Consultant Profile

Marla Brady, Ed.D.

Marla Brady, Ed.D.

Company/Organization: Marla Brady Consulting
Location:
Edwards, Illinois 61528 USA
Phone: (561) 376-7348
Fax: (888) 818-4248
Clients Served: Students, Adults, Teams

Focus

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Each of us possess natural abilities and traits that shape how we approach life, learning and career. I learned the importance of illuminating that special gift in each of us in more than 30 years as an educator and as a consultant working with everyone from kindergarten students to career professionals in many professions.

Using a systematic approach to gathering information, I combine the Highlands Ability Battery with my leadership expertise to assist clients in formulating a personal vision. With a doctorate triangulating professional development, goal setting and evaluation of performance, I can provide clients the tools to achieve success in identifying key abilities, clarity of opportunities, and strategies to chart a course for action.

Experience

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For 12 years, I worked with stu­dents from kinder­garten to grade nine before becom­ing an admin­is­tra­tor. I served as a prin­ci­pal for 19 years: ele­men­tary, mid­dle and high schools. Dur­ing that time, I also worked as a con­sul­tant with oth­er dis­tricts and for indi­vid­u­als to cre­ate strate­gic plans and pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment plans. My com­bined 31 years in edu­ca­tion afford­ed me the oppor­tu­ni­ty to work with peo­ple across all walks of life and to earn a Doc­tor­ate as part of that process.

Dur­ing the six years I served as prin­ci­pal for the Alexan­der D. Hen­der­son Devel­op­ment Research School at Flori­da Atlantic Uni­ver­si­ty, I was the edu­ca­tion­al leader for the research team that devel­oped and opened Flori­da Atlantic Uni­ver­si­ty High School at Flori­da Atlantic Uni­ver­si­ty, a unique and ful­ly dual enrolled high school pro­gram. In 2004, I received Nation­al Lead­er­ship recog­ni­tion in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. and have been a pre­sen­ter at local, nation­al and inter­na­tion­al con­fer­ences. In 2008, I retired from edu­ca­tion to work full-time as a career con­sul­tant spe­cial­ist. My client list has includ­ed indi­vid­u­als in high school and col­lege, adults both begin­ning and end­ing their pro­fes­sion­al careers, and larg­er cor­po­ra­tions like Pep­si Cola, Mia­mi Dol­phins and oth­ers seek­ing to pro­vide qual­i­ty pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment.

Education and Certifications

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I am a licensed affil­i­ate for the High­land Com­pa­ny, respon­si­ble for the indus­try-lead­ing tool for defin­ing a person’s nat­ur­al abil­i­ties: The High­land Abil­i­ty Bat­tery.  Raised in St. Louis, I hold a B.A. in Edu­ca­tion from William Woods Uni­ver­si­ty and both an M.S. and Doc­tor­ate in Edu­ca­tion­al Lead­er­ship from Nova South­east­ern Uni­ver­si­ty.