Ali Kershner is The Director of Creative Strategy for Art of Coaching where she works on all aspects of live events, mentorship, creative content and marketing. Prior to joining Art of Coaching, Ali was the Associate Sports Performance Coach for Stanford Women’s Basketball and Women’s Golf from 2019-2021. While at Stanford, she helped the Cardinal to a PAC-12 Title and National Championship. Before Stanford, she was an Assistant Sports Performance Coach at Kansas from 2017-2019 and spent the two years prior to that as a graduate assistant in the department. In her position she primarily worked with the women’s soccer, women’s basketball, swimming and women’s golf teams. Originally from Palo Alto, California, Ali graduated from Duke in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in evolutionary anthropology. While in Durham she spent four highly-successful seasons as a member of the soccer team. A captain and goalkeeper for the Blue Devils, Ali and her Duke teams advanced to the Elite Eight three times and made the College Cup final in 2011. Kershner earned her master's in exercise physiology from Kansas in 2017. She is a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.