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

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. Victory Academy Executive Director, Kristen Kjellman Marshall, incorporated tangible stories and examples from her experience as a working professional and as a lacrosse collegiate student-athlete.

With this leadership foundation, athletes were given tools and strategies to maximize their own potential and become an influencer on their teams. The greater vision for the program is that the student-athletes will return to their schools, communities, and teams, share these messages and make those around them better.

The Victory Academy has become an integral contributor to the Northstar Invitational experience,” explained Northstar Co-Founder Ashley Gersuk Murphy.“For the third straight year, Kristen’s presentation was very well-received, and contributed to the overall experience of our athletes, which is centered around leadership. In addition to valuable leadership programming, Kristen’s lacrosse-specific cache especially resonates with our student athletes, all of whom aim for success at the next level of the game, and in life. We seek and develop cutting edge resources to offer Northstar athletes and we aim to contribute to their development as leaders, on and off the field. Victory is a great partner in this effort, as our messages are very well-aligned.”

At velocityHUB, the company has witnessed the impact of the Victory Academy programs across some of the world’s leading academic institutions such as Brown University, Providence College, Harvard University, College of the Holy Cross, Middlebury College, Tufts University, Babson College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Over 40 institutions have endorsed Victory programs for their students, including 50% of the NESCAC & Ivy Leagues. Over 25,000 students and emerging leaders have been inspired to reach their potential through Victory Academy training.

July 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Providence College & velocityHUB Partner to Launch the Mandell-Boisclair Leadership Academy

NASHUA, NH – velocityHUB, a leading provider of business consulting and professional training services, is looking forward to starting a partnership with Providence College this January, via velocityHUB’s collegiate leadership program, the Victory Academy. In 2018, the Victory team will work closely with coaches, SAAC leaders, team captains and the entire sophomore class of emerging leaders. The newly established Mandell-Boisclair Leadership Academy will offer leadership development opportunities to student-athletes across all of the 19 Division I Sports.

PC is proud of its athletic success. In recent years, the Friars have had teams ranked among the top 20 nationwide in several sports, including men’s basketball, men’s and women’s ice hockey, men’s soccer, field hockey and men’s & women’s cross country. Academically, Providence College has a graduation rate of 94-percent for its student athletes, one of the highest in the nation for Division I schools.

The Friars Athletic Department strives to fulfill student-athlete needs and goals in an environment steeped in the Dominican tradition in which honesty, integrity, mutual respect, effort and constant improvement are cherished and cultivated. By partnering with the Victory Academy, PC Athletics is showing its commitment to supporting the personal development of their student-athletes and providing them with the tools and environment to help them realize and maximize their leadership potential.

Providence College student-athletes will gather for five unique leadership workshops across the course of the upcoming academic year. The academy will cover a range of impactful individual and team leadership topics. Specific areas of focus will include leadership styles, productivity, goal setting, communication, teamwork, mental toughness, social media excellence, common team leader hurdles, and many others. They will be given tools and strategies to develop personal leadership profiles and learn ways to leverage their athletic experience, to become confident leaders on and off the field. The Academy will also incorporate 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.

Robert G. Driscoll, Jr., Director of Athletics, is enthusiastic about the new partnership with Victory Academy. “We are committed to creating and maintaining a student-centered department by offering a suite of programs and services to promote personal growth and leadership skills. Victory Academy will build our athletes knowledge and understanding of the world around them and how they conduct themselves as positive role models and agents of social change. I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to Mark Mandell and Yvette Boisclair ’84 who have generously funded this program, which will be referred to as the Mandell-Boisclair Leadership Academy.”

Kristen Kjellman Marshall, a Partner at velocityHUB and Executive Director of the Victory Academy, is excited for the upcoming academy to commence. “Our team is excited about the opportunity to work with Providence College coaches and student-athletes. At the Victory Academy, we’re dedicated to preparing student-athletes to be strong, confident leaders in the classroom, on the field and in the community. We hope to inspire and impact PC student-athletes to maximize their leadership potential and propel them to success.”  

At velocityHUB, the company has witnessed the impact of the Victory Academy programs across the world’s leading academic institutions such as Dartmouth College, Harvard University, College of the Holy Cross, Northwestern University, University of Miami, Brown University, Tufts University, Babson College, Connecticut College, WPI and Middlebury College. Over 40 institutions have endorsed Victory programs for their students, including 50% of the NESCAC & Ivy Leagues. Over 25,000 students and emerging leaders have been inspired through Victory training and the impact is evident through a 98.5% student satisfaction rate on Victory Academy surveys.

 

About Kristen Kjellman Marshall

Kristen Kjellman Marshall is a Partner at velocityHUB and the Executive Director of the Victory Academy.  The velocityHUB team serves as consultants, trainers and executive coaches to some of the world’s leading companies, universities and entrepreneurial, growth-oriented businesses.  Kristen is the driving force behind velocityHUB’s Victory Academy, a series of leadership development programs specifically focused on maximizing the potential of the emerging generation for colleges, high schools and youth groups.  Kristen and her diverse team of leadership coaches work with academic and athletic departments to instill leadership attributes, professional skills and bring real-world experience to some of the most prestigious campuses across the country.

