Since 1988, Sports Media Challenge, led by President Kathleen Hessert, has been in the forefront of media and communication training providing cutting edge, high quality services. SMC has built a track record of training athletes, coaches and other sports professionals to maximize public exposure while minimizing its risks. With years of unparalleled expertise, SMC’s speaking, training, and consulting is known for both its high impact style and deep substance. Our customized approach and scope of expertise continuously stretch the abilities and understanding of some of the world’s leading athletes, coaches, executives, teams and leagues at the college, professional and Olympic levels.
We’ve established a standard of providing leading edge communication services to sports organizations and individuals in the NFL, MLB, PGA TOUR, ATP, Olympics and NCAA. We’ve worked with a number of high profile clients over the years including Peyton and Eli Manning, NY Yankees Derek Jeter, the Williams sisters, NASCAR’s Kasey Kahne, Longhorns Coach Mack Brown and most recently, we’ve started working with Shaquille O’Neal on public speaking.
Whether seasoned pro or emerging star we will find a way to make them better in the celebrity glare. Just as the best coaches find different ways to connect with and develop different athletes, so too do we find the right manner to successfully break through to our clients and ultimately develop them into communication champions in the public arena when communicating with media, fans, or sponsors. Our services develop among other things, media and presentation skills which will boost the value of athletes and coaches enabling them to capitalize on all opportunities and showcase their image.
In addition, our work with corporations through Communication Concepts with clients like KPMG, Milliken & Company, Seagram, Bank of America and Coca- Cola enables us to demystify and teach our sports clients professional business practices that are becoming so crucial for today's athletic organizations.