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 will be available October 2020.
In her “spare time”, Rachelle is the mother of four and the founder, composer, and co-director
of the East Bay Anointed Voices, a contemporary gospel ensemble.