 

About the Victory Academy

The Victory Academy delivers hands-on, experiential leadership programs for students, athletes, coaches and administrators at many of the world’s most prestigious colleges, universities, prep schools and high schools. Our vision is to inspire leadership to empower the emerging generation to maximize their potential and lead others to VICTORY. The Victory Academy is endorsed by many of the world’s leading academic institutions such as Dartmouth College, Harvard University, College of the Holy Cross, University of Miami, Brown University, Tufts University, Babson College, Connecticut College, WPI and Middlebury College. Over 40 institutions have endorsed Victory programs for their students, including 50% of the NESCAC & Ivy Leagues. Over 25,000 students and emerging leaders have been inspired through Victory training and the impact is evident through a 98.5% student satisfaction rate on Victory Academy surveys.

Learn more: http://www.victory.academy

 

About velocityHUB

velocityHUB’s vision is to build one million leaders by delivering results-oriented training programs, high-value consulting and targeted executive coaching. velocityHUB has developed 110,000 leaders in 14 diverse industries. The velocityHUB clients range in size from 350,000 employees to one-person sole proprietorships and are publically traded market leaders, private businesses, family-owned businesses, venture-backed startups, associations, nonprofits and academic institutions.

Learn more about velocityHUB at www.velocityhub.com

 

Contact:  Kristen Kjellman Marshall | 603.402.1711 | kristen@velocityhub.com

November 16th, 2017|

Siena College Partners with Victory Academy to Drive Leadership for Student-Athletes

NASHUA, NH – velocityHUB, a leading provider of business consulting and professional training services, is excited to begin a partnership with Siena College next month, via velocityHUB’s collegiate leadership program, the Victory Academy. Over the course of the 2017-2018 academic year, the Victory team will work closely with coaches, the Saints Leadership Academy, Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) leaders, Student Athlete Mentors (SAM) team captains and select groups of sophomores, juniors and seniors. The student-athlete participants will represent all of the 18 division I sports.

Siena is proud of its athletic success. The Saints have won 41 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championships since joining the MAAC in 1989. One of the Saints Athletic Department values is Student Centered. They are focused on assisting their student athletes in reaching their full academic, athletic and social potential. Student athletes are given opportunities to develop skills such as leadership, teamwork, decision-making and organization.

By partnering with the Victory Academy, Siena Athletics is showing its commitment to supporting the personal development of their student athletes. The programs will provide their student athletes with tools and education to help them develop as leaders athletically, academically, and in their futures.

Participants will gather for six unique leadership workshops across the course of the upcoming academic year. The academy will cover a range of impactful individual and team leadership topics. Specific areas of focus will include leadership styles, leadership actions, goal setting, communication, teamwork, mental toughness, social media excellence, brand management, common team leader hurdles, and many others. They will be given tools and strategies to develop personal leadership profiles and learn ways to leverage their athletic experience, to become confident leaders on and off the field. The Academy will also incorporate 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.

Lori Anctil, Associate Athletic Director, is eager to kick-off the partnership. “At Siena, we strive for both academic and athletic excellence. We aim to prepare our student-athletes for success during their time as a Saint and also life beyond college. We look forward to partnering with the Victory Academy to help provide our student-athletes with the tools, strategies and education they need to be strong team and individual leaders.”

Kristen Kjellman Marshall, a Partner at velocityHUB and Executive Director of the Victory Academy, is excited for the upcoming academy to begin. “Our team is thrilled about the opportunity to work with Siena College coaches and student athletes. We’re honored to work with several different groups within Athletics and help make a unique impact on every participant. Our goal is to support Siena’s values and mission by preparing their student athletes to be strong, confident leaders in the classroom, on the field and in the community.”  

At velocityHUB, the company has witnessed the impact of the Victory Academy programs across the world’s leading academic institutions such as Dartmouth College, Harvard University, College of the Holy Cross, Northwestern University, University of Miami, Brown University, Tufts University, Babson College, Connecticut College, WPI and Middlebury College. Over 40 institutions have endorsed Victory programs for their students, including 50% of the NESCAC & Ivy Leagues. Over 25,000 students and emerging leaders have been inspired through Victory training and the impact is evident through a 98.5% student satisfaction rate on Victory Academy surveys.

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October 24th, 2017|

Victory Academy Developing Leaders & Making an Impact on the Emerging Generation

NASHUA, NH – velocityHUB, a leading provider of business consulting and professional training services, has been busy this fall making an impact on the emerging generation, via velocityHUB’s collegiate leadership program, the Victory Academy. Victory Academy has had a tremendous kick off to the 2017-2018 academic year. Over the course of the past month, the Victory team has partnered with nine prestigious institutions and has worked with over 1,200 students, coaches and administrators. 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.

While various 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 in their organizations, on their teams, in their classes, and throughout their communities. The academies also focus on helping students understand key steps to effectively lead teams and build seasonal action plans. Students leave feeling prepared, inspired and committed to leading themselves and their teams to greatness.

