ADVISOR & COACH
Hey there, student.
You are in the right place if you're:
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
Why I know it works
and how it works.
In my experience as a higher education professional and student success expert, I have discovered the key to success in an educational setting, which is being surrounded by community and support from people who look like you, or from those who are trusted allies.
In my personal experience working at a Predominately White Institution (PWI) there is a lack of people of color, or trusted allies working in the academy. I often found that students seek out higher educational professionals who
look like them because they feel a sense of comfort and safety. I want to help fill that void of authentic support and community for students of color.
Most graduate or doctoral students who are not fully funded full-time students are most disadvantaged in the PWI settings. My services will provide the real support you are missing from your programs, and will help give you the confidence you need to successfully conquer your educational journey.
Let's talk more about my 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
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.
current college senior
Ready to get started?