In 1992 at just 18, Bo Hanson became Australia’s youngest rower to compete at the Olympics. He went on to win bronze medals at the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. During his Olympic career, Bo also studied at the University of Technology, Sydney beginning his 15 years of experience in corporate training, development and facilitation.
Utilizing his learning experiences and his training and development qualifications as well as his athletic accomplishments, Bo Hanson founded Athlete Assessments in 2007 with the aim of enabling athletes, Coaches and sports organizations to achieve peak performance.
As an International Coaching Consultant and Director of Athlete Assessments, Bo now works within sport and the business sector consulting on leadership, management and Coach development. Throughout his career, Bo has worked internationally with more than 22,000 Coaches, athletes and sports administrators from over 40 different sports across several countries including some of the top Olympic, Paralympic, National, Professional, State, and US College teams to improve coaching strategies and performance. Bo also works with leading Coach education providers, leadership programs, universities, and a network of consultants.
Bo Hanson is highly educated and accredited in the use of DISC Profiling, Emotional Intelligence (Emotional Competence Inventory 360), the Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator plus several other personality and behavioral modelling tools. However, Bo has chosen to focus his work on DISC Behavioral Profiling and has developed the world’s only sporting version of DISC for use with Coaches, Athletes, Sports Managers and Officials. This sport specific behavioral awareness tool has consistently helped clients improve their performances on and off the field.
Due to his unique knowledge of DISC behavioral profiling and his own Olympic background, Bo Hanson has become a much sought after speaker at a number of International Sporting Conferences. He has spoken at more than 100 conferences on topics critical for Coaches of all sports to understand. At the core of these presentations is the philosophy that building self-awareness enables people to develop productive relationships with those around them. Bo specifically discusses a modern approach to coaching and leadership, how to create improved team performances and how to use behavioral profiling to achieve sustainable success. With his practical experience from working with more than 700 teams, Bo discusses the behaviors of the best teams and identifies how to prevent your program from being derailed by “people issues”.
Bo’s mantra is that “sport is played by people, coached by people and managed by people, so it is imperative to get the people side right”.