Recent Victory Academy Engagements include:

  • Babson College
  • Bishop Guertin High School
  • Brown University
  • College of Holy Cross
  • Harvard University
  • Middlebury College
  • Rivier University
  • Salem State University
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Kristen Kjellman Marshall, a Partner at velocityHUB and Executive Director of the Victory Academy, is thrilled about the active start to the 2017-2018 school year. “Our team has greatly enjoyed working with so many talented student leaders, student-athletes and coaches over the course of the past month. At the Victory Academy, we’re committed to preparing students to be strong individual and team leaders. Through our athletic and professional experiences, we are proud to inspire the emerging generation to explore and maximize their leadership potential.”

At velocityHUB, the company has witnessed the impact of the Victory Academy programs across the world’s leading academic institutions such as Dartmouth College, Harvard University, College of Holy Cross, Northwestern University, University of Miami, Brown University, Tufts University, Babson College, Connecticut College, WPI and Middlebury College. Over 40 institutions have endorsed Victory programs for their students, including 50% of the NESCAC & Ivy Leagues. Over 25,000 students and emerging leaders have been inspired through Victory training and the impact is evident through a 98.5% student satisfaction rate on Victory Academy surveys.

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September 27th, 2017|

Harvard Athletics Department Pilots Student Marketing Program

velocityHUB was proud to partner with Harvard Athletics to help develop this CMO initiative.

As athletes return to the courts and fields, some will be stepping into a new role—“chief marketing officer”—as part of a new initiative within the Athletics Department aimed at boosting game attendance and team awareness.

As “CMOs” for their teams, student athletes will work with Athletics marketing and communications staff to promote important games and publicize team events and games in the Houses. The new program seeks to increase communication and support between the College’s 42 varsity teams and Athletics marketing department, according to Associate Director of Athletics Susan Byrne.

The head coaches from each team have recommended student athletes to serve as the chief marketing officers for their teams for this year. The position is not paid.

“We hope that they can serve as a liaison to the marketing department,” Byrne said. “We’ll be here as a resource for them, and then they really will act as their team’s brand ambassador.”

Student CMOs will also be involved in coordinating the student rewards program, an Athletics initiative that using the Harvard CrimZone Rewards mobile app to promote certain games by giving away Harvard merchandise or advertising free food.

Students involved in the program will attend three meetings with the marketing and communications staff throughout the year in addition to working with them on specific team projects. Athletics administrators stress that the new responsibilities will be manageable with student’s academic and athletic schedules.

“It’s more than just Tweeting a picture from practice, and it’s supposed to be,” said…

Read the full article here on the Harvard Crimson site: https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2017/9/19/athletics-pilots-student-marketing/

September 21st, 2017|

Salem State University & velocityHUB Partner to Develop Student Leaders

NASHUA, NH – velocityHUB, a leading provider of business consulting and professional training services, continued its partnership last week Salem State University. The professional development workshop was conducted via velocityHUB’s student leadership program, the Victory Academy. The Victory team worked closely with 170 student leaders, who all serve leadership positions on campus. 

The student leaders were taken through a two-hour highly tangible professional branding workshop. Students developed their personal & professional brands, built a Victory Brand Plan and learned keys to living and driving the mission of the organization they serve on campus.

Kristen Kjellman Marshall, Partner at velocityHUB and Executive Director of the Victory Academy, was excited to lead the program. “Our team was very impressed with the energy and drive of the Salem State student leaders. We were honored to play a role in their personal and professional development – and help them develop ways to become more effective leaders within their school organizations.”

At velocityHUB, the company has witnessed the impact of the Victory Academy programs across the world’s leading academic institutions such as Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Northwestern University, University of Miami, Brown University, Tufts University, Babson College, Connecticut College, WPI and Amherst College. Over 40 institutions have endorsed Victory programs for their students, including 50% of the NESCAC & Ivy Leagues. Over 25,000 students and emerging leaders have been inspired through Victory training and the impact is evident through a 98.5% student satisfaction rate on Victory Academy surveys.

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September 12th, 2017|

Worcester Polytechnic Institute & velocityHUB Continue Partnership to Develop Business Leaders

NASHUA, NH – velocityHUB, a leading provider of business consulting and professional training services, continued its partnership last week with the WPI Foisie School of Business. The workshops were conducted via velocityHUB’s student leadership program, the Victory Academy. The Victory team worked closely with over 75 incoming MBA candidates.

Norm Wilkinson, Director of Programs at the Foise School of Business, has been thrilled with the ongoing partnership and impact of the programs. “At WPI, we constantly strive to provide maximum value to our students both inside and outside of the classroom to give them every competitive advantage.  We are always excited to bring Victory Academy to campus to help our students build and manage their personal and professional portfolios. Victory Academy has a long record of success delivering meaningful programs to current and aspiring business leaders and we value our engagements with them.”

The MBA candidates were taken through two highly tangible programs, Professional Brand and Professional Networking. The students developed their personal & professional brands, built a Victory Brand Plan, learned keys to building relationships, and created a Networking Action Plan to begin implementing immediately.

