MAKEDA TURNER, PHD
Independent Academic Advisor & Professional Coach
Dr. Turner is an Educational Consultant and Certified Life Coach, and is currently on track to receive an Associate Coach Credential (ACC) by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Dr. Turner has a PhD in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University. She completed her coaching certification through Coach Training EDU, and specializes in consulting and advising undergraduate, graduate and PhD students. She helps provide students with a safe space to talk about the stressors of academia, and helps them discover and implement self-care methods to promote personal and academic success.
In addition, Dr. Turner provides coaching services to early-career professionals. She is an authentic leader with over 15 years of experience in higher education administration. Dr. Turner has worked to help both college students and professionals achieve their personal goals.
Dr. Turner is an advocate of overall happiness and wellness. She likes to focus on the emotional mental, and social aspects of personal wellbeing. She believes in building relationships and trust with clients, to foster a strong connection. She uses an individualized, holistic approach when working with clients, by integrating the clients’ background, and personal experiences to support their personal and professional goals. Through empowerment, she hopes to work with clients to redefine the meaning of success, and focus on techniques that work best for them.