About Excellence Academy

The mission of Excellence Academy is to educate and prepare morally committed young leaders through sport, formal and non-formal education, and culture programs. The programs are based on developing healthy-lifestyle, leadership, social entrepreneurship and cultural understanding skills.

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The Academy was among the best "sport and social development" world projects in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) selection for 2016 and 2018. The Founder of the Academy is M.Sc. Edin Branković, short track speed skating world-class athlete and Olympic Games 2018 IOC President Thomas Bach special invitee. Since 2016 the Academy has evolved from social project to social enterprenuership.


Excellence Academy Timeline

2012 - 2014
World Wide Missions

The founder of Excellence Academy Edin Brankovic was on world wide missions (Austria, China, USA) promoting youth engagement through sport, culture and education programs within Youth Olympic Games as IOC Young Ambassador (YA).

Excellence Academy Foundation

IOC launched a pilot young ambassadors (YA) platform to empower social projects around the globe. Excellence Academy was selected among top 11 world projects. Excellence Academy camp educated 16 young people form Bosnia and Herzegovina, now Alumni.

2017 - 2018
Social Enterprenuership

Excellence Academy was selected as top world project in the IOC selection. The Academy was presented on the Olympism in Action Forum in Buenos Aires and Youth Summit in Tokyo. Academy organized local educational and Alumni events, published Newsletters with International contributors.

2019 - 2021
Research & Engagement

Numerous studies in the filed of motivation were published on the academic level. Upgraded social entrepreneurship model is defined and local initiatives were supported. Total engagement of youth through different programs since 2016 has reached over 2.500 attendee. IOC made a special web page on its site for Excellence Academy.

Together With Excellent Organizations We Work on Impactful Projects

We have planned, developed, incubated, grown, and advised motivation and leadership programs in sports, education, and culture fields around the globe.


We Study Science Behind Motivation

We want to understand the youth needs and educate them to realize their values and talents through:
 - Academic Research About Motivation
 - Interview Experts and Leading Organizations
 - Host Conferences and Webinars

We Implement Findings in Business

We thrive to apply A->Z in practice and empower youth and organizations to lead purpose driven business through:
 - Educational Programs in Motivation and Leadership
 - Consultations about Social Business
 - Consultations on Value Driven Branding

We Are Honored and Proud With Our Alumni

With Excellence Alumni support and contribution we realize our mission. They are leaders in their fields who are willingly sharing their knowledge and experience with their younger peers. We are grateful that we can share impression letters they sent to us when they finished successfully Excellence Academy leadership camp.

  • Milan-Todorovic-Excellence-Academy-Alumni
    “The Academy has helped me to perceive today's fast life tempo and that I need to use every chance that is offered to me. Also, I have found partly an answer what do I want to be when I grow up which is very important to me. Feelings that I have experienced in the days of the Academy left a great mark on my heart and in my head.

    Milan Todorović
    Chief Sec. Officer INTESA San Paolo Bank
  • Ahmedina-Smajlovic-Excellence-Academy

    I am of opinion that organization was on the highest level. I liked selection of lecturers. I especially liked those who shared their life stories with us. I think that all participants are motivated to pursue further self-improvement because all of us do have talents that we need to realize.

    Ahmedina Smajlović
    M.Sc. Philosophy
  • Andrej-Galic-Excellence-Academy

    I came on the Academy without any expectations and assumptions what is going to be offered to us. But, in the end I went out from it as different person. As a person with regained confidence, I learned how to make a public speech without fear and doubt in myself. I hope that Academy will continue with its work because it is that what Bosnian youth need.

    Andrej Galić
    Engineer of Radiology and Assistant Lecturer on University of Mostar
  • Maida-Cetin-Excellence-Academy

    Participation on the Academy expanded my horizons and my knowledge is definitely enriched. I was really glad to meet all these young and motivated people who believe in better tomorrow and know what they want to make from their future. I would recommend to all youth not to circumvent this type of education. Such education is truly needed if we want to see with different vision.

    Maida Cetin
    Founder & CEO Wedding Decorations C&D
  • Vladimir-Colakovic-Excellence-Academy

    Academy is excellently designed, planned and organized project. It consists of ideal elements of informal education and motivation tools that are perfectly connected in one unit that enables participant to grasp wholistic picture about his position in society, opportunities that are offered to him and ways how he can become excellent and useful member of society.

    Vladimir Čolaković
    TV Host and Ed. in Chief O Channel

Our Projects Since 2016

Since 2016 Excellence Academy has engaged over 2.500 young people through different programs such as Excellence Camp, Motivation Seminars that include workshops, webinars, public lectures, and motivation speaking events, and Junior Skating School.


Excellence Camp

Specially designed leadership program with prominent lecturers in elite sport, business, entrepreneurship, marketing, and culture.

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Motivation Seminars

Events that foster motivation and help in defining personal values and talents through reading, writing, speaking, and interaction with mentors.

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Junior Skating School

10 years of elite sport back to the roots to help youth to find self-esteem through speed skating. Smiles and sparks in youth eyes is what matters.

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Excellence Academy Lecturers

Since 2016 Excellence Academy has managed to host numerous lecturers who shared their experiences with students of our programs. Numerous lecturers have become Excellence Academy Mentors who have joined several programs that we have organized. Their backgrounds are different but their approach to the work is the same - the pursue of Excellence.

Damir Beljo
3X WBO European Champion Cruiserweight
Amel Mekić
European Judo Champion, Olympian, & Professor at Faculty of Sport and Physical Education
Una Bejtović
Founder PR Agency Bejtović Communications
Rusmir Hrvić
CEO AS Group
Nađa Lutvikadić-Fočo
BHTelecom Head of the Department for Management of Promotion
Kasim Tatić
Professor at School of Economics and Business & Founder AMAXIMUS
Nihad Softić
Founder School & School
Amra Pandžo
CEO NGO Small Steps
Azra Čolić
Head of Bosna Bank International VIP Club
Said Fazlagić
Secretary General NOC BiH
Izet Rađo
President NOC BiH
Almir Mukača
Founder Fress & TV Chef
Vedran Drljević
Editor BHRTV
Marjan Kvesić
Vice President NOC BiH
Siniša Kisić
Vice President NOC BiH
Ivo Komšić
Professor at Faculty of Political Sciences & Former Mayor of the City of Sarajevo
Admir Kapo
Founder Kupujmo Domaće (Let's Buy Homemade)
Dino Mujkic
Professor at Faculty of Sport and Physical Education

Excellence Academy Team

Excellence Academy events and projects are realized by devoted Excellence Academy Team and with the logistics support of the The One Club.

Tarik Moćević
Event Manager & Event Host
Faruk Džanko
Event Manager
Davud Zukić
Graphic and Web Designer
Haris Ćorić
Event Manager & Public Relations
Edin Branković
Excellence Academy Founder

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