Amanda E. Rogers, Partner at velocityHUB and Co-Founder of the Victory Academy, said, “We continue to be very impressed with the direction & drive of the students from the Foisie School of Business. We have been working with the group for the last few years, and it’s clear why WPI has built the #1 Part-Time MBA program in the Northeast. We are excited to play a role in their students’ personal and professional development.”

At velocityHUB, the company has witnessed the impact of the Victory Academy programs across the world’s leading academic institutions such as Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Northwestern University, University of Miami, Brown University, Tufts University, Babson College, Connecticut College, WPI and Amherst College. Over 40 institutions have endorsed Victory programs for their students, including 50% of the NESCAC & Ivy Leagues. Over 25,000 students and emerging leaders have been inspired through Victory training and the impact is evident through a 98.5% student satisfaction rate on Victory Academy surveys. (more…)

September 5th, 2017|

Middlebury College & Victory Academy Partner to Drive Leadership

NASHUA, NH – velocityHUB, a leading provider of business consulting and professional training services, is looking forward to continuing its partnership with Middlebury College this September, via velocityHUB’s collegiate leadership program, the Victory Academy. Over the course of the 2017-2018 academic year, the Victory team will work closely with a select group of student-athlete emerging leaders across all 31 of the Division III NESCAC Sports.

Middlebury College is well known for their combined academic excellence and highly touted athletic prowess in the NESCAC and across Division III. They have won 33 National Championships and almost 200 of their athletes compete in more than one varsity sport.

Middlebury sophomore student-athletes will gather for five unique leadership workshops across the course of the upcoming academic year. The academy will cover a range of impactful individual and team leadership topics. Specific areas of focus will include leadership styles, productivity, goal setting, communication, teamwork, mental toughness, social media excellence, brand management, and many others. They will be given tools and strategies to develop personal leadership profiles and learn ways to leverage their athletic experience, to become confident leaders on and off the field. The Academy will also incorporate 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.

Erin Quinn, Director of Athletics, is eager to continue the partnership. “At Middlebury College, we aspire to support our student-athletes in their personal growth through the pursuit of excellence in athletics, academics, and citizenship. We are excited to have the Victory Academy back on campus during the 2017-2018 year to assist us in this mission, said Quinn. We are confident in their ability to teach and develop leadership skills, to help guide our student-athletes in their athletic pursuits, while also learning valuable lessons applicable to their lives as students, as members of the campus community, and in their lives beyond Middlebury.

Kristen Kjellman Marshall, a Partner at velocityHUB and Executive Director of the Victory Academy, is excited for the upcoming academy to commence. “Our team is greatly looking forward to working with Middlebury student-athletes this coming year. At the Victory Academy, we’re committed to preparing student-athletes to be strong leaders academically, athletically and in the community. Through our athletic and professional experiences, we hope to inspire Middlebury student-athletes to explore and maximize their leadership potential.”

At velocityHUB, the company has witnessed the impact of the Victory Academy programs across the world’s leading academic institutions such as Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Northwestern University, University of Miami, Brown University, Tufts University, Babson College, Connecticut College, WPI and Amherst College. Over 40 institutions have endorsed Victory programs for their students, including 50% of the NESCAC & Ivy Leagues. Over 25,000 students and emerging leaders have been inspired through Victory training and the impact is evident through a 98.5% student satisfaction rate on Victory Academy surveys.


About Kristen Kjellman Marshall

Kristen Kjellman Marshall is a Partner at velocityHUB and the Executive Director of the Victory Academy.  The velocityHUB team serves as consultants, trainers and executive coaches to some of the world’s leading companies, universities and entrepreneurial, growth-oriented businesses.  Kristen is the driving force behind velocityHUB’s Victory Academy, a series of leadership development programs specifically focused on maximizing the potential of the emerging generation for colleges, high schools and youth groups.  Kristen and her diverse team of leadership coaches work with academic and athletic departments to instill leadership attributes, professional skills and bring real-world experience to some of the most prestigious campuses across the country.

About the Victory Academy

The Victory Academy delivers hands-on, experiential leadership programs for students, athletes, coaches and administrators at many of the world’s most prestigious colleges, universities, prep schools and high schools. Our vision is to inspire leadership to empower the emerging generation to maximize their potential and lead others to VICTORY. The Victory Academy is endorsed by many of the world’s leading academic institutions such as Dartmouth College, University of Miami, Brown University, Tufts University, Babson College, Connecticut College, WPI and Amherst College. Over 40 institutions have endorsed Victory programs for their students, including 50% of the NESCAC & Ivy Leagues. Over 25,000 students and emerging leaders have been inspired through Victory training and the impact is evident through a 98.5% student satisfaction rate on Victory Academy surveys.

Learn more: http://www.victory.academy

About velocityHUB

velocityHUB’s vision is to build one million leaders by delivering results-oriented training programs, high-value consulting and targeted executive coaching. velocityHUB has developed 110,000 leaders in 14 diverse industries. The velocityHUB clients range in size from 350,000 employees to one-person sole proprietorships and are publically traded market leaders, private businesses, family-owned businesses, venture-backed startups, associations, nonprofits and academic institutions.

