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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