Holy Cross Teams With velocityHUB For New Victory Academy

Holy Cross Athletics   08-01-2017

NASHUA, N.H. – Holy Cross Athletics will have a new resource available to all of its student-athletes during the 2017-2018 academic year. The Crusaders are teaming with velocityHUB, a leading provider of business consulting and professional training services, through their collegiate leadership program, the Victory Academy.

Holy Cross strives for individual and team success in intercollegiate athletics, and is 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 the Victory Academy, the Holy Cross Department of Athletics 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 14 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.

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: www.victory.academy.

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 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.



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