Learn more about velocityHUB at www.velocityhub.com

Contact:  Kristen Kjellman Marshall | 603.402.1711 | kristen@velocityhub.com

August 14th, 2017|

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

NASHUA, NH – On July 25th, Victory Academy continued its partnership with the highly regarded BRINE Northstar Invitational (http://www.northstar-lacrosse.com/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 175 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 9 Attributes of Winners – 9 identified leadership traits of business, athletic, and community leaders. Student-athletes worked with, and learned from, Victory Academy Executive Director, Kristen Kjellman Marshall. Marshall incorporated tangible stories and examples from her experience as a working professional and as a lacrosse collegiate student-athlete.

With this leadership foundation, athletes were given tools and strategies to maximize their potential and become an influencer in their community. The greater vision for the program is that the student-athletes will return to their schools, communities, and teams, share these messages and make those around them better.

“The Victory Academy has become an integral contributor to the Northstar Invitational experience,” explained Northstar Co-Founder Ashley Gersuk Murphy. “For the second straight year, Kristen’s presentation was very well-received, and contributed to the overall experience of our athletes, which is centered around leadership. In addition to valuable leadership programming, Kristen’s lacrosse-specific cache really resonates with our student athletes, all of whom aim for success at the next level of the game, and in life. We seek and develop cutting edge resources to offer Northstar athletes and we aim to contribute to their development as leaders, on and off the field. Victory is a great partner in this effort, as our messages are very well-aligned.”

At velocityHUB, the company has witnessed the impact of the Victory Academy programs across the world’s leading academic institutions such as Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Northwestern University, University of Miami, Brown University, Tufts University, Babson College, Connecticut College, WPI and Amherst College. Over 40 institutions have endorsed Victory programs for their students, including 50% of the NESCAC & Ivy Leagues. Over 10,000 students and emerging leaders have been inspired through Victory training and the impact is evident through a 98.5% student satisfaction rate on Victory Academy surveys. (more…)

July 26th, 2017|

College of Holy Cross Turns to velocityHUB for Leadership

NASHUA, NH – velocityHUB, a leading provider of business consulting and professional training services, is eager to begin work with the College of Holy Cross this September, via velocityHUB’s collegiate leadership program, the Victory Academy. Over the course of the 2017-2018 academic year, the Victory team will collaborate with coaches from all 25 Division 1 teams and work with all 730 student-athletes.

Holy Cross Athletics strives for individual and team success in intercollegiate athletics. They are guided by the core values of PASSION, ACHIEVEMENT, INTEGRITY and RESPECT – with confidence that these promote the intellectual, physical, spiritual and moral development of their student-athletes. Through this partnership with Victory Academy, the Holy Cross Athletic Department is showing commitment to their core values of providing student-athletes with development opportunities to succeed in all aspects of life.

Holy Cross student-athletes will gather for fourteen unique leadership workshops across the course of the upcoming academic year. The academy will cover a range of impactful leadership and personal and professional development topics. Specific areas of focus will include leadership styles, productivity, communication, teamwork, mental toughness, brand management, networking, as well as, professional presence and etiquette. They will be given tools and strategies to develop personal leadership profiles and learn ways to leverage their athletic experience, to become confident leaders on and off the field. The Academy will also incorporate 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.

Nathan Pine, Director of Athletics, is enthusiastic about commencing the new partnership. “At Holy Cross, we invest heavily in the holistic development of our student-athletes in an effort to set them up for success in all aspects of life” said Pine. “We are excited to partner with Victory Academy to develop a full-year leadership program that will support all 730 of our student-athletes and will give them tools and strategies to increase their leadership knowledge and capabilities. I am confident the enhanced leadership competencies will also positively impact their athletic performance, academic success, and the Holy Cross community.”

Kristen Kjellman Marshall, a Partner at velocityHUB and Executive Director of the Victory Academy, is excited to lead the upcoming academy. “Our team is greatly looking forward to working with Holy Cross student-athletes and coaches. With the opportunity to work with all 730 student-athletes, we are confident we can make a widespread impact and provide great continuity to Holy Cross Athletics.  At the Victory Academy, we’re dedicated to preparing student-athletes to be strong leaders in the classroom, on the field and in the community. Through our athletic and professional experiences, we hope to inspire Holy Cross student-athletes to maximize their potential.”

At velocityHUB, the company has witnessed the impact of the Victory Academy programs across the world’s leading academic institutions such as Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, University of Miami, Brown University, Tufts University, Babson College, Connecticut College, WPI and Amherst College. Over 40 institutions have endorsed Victory programs for their students, including 50% of the NESCAC & Ivy Leagues. Over 10,000 students and emerging leaders have been inspired through Victory training and the impact is evident through a 98.5% student satisfaction rate on Victory Academy surveys. (more…)

July 20th, 2017|

velocityHUB Inspires NH Youth to Set a Foundation for Leadership

NASHUA, NH – Earlier this month, over 50 sixth grade students from St. Christopher and Infant Jesus participated in velocityHUB’s Victory Academy leadership program via the annual Project Safeguard Day. Each student was challenged to build an individual foundation for leadership. This highly interactive program was specifically designed to inspire youth students, by breaking leadership down into nine foundational elements and delivering the program in a fun and energetic environment.

