OUR CLIENTS

Ashley Gersuk Murphy, CEO at Summit Lacrosse Ventures
College of the Holy Cross, Department of Athletics
“Our student-athletes receive a world-class education at Brown along with a premier sports program. We felt that it’s important to increase the leadership knowledge & capabilities of our student-athletes so they can compete more effectively on & off the field of play. Velocity Performance’s Victory Academy program represented the level of leadership commensurate with an Ivy League school.”
JACK HAYES, DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS AT BROWN UNIVERSITY
“We are looking forward to the debut of the Victory Academy as an extension of our institutional commitment to transformational education and experiential learning. We believe wholeheartedly in our student population’s ability to affect global change and what better place to develop student leadership skills than at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.”
BRENDA EVANS, DEAN OF STUDENT AFFAIRS & EVENT SERVICES AT UMASS LOWELL
“Many people don’t realize the potential they have to be leaders. Ms. Rogers, Mr. Keegan, and the Victory Academy do an excellent job at showing people their full potential, and the power they possess as strong, mindful individuals. Thank you.”
SOPHOMORE CAPTAIN, BROWN UNIVERSITY
“It was a pleasure meeting you and attending your bootcamp. I learned a lot about myself and what it takes to be successful in the long-run. It was a great opportunity for me to network, but also market the MEM program & Dartmouth. I will definitely make sure to tell the rest of the MEM program how much I learned and how much I think our entire program can benefit from your workshops & your knowledge.”
STUDENT CLASS PRESIDENT, DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
“Amherst LEADS is looking forward to working with Velocity Performance by offering the Victory Brand program for our student-athletes. Participation in the Victory Brand program will undoubtedly contribute to the LEADS mission of enhancing student leadership competencies and preparing students to achieve success during their time at Amherst College and beyond.”
EMILY LOMBARDO, PROGRAM COORDINATOR AT AMHERST COLLEGE
“Over the last 19 years, we have worked diligently at building one of the best college intern programs in the industry. After seeing Brendan speak first-hand to students at Merrimack College, we felt that by drafting him and Velocity Performance to build a Victory Academy for us, we are staying on the edge of positively impacting our staff.”
JON GOODE, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AT SINGLE A RED SOX
“We are extremely excited to be working with Velocity Performance for this year-long leadership series. Amanda and the staff bring their experience as former college athletes and as coaches. They understand young athletes and all the challenges they face and relate well to them. Also, they have listened to us and have customized a dynamic, interactive program which we believe will have a positive impact on the Rivier student-athletes not only on their fields of play, but also and more importantly in their lives outside of athletics.”
JOANNE MERRILL, ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AT RIVIER UNIVERSITY
“It was really neat to see how your career evolved over time starting with a background in engineering and then progressively moving into sales and business. You made me really excited about starting my career & taking advantage of opportunities to grow, be bold, and have the courage & faith in moving forward.”
CELINE HECKEL-JONES, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATE AT ALARM.COM
“Your presentation yesterday was truly inspiring, and I know that everyone really enjoyed it. We appreciate you taking the time to come meet with us. I was so motivated that I went and accepted the internship afterwards!”
GABRIELLA DAGAMA, PROJECT ENGINEER AT BCCI
“I wanted to thank you for taking the time to come to Dartmouth yesterday. Your discussion on both your career and how you managed to navigate the difficult decisions you faced during your career provided a unique insight that I hope to bring to mine in the coming years.”
MATTHEW GIBBONS, SENIOR ANALYST AT PRECISION ADVISORS
“This has been an unprecedented donation of time, money and thought leadership from Velocity Performance and the Foundation. The Victory Academy is going to give Nashua PAL a chance to reach even more kids with positive messaging, emphasizing the importance of young leaders in our community and paying great dividends for years to come. The Foundation’s Charity Bowl is shaping up to be one of PAL’s largest fundraising events in our history.”
SHAUN NELSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT NASHUA POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE
“The idea is to bring to Thayer School individuals with a distinguished career transitioning from engineering to leadership in the private sector. We recognize Brendan’s success stemming from both his engineering expertise & business prowess and are delighted to welcome him as the Inaugural Distinguished Fellow. It’s one thing to be in the right place at the right time. It’s quite another to seize the moment. Brendan has done that more than just one time, but many times in his exceptional career.”
BENOIT CUSHMAN-ROISIN, DIRECTOR OF MEM DEGREE PROGRAM AT DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
“Amanda Rogers offers a unique perspective on business & entrepreneurship to both the soon-to-be graduates and the younger, promising students at Endicott. Her insights were very well received by the attendees, who walked away with a heightened understanding of the professional landscape and a broader knowledge of what several of them will be facing in a few short months.”
OSCAR-WYETT MOORE, CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER AT DOOR OF CLUBS
“It was a pleasure meeting you and attending your bootcamp. I learned a lot about myself and what it takes to be successful in the long-run. It was a great opportunity for me to network, but also market the MEM program and Dartmouth. I will definitely make sure to tell the rest of the MEM program how much I learned and how much I think our entire program can benefit from your workshops and your knowledge.”
