CONSULTANTS

Consultants

The ARC community operates primarily as a “gift” community, in which ARC members regularly reach out to one another for collegial support, advice, mentoring, collaborations, etc. In addition, many ARC members offer services such as speaking/presentations, workshops, training, group facilitation, and consulting, on a private fee-for-service basis to clients in higher ed, business, and other contexts. The listings on this page are provided as a courtesy for ARC members and their potential clients: the ARC does not endorse, represent, or have any partnership/agency relationships with the independent professionals/services listed here. Contact the consultants directly to inquire about their services and fees.

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Adina Glickman, M.S.W.
Adina is Co-Director of the Academic Resilience Consortium and retired Director of Learning Strategy Programs at Stanford University, where she oversaw academic support services and founded the university’s Resilience Project. In her practice, Adina Glickman Academic Coaching, Adina helps students from diverse backgrounds thrive in college. Adina is a Professional Certified Coach and is available for speaking, training, workshop/group facilitation, consultation, and private coaching.
Review:
“She has the wisdom of more than a few lifetimes. She has a clarity of mind and a vision that makes others want to see what she sees and go where she goes. She gave me a chance before I even realized I needed one.”— Jazmin Isaacs, Stanford ’18
Video:
University of Colorado Plenary Presentation
Website/Contact:
https://adinaglickman.com

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Amy Honigman, Ph.D.
Amy is a clinical psychologist at University of California, Berkeley. Based out of Counseling and Psychological Services, she is the Graduate Student Wellness Specialist, providing counseling, consultation, presentations and workshops for graduate students, faculty and staff. Amy’s interests include growth in graduate school, successful failing, self compassion as a foundation for resilience, imposter syndrome, self-criticism, and student and mentor relations. Amy is available for speaking engagements, workshops, professional development and consultation.
Review:
“I was very impressed by your balance of professionalism and mindfulness for the students. I work with many students who are in distress and I found that your point by point presentation touched on just the right issues in just the right fashion.” — Alberto Ledesma, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity, University of California, Berkeley
Video:
#TangTip
Website/Contact:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/amy-honigman-ph-d-39345812/

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Caroline Umeda, PhD, OTR/L
Caroline is Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Dominican University of California where she develops and implements resilience initiatives for graduate students. Caroline possesses Level 1 Professional Certification in Trauma and Resilience, is a graduate of Google’s Search Inside Yourself program, and previously served as Program Manager at the University of Washington’s Resilience Lab. Her 20+ years of clinical OT experience serving children with developmental disabilities and their families sparked her passion for the construct of resilience. Caroline has developed and implemented both in-person and online resilience programming for undergraduate and graduate students. Her current interests include exploring and expanding research evidence for resilience interventions in higher education and developing evidence-informed resilience programs for occupational therapy (OT) and allied healthcare students. Caroline is available for consultation with faculty and department leaders interested in developing or expanding resilience activities, workshops, and initiatives within allied health professional training programs.
Review:
“It was an amazing event. I absolutely love the idea of normalizing mistakes and failures and building resilience.” — student response to “Fail Forward” event that Caroline organized as part of a department-wide resilience initiative.
Website/Contact:
https://www.dominican.edu/directory-people/caroline-umeda

Daniel Jackson, Ph.D.
Daniel is a Professor of Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the author of Software Abstractions: Logic, Language, and Analysis, MIT Press, 2012. He is also an accomplished photographer and author of Portraits of Resilience, MIT Press, 2017. His interests include software design, human-computer interaction, how people fail, and the toxicity of competition. Daniel is available for speaking, workshop/group facilitation, and consultation.
Video:
True failure is rare. But fear of failure is everywhere.
Links/Media:
Portraits of Resilience
Website/Contact:
http://people.csail.mit.edu/dnj/

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Helen Mach, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Helen is a speech-language pathologist and a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Delaware with experience conducting research and developing programs that promote resilience in higher education. She also has knowledge and experience conducting research on resilience in adults with chronic conditions (e.g., stroke and TBI) and their caregivers. Helen’s work focuses on creating professional development programs that promote resilience in doctoral and postdoctoral scholars as they navigate their learning as early career researchers and as they explore future career paths and goals. Services offered include consultation on developing workshops, group facilitation, and programming to support early career scholars. Helen also provides consultation on research methodologies to measure outcomes of resilience programs using approaches such as mixed-methods, participatory action research, and implementation science.
Website/Contact:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/helen-mach-phd-ccc-slp-b29642117/?trk=public_profile_samename_profile_profile-result-card_result-card_full-click

