Our Story

Our mission is to support the transition and development of international talent by removing the barriers of language, increasing cultural competence and cognitively enhancing adjustment abilities.

Higher Standards Academy, LLC as an entity was founded in 1995 and has been an international education partner for high performance people since that time. The education we provide is based on over 30 years of professional experience and training in various industries. Our focus shifted to Professional Sports in 2007 when international transition demands became greater.

As technology in America grew, more measurement systems created higher expectations for athletes.  We saw that in order to help them succeed faster, traditional transition models had to be revamped.  So we created the V+1 methodology, which includes properties of neuroscience, technology, comedy, learning theory, military standards, sociology and engineering to obtain the rapid results required to compete in American athletics and business today.

We continue to draw from science and analytics to provide better testing and teaching programs.  We believe that this, coupled with strong personal connections and meaningful interactions make the difference in successful transitions.