Meet The CEO & Founder

Ms. Holmes is the founder of The BFCA Experience LLC. As a former Division I collegiate athlete, she combines her experience and expertise to support and educate athletes. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and proud alumni of The Great Bethune-Cookman University. She earned her Graduate Degree in Social Work, which has allowed her to work within various fields, including higher education, addiction, mental health, healthcare, athletics, and more. After years of working in corporate America, she decided to pursue her doctorate in Social Work and is expected to complete her degree in August of 2022 at Barry University. 

 

Her professional experience includes Executive Director of Admissions in Healthcare, Regional Director of Education for Tutoring and College Readiness, Athletic Transition, Instructional Design, and more. Ms. Holmes is dedicated to sharing her experience and research to empower all athletes to tap into who they are underneath the uniform. She recognizes the urgency to empower athletes and the significance of representation for Black athletes.

 

She shares her intercollegiate athletic experience and corporate journey with students, student-athletes, coaches, and educators to promote a healthier and intentional platform for recruitment, academic readiness, and preparation for Corporate America. As a doctoral candidate, her research interest is focused on the emotional and mental impact for black female collegiate athletes as they shift from being an athlete to a professional. Still, her passion contributes to the growth of all athletes.

Ms. Holmes has presented at USF for the National Council of Negro Women as the Keynote speaker, numerous workshops, Social Work Symposium at Barry University, and more! She also has worked with local volleyball and football teams at West Boca High School, Boca High School, and Spanish River High School. She also presented at the National Association of Social Work Conference in Orlando, Florida, in June 2019. In addition, she has presented on the racial and athletic identity challenges that many black female collegiate athletes encounter.

 

She also presented at the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports in Denver, CO; October 2019, and in Feb 2020, DTLR Lifestyle featured Panelist sponsored by Puma. In addition, Ms. Holmes shares her journey and research via podcast interviews and magazine features, with her most recent publication in 9nine Point Magazine.

In 2021, she was featured in REVOLT TV'S Halftime Report, athlete development workshops for Eureka College, guest speaker at Istrouma Magnet Middle School/High School in Baton Rouge, high schools in Virginia, a featured speaker at the Women In Athlete Development Symposium hosted by Hilliard Solutions & Berkley's School of Social Welfare, and more!

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"Trust your intuition, have faith, and success will follow"

Marley Holmes

Professional History
  • Doctoral Leadership Fellowship Award Winner 2020

  • Executive Director in Healthcare

  • Regional Director of College Readiness Program

  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselor

  • Instructional Designer for Fortune 500 Companies

  • Adjunct Professor at Bethune-Cookman University

  • Public Speaker (Keynote Speaker, National Conferences, Podcast Interviews, and more)

  • Published Author

  • Featured on Iheartradio; West Palm Beach Radio

  • Member of Bethune-Cookman National Alumni Association

  • Member of Central Texas Association of Black Social Workers

  • Member of Alliance of Social Workers in Sports

  • Member of North American Society for the Sociology of Sport