Janet Sand, Ph.D.
Janet is a psychotherapist and consultant in private practice. Now retired as chief psychologist of the Harvard University Mental Health Services, she is emeritus faculty of the Stanley H. King Counseling Institute. She has long experience working with late adolescents and young adults, and the adults that teach and mentor them. Her interests, on which she has lectured and run workshops and residential institutes, include the historical and societal factors that have led to the tremendous increase in anxiety in our students who most want to succeed and whose fear of failure is hobbling them. She is available for presentations, workshops, and training on the core skills of listening in mentoring. The goal is to help teachers, advisers, deans, and student support personnel help students develop academic and personal resilience through being listened to and learning to listen to themselves in the context of a caring relationship.
Review:
“I can’t thank you enough for the growing edges, opportunities of reflection, and continuing revelation that you provided for myself and my colleagues this week. Speaking from my heart, I have come out of this experience with a renewed sense of self, purpose and passion. These skills will serve me in multiple environments and many aspects of my life.”
Website/Contact:
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists?search=janet%20sand

Jessica Bacal

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Jessica Bacal, Ed.D.
Jessica is Director of Reflective and Integrative Practices and of The Narratives Project at Smith College. Jessica edited Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong (2014) and The Rejection That Changed My Life: 25+ Powerful Women on Being Let Down, Turning It Around, and Burning It Up at Work (2021). She teaches a course called “Designing Your Path,” which helps students reflect on questions such as: What is your story? Where have you been and where are you going? What matters to you? What skills do you need to pursue what matters? Jessica is available for speaking, workshop/group facilitation, and consultation.
Review:
“Jessica spoke with our Women in Natural Sciences group at the American Museum of Natural History after we read her book Mistakes I Made at Work. She was delightful and discerning in her insights about how to take our own mistakes and ‘failures’ as a group and not just learn from them but own them – which is especially important for women in professional fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).”
Video:
Smith College Presentation: Mistakes I Made at Work
Links/Media:
The Narratives Project
Website/Contact:
http://www.jessbacal.com/

Joe Holtgrieve, Ed.M.
Joe is an innovative educator, consultant, and mediator. An expert in human performance and conflict management, he has given numerous talks and led workshops on topics that include resilience, leadership, mindfulness, mindset, and design thinking. His work and writing have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, PRISM Magazine, and Inside Higher Ed. He is the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Engineering, Director of the McCormick School of Engineering’s Office of Personal Development at Northwestern University, and lecturer for Kellogg Executive Education. His passion includes helping young engineers and corporate clients cope effectively with uncertainty. Joe has created a diverse set of tools, techniques, and curriculum for developing critical skills such as reflection, resilience, and perseverance. In addition to teaching courses on Emotional Intelligence and Whole-Body Thinking, he recently partnered with an improv professional to develop a course entitled “Engineering Improv I & II “The Art of Allowing” and “The Art of Application,” to help students think resiliently and innovatively – to just say yes, start anywhere, and embrace mistakes. Constantly curious and seeking advancement in adult development, Joe is a graduate of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University. Joe is available for speaking, workshop/group facilitation, and consultation.
Video:
How a Flashlight Changed My Life: Engineering Mindfulness
Links/Media:
The Power of Unsolvable Problems (Wall Street Journal)
Command Performance: Improve Classes Teach Engineering Students to Think on the Fly (PRISM)
How Engineering Students Learn Through Improvisational Theater (Inside Higher Ed)
Embracing Uncertainty as an Opportunity for Learning (Northwestern Engineering News)
Too Smart to Fail? Students Focus Too Much on Grades (Inside Higher Ed)
Keeping Emotions in Mind: Northwestern Engineering’s Emotional Intelligence Course (Northwestern Engineering Magazine)
Website/Contact:
https://www.mccormick.northwestern.edu/about/leadership/profiles/holtgreive-joseph.html

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Karen Oehme, J.D.
Karen is the director of the evidence-informed Student Resilience Project (SRP Strong.FSU.edu) at Florida State University and a Distinguished University Scholar. Her interests include trauma, victimization, and resilience across the lifespan. She specializes in creating large-scale national online training for a variety of populations, including college students. Her work is grounded in research, and she most enjoys translating research into practice. She believes in being practical, optimistic, and team oriented in meeting the needs of today’s college students. Her team’s higher education work has been published in Innovative Higher Education, The Journal of College Student Development, and The Journal of American College Health. Karen is available for workshops, lectures, presentations on college student challenges, resilience, and trauma.
Links/Media:
Florida State Launches “Resilience Project” (Inside Higher Ed)
One University’s Compassionate Plan for Teaching Resilience (QUARTZ)
Website/Contact:
https://csw.fsu.edu/person/karen-oehme

