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  • Considering going back to school, and have no clue on where to start

  • Beginning your first semester of college courses, and are worried about managing both coursework and life/family priorities

  • Currently enrolled in courses, and need an accountability partner

  • Struggling to stay motivated to complete coursework

  • Feeling unsupported by your university/program

Hey there, scholar.

You are in the right place if you're:




Dr. Makeda

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I've close to 20 years of experience. 

I am a higher education professional that has close to 20 years of working with high performing students on the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level. 


I specialize in supporting working professionals master juggling both work and graduate level courses. 


My down-to-earth, easy going personality provides clients a trust-worthy safe space to talk about the stressors of academia, and discover self-care methods to fit your personal and academic needs.

Why I know it works

and how it works.

  • Pursuing an advanced degree can be isolating

  • Predominantly White Institutions (PWI) lack diversity, and a sense of belongingness for Black, Indegionous, People of Color (BIPOC)

  • BIPOC and low-income students are often most disadvantaged at PWI

  • The key to success in an educational setting is being surrounded by a supportive community

  • Working with an experienced higher education professional who you can identify with is safe and comforting

  • My services will provide the real support you are missing from your program

  • My services will help give you the confidence you need  to successfully conquer your educational journey

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Let's talk credentials.

Makeda Turner, PhD.


Professional. Intentional. Relatable. Authentic.

Eastern Michigan University – Ypsilanti, MI

  • Doctor of Philosophy:  Educational Leadership 

  • Dissertation: “The Essence of a College Summer Bridge

  • Program: Voices of Students Who Completed College”

  • Education Specialist of Arts Degree: Educational Leadership

  • Master of Arts: Educational Leadership, Higher Education and Student Affairs

  • Bachelor of Business Administration: Marketing


Professional Coaching Credentials/Memberships:

  • Coach Training EDU - Certified Academic Life Coach

  • International Coach Federation (ICF), Member

  • International Coach Federation (ICF) - Michigan Chapter, Member

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My relationship with Dr. Turner is dynamic. I met her as my advisor in my first semester of undergraduate study at the University of Michigan, and she has been a tremendous source of support as I navigate college but also in my development as a young adult. The space she holds for us to have conversation is inviting, as she is careful to listen and asks permission to offer advice and expertise when you are ready to receive it.


Her wise words are honest, real, and encouraged me to see internal and external obstacles as opportunities. Our work together has shifted my perspective in ways that have transformed my life and elevated my level of self-awareness, which is key to living a joy-filled, fruitful life. Without Dr. Makeda Turner, I truly believe that I would not feel as well-equipped to navigate life as I approach graduating from college.

A. Hayes

current college senior

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