Great leaders focus on REAL relationships, COURAGEOUS connections, and OUTSTANDING outcomes.

- Dr. Rogers-Ard

      Dr. Rachelle Rogers-Ard is a published author, adjunct professor, district administrator and

organizational development specialist with over 25 years’ experience preparing adults to lead

and manage numerous workplace spaces. Rachelle specializes in coaching agency leaders to

dismantle racist policies, practices and procedures that threaten organizational health.

Currently, Dr. Ard is the Principal Lead for Harvest Consulting, where she grows school, district, and business leaders through anti-racist development. 

     Rachelle designs and facilitates customized training around leadership and racial bias utilizing

Social-Emotional best practices; as a certified Dare to Lead and The Leadership Challenge

trainer, Rachelle’s work showcases the necessity for organizational Core Values to drive

employee retention and outcomes. As such, Dr. Rogers-Ard challenges leaders to interrogate

systemic racist systems if they are to effectively lead across difference; her own Authentic

Leadership framework provides guiding questions for personal reflection towards inclusive



​     Dr. Rogers-Ard also leads the Grow Your Own Collective, a national organization dedicated to

the recruitment, placement, and retention of teachers of color. Her latest publication, “Black

Educational Leadership: From Silencing to Authenticity” details the journey of African American

Principals in racially oppressive systems, and is currently available on!