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