SANDRA V. ROSAS, PROGRAM ANALYST AT MEDTRONIC
My experience as captain on water polo is unique in that our coach did away with actual title of “captain” so the 4 seniors share the role. This meeting has helped me realize my responsibility clearer and I really enjoyed the experience. Thank you!
STUDENT, BROWN UNIVERSITY
Victory Academy was fun and it really helped me gather all these thoughts about my future and put them into one, big useful plan.
STUDENT, KEENE STATE COLLEGE
“I would recommend the victory academy to other students in the future because they get you to start thinking about 
how you want to present yourself. Also, they put into perspective how you should start thinking about your career. “
STUDENT, KEENE STATE COLLEGE
“I would recommend the Victory Academy. They helped us athletes change the culture of our baseball program! They know what they are doing and would be very beneficial in the future.”
STUDENT, RIVIER UNIVERSITY
“I highly recommend the Victory Brand program to both high school and college students who need help getting started or staying motivated while searching for a career. The staff and their instructions/exercises were helpful in thinking of my goals and how to achieve them. This is very insightful. I will definitely use this new knowledge for my job search and for life in general.”
INTERN, SINGLE A RED SOX
“I would recommend this program to everyone. I got a lot of good advice that is transferable to where I’m at in my career. The Victory Brand program helped motivate me to create a vision and I want to work hard until I achieve that vision.”
INTERN, SINGLE A RED SOX
“The Victory Brand instructors were not dull, they were all motivated when talking and really related it to real life ideas. The Victory Academy really helps you consider the sides notes that you never really thought about regarding your goals and ideas. They also make you really think in depth about the actual purpose behind why you are doing something.”
INTERN, SINGLE A RED SOX
“I would recommend the Victory Brand program because it was appealing and can be relatable to anyone, regardless of their career choice. I received a better understanding of myself in a personal and professional sense as well as how to go for a career with useful tips.”
INTERN, SINGLE A RED SOX
“The Victory Brand program taught me how to connect, how to brand/differentiate myself, define my vision/values, and to manage my brand.”
INTERN, SINGLE A RED SOX
“I would definitely recommend the Victory Brand program to other leaders. This program got me motivated to better myself and goals for my future. Whether it be a CEO or an intern just starting, anyone could use the Victory Brand program to focus on their career and life in general.”
INTERN, SINGLE A RED SOX
“I would definitely recommend this program to other students as it effectively prepares us for the outside world. The programs helped us look at ourselves and critically think while we wrote down our qualities and skills, dreams or goals, etc. The program was a huge confidence booster for me as we all know that college can be stressful and working at the same time can be overwhelming. Listing out the goals and my vision got me even closer to my goal and boosted my morale. This program prepares us in advance for what we are looking at in the outside world. The presenters are very knowledgeable people with great experience in the industry and they presented every part with passion and perfection. I was lucky to have this opportunity.”
AKSHIT GARG, UMASS LOWELL STUDENT LEADER
“As a college student, I feel as though we lack direction when we are becoming seniors. It’s tough to know at 18 years old what to study and to have for the rest of your life. The Victory Brand program helped me open my eyes and motivated me for my future. I never thought so deeply about my goals and brand. The Victory Brand program was an awesome program and it gave me the lost guidance as a college student.”
STUDENT LEADER, UMASS LOWELL
“I would recommend the Victory Academy because it was informative and eye-opening and made me consider my personal brand. ”
STUDENT, UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
“I would recommend the Victory Academy because they had many useful tips that any student could use. This workshop was great for athletes but it also could be used for other students in the community/workplace. Very helpful experience. ”
STUDENT, WESTFIELD STATE UNIVERSITY
“The Victory Academy helped by putting every thought and option into one 
place that’s very organized. With that, there was also information 
provided to guide us through that. ”
STUDENT, WESTFIELD STATE UNIVERSITY
“I would recommend the Victory Academy to other students 
because it is helpful for every athlete or student to make goals for themselves so that they can achieve those goals. Also, it is helpful to realize how to be a good leader for you team and in the future. ”
STUDENT, WESTFIELD STATE UNIVERSITY
“I would recommend the Victory Academy. I really got to see myself and my goals more clearly. My assets and passions never felt so valuable.”
STUDENT, WPI
“I just wanted to thank you for coming in to talk with us on Thursday. I will be looking for a full-time job at the end of the summer and the things you talked about will be extremely useful to me in the coming months to brand myself in hopes of landing a position.”
INTERN, SINGLE A RED SOX
“I really enjoyed and got a lot out of your presentation last week on self-branding. I thought that it really helped me figure out better ways to advertise myself as an entity that could add value to a company. As someone who’s direct education was not in sales & marketing I found it to be inspirational to hear how an engineer could become a head executive in sales by the age of twenty-nine. I have a strong interest in pursuing work in sales and feel that I can be successful given the opportunity to do so.”
