From elite sport and scientific research of motivation over meetings with different cultures to Excellence Academy.
Excellence Academy has started as a project for youth founded by Edin Brankovic, M.Sc., IOC Young Leader (International Olympic Committee) (Young Ambassador 2012-2018, Young Change Maker in 2018, ) and supported by IOC. Project plan, design, realization, development and maintenance has been done with the support of the Skating Club the One. Excellence Academy is ® “KRK The One”.
Today, Excellence Academy maintains its serivce to youth in a form of Social Enterprenuership. Also, the Academy serves with its expertise and consultancy to individuals, corporate organizations and sport teams through keynote speaking, human resources development (motivation, purpose-driven business, branding), and social enterprenuership. The courses that Excellence Academy servs are based on scientific research, theory, practices, and experiental case studies.
“The model of initial Excellence Academy for youth has been based on sport, culture and education programs through which we proceed liberal arts (Greek paideia) education which is, further on, foundation of socioeconomic development. These three fields enable youth to be introduced practically with “tools, skills” (Greek artes) through which they can recognize and realize values and talents they bear in themselves. This is the essential meaning of the term liberal arts and what education is essentially supposed to be.
Today, we have extended services and we offer scientifically proven strategies to corporate organizations, sport teams, and individuals to nurture their Excellent mindset and purpose-driven business. We blend contemporary science of educational and developmental psychology, neuroscience and traditional skills of liberal arts for the leadership development.”
I JOURNEY OF THE ACADEMY
Our journey has begun before almost twenty years ago. As National Team Representative I have been traveling across Europe, North America and Far East. On these journeys I have met different people who have said the same: “If you want to share values and ignite talents, you must, firstly, discover your own” . In these moments, the sport has reached essential meaning for me – sport can be the vehicle for self-awareness, continuous education and understanding of cultural diversity.
II FORM OF THE ACADEMY
When I was selected to be Young Ambassador of International Olympic Committee (2012, 2014) I was invited to submit project for Bosnian youth. I have found inspiration and motivation for the Academy in values of multicultural Bosnian society and values that are inherent in sport, and that are much needed in modern society (dialogue, understanding and Peace). Sport, educatin and culture programs in the Academy curricula have been uniquely designed so that youth can recognize innate, personal values and talents. That is the meaning of the Academy’s motto: “Become inspired and motivated by values so that we can, afterward, do something good for anybody.”
Throughout my academic research in motivation in the last six years, I have found methods that are needed for corporate organizations, sport teams, and individuals to nurture an Excellent mindset which is manifested in personal well being and purpose-driven business.
III THE GOAL OF THE ACADEMY
The Academy – through its educational programs and social presence – is continuous reminder to youth to be persistent in their realization of personal values and talents. The Academy is the place where young people are taught tools and where they are being empowered to continue upstream way to the Source as Russian writer, of universal world views, L.N. Tolskoj noted.
Also, the Academy aims to educate corporate organizations, sports teams and individuals Excellent mindset that reflects in self-determination, self-awareness, flow experience, growth-mindset, mindfulness and thriving. Excellent mindset is the foundation of purpose-driven business and social enterprenuership, and we thrive to lead to it by example.