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Lorna Carmen McNeill
Lorna is a professional multi-media Artist and Lecturer in Art in Design, teaching in post-secondary and higher education. She works in non-profit and business as well as educational contexts, and headed up Creative Team Development Services at the Art Academy, London, where her clients included the Cherie Blair Foundation, Unilever, Christian Dior Couture, Frank Reynolds Architects, Euroclear, and the Cass Business School at City University of London. Lorna is interested in the role of the arts in nurturing human resilience, inspiration and self- development, unlocking creativity, mindfulness, developing flexibility, team-building and self-expression. She works both with student groups and professionals who work with students, and she offers hands-on workshops both online and on-site, with the creative use of household and art materials and tools, to help participants identify and strengthen resilience. In addition to single-session workshops, Lorna conducts ongoing courses which allow for a sustained developmental process. Lorna is available for individual consultation, mentoring, speaking, and workshop/group facilitation which is custom tailored to the needs of each context.
Review:
“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this to any organisation looking for something different, where your team can stretch their creative muscles whilst getting to know each other on a more individual level.”
Video:
Interviews and Light Art
Website/Contact:
https://www.lornacarmenmcneill.com/

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Nancy Marks, MS
Nancy is a painter and mixed media artist. She is also a teaching artist and public health activist whose workshops explore the use of narrative art as a way to address social and emotional concerns and nurture resilience. Examples of her projects include The Opioid Project: Changing Perceptions through Art and Storytelling and The Intimacy of Memory: The Art of Loss, Love and Remembrance. She adapts her workshops to a wide range of contexts, creating opportunities to explore experiences of adversity and resilience through mixed media narrative art. She is also currently the Community Service Learning Coordinator at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
Review:
“Making this painting has helped me feel a whole lot lighter …By telling this story, and reflecting on my journey, I now feel like a weight has been lifted. I feel free.”—Joe, workshop participant
Links/Media:
Fighting the Opioid Crisis One Story at a Time (Boston Globe)
Turning Grief into Art (WBUR)
Website/Contact:
nancymarksartist.com

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Nia DeYounge, MA
Nia is the Associate Director of the Center for International Students & Scholars at Bentley University where she advises students and scholars on the F-1 and J-1 visas and also manages WorldView, an international student speaker program. She holds a BA from Stanford University, an MA from Boston University (International Relations), and is working on her EdD in Higher Education at UMass Boston. Nia is a member of the NAFSA Trainer Corps, where she teaches core education programs and workshops for her professional network, NAFSA Association for International Educators. She has presented on topics related to international student immigration, international student speaker programs, collaboration between international offices and career services, first generation college students, and discrimination towards Asians and Asian Americans during the pandemic. Nia is also a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and provides individual and team Strengths coaching. She is available for speaking and group facilitation on topics related to international education, African international students, diversity & inclusion, and Strengths coaching.
Website/Contact:
www.niadeyounge.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/niadeyounge

Tayyab Rashid, Ph.D.
Tayyab is a licensed clinical psychologist and researcher at the Health & Wellness Centre, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), Canada, and author of Strength-Based Resilience. His interests include positive interventions toward personal and professional growth and engagement, resilience, the search for meaning and strategies for doing the right thing both individually and collectively. Tayyab is available for speaking, workshop/group facilitation, and consultation.
Video:
LiveCast Q&A with Tayyab Rashid
Links/Media:
Strength-Based Resilience Program
Website/Contact:
http://tayyabrashid.com/
https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/psych/graduate-department-psychological-clinical-science-tayyab-rashid

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Dear ARC Friends and Colleagues,

All of us have been affected, personally and professionally, by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as well as the heightened awareness and activism emerging in the US and around the world in response to incidents of racism and violence. These are times that call for extraordinary resilience on the part of our students, ourselves, our institutions, and our society.

The Academic Resilience Consortium stands with Black Lives Matter to oppose systemic racism, to grieve for victims of racial violence and police brutality, and to achieve justice and equity.

We send you courage and hope as we all navigate these waters, engage our resilience, and create new ways to care for ourselves and others.

- Abigail, Adina, Myrna, and Nic
ARC Steering Committee