Cindy Clarke, Principal at St. Christopher School, expressed her enthusiasm for the program. “We were happy to have the Victory Academy participate in Project Safeguard for the second straight year. The program focused on the belief that each member of our school community is unique and can be a leader in their own way. Our sixth graders gained exposure to age-appropriate leadership concepts and practices.  Through experiential learning strategies, group assignments, and hands-on activities, students experienced the application of leadership skills, building confidence in their abilities and enhancing their capacity to serve in leadership roles. This program will have a huge impact on our students and provided them good leadership strategies to use as they transition to junior high school.”

The goal of the Victory Academy is to propel the emerging generation to their maximum potential and make those around them better. The program provided captivating lessons and thoughtful exercises about the Victory Academy’s 9 ATTRIBUTES (more…)

May 22nd, 2017|

Northwestern University & Victory Academy Partner to Drive Leadership

NASHUA, NH – velocityHUB, a leading provider of business consulting and professional training services, recently visited the campus of Northwestern University to work with student-athletes, via velocityHUB’s collegiate leadership program, the Victory Academy. The Victory team worked closely with many emerging leaders, captains and selected team leaders, across all sports. The programs were offered in collaboration with the King NU P.R.I.D.E Program Leadership Institute as well as NU for Life.

The mission of NU for Life is to equip student-athletes with the resources necessary to excel professionally upon completion of their athletic careers. Through this partnership with Victory Academy, the NU Athletic Department is showing their commitment to their mission of providing student-athletes with development opportunities to help propel them into a successful transition to life after college. Select student-athletes participated in a workshop called Real World Independence, where they were given tools and strategies to leverage their athletic experience and become confident leaders in the next phase their life. 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.

Julie Hammer, Assistant Athletic Director, who leads the NU for Life program was delighted with the impact and engagement. “At Northwestern, we work hard to provide our student-athletes with tools and strategies they need to succeed on and off the field. We also strive to prepare our students for their future careers and life beyond college,” said Hammer. “The Victory Academy aligns perfectly with our mission to equip our athletes with the resources necessary to excel personally and professionally. The curriculum was relevant, tangible and immediately impactful for our student-athletes.”

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April 27th, 2017|

Rotary Club of Nashua West & velocityHUB Partner to Build Young Leaders

NASHUA, NH – This past Saturday, select high school students across southern New Hampshire participated in the 2017 RYLA Leadership Academy held at Nashua Community College. velocityHUB’s Victory Academy and the Rotary Club of Nashua West partnered to offer this unique and inspiring leadership summit. Students were motivated to build individual leadership plans and were challenged to create a digital service project that would impact and inspire their school and/or community.

Julie Boilard, a Co-Chair of RYLA, expressed her excitement about the success of the program. “Rotary Club of Nashua West was thrilled to partner with velocityHUB again in 2017. The Victory Academy offers a terrific leadership development opportunity for local high school students and aligns very well with our RYLA program. It was wonderful to see the energy and student engagement,” said Boilard.

The Victory Academy team delivered five hours of captivating lessons, designed to assist and propel the students to build their own leadership foundation. The day was facilitated by 4 Victory Academy Leadership Coaches and involved thought-provoking content, group work, and several hands-on exercises. The students were given tools and strategies to leverage their strengths, build vision, set goals and assess their personal brands – to become confident leaders in school 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. Students came from the following schools and organizations:

  • Bishop Brady High School
  • Bishop Guertin High School
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua
  • Concord High School
  • Milford High School
  • Nashua North High School
  • Nashua South High School
  • Pinkerton Academy

Kristen Kjellman Marshall, Associate Partner at velocityHUB and Executive Director of the Victory Academy, was thrilled to help lead the summit. “Our team greatly enjoyed working with this passionate group of students. Their drive and commitment to learn, grow and develop their leadership skills was highly impressive. We were honored to partner with Rotary West to inspire and guide these students to maximize their leadership potential.”

At velocityHUB, the company has witnessed the impact of the Victory Academy programs across the world’s leading academic institutions such as Dartmouth College, Harvard University, University of Miami, Brown University, Tufts University, Babson College, Connecticut College, WPI and Amherst College. Over 35 institutions have endorsed Victory programs for their students, including 50% of the NESCAC & Ivy Leagues. Over 10,000 students and emerging leaders have been inspired through Victory training and the impact is evident through a 98.5% student satisfaction rate on Victory Academy surveys.

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April 11th, 2017|

Wentworth Institute of Technology & Victory Academy Partner to Build Leadership

NASHUA, NH – velocityHUB, a leading provider of business consulting and professional training services, recently completed its second session working with student-athletes from Wentworth Institute of Technology, via velocityHUB’s collegiate leadership program, the Victory Academy. The Victory team worked closely with many of their captains and selected team leaders, across all teams.

The Wentworth Institute of Technology athletic department believes student-athletes will develop skills for success in life through a quality athletic program, one which provides an opportunity for the student-athlete to develop as a whole person. Through this partnership with Victory Academy, the Wentworth Athletic Department is showing commitment to their mission of providing student-athletes with development opportunities to grow and succeed in all aspects of life.

