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Developing YOUR Resilience

2018-11-07T12:23:46+00:00November 7th, 2018|Blog|

To be resilient, must you have faced a major failure, life setback or constant daily challenges? The answer is no, so I’ve learned. Everyone is faced with some type of adversity in their life – Some just in smaller doses than others. I’ve often asked myself, does it make me less resilient if I’ve never had to overcome a major life setback or tragedy? Do I have a lower level of resilience because I’ve never had to live paycheck to paycheck or work 3 jobs to provide for my family? I have wrestled with this concept for quite some time. Is it possible for me to be as resilient as people who have battled back from a near death injury, or received a college scholarship after once failing out of school, or lead a successful corporate company after spending time in the military? How can I find my own resilience and […]

Victory Academy Returns to the Northstar Invitational to Build Leadership Skills For Top Athletes

2018-07-26T10:40:33+00:00July 26th, 2018|News|

NASHUA, NH– On July 24th, Victory Academy continued its partnership with the highly regarded Northstar Invitational, one of the nation’s premier lacrosse recruiting and development experiences. The event took place at the Northwood School in historic Lake Placid, NY. The Northstar Invitational combines concentrated talent, carefully engineered on-field sessions, college recruiting exposure, and high quality lacrosse competition. Attendees are offered nearly as much experience off the field, with extensive focus on sports performance, leadership, inspiration, mental fitness, recruiting perspective, and a holistic approach to supporting student-athletes in the endeavor to be their best.

The Victory Academy returned to the event this year to support their holistic approach by delivering a formal leadership-training component for the 180 selected student-athletes. In the Northstar Victory Academy, student-athletes were challenged to build a foundation for leadership. The program offered captivating lessons and thoughtful exercises around the Victory Academy’s Mental Toughness program – focusing significantly on self-leadership. […]

It’s Not Too Late to Be Great – Lead Yourself to (or Back to) Greatness

2018-06-18T12:04:20+00:00June 18th, 2018|Blog|

Do you ever let your age define your goals or expectations from life? Have you ever thought to yourself, I wish I could still do “this” or I wish I could learn to do “that”, but decided not to act because you thought you were too old, or too young, or not qualified, or afraid to be vulnerable, or just flat out scared? You’re not alone. EVERYONE has these moments. Moments of doubt and uncertainty. It’s hard to overcome these fears and tackle your goals or challenges head on. It’s easy to stay in your comfort zone, do what you know well and only maximize your strengths. If you take a risk, there is a chance you will fail. There is a chance you won’t make the team, or get the job, or surf the wave, or get the part, or lose the weight, or do well in the class. […]

Harvard University Turns to velocityHUB for Leadership

2017-01-11T09:52:09+00:00January 5th, 2017|News|

NASHUA, NH – velocityHUB, a leading provider of business consulting and professional training services, is eager to begin work with Harvard University this February, via velocityHUB’s collegiate leadership program, the Victory Academy. This winter, the Victory team will work with 150 student-athlete leaders across all 42 Division I teams.

Harvard University, well known for their academic excellence, also comprises the largest athletic department in the country with nearly 1,200 undergraduates – or 20 percent of the student body – participating in intercollegiate athletics.

The mission of Harvard Athletics is to teach lessons around the pursuit of excellence through personal development and teamwork, ethical and responsible behavior on the field and off, adherence to the spirit of rules as well as to their letter, leadership, strength of character, and sportsmanship. Through this partnership with Victory Academy, the Harvard Athletic Department is showing commitment to their mission of providing student-athletes with development opportunities to […]

Would You Follow You? Leadership Through a Personal Lens

2017-01-06T18:13:00+00:00November 29th, 2016|Blog|

Leaders develop followers. People follow others and commit to leaders for a multitude of reasons. When thinking about your leadership capabilities and potential, consider whether or not YOU would follow YOU? It’s a unique way to assess your individual leadership skills, proficiencies and inefficiencies. Be honest and realistic about your self-assessment.

Can you quickly and effortlessly name three reasons why someone should follow you?

Was that easy, or did it make you critically think about your current level of leadership? Hopefully the question made you contemplate your best assets, as well as your liabilities and shortcomings.

 

If You WOULD Follow Yourself, Then Why?

