Marla Brady Consulting

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.

Just as I will work to under­stand your back­ground and abil­i­ties, I wish to share the pro­fes­sion­al path respon­si­ble for who I am. My career began in the class­room.

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.  All of it taught me lessons and moved me for­ward.

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.  It was an amaz­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty, but observ­ing stu­dents and adults enjoy their cho­sen direc­tion or strug­gle to find their way made me even more deter­mined to devel­op and pro­vide a sys­tem for help­ing oth­ers to fig­ure out what they want­ed to do in their work life that could pro­vide a good liv­ing and great sat­is­fac­tion.

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.

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.  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, the Cleveland Clinic and oth­ers seek­ing to pro­vide qual­i­ty pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment.