best PD I’ve done. Extremely useful and practical.”

“Great program. I’m now confident I can tackle the situations I’d normally shy away from.”

“Bo’s knowledge, expertise and guidance has been critical to our success. Thank you.”

“The strategies I have learnt from today’s presentation have alleviated some of my stresses towards conflict resolution. Thank you.”  Trevor Irvine

“Great presentation. The engagement and content of the presentation was exceptional.” Laura David

“Excellent Session. For 30 years of coaching I’ve always wondered why I did some of the things I do. Now I know.” Mike Rickerby

“It was the most insightful PD program, in terms of self those I work with, that I have done. Thanks.”  Mark Ohiphant

“Bring on my next presentation!  Thanks, this was an exceptional experience.”

“Such great strategies to use.  Simple and effective, it couldn’t be easier now.”

“Thanks so much.  I wasn’t looking forward to today but it was an outstanding program.”

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