Select Wentworth student-athletes gathered for two unique workshops. The first program, Leaders’ Circle, centered around 7 disciplines to establishing the role of a team leader. The workshop also allowed students to develop their seasonal Leaders’ Action Plan – A four step strategic model. The second workshop, Professional Brand, focused on personal and professional branding. Each participant was able to assess their current brand positioning and develop their individual Victory Brand Plan. They were given tools and strategies to leverage their personal brands and become confident leaders on and off the field. 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.

Cheryl Aaron, Director of Athletics, is enthusiastic about the impact of the Victory Academy programs. “At Wentworth, we strive for both academic and athletic excellence and aim to prepare our student-athletes for life beyond college. The Victory Academy has helped our student-athletes prepare to be strong team leaders, build and manage their personal brand plans, as well as increase their leadership knowledge.”

Kristen Kjellman Marshall, Associate Partner at velocityHUB and Executive Director of the Victory Academy, was thrilled to lead the programs. “Our team greatly enjoyed working with Wentworth student-athletes. Their drive and commitment to achieve excellence was highly impressive. Through our athletic and professional experiences, we were honored to inspire and guide these student-athletes to maximize their leadership potential.”

At velocityHUB, the company has witnessed the impact of the Victory Academy programs across the world’s leading academic institutions such as Dartmouth College, Harvard University, University of Miami, Brown University, Tufts University, Babson College, Connecticut College, WPI and Amherst College. Over 35 institutions have endorsed Victory programs for their students, including 50% of the NESCAC & Ivy Leagues. Over 10,000 students and emerging leaders have been inspired through Victory training and the impact is evident through a 98.5% student satisfaction rate on Victory Academy surveys.

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April 3rd, 2017|

Tufts University & velocityHUB Partner to Prepare Team Leaders

NASHUA, NH – velocityHUB, a leading provider of business consulting and professional training services, recently spent time working with Student-Athletes from Tufts University, via velocityHUB’s collegiate leadership program, the Victory Academy. The Victory team worked with select student-athlete leaders across the 28 Division III teams.

Tufts University is well known for their combined academic excellence and highly touted athletic prowess in the NESCAC and across Division III. They have won 42 NESCAC Championships, as well as 8 National Championships within the last 9 years.

Select student-athletes gathered for a workshop called Leaders’ Circle, which centers around 7 disciplines to establishing the role of a team leader. The workshop also allowed the students to develop their seasonal Leaders’ Action Plan – A four step strategic model. The student-athletes were given tools and strategies to leverage their assets and become confident leaders on and off the field. 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.

Branwen Smith-King, Assistant Athletic Director, was thrilled about the Victory Academy program and the positive reaction and engagement from the students. “At Tufts University we strive for excellence on and off the field. We aim to provide our student-athletes with a dynamic, transformational experience that will continue throughout their lives. The Victory Academy aligns well with our mission to strengthen student leadership competencies and prepare our student-athletes to achieve success as a Jumbo and in their future.”

Kristen Kjellman Marshall, Associate Partner at velocityHUB and Executive Director of the Victory Academy, was pleased to lead the workshop. “Our team was very impressed with this dedicated group of student-athletes. I was personally inspired by the level of commitment shown from these students and especially enjoyed seeing them collaborate across sports. It was a pleasure to help guide them through their leadership plans and help prepare them to be strong, confident team leaders.”

At velocityHUB, the company has witnessed the impact of the Victory Academy programs across the world’s leading academic institutions such as Dartmouth College, University of Miami, Brown University, Harvard University, Babson College, Connecticut College, WPI and Amherst College. Over 35 institutions have endorsed Victory programs for their students, including 50% of the NESCAC & Ivy Leagues. Over 10,000 students and emerging leaders have been inspired through Victory training and the impact is evident through a 98.5% student satisfaction rate on Victory Academy surveys.

 

About Kristen Kjellman Marshall

Kristen Kjellman Marshall is an Associate Partner at velocityHUB and the Executive Director of the Victory Academy.  The velocityHUB team serves as consultants, trainers and executive coaches to some of the world’s leading companies, universities and entrepreneurial, growth-oriented businesses.  Kristen is the driving force behind velocityHUB’s Victory Academy, a series of leadership development programs specifically focused on maximizing the potential of the emerging generation for colleges, high schools and youth groups.  Kristen and her diverse team of leadership coaches work with academic and athletic departments to instill leadership attributes, professional skills and bring real-world experience to some of the most prestigious campuses across the country.

 

About the Victory Academy

The Victory Academy delivers hands-on, experiential leadership programs for students, athletes, coaches and administrators at many of the world’s most prestigious colleges, universities, prep schools and high schools. Our vision is to inspire leadership to empower the emerging generation to maximize their potential and lead others to VICTORY. The Victory Academy is endorsed by many of the world’s leading academic institutions such as Dartmouth College, University of Miami, Brown University, Tufts University, Babson College, Connecticut College, WPI and Amherst College. Over 35 institutions have endorsed Victory programs for their students, including 50% of the NESCAC & Ivy Leagues. Over 10,000 students and emerging leaders have been inspired through Victory training and the impact is evident through a 98.5% student satisfaction rate on Victory Academy surveys.

