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Dr. Hasberry has extensive experience with founding schools (preschool through high school) and school leadership. She has coached more than three dozen school founders and educational organization entrepreneurs from across the country, and in charter schools, private schools, nonprofits, for-profit organizations, and traditional public schools. Abby is a former teacher, diversity coordinator, college professor, and founding school principal in PK-12 schools. In addition, she is also Texas superintendent certified. Dr. Hasberry has an extensive network across the country that is composed of funders, people in facility finance and charter school support, community engagement experts, former superintendents, talent management leaders, and other founders. She specializes in diversity, talent management and school culture, identity development, recruitment, and mission alignment. She also has experience working with educational nonprofit and for-profit organizations focused on social justice, access, and diversity. My core beliefs in education are based on the ideas of diversity, equity, access, and rigor. Finally, Abby also works as a marriage and family therapist. This work influences her coaching in the focus on the development of work/life balance and in the overall development and well-being of the founders Abby works with.
Dr. Abigail Hasberry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in African American Studies and Sociology from Towson University, a Master of Arts in K-12 education from Goucher College, a Master of Education degree in Counseling & Development- marriage & Family Therapy, and a PhD in curriculum and instruction from UNLV. She also holds a Texas school superintendent certification and an early childhood education certification.
Abby's doctoral research focused on the experiences of Black teachers in predominantly white and affluent private schools. She focused mainly on professional and racial identity development and coping strategies of professionals. As a school principal, one of Abby's strengths was developing her staff as people and professionals. Both interest areas add to her strengths as a leadership coach.
Leadership Coaching Goal–
Dr. Hasberry aims to provide leaders with the direction, support, and space to be vulnerable. She meets her clients where they are and believes in building on clients’ strengths and supporting their growth areas by enhancing their confidence, knowledge base, and network. The hour Abby spends with you is your hour. Abby provides assessments, resources, contacts, thought parenting, and strategic planning. Coaching is tailored to each client, allowing them to bring their authentic selves to the table.
In Her Own Words –
"I am really good at deeply understanding my clients’ passions and listening to the things that are not said. I am able to hear the needs in them as leaders, founders, and individuals. I pride myself at being able to actively listen and then partner in strategizing a plan. I am also my clients’ biggest cheerleader and problem solver all at once. I am an introvert and thus naturally connect very deeply with my clients from the beginning. I specialize in work/life balance, planning for diversity and inclusion, focusing on instructional leadership, creating school culture, leader and faculty identity development, hiring strategically, and aligning mission to school policies and procedures. I can support you as a thought partner, strategist, connector, mentor, and more, and I look forward to working with you."
~ Dr. Abigail Hasberry
Throughout the year, Abby will offer affordable workshops and group sessions based on specific coaching goals. Working in a group setting helps build your network and provides additional thought partnering and learning experiences. To view and sign up for upcoming groups, click the "Upcoming Groups" button below.
Being an entrepreneur of a start-up organization is isolating work. Abby works with founders as a thought partner, strategic planner, pitch developer, mission & vision alignment partner, and more.
You are in a leadership team and want to do more to support your team. You are interested in supporting a culture of growth and development that is aligned to your organization's mission. You want to have greater impact. Abby can help you get there.
Showing up in professional spaces with confidence and purpose is hard when you have not done the work to know your why and your bottom line. Work with Abby to identify, develop, and live authentically in your professional identity.
It's all in the relationships. Work with Abby to identify, network with, and engage your community, stakeholders, and clients. Develop a strategic plan to connect and grow you community.
The struggle is real. How do we go after our professional dreams, develop our passions and interests, nurture our personal relationships, and find time to rest and recharge? Work with Abby to create balance that you can thrive in.
It's so hard to step away. Abby can help you develop a plan and prep your team for your absence, allowing you to rest and bond with your growing family.