Empowering NCAA Student-Athletes With Important Life Skills
Online Learning To Motivate & Inspire New Levels of Performance On & Off The Field Of Play
How Can We Help Your Athletic Department?
Global Workforce Ready
From backpacks to boardroom, we specialise in preparing student-athletes with the skills, frameworks and confidence to successfully transition into their professional "9 to 5" career.
Alumni Engagement & Mentorship
Harness digital to engage Alumni and subject matter experts to deliver a purposeful, longitudinal learning experience using professional video content and learning tools.
More Than Compliance
Our learning methodologies ensure your institution leverage bespoke online courses that empower student-athletes both on and off the field of play through their entire athletic journey.
From #1 Draft picks to freshman walk-ons a tailored suite of online courses ensures institutions are fostering an inclusive learning & development environment for long-term success.
Data & Analytics
Leveraging data and analytics to track student-athlete online progress and engagement provides real time feedback and accurate reporting to effectively map, measure and track results.
Enhance Commercial Capacity
The digital world provides an exciting footprint to attract new and enhance existing donor and sponsorship opportunities by leveraging your fully-branded online learning platform.
Our goal is simple, yet powerful: We’re collaborating with NCAA institutions to positively impact 100,000+ Student-Athletes Leaders by 2025.
With your help, we can work together to ensure young leaders are equipped with effective leadership and life skills.
So if you share the same passion towards developing leaders of tomorrow, today, would love to meet you.
Trusted & Supported By
We’ll Show You How To Harness E-learning And Drive Results For Your Student-Athletes.
Co-founder, Leaders of Evolution
How It Works
Step 1: Consult & Collaborate
The first step to success is understanding your Athletic Department needs, the issues you’re facing and the goals you wish to achieve.
This session will establish the preliminary road map, which will be implemented to inspire positive change and development within your organisation. We can conduct this session virtually or face-to-face.
Step 2: Customise & Engage
Utilising the data generated in Step 1, we’ll collaborate with team members to develop a 3-6 month course design to achieve your immediate goals.
Simultaneously, our highly experienced development and IT team will build your full-customised E-learning Platform. This is typically a 4-6 week project.
Step 3: Design & Develop
Quality content is critical to engage online learners, and behind quality content sits a robust curriculum & learning pedagogy.
We specialise in both, and together with your industry specific expertise we can truly take your audience on a purposeful learning journey.
Step 4: Deliver & Educate
We typically launch your first course 6-9 months following our first consultation (Step 1).
The deployment of your first e-learning courses is an exciting achievement in executing your 3-year Digital Learning Plan.
It is reasonably expected to launch 1-2 courses every year.
Step 5: Review & Scale
Live data & analytics help us measure the success and prepare us for future e-learning courses.
Completion rates, time on platform and participant feedback are among some of the important areas to review.
We meet in person with you bi-annually, with these strategy sessions continuing to provide a strong foundation for the future development of e-learning courses.
What People Are Saying
Chiefy Ugbaja, Men's Basketball Captain at San Francisco State University
Leaders of Evolution helped me substantially in my ability to lead effectively on and off the court. The combination of online and face-to-face topics allowed me to take my time and not rush through the course material.
Jon's background as a NCAA Student-athlete and pro also meant the information was relevant for our group of guys. I highly recommend to other programmes looking to take their leadership to the next level.
Mark Trumbo, Student-Athlete Engagement Coordinator at Syracuse University
We had the pleasure of having Jon meeting with our student-athletes leaders from across all varsity sports at Syracuse this past March.
Leaders of Evolution is passionate about building leaders and developing unique, customized content to deliver programming that is applicable to each individual regardless of their role on the team or point in their college career. Jon is very thorough and professional and we would love to have him back in the future.
Vince Inglima, Head Men's Basketball Coach at San Francisco State University
We have worked with Leaders of Evolution over the past four years. Most recently, Jon Shepherd delivered a tailored 2018/19 pre-season programme for our NCAA Student-athletes. As a result, the team took direct responsibility and kept themselves accountable for the entire season.
Leaders of Evolution proven athlete development approach together with Jon's Jon's professionalism and ability to create strong rapport is second to none.
Kristina Navarro, Associate Athletic Director (Former) at University Wisconsin-Whitewater
Damian Hecker was a wonderful guest for our Warhawk Leadership Academy. He brought excellent questions and perspective to really understand as well as expand the curriculum model.
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Why Leaders of Evolution?
Peer to Peer Leadership
Our Learning Framework
Relevant Global Curriculum
Showcase Alumni & Ambassadors
What People Are Saying
Student-Athlete at Syracuse University
Leaders of Evolution held a presentation at SU discussing the topics; Leadership, Self awareness and High-Performing Teams. I have experienced a numerous amount of workshops during my collegiate career regarding these topics. However, I have never experienced such a vivid and honest presentation like the one from Jon Shepherd.
Jon continues to be a tremendous mentor for me, having such a major impact helping me maximise my potential and life skills.
Todd Fraley, Associate Dean at East Carolina University Honors College
I met Jon four years ago when I co-lead a study abroad trip to Australia. Jon was an instant hit with our students due to his approachable and clear communication style, excellent presentation, and impressive professional experience.
I have been back to Australia three times and Jon remains a key part of the educational experience our student’s receive. Leaders of Evolution work on athlete development on a global scale comes at a critical time and his unique perspective is needed in this arena. I look forward to staying engaged with the work Jon is doing.
Ryne Williams, Men's Basketball at San Francisco State University
My time with Leaders of Evolution over the past few years has been extremely rewarding. The programme is interactive and brought our team together, especially as we continued the online topics and reviewed leadership sessions with our coaches.
I definitely feel more confident and self-aware as a leader and better prepared for life and work after college sport.
Stacy Warner, Professor at East Carolina University
Jon Shepherd from Leaders of Evolution has always been an absolutely pleasure to work. His ability to engage students using technology, story-telling and collaborative questioning in line with identified learning outcomes has always been a highlight.
Students have always enjoyed Jon's company feeling at ease to learn during his sessions. I look forward to our continued relationship with Leaders of Evolution.
We Walk The Talk
As a learning and development company with a focus on leadership, coaching and culture we continue to develop our own suite of online courses sharing our own experiences and industry insights with all our E-learning Partners.
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Co-founder, Leaders of Evolution