Dr. Sharon Joyce is an accomplished professional in higher education who has been lauded for her innovative approaches to address the interests of clients throughout their admissions journey. The talents that she leverages in her coaching practice are her strengths in Communication, Strategy and Individualization. She is an empathetic extrovert who brings a high level of energy, warmth and professionalism to her college consulting work.

Dr. Joyce’s credentials include:

Ed.D & M.Ed Administrative & Policy Studies in Higher Education, University of Pittsburgh  

BA, Psychology and Political Science, Chatham University

Certificate, Independent Educational Consulting, University of California – Irvine

Certified CliftonStrengths Coach, Gallup, Inc.

Trained Diversity Facilitator

Her professional experience includes:

Expert Coach, Fortuna Admissions

Admissions Committee Member, University of California, San Francisco

Essay Reviewer, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)

Assistant Dean/Director, University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry

Associate Director, University of California, Berkeley, Walter A. Haas School of Business

Assistant Director, Admissions and Career Opportunities Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business

Associate Director, Admissions and Financial Aid, University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine

Career Placement Counselor, Sawyer School

Assistant Director, Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Chatham University

What does Dr. Joyce enjoy most about being a college consultant?

Dr. Joyce: I am intrigued by the unique qualities of the clients I coach and love hearing the one-of-a-kind stories that applicants share with me. I am an astute observer of applicants’ strengths and enjoy helping them leverage their talents and skills to create a compelling application that distinguishes them from others.

A native of Pennsylvania, she has lived in San Francisco, Park City, Utah and now resides in Rochester, Minnesota. Weekends find her hiking with her husband and their precocious 9-year-old, with their highly energetic rescue dog, Eevee, leading the way.

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