Learn more: http://www.victory.academy

 

About velocityHUB

velocityHUB’s vision is to build one million leaders by delivering results-oriented training programs, high-value consulting and targeted executive coaching. velocityHUB has developed 110,000 leaders in 14 diverse industries. The velocityHUB clients range in size from 350,000 employees to one-person sole proprietorships and are publically traded market leaders, private businesses, family-owned businesses, venture-backed startups, associations, nonprofits and academic institutions.

Learn more about velocityHUB at www.velocityhub.com

Contact:  Kristen Kjellman Marshall | 603.402.1711 | kristen@velocityhub.com

March 1st, 2017|

Victory Academy & Connecticut College Partner to Drive Leadership

NASHUA, NH – velocityHUB, a leading provider of business consulting and professional training services, recently spent time working with student-athletes from Connecticut College, via velocityHUB’s collegiate leadership program, the Victory Academy. Since the start of the 2016-2017 school year, the Victory team has worked with 250 student-athletes across all 26 teams.

Conn College student-athletes have gathered for several unique workshops, to help them access their leadership styles, set goals, and develop strategies to be confident self and team leaders. They were given tools and strategies to leverage their student-athlete experience and become strong leaders on and off the field. 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.

Fran Shields, Director of Athletics, is enthusiastic about the impact of the Victory Academy programs. “At Connecticut College we strive for both academic and athletic excellence. The Victory Academy programs align well with our mission to enhance student leadership competencies and prepare our student-athletes to achieve success during their time at Conn College and in their future.”

Kristen Kjellman Marshall, Associate Partner at velocityHUB and Executive Director of the Victory Academy, has been thrilled with the partnership. “Our team has greatly enjoyed the opportunity to make an impact on Conn College student-athletes. I have been thoroughly impressed by the level of focus and commitment the student-athletes have brought to every session. They are determined to realize and maximize their leadership potential.”

At velocityHUB, the company has witnessed the impact of the Victory Academy programs across the world’s leading academic institutions such as Dartmouth College, University of Miami, Brown University, Tufts University, Babson College, Trinity College, WPI and Amherst College. Over 35 institutions have endorsed Victory programs for their students, including 50% of the NESCAC & Ivy Leagues. Over 10,000 students and emerging leaders have been inspired through Victory training and the impact is evident through a 98.5% student satisfaction rate on Victory Academy surveys.

 

About Kristen Kjellman Marshall

Kristen Kjellman Marshall is an Associate Partner at velocityHUB and the Executive Director of the Victory Academy. The velocityHUB team serves as consultants, trainers and executive coaches to some of the world’s leading companies, universities and entrepreneurial, growth-oriented businesses.  Kristen is the driving force behind velocityHUB’s Victory Academy, a series of leadership development programs specifically focused on maximizing the potential of the emerging generation for colleges, high schools and youth groups. Kristen and her diverse team of leadership coaches work with academic and athletic departments to instill leadership attributes, professional skills and bring real-world experience to some of the most prestigious campuses across the country.

About the Victory Academy

The Victory Academy delivers hands-on, experiential leadership programs for students, athletes, coaches and administrators at many of the world’s most prestigious colleges, universities, prep schools and high schools. Our vision is to inspire leadership to empower the emerging generation to maximize their potential and lead others to VICTORY. The Victory Academy is endorsed by many of the world’s leading academic institutions such as Dartmouth College, University of Miami, Brown University, Tufts University, Babson College, Connecticut College, WPI and Amherst College. Over 35 institutions have endorsed Victory programs for their students, including 50% of the NESCAC & Ivy Leagues. Over 10,000 students and emerging leaders have been inspired through Victory training and the impact is evident through a 98.5% student satisfaction rate on Victory Academy surveys.

Learn more: http://www.victory.academy

About velocityHUB

velocityHUB’s vision is to build one million leaders by delivering results-oriented training programs, high-value consulting and targeted executive coaching. velocityHUB has developed 110,000 leaders in 14 diverse industries. The velocityHUB clients range in size from 350,000 employees to one-person sole proprietorships and are publically traded market leaders, private businesses, family-owned businesses, venture-backed startups, associations, nonprofits and academic institutions.

Learn more about velocityHUB at www.velocityhub.com

Contact:  Kristen Kjellman Marshall | 603.402.1711 | kristen@velocityhub.com

January 31st, 2017|

Harvard University Turns to velocityHUB for Leadership

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 succeed in all aspects of life.

Select Harvard student-athletes will gather for a workshop, Professional Brand, which centers on personal and professional branding. Each participant will access their current brand positioning and develop their individual Victory Brand Plan. They will be given tools and strategies to leverage their personal brands and become confident leaders on and off the field. The Academy also incorporates 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.

Andrea LaPointe, Assistant Director of Athletics, is enthusiastic about the upcoming Victory Academy program. “At Harvard, we strive for both academic and athletic excellence and aim to prepare our student-athletes for life beyond college. We are excited to bring the Victory Academy to our campus to help our student-athletes build and manage their personal brand plans, as well as increase their leadership knowledge.”

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