Be conscious and aware of what makes you a great leader and understand why people follow you. Since you would follow yourself, you are most likely in tune with your strengths and believe in your abilities to willingly organize a group of people, to work towards a vision, to reach a […]

Nashua PAL Victory Academy Inspires Youth Through Lessons in Leadership

2016-11-29T14:44:57+00:00November 21st, 2016|News|

NASHUA, NH – This past Saturday, November 19th, at Saint Patrick’s gym, young students from the Greater Nashua area participated in the 3rd annual Nashua PAL Victory Academy. The students were challenged by the velocityHUB team and passionate volunteers to build a foundation for leadership. This highly interactive program was specifically designed to inspire young students to embrace leadership, by breaking it down into nine foundational elements and delivering the program in a fun and energetic environment. The Victory Academy student programs mirror the training programs of velocityHUB, a leading provider of business consulting and professional training services.

The goal of the Victory Academy is to propel the emerging generation to their maximum potential and make those around them better. Saturday’s program provided captivating lessons and thoughtful exercises around the Victory Academy’s 9 ATTRIBUTES of WINNERS—9 identified leadership traits of business, athletic and community leaders. The workshop provided students with tools and […]

Victory Academy Partners with The Governor’s Academy to Introduce Lessons in Leadership

2016-11-15T22:35:52+00:00November 15th, 2016|News|

NASHUA, NH – velocityHUB, a leading provider of business consulting and professional training services, has recently commenced a partnership with The Governor’s Academy to deliver velocityHUB’s student leadership program, the Victory Academy. On November 14th, the Victory team delivered an introductory leadership workshop to the entire senior class of over 100 students.

The program provided students with tools and strategies to become strong self-leaders, overcome challenges and build confidence. They were given tips to become great communicators and to increase their leadership knowledge, in an effort to succeed in the classroom, on the playing field and in the community. The Academy also incorporated specific training from the velocityHUB offering built for executives, professionals and emerging leaders in companies large and small, from Fortune 100 to Inc. 500 businesses.

Michael Delay, Assistant Dean of Students, expressed his enthusiasm for the program. “We are excited to begin our partnership with the Victory Academy. I am […]

Victory Academy & Rivier University Partner To Prepare Freshman Student-Athletes

2017-01-06T18:13:00+00:00October 23rd, 2016|News|

NASHUA, NH – velocityHUB, a leading provider of business consulting and professional training services, has recently completed their third consecutive year partnering with Rivier University to deliver velocityHUB’s collegiate leadership program, the Victory Academy. Last week, the Victory team delivered a program called Succeeding in College Athletics to 75 freshmen student-athletes.

Many freshmen face anxiety around balancing a highly demanding schedule and managing numerous unfamiliar expectations. This program provides students with tools and strategies to become strong self-managers, overcome challenges, understand expectations and improve personal productivity. They are given tips to become great communicators and to increase their leadership knowledge, in an effort to succeed on the playing field and in the classroom. The Academy also incorporated specific training from the velocityHUB offering built for executives, professionals and emerging leaders in companies large and small, from Fortune 100 to Inc. 500 businesses.

Joanne Merrill, Director of Athletics, expressed her enthusiasm for the […]

Victory Academy & Brown University Continue Strong Partnership

2016-10-16T16:08:01+00:00October 16th, 2016|News|

NASHUA, NH – velocityHUB, a leading provider of business consulting and professional training services, has recently completed their 3rd consecutive year partnering with Brown University to deliver velocityHUB’s collegiate leadership program, the Victory Academy. This fall, the Victory team worked with over 300 rising student-athlete leaders and team captains.

Brown University, well known for their academic prowess, boasts the 2nd largest athletic department in the country with 38 varsity sports and the largest women’s athletic program nationally with 21 varsity sports. Through the Victory Academy partnership, the Brown Athletic Department has shown their continued commitment to their vision of building “whole” student-athletes.

Select Brown student-athletes gathered for workshops and captains’ councils on leadership in sports and business. They were given tools and strategies to overcome challenges, improve team productivity and become confident leaders. The Academy also incorporated specific training from the velocityHUB offering built for executives, professionals and emerging leaders in companies […]

Victory Academy, Flourishing in Fall

2016-09-27T23:14:47+00:00September 27th, 2016|News|

(NASHUA, NH) – Victory Academy has kicked off the academic year with a bang! In the month of September, the Victory team is proud to partner with eight prestigious institutions. Each partnership is unique and the design of each academy varies by school. The Victory team has worked with student leaders, emerging leader student-athletes, athletic captains and coaches. Engaging sessions have already been held at Connecticut College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Lawrence Academy, Westfield State University, Bishop Guertin High School and Brown University.

While various different workshops have been conducted, one theme is constant: All students are challenged to build a foundation for leadership. Each program exposes students to leadership traits of business, athletic, and community leaders. Students work with, and learn from, experienced professionals and former collegiate athletes. With this foundation, participants learn to maximize their potential and realize their responsibility to influence others on their teams, in their classes […]