NASHUA, N.H., September 10, 2015 – Velocity Performance, a leading provider of business consulting and professional training services, partnered with the University of Miami Athletic Department to bring leadership to their student-athletes.

University or Miami, well known for both their academic & athletic prowess, boasts a highly decorated athletic department. From 1983 to 2001, Miami won 5 football national championships and over a dozen other National Championships in various sports. Miami has sent countless student-athletes to professional sports including Major League Baseball and the National Football League. As of this fall, the University of Miami has raised the bar once again through their vision to build the “whole” student-athlete.

On Sunday, August 30th and Monday, August 31st, Miami student-athletes gathered for programs on leadership in sports, careers and beyond. The Victory Academy incorporates training from the Velocity Performance offering built for executives, professionals and emerging leaders in companies large and small, from Fortune 100 to Inc. 500 businesses.

Shirelle Jackson, Director of Student-Athlete Development at the University of Miami, said: “The Velocity Performance presentations on leadership were absolutely wonderful for our student-athletes. Our student-athletes at Miami are still providing me with positive feedback. The Velocity Performance team has a keen understanding of student-athletes and how they think. Brendan and Amanda were able to not only engage them, but assist them in creating personal and team leadership plans. We would like to make these programs an annual event.”

Amanda E. Rogers, Associate Partner at Velocity Performance and Executive Director of the Victory Academy said, “We were thrilled with the University of Miami program and our expansion to Florida this summer. We continually witness the impact the Victory Academy has on emerging generation collegiate leaders across the country. We are committed to prepare these student-athletes to be courageous leaders in the classroom, on the field and in the community. It was an honor and privilege to deliver this program at one of the most revered institutions globally.”

Amanda E. Rogers is Associate Partner of Velocity Performance and Executive Director of the Victory Academy. At Velocity Performance, Amanda and her team serve as consultants, trainers and executive coaches to some of the world’s leading companies, universities and entrepreneurial, growth-oriented businesses. Amanda is the vision and energy behind Velocity’s Victory Academy, a series of leadership development programs specifically focused on maximizing the potential of the emerging generation for college students and millennials. Amanda and her diverse team of leadership coaches work with college academic and athletic departments to instill leadership attributes, professional skills and bring real-world experience to some of the most prestigious campuses across the globe such as Brown University, Dartmouth College, University of Miami, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Amherst College and many others.

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. Learn more:

Velocity Performance delivers results-oriented training programs, high-value consulting and targeted executive coaching to many of the world’s leading companies, small and medium businesses, and non-profits. Our vision is to build one million leaders to drive performance, sales and revenue growth. Learn more:

Contact: Amanda E Rogers | 603.402.1734 |