DAVID REED, MEDIA RELATIONS AT SINGLE A RED SOX
“Velocity Performance provided our team, staff, and parents a high quality presentation on the attributes of strong leadership. Brendan was enthusiastic and delivered his presentation with passion. The Victory Academy outlined all the characteristics of what leadership truly means. The real world connections Brendan made within the local community, brought added value and relevance for our players. He challenged them to have an open mind, a willingness to learn, and to make a commitment to maximize their potential for the good of the team. As an Alum of Bishop Guertin, it was obvious he truly cared about developing the leadership characteristics of our young men. We appreciate his time, energy and investment in our players and football program.”
TRAVIS COTE, HEAD FOOTBALL COACH, BG HIGH SCHOOL
“I would highly recommend the Velocity Performance program to anyone who is interested in solidifying their career vision and learning how to be successful.  With the help of their coaching booklet I was able assess my strengths and weaknesses, enabling me to formulate a plan for improvement.. Amanda and Brendan did a great job of presenting the material, and it was very inspiring to listen to someone as successful as Brendan tell his story of how he became such a high achiever.”
WILLIAM POSS, STUDENT AT AMHERST COLLEGE
“The Professional Leadership Program has proven to be a transformational experience that has driven leadership for our students. We are thrilled to have Brendan and his Velocity team as guests. It is important that we offer opportunities for our students to connect with prominent business leaders and successful alumni, and by hosting Velocity Performance, we have the chance to achieve both of those goals.”
CATHERINE PERSOON, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AT RPI
“I’ve been interested in understanding and learning about leadership since I was in my undergrad years and I’ve attended various workshops before this. But I still found your training very helpful! Your sharing of all the stories, were very resonated with me. What’s more, the exercise time was great, giving us a chance to have deep reflection on who we are, what our goals are, what kind of leaders we want to be in future. I will keep them on my notes and take actions on what you have suggested: review personal goal periodically, and commit to continue investment in ourselves for professional development.”
IRENE ZHANG, STRATEGIC MARKETING & BUSINESS ANALYSIS AT JUNIPER NETWORKS

“The Amherst LEADS Futures Program welcomed Victory Academy for a special presentation, informing student-athletes about the importance of creating a brand and vision for oneself in the professional setting.  This program was one of the most memorable out of all of my LEADS experiences due to its pertinence not only to our current roles as representatives of Amherst College and the Athletic Department, but also to our near futures as we enter the professional world.  While I have always had a strong sense of my own identity, goals, and values, I had never before given much thought to my “brand” and how I seek to convey this information to others.  Brendan and Amanda delivered a highly effective presentation not only stressing the importance of creating a personal brand, but also teaching us how to go about constructing it.  Through step-by-step exercises, we developed a plan and succinctly conveyed our visions.  By the end of the program, I gained a sense of assurance in my professional identity and know that I will be able to present my strengths efficiently and confidently, ultimately contributing to achieving the status of a high performer.  On behalf of my peers in Amherst LEADS, I would like to again thank Victory Academy for the invaluable information and training, and I would unhesitatingly recommend the program to other students who seek to attain the highest level of success as they develop into young professionals.”

“I learned more about how to manage different obstacles I face as a captain. Particularly utilizing resources of co-captains and coaches to 
resolve issues and reach out for help.”
STUDENT, BROWN UNIVERSITY
“The Victory Academy gave me more confidence to stay strong and keep going in school 
instead of dropping out.”
STUDENT, SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY
“I recommend the Victory Academy. It’s a fun and valuable experience, and it helped me reflect on my strengths, weaknesses and goals. I think almost anyone would value from it.”
STUDENT, DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
“I recommend the Victory Academy. I think it’s a great exercise for everyone to go through. It reiterates and makes you think about different things you can do to help your teammates no matter your ability.”
STUDENT, BROWN UNIVERSITY
“I would recommend the Victory Academy to other students because this presentation got me thinking about the future and what I need to 
do to be successful in fulfilling my vision, which is very important in this stage of our lives.”
STUDENT, UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
“The Victory Academy gives students a chance to get the basics of career development and gets students to start thinking about their 
future.”
STUDENT, UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
“I would recommend the Victory Academy to other students 
because it is helpful for every athlete or student to make goals for themselves so that they can achieve those goals. Also, it is helpful to realize how to be a good leader for you team and in the future.”
STUDENT, WESTFIELD STATE UNIVERSITY
“I would recommend the Victory Academy. It really helped us put words to the attitudes we as athletes may already 
have. Additionally, it grows us as leaders & teaches us what it means to be a leader and how to mold ourselves into the position.”
STUDENT, BROWN UNIVERSITY
“I would recommend the Victory Academy. I felt the real life examples were great and really helped to reinforce points and concepts. The 
materials, tips and exercises were very relevant and will help me become a better leader.”
STUDENT, DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
“I would recommend the Victory Academy. The instructors were very informative and really helped me with my vision, and taught me how I can achieve my goals.”
STUDENT, RIVIER UNIVERSITY
“I see the Victory Academy as a great opportunity to be successful to your vision and your career goals. They 
provide great information that I saw to be helpful.”
STUDENT, UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
“I really liked interacting with other athletes with common goals, who I have not met before. It 
gives a better feeling of solidarity within the athletic department.”
STUDENT, BROWN UNIVERSITY